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Old 03-09-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
 
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I have just been prescribed a Hydroquinone 4% and Retinol 0.3 cream by my doctor for the purpose of skin discolouration which is quite bad around my chin line and forehead.

I have read some excellent reviews and my doc told me it would fix all my worries about my skin, improve texture AND reduce fine lines on my forehead.... (woo hoo!!! ) all sounds great to me. I started using it last night and it felt fine, my skin today is tingly and slightly burning, not overley painful but also a little red....Im hoping all of this is normal? He did say i would experience tingling and burning...

I want to go running this afternoon (with a hat and sunscrean) has anyone had this treatment and is what im experience normal and should i exercise this afternoon? I dont want the heat in my skin to get any worse or effect the treatment???
The slight burning and redness aside, the texture of my skin looks more dewy already!


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Old 03-10-2010, 09:08 AM   #2
 
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Hydroquinone can be dangerous if used incorrectly or if you have an adverse reaction and continue to use it. It has been positively linked to certain conditions from dermatitis to yes, cancer.

It has been known to be an effective treatment. Many use it for melasma.

Sun exposure can be problematic with this product, especially at first, so take it easy with the outdoor activities for a bit if possible.

If you are closely monitored by your doctor (i.e.: blood tests, overall physical examinations, etc.) you stand a better chance of having good results with this product.

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It's one of those things that works amazingly, but it may not always be safe. Hydroquinone side effects in lab rats included cancer. I have read that they were given thousands of times the normal dose and that's why they developed cancer, but I don't know if that's true or not. I would be careful using hydroquinone cream in a 4% concentration long term. As Robyne said, make sure you do it under the careful supervision of your doctor.

I know many people that have had success using hydroquinone 2% instead (which is non prescription) but if your hyperpigmentation is severe, maybe that won't be strong enough.

I guess the best piece of advice I can give you is to just carefully follow your doctors orders while using it. Whether or not hydroquinone side effects include cancer in humans, I don't think it's a wise idea to use an artificial substance like that long term. Remember, you don't want to turn out looking like Sammy Sosa

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Hi There
I have just been prescribed a Hydroquinone 4% and Retinol 0.3 cream by my doctor for the purpose of skin discolouration which is quite bad around my chin line and forehead.

I have read some excellent reviews and my doc told me it would fix all my worries about my skin, improve texture AND reduce fine lines on my forehead.... (woo hoo!!! ) all sounds great to me. I started using it last night and it felt fine, my skin today is tingly and slightly burning, not overley painful but also a little red....Im hoping all of this is normal? He did say i would experience tingling and burning...

I want to go running this afternoon (with a hat and sunscrean) has anyone had this treatment and is what im experience normal and should i exercise this afternoon? I dont want the heat in my skin to get any worse or effect the treatment???
The slight burning and redness aside, the texture of my skin looks more dewy already!
Have a read here for more info on hydroquinone:
Top 20 Skin Whitening Agents > Hydroquinone

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hydroquinone is a type of phenol and is a white solid in form. It has antibacterial properties when applied topically as well as a capacity to lighten skin........and its side effects are, One of the most disturbing hydroquinone risks was its possible link with cancer, Hydroquinone has also been linked with a condition called ochronosis which is a build up of dark pigment in connective tissue.........eyelid surgery price.

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