More on hydroquinone
Today I got a 3 oz. jar of 2% hydroquinone “Skin Discoloration Fade Cream” at Wal-Mart ($5.97). I’ll report back in a few weeks/months what I think of its effectiveness.
http://www.prn.usm.my/bulletin/nst/1998/nst12.html has some good info about hydroquinone creams. Salient points:
1) 2% concentration is enough.
2) “When beginning treatment on hydroquionone [sic], melanin excretion may temporarily increase. A decrease in skin colour usually becomes noticeable in about four weeks. However, the time of onset varies from three weeks to three months. Depigmentation lasts from two to six months, but it [sic] reversible.”