Widespread use of toxic skin lightening compounds: medical and psychosocial aspects.

@article{Ladizinski2011WidespreadUO,
  title={Widespread use of toxic skin lightening compounds: medical and psychosocial aspects.},
  author={Barry Ladizinski and Nisha Mistry and Roopal V. Kundu},
  journal={Dermatologic clinics},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={111-23}
}
Hyperpigmentation disorders and skin lightening treatments have a significant impact on the dermatologic, physiologic, psychologic, economic, social, and cultural aspects of life. Skin lightening compounds, such as hydroquinone and topical corticosteroids, are often used to treat hyperpigmentation disorders, such as melasma, or lighten skin for cosmetic purposes. Despite their established effectiveness, a multitude of dermatologic and systemic complications have been associated with these… CONTINUE READING

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