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How does skin lightening cream work? Is it beneficial?

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Dr. Nelson Lee Novick
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fade Creams

Otc and rx skin lightening creams or fade creams may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, arbutin, licorice extract, and glycolic acid.
Which work by interfering with melanin (pigment) production, speeding skin cell turnover, or interfering with melanin transfer. They are most beneficial in conjunction with office-based txs.

In brief: Fade Creams

Otc and rx skin lightening creams or fade creams may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, arbutin, licorice extract, and glycolic acid.
Which work by interfering with melanin (pigment) production, speeding skin cell turnover, or interfering with melanin transfer. They are most beneficial in conjunction with office-based txs.
Dr. Nelson Lee Novick
Dr. Nelson Lee Novick
Thank

In brief: I agree

They certainly can work well.
However many patients may forget to use a sunscreen and end up with a recurrence of their problem.

In brief: I agree

They certainly can work well.
However many patients may forget to use a sunscreen and end up with a recurrence of their problem.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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