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2 Doctor Answers | Asked by beautyconscious in Singapore
There are a variety of different kinds of hyperpigmentation that can be induced by chemical peels. Some are short-lived and disappear within a month; some of them can last much longer and may take 6-12 months to resolve and frankly, some of them, if they are of the scarring variety, may be permanent. It’s impossible to determine if this is the cause of your hyperpigmentation without evaluating you.
Bleaching creams are the best. Have used them for years to erase the pigmentation that can arise after peels. They work but you need a prescription of a high concentration of hydroquinone (6-8%) to do the job. Combined with cortisone and Retin-A, this formula called the Kligman formula ( Dr. Kligman developed Retin-A) is known to all dermatologists. It usually takes a couple of months to work.