If you are considering using monobenzone, then you should know that it is used for the treatment of vitiligo and causes skin depigmentation. The time that it takes can vary depending on the strength of the monobenzone cream and the length of time that you have been applying the cream to your skin. No matter how long it takes, you should continue with the treatment once started.
Monobenzone cream is a very strong depigmenting agent that works deep inside your skin layer to destroy the pigment producing cells so that you no longer produce melanin or tan. Most people who begin using monobenzone notice that their skin starts to loose color within 2-3 months that may look like small white patches.
These white patches are normal and should not be seen as vitiligo itself.
The short answer is: no. Monobenzone is meant to treat vitiligo (or loss of skin color) because this condition is irreversible. Using monobenzone cream on normal skin can cause your skin to look patchy and uneven until treatment is completed, which can take some time. This is why using monobenzone cream on normal skin is not recommended.
If you are looking to lighten your skin evenly and quickly, we recommend using hydroquinone 10-20% strength. This treatment will help to remove excess melanin cells in the skin and lighten the area where the cream is applied. You will not need to worry about patchy skin or depigmenting in areas of the body that you did not apply the cream.
Hydroquinone is a proven and effective skin care treatment that is used for many pigmentation issues. It is safe to use as long as you buy it from a trusted source and without any other additives.
If hydroquinone cream does not seem to be effective for your (which ever strength you use) you can add Retin-A cream to the treatment protocol to increase the effectiveness. Retin-A increases the speed at which your skin renews the top layer cells and this causes the hydroquinone to be absorbed deeper which allows it to work better.
Making Your Own Monobenzone Cream
Some people want to make their own monobenzone cream by purchasing the raw monobenzone powder from our store and adding it to a base cream. The base cream should not have any active ingredients in them and should be made for sensitive skin to avoid harsh chemicals.
We assist customers in this process but it is more difficult than most think. If you have not made a skin care product before, we recommend buying monobenzone cream initially so that you know how it is suppose to work. If you feel comfortable after that, you can definitely make your own monobenzone cream.
If the monobenzone cream is made incorrectly, there can be increases side effects or no results at all. It is also important not to apply monobenzone directly on the skin and you should protect your skin and eyes at all times. The raw monobenzone powder is very potent and should be handled in a well ventilated room to reduce the chance of inhalation.
If you have any questions about this process or would like to purchase monobenzone powder, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.