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Permanent skin lightening treatments for dark-skinned African Americans?

  • Jules1
  • Brooklyn, New York/Norcross, Georgia
  • 5 years ago

Is there anything permanent? I am a very dark skin African American woman and have used almost every over the counter lightening crème & soap and nothing brings me close to my desired complexion. I don’t want to have light skin just lighter and I know how I want to look but don't know what would work for my pigment or if anything works at all. I hope it is something permanent as well because I don’t want to go through this the rest of my life. The picture doesn't show how dark I really am but I hope you can get an idea.

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don't worry dear god is there nothing to be worry still you look beautiful
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Well, might not be the most relevant answer, however I can say that I had great success with anal bleaching using a product called Hollywood Bleach that I found on eBay. I was able to get very dark skin many shades lighter within 6 weeks. Good Luck!
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I have that saved in my cart
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Did u use Hollywood anal bleaching on your entire body to get 6 shades lighter or did u use something else?
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I can't find that product on eBay. Can you give the vendor who sells it on eBay? Thank You
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Hello Everyone, I am s trained/ licensed skin therapist, so I am going to answer form a professional view point . It is very difficult to find a product that will give you permanent lightening if you are a darker skin person. You will literally have to damage your melanin cell completely in order to stop melanin production. Your natural color is genetic. There are products including prescription which will definitely lighten you anywhere from 1 shade up to 4 or 5 shades . The issue is you must have a combination of stronger ingredients such as hydroquinone + some skin care acids such as lactic, glycolic, retin A or salicylic to get an greater number of shades lighter. In my skin care practice , I do a lot of skin lightening, for all skin types and tones. And I have gotten some of my clients up to 5 shades lighter with a combination of medical spa treatments and the right products and the lighter skin color does last for years , but you will need to have a maintenance use of a the right type of lightening product that can be used maybe once a week on and off about every two to three months. If any one has questions and would like to get more information or if you are in the Philadelphia area and would like to speak to me personally, I would be willing to answer your questions and help you in your quest . Some people are only looking to have a more even skin tone , but some are seeking a much lighter skin . It can all be done with the right skin treatments and products with the right ingredients . Just make sure to steer clear of any product with steroid and mercury. Feel free to contact through my website or email me @ maxaesthetics@maxaesthetics.com
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Tell me what yo use to get 5 shades lighter ?
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In our medical spa, we are able to offer a combination of medical peels and prescription strength bleaching creams of up to 10 % hydroquinone . We however do not recommend any of the higher strength hydroquinone for long term use. There are some clients who do well with a lightening peel and a 4% cream and may get the desired result they seek after only 6 to 12 weeks. Results may vary
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Ok where can I buy the 10% hydroquione cream u have I'd like to Start with that
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Awesome
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Hello Natasha, Thank you again for the inquiry. Please feel free to reach our spa directly @ maxaesthetics@maxaesthetics.com. We would prefer to at least do a phone or email consultation to determine what may be best for you as the hydroquinone we have in the medical spa are prescription that cannot be bought over the counter. You may not even need as strong as 10%. There are lower strengths that are compounded in combination with other ingredients that may be of great help to you and give you the desired result. We do not just give 10% percent to any one. Please reach us for more help. Thank you
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What's the best time to call you and what's your name and phone number please?
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Hi Natasha, Try HYDROQUINONE CREAM 20%...from Isis cosmetics. That worked for me took 90 days to see and notice the difference. I use nothing else on my skin except that. I'm African American as well.
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This Malik Adeel person needs to be reported ASAP
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Duchesslove, have you tried royale gluta power? It comes in a capsule form but it is all natural and organic. From where are you by the way? You can find the products in my friend's facebook accoint jasmine reign
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I have personally used Esoterica and I can personally tell you that it works. Period. You have to use it consistently for about 4-6 weeks to get dramatic results but people will definitely notice. I used to use it back when I was a young woman and I wanted to be more radiant. I can certainly say it did work. Some people don't like the way it smells but it didn't really bother me. But if you want dramatic result without spending $$$$ of dollars, Esoterica DOES work! I heard Porcelana works too but I tried Esoterica because the late Arthur Ashe's wife was on all the billboards in the bay area advertising it. lol. I am dark brown and I went LIGHT brown in no time. You do have to use it 3 times a day though and all over. So I was serious about my regimen. But again. It definitely did what it claimed. The End.
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do u have pics u can show us
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Duchesslove, I do because I took lots of pics back then. (I weighed 135lbs then and you are going to want to see pics of NOW ALSO right ohh no!! lol) But going thru the trouble of scanning and uploading then posting just to prove my point really? I mean I only joined to answer the question asked when I tried to answer anon but this site wouldn't let me. Either a person believes me or they chose not to. lol. I have no need to lie or to prove anything. I am just replying honestly to a question asked. I don't even use the product anymore. I am sure there are other products that may even work better but I can say that this product worked for me personally. And that is all that I can say about it.
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ok dear
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Sounds like you are lying to me.
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r u talking to me dear
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oh u talking to lovelydayz ,, the email came to me dear
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No I think she talking to the lady before ur comment
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thanks dear , I seen that and was like whoa , now maam , I showed proof , lol , no biggie , thanks dear
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Hi. Has your lighter skin remained light over the years.
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