Can I use Retin-A to clear greenish burn caused by harsh cream? I reside in Nigeria. Are there any Retin-A distributors here?
Will Retin-A Clear Facial Burn by Harsh Cream?
Doctor Answers 1
Don't use Retin-A for facial burn
I would NOT advise you do that. Retin A is a vitamin A analog which works by increasing dermal cell division and turnover at the cost of swelling and redness. It sounds like you already have a pigmentation issue which need not be compounded by Retin A. You will need to consult a good dermatologist (?Lagos) who is experienced with treating iNFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION. Different agents are on the market but their use must be medically supervised by an expert to prevent further issues.
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