Hydroquinone – Glycolic Acid
Depigmentation Agent – Moisturizer
Action And Clinical Pharmacology: Hyperpigmentation refers to the brown skin spots caused by an excess of the skin pigment melanin in certain areas. It can be hereditary as are freckles, caused by sun damage, occur with increasing age, or be related to pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives.
Hyperpigmentation usually develops gradually and increases with sun exposure. Skin lightening can be achieved by using a hydroquinone cream on small dark areas of skin. Hydroquinone slows down the production of melanin on the area to which it is applied. This gradually lightens the spot. The fading process usually takes 1 to 2 months with twice daily applications. After the spot has faded, skin fading creams need only be applied often enough to maintain the effect. Makeup can be applied over the product after it has dried.
Indications: To lighten age spots or other dark areas of skin.
Manufacturers’ Warnings In Clinical States: For external use only. Do not use near eyes, nostrils, mouth, mucous membranes or open cuts. In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with water. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Do not use for children under 18 years of age (unless on the advice of a physician). Keep out of reach of children. Store at controlled room temperature between 15 and 30°C.
Precautions: Since Viquin Forte with moisturizing AHA contains sunscreens to protect treated areas from sun, it is not necessary to use sunscreens. However, during and after treatment with Viquin Forte with moisturizing AHA, limit sun exposure.
Dosage And Administration: First apply a thin layer of cream to a small area of unbroken skin behind the ear. If no excessive irritation or rash develops within 24 hours begin the treatment.
Then apply a thin layer of cream to areas you want to lighten for a period of 5 to 6 hours (rinse with water) for 2 days. If irritation develops, discontinue use.
Apply 2 times/day i.e., in the morning and at bedtime to areas you want to lighten. If irritation develops, reduce application to once daily. If irritation persists, discontinue use.
If no improvement is seen after 12 weeks, discontinue use. Use only on the advice of a physician.
Availability And Storage: Each g of cream contains: hydroquinone 4%, sunscreens with a sun protecting factor (SPF) of 19 in a nonmedicinal base including glycolic acid (AHA) 10% among others. Tubes of 30 g. Store at controlled room temperature between 15 and 30°C.
VIQUIN FORTE® ICN Hydroquinone – Glycolic Acid Depigmentation Agent – Moisturizer