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Hydroquinone-safe/effective 2 lighten reddisch surgery scar?
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Monica34
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Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:43 pm      Reply with quote
If so, what is a good product to use?

I have a scar from surgery 9 months ago which is still pretty reddish. Partly because I once tried a peel six weeks ago on it and left it on too long Confused I hope this didnt do permanent damage?
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Hydroquinone is banned in most of Europe and Japan due to it being linked to cancer. Also, from what I understand (not 100% on this), it is used more to prevent the formation of melanin and probably wouldn't help get rid of the red scar(s) you speak of. HTH Smile

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Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:16 pm      Reply with quote
I wouldn't use anything that contains hydroquinone if I were you. My mom knew a lady who died from over using hydroquinone. Sad
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Vitamin C, Vitamin C, Vitamin C.
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Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:06 am      Reply with quote
Hydroquinone is more for melasma/sun damage - I don't know if it will work for scars.
Pure vitamin E worked for my chicken pox scars and a silicon plaster helped with my c/s scars - depends on the scar and location. Good luck.
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Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:09 am      Reply with quote
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I wouldn't use anything that contains hydroquinone if I were you. My mom knew a lady who died from over using hydroquinone. Sad


Wow Shock Can you give me more info? Did your mom's friend developed cancer? Was she under a doctor's supervision?

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Ummm, what mtview said <<chewing my nails nervously - I own up to 5 consecutive years' use of hydroquinone in the past>>
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mtview wrote:
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I wouldn't use anything that contains hydroquinone if I were you. My mom knew a lady who died from over using hydroquinone. Sad


Wow Shock Can you give me more info? Did your mom's friend developed cancer? Was she under a doctor's supervision?


Hi. My mom's friend was living in Vietnam. She was totally obsessed with having fair skin, so she was bleaching her skin with products that contained high hydroquinone. One day she developed some kind of cancer on her skin, and the cancer wasn't curable or something. It spreaded all over her body till her dying day. Her boyfriend was a doctor but couldn't do anything about it.. Crying or Very sad
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Hi. My mom's friend was living in Vietnam. She was totally obsessed with having fair skin, so she was bleaching her skin with products that contained high hydroquinone. One day she developed some kind of cancer on her skin, and the cancer wasn't curable or something. It spreaded all over her body till her dying day. Her boyfriend was a doctor but couldn't do anything about it.. Crying or Very sad


Yikes! I have heard of people getting 8% hq product from their derm. I thought 4% was already high enough. Wonder if the product your mom's friend used also contain some other bad ingredients. I see all these people ordering maxipeel off the internet. Very scary...

Thanks for the info.

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poohlisey wrote:
Hi. My mom's friend was living in Vietnam. She was totally obsessed with having fair skin, so she was bleaching her skin with products that contained high hydroquinone. One day she developed some kind of cancer on her skin, and the cancer wasn't curable or something. It spreaded all over her body till her dying day. Her boyfriend was a doctor but couldn't do anything about it.. Crying or Very sad


Yikes! I have heard of people getting 8% hq product from their derm. I thought 4% was already high enough. Wonder if the product your mom's friend used also contain some other bad ingredients. I see all these people ordering maxipeel off the internet. Very scary...

Thanks for the info.


Yup.. Does maxipeel have a bad reputation?
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Yup.. Does maxipeel have a bad reputation?


maxipeel is like rx triluma or cheaper version of obagi. It is a combination of tretinoin and hq. It comes in different strength of hq (I think 2% and 4%). I just worried about people ordering products from overseas and use it without doctor's supervision.

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Yup.. Does maxipeel have a bad reputation?


maxipeel is like rx triluma or cheaper version of obagi. It is a combination of tretinoin and hq. It comes in different strength of hq (I think 2% and 4%). I just worried about people ordering products from overseas and use it without doctor's supervision.


I've seen my friend's aunt using some cream or peel on her face before.. Don't know what she used on her face though. Her whole was totally red.. her face looked like it got burnt or something. She was avoiding the sun like a plaque too. Shock
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I've seen my friend's aunt using some cream or peel on her face before.. Don't know what she used on her face though. Her whole was totally red.. her face looked like it got burnt or something. She was avoiding the sun like a plaque too. Shock


That was me when I was using obagi *shudder*

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If I were you I'd just use natural vitamin E on the scar. My surgeon told me to do this and my scar healed perfectly. I'd stay away from anything harsh and just let it heal over time.

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Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:41 am      Reply with quote
Thanks everyone - I rather not touch that stuff then after what I have read Shock

I know my scar IS getting better, its just sooo slooow. I am going to use Vit C as suggested instead.
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