Bleaching Cream – Hand Use
John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery offers cosmetic hand surgery and treatments to keep your hands beautiful.
Bleaching creams are a very effective way to get rid of sunspots and dark spots on the hand. Bleaching cream has multiple other applications. The most common are the face, neck, and chest areas (décolletage).
It has been known for many decades that certain topical medications can be applied to the skin and can lighten or bleach it. This helps get rid of sunspots, dark spots and or blemishes. Combining these ingredients together in certain combinations that vary from patient to patent can be much more powerful. This requires a plastic surgeon with expertise.
Bleaching creams are made after consultation with me, Dr. Anastasatos in order to contour to the patients’ requirements.
Bleaching cream ingredients are hydroquinone, retinoic acid (Retin-A), Ascorbic Acid, Kojic acid. Sometimes I add hydrocortisone if the skin is sensitive. In some cases I may add hyaluronic acid to the mix for added hydration.
I have seen remarkable results using bleaching creams formulated by me to not only remove sunspots and dark spots but also to reduce and even efface very prominent lesions of the face.
Bleaching cream use for the hands is one of few uses. Similarly effective bleaching creams can be made for the face, neck and chest area. These areas are sun exposed and therefore with more sun spots and skin wrinkling. The effect of the bleaching cream in these cases is not only the removal of the age spots but also giving the skin a nice glow and skin tone. I have many patients who come to me because they love the results of this glow effect.
Bleaching creams made by the practice of Dr. John Anastasatos are particularly popular in darker-skinned patients. My patients who are Black, Latino, Persian or Middle Eastern love the whitening “bleaching effect”. For this reason, they keep re-applying it just for the skin effects and without any particular skin problems or conditions.
Similarly my bleaching creams are very popular amongst Asians. They place great aesthetic value to a very white, porcelain white skin tone and thus they are some of the most enthusiastic users of my creams.