Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
130 Doctors are Online

Wan t to quit using hydroquinone. Suggest good alternative

hello doctor, i have been using combination of hydroquinone 4% and retin a 0.05% for skin lightening and got good results. now, i know the dangers of using HQ . so, i want to quit using it. please suggest me some good alternative and effective skin lightening products for maintaining my desired skin colour. my age is 17 years.i have medium colour skin by birth. thank you sir.
Asked On : Mon, 14 Oct 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  140
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello ...
Thanks for your query to Health Care Magic ...

I read your concern .. There is alternate for Hydroquinone to maintain lightened skin tone , I would recommend Kojic acid after stopping hydroquinone application .
also Vitamin C helps to maintain skin tone along with Kojic acid .
( Kojic acid is not a hydroquinone cream ) .
Avoid exposure to sun light or apply sunscreen 15 mins before exposure to sun to protect from UV rays and to maintain good skin tone .

Hope this information is useful for you .
Thanks & Take Care .
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor