L.F. asks from Whittier, CA on January 07, 2009
hey ladies- just wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on products to buy that are good for skin lightening. i want to lighten some of the dark spots on my face. i use proactive on my face and it has worked wonders for my acne...and i noticed they have a skin lightener but wanted everyone's feedback first.
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C.J. answers from Los Angeles on January 08, 2009
I've tried everything - lasers, lightening facials, creams, etc. Nothing worked until I got a cream from my dr. recently called Tri-luma. I hadn't been able to use it because I was either trying to get pregnant, pregnant or breastfeeding. I used it for four weeks and melasma I've had for ten years disappeared! Good luck.
A.S. answers from Los Angeles on January 08, 2009
I've tried all kinds of products, expensive and inexpensive, and nothing made much of a difference for me. Then I got a couple of "photofacials" (laser) at my dermatologist's office and my sun damage/freckles literally fell right off my face within a few days of treatment. I cannot recommend it enough. It costs a fortune but it is very worth it.
K.R. answers from Los Angeles on January 07, 2009
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D.M. answers from Los Angeles on January 07, 2009
I've used the proactive lightener with some results. It's not to harsh, but not overly effective. With acne you need to be careful about the harshness of some of these bleaching products damaging the skin and causing breakouts. Probably a gentler product is better. The sun makes my darkspots worse, so using a good sunscreen helps me as well.