Our expert says:
Hello Lisa, thank you for the question.
The only ‘skin darkening’ side effect with the use of hydroquinone I know about is when using hydroquinone topical together with benzoyl peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, or other peroxide products this may cause a temporary staining of your skin. However, this staining can usually be removed with soap and water.
You should use a good SPF 15 or higher that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide both during your treatment and after your treatment. You can find more information on hydroquinone by searching the term on my web page: www.aestheticfacialenhancement.co.za
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