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BY: LBL Team

Everything You Need To Know About Hydroquinone

How you can benefit from the use of hydroquinone

If you suffer from darker skin spots known as hyperpigmentation, you know that your standard cleanser, serum, and moisturizer combo doesn’t cut it. Even if the products in your rotation are packed with all the right acids, antioxidants, and more, you likely need a heavy hitter to even out the discoloration in your skin. Hydroquinone is the all-star ingredient you’re looking for.

What is hydroquinone?

Hydroquinone is the gold standard in skin-lightening. This topical treatment works at the cellular level to decrease the formation of melanin in the skin, lightening any hyperpigmentation—melasma, freckles, age or sun spots, and even acne scars—to leave you with a more balanced, even complexion.

How to incorporate hydroquinone into your routine

While hydroquinone can work wonders on your skin, it’s not an overnight process. You’ll want to test any hydroquinone product before regular use to understand your skin’s reaction and build up slowly. Noticeable results may take up to several weeks, but don’t let that discourage you! As the old skin sheds and new skin comes to surface, the amount of pigment will be less and less, and you’ll be left with a more even skin tone. And when used in combination with products like retinol or glycolic acid, hydroquinone can dramatically improve the skin.

Where to get hydroquinone

While hydroquinone is no longer available over the counter, LaserAway Beauty’s Lighten Up Dark Spot Corrector is available for purchase via a free consultation and can be shipped directly to your door. Contact LaserAway today to see if you’re a good candidate for hydroquinone.

Your dark spot lightening solution

If you’re struggling with dark spots from aging, sun exposure, melasma, or the post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation caused by acne and other scarring, hydroquinone may be the ingredient missing from your current skincare routine. Boost your regimen by adding the lightening agent and your dark spots will be a distant memory.

And if you’re looking to take your results to the next level, don’t forget to team your skincare with the complementary benefits of professional treatments. Laser facials like Clear + Brilliant and IPL target deep within the skin to speed up the spot-lightening process. Schedule a free consultation at to learn more.


  1. “Is Hydroquinone Safe? A Cosmetic Surgeon Weighs In,” Byrdie, June 15, 2020.
  2. “The Science of Beauty: What is Hyperpigmentation?,” Allure, October 22, 2020
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