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How does skin whitening work?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Melanin
Melanin is the pigment which gives skin its color. Melanin produced in discreet areas results in darker spots in those areas.
Skin lightening agents, such as hydroquinone, work to block production of melanin so that the skin gradually loses its pigment and lightens over a period of time while hydroquinone is used.

In brief: Melanin
Melanin is the pigment which gives skin its color. Melanin produced in discreet areas results in darker spots in those areas.
Skin lightening agents, such as hydroquinone, work to block production of melanin so that the skin gradually loses its pigment and lightens over a period of time while hydroquinone is used.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Bleaching cream
Different chemicals are used in cream or as part of chemical peel to decrease the melanin in skin including hydroquinone, kojic acid, coffee berry extra t.
The prescription products will also contain a retinoid to increase penetration.

In brief: Bleaching cream
Different chemicals are used in cream or as part of chemical peel to decrease the melanin in skin including hydroquinone, kojic acid, coffee berry extra t.
The prescription products will also contain a retinoid to increase penetration.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Inhibit melanocytes
Hydroquinone, the most commonly used skin lightner, inhibits melanocyte metabolism. Melanocytes produce the pigment of the skin.

In brief: Inhibit melanocytes
Hydroquinone, the most commonly used skin lightner, inhibits melanocyte metabolism. Melanocytes produce the pigment of the skin.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Bleaching agents.
There are a variety of techniques which vary from removing existing pigment to other medications which inhibit the development of pigment.
Clearly sine posture is strictly prohibited.

In brief: Bleaching agents.
There are a variety of techniques which vary from removing existing pigment to other medications which inhibit the development of pigment.
Clearly sine posture is strictly prohibited.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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