Bleaching Cream Isn't Working, What else Can I Do?

My skin has darkened and gone blotchier and idk why but using SPF 46, 4% obagi bleach cream, retina a 0.025% and lactic acid peels for the past 2 months haven't helped brighten my skin to its original skin tone. Derm said its not melasama but I'm not sure...my chest and on one hand, dark patched developed within the past 3 months. I don't have diabetes and i have used retina a every night for 3 years...Anything else I can do at home??

Doctor Answers (1)

What to do when bleaching cream isn't working

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I would recommend that you make an appointment with your dermatologist.  There are different causes for the type of skin darkening around the neck in your photograph that would require a treatment other than bleaching cream.  A dermatologist can evaluate your skin, biopsy if necessary, and recommend an appropriate treatment.  Good luck!


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