History Of Hydroquinone
Prescription strength hydroquinone products have more than a 40 year history of safe and effective use.
Millions of people have been prescribed hydroquinone creams for the treatment of acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, melasma, cafe-au-lait spots, skin darkening and other skin conditions.
What Is Hydroquinone?
Hydroquinone is a skin safe bleaching agent used to lighten areas of darkened skin. Hydroquinone comes in several different strengths from 2% over-the-count and prescriptions strength of 4% – 10%.
Hydroquinone has long been regarded by dermatologists as the gold standard in the treatment of certain pigmentation disorders of the skin due to its effectiveness and fast acting skin lightening on all skin types.
Is Hydroquinone Safe to Use?
In over 40 years, no cases of cancer in humans have been reported with the clinical use of hydroquinone. Products that include Hydroquinone require proper use to minimize any risk from excess sun exposure to sensitive skin so this product is only available as a prescription.
Hydroquinone can be used with retin-a to increase its effectiveness but this may also increase your chances of skin irritation and sun sensitivity.