Severe problems on left cheek and forehead from hydroquinone 4% (prescription). (photos)
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Getting a formal consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist
I recommend getting a formal consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist for wound care in order to prevent scarring and treatment for active acne and melasma. I recommend silicone gel with growth factors. For melasma a combination approach is needed. We currently use clear + brilliant with bleaching and microneedling/prp and getting amazing results. I suggest you see an expert. You will need lifelong treatment, sun protection, skin care. But these treatments can give you improvement and then help you maintain. Best , Dr. Emer.
Acne and burn from topical creams
I would see the person who prescribed the medication. I have not heard of hydroquinone leading to burns of the skin. There is a proper dosing that you need to follow. Retin A is usually used in conjunction with this as well.
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