Hydroquinone for Leg Burn Scar?

My leg was burnt 2 months ago. Can I use hydroquinone now, or shall I wait 6 months and then apply it? A friend of mine told me to wait 6 months but I dont see why I should wait that long.

Doctor Answers 2

Use It Now

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 The earlier you use the hydroquinone, the more effective it will work. Hydroquinone will interfere with the production of pigment and may prevent the scar area from darkening. 

You might combine it with a weak steroid and a retinoid  to give it a stronger effect.

  Best if luck.


Virginia Beach Dermatologist

Hydroquinone and non-hydroquinone lightening creams for the skin Melarase

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My preference for lightening creams includes Melarase AM and Melarase PM for pre and post treatment conditioning of the skin.   I would begin treatment immediately.


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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