Hydroquinone 4% is a topical cream used to lighten dark spots on the skin caused by sun damage, acne, or other forms of melanin hyperpigmentation. It works by inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment that gives color to the skin.
It is available by on our online store and typically applied to the affected area twice daily for several weeks. Side effects may include mild skin irritation, redness, or dryness. It should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding women, and people with sensitive skin should use it with caution.
Long-term use or use in higher concentrations than 4% can lead to more serious side effects, such as exogenous ochronosis, a condition characterized by darkening and thickening of the skin. It is important to use hydroquinone as directed by a healthcare provider and to avoid sun exposure while using it, as it can make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
It should be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It's also important to note that if you are using other skincare products, it is best to consult with a dermatologist to know the compatibility of the products you are currently using with Hydroquinone 4%.