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What is Hydroquinone?

Lustra Cream is a lightening cream used for several skin conditions that cause hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation refers to skin discoloration caused by sun damage, freckles, age spots, acne scars, and melasma. Hydroquinone is the main ingredient and generic name for Lustra Cream.

Melasma is slightly different because it is a type of hyperpigmentation caused by an overproduction of melanin, causing dark skin patches. Melasma is more prevalent in women and most commonly occurs on the forehead, upper cheeks, and around the mouth. Pregnancy and hormonal changes are the most common factors in melasma development. 

If you have hyperpigmentation areas or melasma, you may receive a hydroquinone prescription to even out your skin pigment. Lustra Cream slows the melanin production in the skin, reducing pigmentation. At a certified Canadian pharmacy, you can purchase hydroquinone 4%.

Once you receive a hydroquinone prescription, you will want to apply a small amount of the medication to your skin. If your skin tolerates the cream for 24 hours without side effects, it will likely work well for you. If you experience excessive redness or blistering on the test patch, you may need to find an alternate medication. 

This drug is only approved for topical use. You can apply Lustra Cream to the pigmented areas twice a day. If you use this drug on non-pigmented areas, you may experience unwanted skin lightening. It is essential to keep this drug out of your eyes and mouth. If it does get in your eyes or mouth, you should flush the area with water. Using this medication at the same time everyday improves its efficiency, so regular use of the medication is essential to get any benefits. 

What to know before taking Lustra Cream

Topical medications should be used carefully to avoid contaminating another person’s skin. It is important to remember that skin that receives Lustra Cream is more sensitive to the sun. You will want to wear protective clothing if you frequently go outside in the sun or use tanning booths. Frequent sunscreen application can reduce sun-related side effects when using Lustra Cream.

Before beginning your treatment plan, it is essential to tell your doctor if you have a history of asthma or other skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema. If you are scheduled for surgery or medical procedure, you will want to tell your doctor if you are taking any prescription drugs like Lustra Cream. Using this drug during pregnancy is only advised if your doctor determines it is safe. It is recommended to tell your doctor if you do not notice any significant improvement in your skin pigmentation after 12 weeks.

Side Effects of Lustra Cream

Serious side effects of Lustra Cream are uncommon, but it is important to pay attention to any symptoms that are out of the ordinary. Hydroquinone is a prescription cream, so it may cause some skin-related side effects like stinging, redness, and mild burning. The application area may also become dry. These side effects are common, but you should tell your doctor if they are bothersome or become severe.

If you experience skin blistering, skin cracking, and darkening of the skin, you should tell your doctor right away. In rare cases, you may experience an allergic reaction to the drug, which may cause rash, swelling of the face, and trouble breathing.


What conditions can Lustra Cream treat? 

Lustra Cream is used for several hyperpigmentation disorders, including freckles, melasma, age spots, and acne scars. All of these conditions are harmless, but many people may want to reduce hyperpigmentation for cosmetic and self-esteem purposes.

How long does it take for hydroquinone to work? 

The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology has determined that skin lightening should be visible within four weeks of continuous treatment. [1] Contact your doctor if you haven't noticed a change in three months.

Is there a generic Lustra Cream? 

Yes, generic Lustra Cream is known by its main ingredient: hydroquinone. You can save on your prescription by purchasing generic Lustra Cream. Both medications have the same mechanism of action and can treat hyperpigmentation.

What are hydroquinone side effects? 

Serious side effects are uncommon, but you may experience dry skin, skin redness, and mild stinging at the application site.


  1. [1]  American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) Cosmetic Treatment of Hyperpigmented Skin Conditions

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