Will 1% Tretinoin Cream Lighten Skin Colour?

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Tretinoin as a skin lightener

Topical retinoids, although not bleaching agents, can assist in reducing hyperpigmentation as they accelerate skin exfoliation and thus result in scattering of excess pigment. For significant darkening a bleaching or brightening agent must be used.

New York Dermatologist
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Skin lightening,

Tretinoin cream will help to speed up cell turnover, improve the overall complexion of the skin and promote new collagen resulting in less fine lines and wrinkles. A bleaching agent such as hydroquinone cream can lighten the skin after weeks to few months usage.

Joshua L. Fox, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon
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