Lightening the areolas with a bleaching cream?

Will using a skin lightening cream with 2% Hydroquinone help lighten the areola?

The one I have is called Genuine Black & White, 2% Hydroquinone.

Yes I know you do not care about color or size or you magically love dark or big areolas but that's not my question. I care about the color. I unfortunately have dark areolas and my chest area is quite a bit lighter than the areolas


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  • A 2% Hydroquinone solution will probably lighten your areolas. Generally speaking, any skin lightening cream would also lighten your areolas.

    I need to warn you that Hydroquinone is banned in several countries in Europe and that the FDA says that it may increase the risk of skin cancer.

    There was one experiment that used a combination of several treatments to lighten the color of the areola and nipple. You can read about it here: link

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    • I wouldn't use it, but it's your body!

    • it won't work... its not going to work for normal varations of your skin tone. your areola color is going to stay the same. no point in investing money into something that's not going to work. just be happy with what you have.. its gonna be with you for life

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What Guys Said 4

  • Do yourself a favor and leave your breasts alone. Applying a potentially damaging chemical could turn out to be a very regretful and irreversible decision further down the road.

    And despite you not wanting to be questioned about it, I'm going to ask anyway. Why do you sarcastically describe men's preferences as "magically love dark or big areolas". Many men (myself included) *do* love dark areolas. And they also love large areolas, even if the size is disproportionate to rest of the breast.

    Don't give yourself angst over this. Regardless of what your breasts look like, there is always going to be a certain percentage of people who love their appearance.

  • But why is that bad? before you do anything, consult a specialist, I don't think depigmentation is something you want to handle alone or yourself you know.

  • Welcome to cancer. Please take a seat over there, we'll be with you in 5 to 10 years.

  • You're going to use something like that on your sensitive breasts -- what?!? You're crazy.


What Girls Said 1

  • unfortunatly it will not lighten up any part of your skin. it only has toxins in it that can damage the organs and shut down the kidneys.

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