Hydroquinone is a skin bleaching agent. Topical application of hydroquinone produces reversible depigmentation of skin by inhibition of the enzymetic oxidation of tyrosine to 3,4- dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) and suppression of other melanocyte metabolic process. Exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light will cause repigmentation of bleaching areas which may be prevented by the broad spectrum sunscreen agents contained in the Spotclen Plus cream.
Spotclen Plus Cream 10 gm
Adult: This cream should be applied to the affected area and rubbed in well twice daily or as directed by a physician. Most discolorations begin to lighten after 3 or 4 weeks of treatment but it may take longer. After desired bleaching, use only as needed to maintain results of treatment. After reduction of hyperpigmentation, use of sunscreen agents and/or protective clothing should continue on bleached skin to prevent repigmentation.
Children: Safety and efficacy in paediatric patients below the age of 12 years have not been established.