Alternative drug for skin bleaching cream Hydroquinone 4?

My drug coverage does not cover this skin bleaching cream Hydroquinone 4% I am looking for an alternative cream that might be covered

Doctor Answers 2

Melarase for pigmentation

I would use a combination of Melarase AM and Melarase PM for skin lightening. Combine with Melapads twice daily. 

Best, 
Dr. Karamanoukian
Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Skin lighteners

4% hydroquinone is a great medication but should only be used for up to 12 weeks at a time and not with sun exposure. My favorite long term products for skin lightening are supershield, lytera and retinol.  To learn more, you may email one of our skin care concierges and check out our website.  Stay skintastic.  

Sandra M. Johnson, MD
Fort Smith Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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