Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone

April 25, 2019
Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a topical skin treatment for freckles, melisma, sun spots and acne scars.   It is a skin lightening agents found in many whitening creams and dark mark fade treatment. When used along with other acne products such as Retin-A, hydroquinone can dramatically improve skin complexion.

It bleaches your skin. It reduces the production of melanin so it is great for acne scars, uneven skin tones, sun spots, melisma and other skin discoloration. Hydroquinone is available here.

Possible Side Effects of Topical Hydroquinone

  • Long-term use of hydroquinone can lead to exogenous achronosis. This is when your skin turns to bluish black color.
  • Long-term use can also damage your skin cells.

Other side effects include:

  • An increased risk of getting hyperpigmentation
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • An increased exposure to UV radiation
  • Having a bumpy, thick and leathery skin

Short-term side effects are:

  • Redness
  • Skin irritation
  • Contact dermatitis

Getting the Best Result from Topical Hydroquinone

  • Your skin becomes sensitive to sunlight. Use a highly protective sunscreen to reduce your risk from UVA and UVB exposure.
  • Use this medication at night time. This medication may become toxic when exposed to sunlight.
  • Long-term use can make your skin bumpy, leathery and thick.
  • Use this medication only if you have exhausted all other treatment options for your acne scars and hyperpigmentation.

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