Is 1.9% Hydroquinone Enough to Whiten and Lighten Dark Spots? I Am Using Fair and White Cream.

I suffer from acne scars and i am currently using Acretin that contains 0.05% Tretinoin and my doctor has prescribed a whitening cream for my acne scars without prescribing a certain hydroquinone dosage. The cream is "Fair and white creme eclaircissante whitening cream" with 1.9% hydroquinone is that dosage enough or do i need more? please helpp :)

Doctor Answers 3

Treatment of keloid scars and hyperpigmentation

I have my patients use Melarase creams to lighten the skin after post inflammatory hyperpigmentation kicks in. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

While 1.9% hydroquinone may lead to some lightning of the skin

the effects are minimal for most people...the prescription strength cream is a much better option for most people...and combining the 4% strength cream with a topical retinoid like you're already using is even of the best medicines on the market right now is combines the hydroquinone with a retinoid and adds a little anti-inflammatory cream too...but don't forget your need protection against the sun and sunscreens probably won't be as helpful as you think...

Ken Landow, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Is 1.9% Hydroquinone Enough to Whiten and Lighten Dark Spots?

You wont notice to much difference using 1.9 % hydroquinone, I suggest trying a medical grade product with 4-6% with retinA to help lift the pigmentation like cosmelon.

George T. Boris, MD, FRCS, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 16 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.