Is hydroquinone good for rosacea
The chronic disease Rosacea causes redness of the ears, chest, neck, face and also the eyes. This condition is first noticed in Rosacea patients when they tend to “blush” or become “flushed” easily. With passage of time, blood vessels become evident in the upper lip areas, chin, cheeks, nose and blushing gets more prevalent gradually. The onset of this disease takes place at 30-50 years of age. Rosacea is more commonly seen in people having blue eyes, blonde hair, and fair skin. People having darker skin tones are also diagnosed with this disease. Rosacea is mainly triggered by irritation from skin products, stress, and sun exposure.
To keep Rosacea under control, the patients should be kept under strict supervision of a dermatologist. The dermatologist usually prescribes an effective combination of topical medicines and oral antibiotics. The most effective form of topical medicine recommended by doctors and dermatologists is hydroquinone cream for rosacea. Hydroquinone is actually the skin-bleaching agent which is used to fade out or lighten the darkened skin areas caused due to acne scars, age spots, freckles, melasma, and rosacea. Hydroquinone is the chemical compound which is derived from benzene. Over-the-counter hydroquinone cream for rosacea generally contains 2 percent hydroquinone formulation.
Melanocytes (skin’s pigment cells) contain melanin pigment granules, called the melanosomes. Hydroquinone cream for rosacea works by increasing the melanosome breakdown and decreasing its production. To make melanin the body needs an enzyme called tyrosinase. Hydroquinone cream prevents the enzymatic activity of this tyrosinase.
Along with using the hydroquinone cream, the rosacea patients should minimize sun exposure by using broad spectrum sunscreen and wearing protective clothing or hats.