Can someone please recommend something for melasma while on accutane?

Can I use hydroquinone 2% or no? I have use higher strengths before with no irritation. Any product suggestion is greatly appreciated. I am willing to buy anything suggested to try. Thanks in advance.

Doctor Answers 2

Yes. Test patch.

Yes, 2 % should be OK, as you know on Accutane your skin is both sun and chemical sensitive, so I would recommend a test patch first. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

Brisbane Dermatologist
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Melasma Treatment/Accutane--Best Treatment Is Clear + Brilliant / Fraxel 1927 / Aerolase w Microneedling PRP, Pro Yellow is Usef

Melasma is permanent and you will need long term treatment such as skin care, lasers, microneedling/PRP and peels to get improvement and then be put on a maintenance plan.  Please see an expert for evaluation.  Best, Dr. Emer.

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Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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