Addiction to hydroquinone is also a growing problem
Without a doubt, hydroquinone is very effective for treating hyperpigmentation issues, but the side effects are worse than the treatment itself!
It attacks not only the Melanin producing
- the fibroblasts
- other skin cells as well.
Hydroquinone is toxic.
- Ochronosis (blue/black skin)
- Permanent patches of pale skin.
Other side effects of hydroquinone use include:
- Increased exposure to UV radiation
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Increased risks of getting rebound hyperpigmentation
- Contact dermatitis and skin irritation
- Thick, leathery, and bumpy skin
- Skin becomes more sensitive to the sun.
- Increases UVA and UVB exposure
- Increases the risk of getting more future hyperpigmentation.
Because of these associated risks, hydroquinone has been banned in many countries in Europe and Asia.
Dioic acid, as effectiveness as Hydroquinone, with NO side effects!
Even better results are achieved when used in combination of other proven high strength skin lighteners, namely:
- Kojic acid
- Phytic acid
- Azelaic acid
- Vitamin C esters
- Alpha hydroxyl acids
Lightenex® Gold cream by Pharmaclinix contains the highest concentration of Active ingredients that lightens skin and is used for treating Hyperpigmentation in Asian & African skin by leading dermatologists worldwide.