When does the redness of Hydroquinone go away? How long until my skin gets used to this cream?

I just got off accutane and my face was still red around my cheeks and i had acne spots so my doctor prescribed me hydroquinone 4% to use every other day until my face gets use to it. She prescribed it me me and i started wearing it on sept 27 and now my cheek area is red all the time. How long is it going to take until the redness goes away

Doctor Answers 1

Hydroquinone redness prolonged.

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It is sometimes hard to get over the redness associated with hydroquinones. I would give it about 3-4 weeks. If still having redness, discuss with your doctor. There are alternatives which aren't quite as good but better tolerated.

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