Can I Use Kojic Acid / Hydroquinone Cream when I Am Undergoing Salicylic Acid Peels?

Doctor Answers (3)

KojicAcid/Hydroquinone Cream

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Using Kojic Acid/Hydroquinone Cream is great to use as a melanin suppressant. This is a great cream to use at home in between many esthetic services. It depends on the individual and their skin tone also why their aesthetician is doing the peel and its strength. To be on the safe side always stop using the cream 1 week before any large skin treatment and ask the clinician when you should start back up on it.


Gilbert Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Kojic Acid/ Hydroquinone Cream

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
You can use Kojic Acid and Hydroquinone cream but it is best to wait about a week after doing a Salicylic Acid peel.

Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Prescription skin care products and chemical peels

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

It is generally advised to discontinue prescription skin creams 1 week prior to a chemical peel, and one week post. Mild soaps and moisturizers and and SPF of a 30 at least should be used during this period. 

Michael J. Brown, MD
Leesburg Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.