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Skin Lightening Agent

Skin lightening agents are used to treat depigmentation. It works by reducing melanin in the skin. They are used to treat age spots, acne spots, or discoloration due to hormones. It is used as a technique to lighten the naturally occurring dark skin. Hydroquinone, Kojic acid, Azelaic acid, and Arbutin are the commonly used skin lightening agents.

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Which lotion can be applied to get a fairer skin?

Query: Hello doctor, Please I need advice on which body lotion to apply on my skin. I have a little fair complexion with dry skin. But I love to lightning up more and also have soft, smooth, and silky skin.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For the dry skin, first of all, I suggest you rule out hypothyroidism by serum TSH estimation and free T4 estimation. If no specific cause like thyroid is present, then you can use lotion over your dry skin. You can use Nivea or Cetaphil like moisturizing lotion over...  Read Full »

The skin tone of my face is not even, and I have tiny open pores. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My face tone is not even, and apart from that, I also have tiny open pores. I have been using Demelan cream for the last ten days. It is a skin-whitening cream. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the information provided on your end, and I understand your concern. It would be helpful for better assessment and further management options if you could attach images of the affected area. For inspection and assessment for a confirmative diagnosis...  Read Full »

How to immediately remove a scar caused due to scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I got these scars post scabies some eight years back. I want to know of a procedure to remove them immediately.  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand from details and image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), given that there is dark pigmentation mainly on the lower portion of both buttocks. The skin over this area looks a little dry and thick as well. I recommend you to use a thick mois...  Read Full »

I have had a dark scar on my lip since an accident 13 years ago. What can I do to reduce its visibility?

Query: Hello doctor,The scar on my lip resulted from an incident when I was younger, causing my lip to burst. How can I effectively remove or lighten this dark scar that I have had for 13 years? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed the pictures you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), it appears that you have PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). I suggest you follow the below mentioned instructions...  Read Full »

Suggest some medicines for a healthy and clear skin.

Query: Hello doctor, My skin tone is dusky. One year ago, I started using Hydroquinone cream. After three to four months, I stopped using it, but then, my face started to become dark again. After a month, I started to use this cream again and then stopped. I want to make my skin healthy and have a clear co...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The long-term use of Hydroquinone can cause permanent discoloration called especially exogenous ochronosis, on persons with a dusky skin. The use of any skin lightening agents gives results only till it is being used. For a healthy skin tone, start applying sunscreen...  Read Full »

Suggest me a skin lightening cream for sensitive skin.

Query: Hello doctor, My skin is very sensitive. Can you suggest any skin-lightening cream that does not have steroids and cream to remove dark circles? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Amanjot Kaur Arora

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Some skin-lightening agents do not contain steroids. They are safe and effective. However, they take a bit longer to start acting. However, the best cream can be advised after I can see the picture of your skin and the ...  Read Full »

I have brown skin with flat, irregular, disc-like freckles on both sides of my face. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have brown skin and flat, brown irregular, disc-like freckles on both sides of my face and the cheek area. How do I get rid of it or lighten it significantly? My face looks horrible, and I am also losing my self-confidence. Will peels help? If yes, what kind of peel should I get done? W...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you to do the following and consult a specialist. Please try to wear sunblock with SPF (sun protection factor) 30 almost 20 minutes before exposure to sunlight and repeat after every two to three hours as it gets wasted or washe...  Read Full »

I have dark skin on my inner thighs. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a dark skin area under my thighs. Is there any treatment that can help me to remove that? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pigmentation since childhood can be very difficult to be removed completely since pigmentation occurs as there are melanin cells present more in certain parts of one's body and face which varies from individual to individual. Lightening agents can be harmful if used ...  Read Full »

Is It Safe To Use Iv Glutathione To Get Lighter Skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I had very dark complexion in the past. But after consuming antioxidants like Vitamin C, E, Glutathione and Alpha Lipoic Acid my skin has lightened up about two to three shades. It has been very helpful but I still need to get lighter. Is it safe for me to get IV Glutathione? I have he...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Injectable Glutathione is not FDA approved. Still, it is used by many people to reduce the skin tone by two to three shades. It is a once-a-week injection for four weeks, then once in two weeks for four weeks. If there is no response after three to four sessions then...  Read Full »

What does coarsened echotexture in liver ultrasound mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a wheatish complexion. Can you please suggest if I can use Kojivit cream for skin lightening?  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you can use Kojivit gel (Kojic acid) safely daily. But, it only removes extra tan from your skin. You can try using a Glycolic acid based face wash for better results of skin lightening. Make sure that you apply sunscreen every five to six hours. You can also ge...  Read Full »

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