Should I spot treat Hydroquinone/Retinol on my middle eastern skin to lighten hyper-pigmented acne scars?
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By applying these types of products to the entire face you get improvement on the individual pigmentation and get an overall brightening of your complexion. The continued use will also help prevent future pigmentation and improve your tone and texture. When using these products it is important to also use an SPF of 50 every morning.
However, if you are still acne prone I would not recommend the use of Hydroquinone as it can cause acne prone skin to break out.Consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see which cream(s) is best for your skin type.
Should I spot treat hydroquinone/retinol on my middle eastern skin to lighten hyper pigmented acne scars?
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Many patients come to the office to treat hyperpigmentation, acne, or acne scars. I particularly like hydroquinones with retinols or retinoids to treat the discoloration. This treatment will also help prevent future outbreaks. I like to combine a topical Vitamin C serum as well since this helps with the irritation and the hyperpigmentation as well. As always please find a board certified dermatologist for the best cosmetic result.
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