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Uses Of Hydroquinone
Bleaching Creams: Common reactions to topical hyrdoquinone include contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction, dryness, fissuring, erythema, burning, and irritation. Exogenous ochronosis, is a condition in which bluish black pigmentation of sun exposed skin has been seen after long term exposure to hydroquinone. Many doctors feel it should not be used more than 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly nothing!: Although you may have no reaction other than the desired moisturizer of your skin using this product, preservatives such as methyl paraben are well known for their potential to cause allergic contact dermatitis which can manifest as an itchy inflamed rash on the area in contact as well as other areas of the body, too. This second reaction is called an id reaction. If you are not allergic, no rash. ...Read more
What is the alternative medicine for lightening and brightening of skin instead of using melacare that causes no side effects to the skin?
Depends: What are you treating? Melacare is relatively less expensive, relatively effective, and generally safe. I don't think you will do better. ...Read more
Chemical peels: Chemical peels come in many different formulas. A peel can be very superficial and cause a gentle flaking, or a deep peel that takes a week or more to heal. The longer it takes to peel the deeper the peel. Peels reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture and color. The skin requires care to maintain these changes. Sun exposure, smoking, diet all impact healing and your results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Using sun screen has several benefits first, it can prevent sun burn which can be very painful more importantly, most forms of skin cancer are caused by an accumulation over time of the suns harmful ultra violet rays. Some of them can be deadly in addition, too much sun exposure over time causes the skin to be rough and wrinkled. ...Read more
Tretinoin: Best to just google this and get answer in few seconds. ...Read more
For pain relief : Anuice is device used to super cool ( cryo )the hemorrhoidal area to relive pain, forming ice around the device, will not cure , able to insert into anal canal with out injuring m as no chemical is released it should not have side effects, inserting improperly may cause bleeding. ...Read more
Doctor said the laser used on me would be a dual laser which uses alexandrite and nd yag. Isn't alexandrite used for caucasian skin?
Depends: If it is an ingredient in the skin moisturizer it can help with the itching if you have dry skin. If it is used for nasal redness and peeling while suffering from a runny nose etc it is protective to the peeling skin abd soothing to the mucosal membranes. Some feel better when applying at night to the nostrils or any areas that have been wet above the lips. ...Read more
Are there any side effects of using the skin lightening cream called 'skin lite' by liva? Answer please!
Many: This medications has 3 components that are commonly used in skin bleaching creams. However nothing is risk free. Hydroquinone is considered controversial by some practitioners although it is effective at any dose from 2-7%. This preparation at 2% is relatively low. The tretinoin is a mid -strength range as is they steroid but all of these can cause irritation, inflammations, photosensitivity, +++ ...Read more
Which sunscreens on the market in the US offer the best UVA/UVB protection and do you recommend physical (zinc oxide) vs. chemical sun filters?
Which sunscreen: Zinc oxiide best and with least allergic potential. Most SPF blocks have titanium oxide which is easier to incorporate and less expensive, but there is still a 4% allergy rate to the later. Zinc can give a light palor to the skin but try Shisedo. The zinc block is the best but can be thick in some foundations and makeup. Use the sun wisely 11 am to 2 pm . Get your vitamin D early in the da.y ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old remedy: The formulation you described is an old formulation by Dr Kligman a dermatologist who was treating acne and pigment issues. This formulation will decrease melanin production that causes pigments to be produced the hydroquinone and to a lesser extent the steroid do this. The tretinoin is Retin-A and that will help regulate exfoliation/ ...Read more
Vichy…: …is a lab that produces acne products which have mixed reviews by customers. Clearasil, benzoyl peroxide, topical antibiotics, topical retinoids (vitamin a derivatives) may be enough for mild cases. If not, consult with fp or dermatologist, who may prescribe oral antibiotics or stronger meds for severe cases. ...Read more
Chemical peels: Among the more serious and undesirable chemical peel side effects are changes in shin color. It is possible, although rare when you're treated by a qualified physician, to develop hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation after a chemical peel. Hyperpigmentation is increased color of the skin. ...Read more
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