Hi, I received a skin graft at the base of my nose (from the tip below) following a trauma ten years ago. The adopted skin was taken from behind my ear and adjoined successfully however it has always remained much darker than the rest of my nose and face so stands out somewhat. I wanted to know what I can try to lighten this small area. I have tried microdermabrasion but it proved unsuccessful perhaps because the layer of skin is too thick for it to be effective? Please could you recommend any alternative solutions. I would be so grateful. Thank you
I've heard a lot of worrying things linking hydroquinine to skin cancer and I believe it is banned in the EU from commercial purchase. I'm not sure if this is substantiated or not -what is your opinion on this?
I'm assuming a dermatologist would only prescribe safe quantities but would value your opinion.
Okay thank you, ***** ***** have one last question before I ask my GP for a referral and provide my rating. Again it would be beneficial to get your expert opinion. In terms of how the hydroquinone will lighten the skin, does it work like a bleach in that it wipes out the melanin completely or does it work in tonal changes. I am of Asian (Indian) origin with medium coloured brown skin so I would worry that it goes from very dark brown to colourless if that makes sense.
If it's a gradual change that occurs over a long period then perhaps it's more controllable...?
Sorry slightly confused by the hair test you mention. Please could you elaborate.