It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Acne Message Board

hydroquinone info....

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2003, 12:37 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 27
iWillBeatAcne HB User
Cool hydroquinone info....

ok need some input on hydroquinone......i was recently put on hydroquinone 4% because i have some brown spots from excessive sun exposure while on derm told me that once they go away i have to cover my face up in the sun b/c they can easily come back, and may come back question to you is how long will this be for? when will i be able to go back out in the sun again without these damn spots coming back?? do they eventually just go away completely??? please help!!

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 02-02-2003, 02:23 PM   #2
crazyabout blue
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: southern california
Posts: 648
crazyabout blue HB User

I used the one from Alpha Hyrdrox, which contained only 2%.. it worked ok to fade away, yet it took forever! Hydroquinone cream made me break out.. so i didnt use it for long.

Im looking for some lightening cream.. but I learned that AHA, or Glycolic acid works better and faster to fade away dark spots and red scars..

I dont think i helped much.. but it will take up to 6 weeks to see result.. Just be sure to wear sunscreen!!
I prefer banana boat vitaskin.. its great!!


Old 02-02-2003, 06:05 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 25
willowtree HB User

hydroquinone is a miracle product, but it does have a price. it faded my brown spots (which i acquired from the birth control pill) really quickly, i saw differences within a week, but it's VERY oily so you will break out. which sucks. it's a trade-off. i'd use it til you're happy with the fading and then stop, maybe switch to glycolic acid or azelex which won't break you out hopefully. and stay out of the sun!!! i was recently in a sunny climate YEARS after i used hydroquinone and my forehead and upper lip spots cam back with a vengeance. however, my cheeks didn't, which was odd. anyway you do have to use sunscreen forever, sorry to say. also i have to tell you that pregnancy brings them out, so if you plan on that, it's a bummer.

take care and keep us posted.

Old 02-02-2003, 07:19 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NY
Posts: 27
iWillBeatAcne HB User

ok...thanx for the input, when you had the spots come back, where u wearing any type of sunscreen???? also is there anything else i can do for this to end these spots?? i would really like to go out in the sun once in a while and enjoy the weather....if i wear a strong enough sunscreen, would i be able to go in the sun like that????

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
When Hydroquinone Doesn't Work. . . epu Acne 7 10-26-2008 12:39 AM
Herpes Simplex 1 (forehead) - hydroquinone runman20 Herpes 4 10-07-2005 07:22 AM
Vitamin E working faster than Hydroquinone on clearing up darkspots?! What's this? epu Acne 2 05-02-2004 06:32 AM
hydroquinone 2% SCAR Acne 3 12-27-2003 10:48 AM
hydoquinone, does it work and is it safe??? maybelle Skin Problems 6 11-18-2003 04:25 PM
Hydroquinone usage safe? Ishalim02 Acne 0 07-08-2003 02:15 AM
hydroquinone and the sun iWillBeatAcne Acne 2 03-29-2003 10:15 AM
info on hydroquinone neverendacne Acne 5 01-29-2003 09:53 AM
hydroquinone users PLEASE READ ngs3 Beauty & Cosmetics 1 08-13-2002 03:14 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:14 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!