I have been using Obagi Blender for about two years consistently (in addition w/ Retin-A), and recently heard that I should take a break from it as it tends to not work over time. Is this true? If so, how long of a break should I take (I have been using it to combat acne scarring), and are there products I can use in the meantime since every time I break out, more scars seem to form? Thank you.
Should I Take a Break from Obagi Blender?
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Thank you for your question. You should routinely take a break from Hydroquinone, usually we recommend seasonally or 3 months on, 3 months off. The Retin-A can be used more regularly and safely. You do not need to reach a flushed red appearance to be effective. You may also want to incorporate another ingredients with skin lightening properties such as Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Arbutin, Salicylic acid, Glycolic Acid,and others. You should also get maintained on a good acne regimen to prevent breakouts. You should seek the recommendations of a Board Certified Dermatologist who has expertise in acne, scarring, and treating various skin types. I hope this helps.
Usually we tell our patients to wait at least 2 weeks before getting any laser treatment. You can get hyperpigmentation and you will not be happy with that.
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