A 40-year-old member asked:
can you tell me, are skin lightening creams safe for acne scars?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ross Blagg answered
15 years experience Plastic Surgery
Safe, yes. : Skin lightening creams such as those with hydroquinone are generally safe to use on the face and can help blend skin that has a splotchy appearance in color. However, the cream is unlikely to help the scarring itself. That typically requires some sort of resurfacing procedure such as with a laser or dermabrasion. Using products with retin a (tretinoin) can help lightly resurface your skin.
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
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