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When it comes to selecting products to help remove scars, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation, using pharmaceutical-grade hydroquinone doesn’t just offer hope, it offers visible results.

Hydroquinone, when applied topically, helps to inhibit the production of melanin, the substance that causes dark pigments in all skin types. It has been proven to dramatically reduce brown spots. This is not a new ingredient with inconclusive research behind it. Hydroquinone has been used safely for more than 50 years.

Unfortunately, misinformation has stopped many consumers from trying hydroquinone, which is the only medically-proven skin lightening agent on the market. Dermatologists and experts in the skincare field offer a completely different view and continue to prescribe it on a regular basis, simply because it works and it works fast. Industry professionals consider hydroquinone to be the gold standard to lighten hyperpigmentation.

Montclair, NJ dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie appeared on the Dr. Oz show in February as part of an expert skincare panel. She talked about skin discoloration and recommended using 2% hydroquinone saying that “It works by blocking the hormones that cause the discoloration, and it breaks apart the pigment.”

Dr. Downie mentioned something very noteworthy in her television appearance: the concentration of hydroquinone. Concentration is also mentioned in the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association’s position paper on hydroquinone. In this paper, experts state that a 2% concentration is considered perfectly safe for over the counter use. Doctors regularly prescribe 8% and above in their medical practices.

Science simply does not support any speculation of topical hydroquinone being harmful when used at the recommended concentrations.

In fact, if you are one of the millions of people concerned about dark spots, scars or hyperpigmentation, a physician-formulated skincare product like our new ZENMED SKINCORRECT+ may be your answer. SKINCORRECT+ contains 2% hydroquinone and is designed to lighten all types of hyperpigmentation permanently and without the downtime associated with in-office procedures.

Other products with significantly less effective ingredients can take months of regular use in order to see results, while hydroquinone works rapidly. Unlike expensive laser treatments and deep chemical peels, products made with hydroquinone are just as effective, but come with a much smaller price tag.

Karley Ziegler Mott (49 Posts)

Karley has spent nearly two decades in the beauty and skincare industry, as a makeup artist and skincare specialist with a passion for green and natural products. After her children were born, she returned to her writing roots -- working as a magazine beauty editor, blogger and article writer for publications such as USA Today. She resides in New York with her husband and two sons.



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