How long does redness from a hydroquinone/retinoid combination cream last?
New Orleans, LA
2 years ago
I have had two thin two year old brown hyperpigmented scars on my forearm treated with hydroquinone 4%. I didn't notice much difference. After seven months without using it I was prescribed a combination cream with 7% hydroquinone. I used the product once every night for three weeks. I had minor peeling and redness. I discontinued the product five days ago. Is this redness permanent? Or how long will it take to go away?
Doctor Answers 1
Melarase and Retinoids
Our office specializes in scar treatments. For dark scars, a combination of HQ and Retinoids is ideal and the ensuing redness usually takes a few months to subside once stopped.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
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