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Can Retin-A Fade Freckles?

what effect will it have on freckles and whiteheads/ blackheads?

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Retin A NOT a Good Option for Freckles

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Hi RP123.  We do not suggest Retin A for freckles.  To permanently remove them, we would suggest a q-switched Nd:Yg laser.  View the pictures below for cases where we have permanently removed freckles.  Retin A cannot and will not accomplish this.  Good luck.

Web reference: http://www.celibre.com/sunSpotsLaserRemovalBeforeAfterPicturesPhotos.aspx

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Retin A Effective for "Sun Spots"

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In addition to improving acneiform lesions, topical retinoids such as Retin A do have beneficial effects on photodamage such as "sun spots" and freckles.  With continued use over many months combined with photoprotection, many patients note that their freckles do indeed fade.

Web reference: http://www.perridermatology.com

Houston Dermatologist

Retin A

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Retin A is part od the treatment of black heads white heads small cysts. You need a skin care program to control all thse problems, that may also include chemical peels, some times laser if your skin color permits that

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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