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I have been using hydro quinine 4% for two weeks to treat dark circles. However, the circles appear worse after using the cream . Is this normal?

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Dr. Solomon Katta
Family Medicine

In brief: Maybe

The way that drug works is by inhibiting the cells that create pigment from making melanin.
This might take different amounts of time in different people. It can cause a lot of skin irritation and if that does occur you should probably stop using till that irritation calms down. It might appear as a darkening with increased dryness and irritation.

In brief: Maybe

The way that drug works is by inhibiting the cells that create pigment from making melanin.
This might take different amounts of time in different people. It can cause a lot of skin irritation and if that does occur you should probably stop using till that irritation calms down. It might appear as a darkening with increased dryness and irritation.
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