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More concerns about hydroquinones!

I agree with your dermatologist.  Ochronosis is rare here and is linked to prolonged use of high concentrations most commonly found in other parts of the world.   Dr. I

Will hydroquinone help with brown spots after IPL?

Generally yes, the prescription 4% (USA) is more effective than the 2%.  Don’t go over the 4% without discussing with a dermatologist if you live overseas.   But the question is...

When is the best time to have the Fraxel Restore?

These are all good questions to ask your doctor before your Fraxel laser treatment.  The answers to these depend on a lot of factors.  Questions your doctor may have could include the...

Hormones and melasma – a complicated question?

In general, estrogens in particular, more than progesterones or testosterone, make melasma worse.  I have a couple of thoughts for you though. At the recent Paris conference (IMCAS 2012) there...

Will IPL leave me with a completely pale face?

The short answer is , no it won’t.  It’s almost impossible to remove all color from someone’s face and even when you wear sunscreen, some light gets through to stimulate...

A small brown spot on the legs – what is it?

Everyone –  just a reminder.  A brown spot can be anything from a deadly melanoma skin cancer to a harmless freckle (lentigo).   This is not the place for a web or self...
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