I don't think it's safe and I don't think that's a good message to put out there. It's not something that I would feel comfortable with doing, and that includes different agents that are much more aggressive, such as phenol and other ones to remove pigment. And there's a risk of burning and a lot of other risks associated with that. So I wouldn't promote that sort of thing.
Is It Safe For African Americans to Bleach Their Skin?
Dr. Jennifer Ahdout addresses this controversial issue.