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Sun exposure, hormonal alterations, use of medications and other factors can cause those dark spots on our skin that nobody likes.

There are currently many treatments that promise to erase those annoying marks, including hydroquinone which is one of the best and most efficient alternatives, but you should go to a professional for prescription and surveillance.

A quick and effective option

Whitening creams and masks containing hydroquinone act effectively and quickly, inhibiting the production of melanin and breaking down what is already in the skin.

The appropriate dose

 Hydroquinone jar at 6 percent

Because existing products have different grades of hydroquinone, which can range from 1 to 5 percent, it is important that you are a professional – dermatologist – who evaluates the appropriate amount and frequency of application, among other important specifications.

If you misuse it, it is not harmless

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Because of their content, creams or masks with hydroquinone can cause side effects if they are not used properly.

From redness and burning to dermatitis and ochonosis – pigment excess, almost irreversible blue spots – , may be the consequences of misuse.

How long does it take to give results?

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With an exact prescription , hydroquinone may reflect results in up to two weeks; after one month its use must be decreased or withdrawn, as specified by the medical professional.

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