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Will Mederma Help with Hyperpigmentation After Cryotherapy?

I have some dark pigmentation after I had some cryotherapy done. Will Mederma help fade the pigmentation or is there something better?

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Mederma for scars


Mederma is topical therapy used to treat scars. The active ingredient is onion extract. I don't recommend it to my patients but I know many people who have had nice results with it. Having said that, it is not effective for treating hyperpigmentation in my experience. I would discuss the problem with the provider who performed the cryotherapy and confirm the diagnosis of hyperpigmentation. You want to make sure that this is not a pigmented lesion or a mole. Then I would use a hydroquinone based therapy.

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