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Suggest ways for skin depigmentation

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Posted on Wed, 10 Feb 2016
Question: HI doctor,please suggest me some medicine to increase my fairness,without any side effects
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kojic acid formulations

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Fairness comes with depigmentation, it is not very easy to get the fairness. What I suggest you is to use sun screen properly so that your face does not get sun damage. You can use formulations with kojic acid up to 4% regularly. However first try with 1% kojic acid if there no reactions you can go little further to 2% and then 4%. Every formulation comes with minor side effects hence it is better to upgrade the formulations as I said above.
You can use SUNCROSS 30% SPF as sun screen and at night you can use DEPIWHITE/KOZYMA. Use it for test initially and then keep increasing the amount night by night. After one tube next tube you can go to 2% kojic acid.

At doctors office same kojic acid is used up to 20% as chemical peeling to remove blotches, age spots or sun freckles.

Try and let me know.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Ok thank you mam,
mam i want to use KOZYMA cream because DEPIWHITe contains hydroquinon is it ok??
Mam i have already sunscreen with spf 50,can i continue to use this ??
and can you suggest me any face wash to use in this period??
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kojic acid soaps are available

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

YOu can continue with spf 50 sun screen.
You can use KOZYMA. Even hydroquinone is used for depigmentation. Lets start with only one agent first.
You can search for soaps containing kojic acid. Every area has different brands. Ask your pharmacist about such soap.



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (10 minutes later)
Mam can you please tell me -is the creams are safe for long term use?mean for how much month/year i should use these creams or i should stop using after some period
Is there any side effects after using these creams?
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Side effects are not there

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

These creams that I mentioned you do not have long term side effects. They are over the counter formulations and can safely be used for long time. However if they do not give benefit after 6 months then the benefit cannot be plausible even if you use them longer.

So you use them for 6 months and take pic to compare.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest ways for skin depigmentation

Brief Answer: Kojic acid formulations Detailed Answer: Hello, Fairness comes with depigmentation, it is not very easy to get the fairness. What I suggest you is to use sun screen properly so that your face does not get sun damage. You can use formulations with kojic acid up to 4% regularly. However first try with 1% kojic acid if there no reactions you can go little further to 2% and then 4%. Every formulation comes with minor side effects hence it is better to upgrade the formulations as I said above. You can use SUNCROSS 30% SPF as sun screen and at night you can use DEPIWHITE/KOZYMA. Use it for test initially and then keep increasing the amount night by night. After one tube next tube you can go to 2% kojic acid. At doctors office same kojic acid is used up to 20% as chemical peeling to remove blotches, age spots or sun freckles. Try and let me know.