Skin lightening preparations and the hydroquinone controversy

@article{Draelos2007SkinLP,
  title={Skin lightening preparations and the hydroquinone controversy},
  author={Zoe Diana Draelos},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={20}
}
  • Z. Draelos
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Medicine
  • Dermatologic Therapy
ABSTRACT:  Skin lightening preparations are widely used in dermatology by persons of all Fitzpatrick skin types. Fitzpatrick skin types I–III require local pigment lightening for the treatment of hormonally induced melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne and trauma. Fitzpatrick skin types IV and darker have an even greater need for skin lightening for social reasons, as well as pigmentary changes that occur around the eyes, in the intertriginous areas, following dermatitis… Expand
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