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Will using tretinoin on my freckles help fade them? if yes then i what time and how to use it?

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Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Not really.: Tretinon will not effect pigment cells. To reduce freckles one needs a bleaching agent or a light base treatment.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Freckles: Tretinoin will help fade freckles over time but if you go out in the sun again the freckles will return. Hydroquinone is also very effective at reducing dark spots.

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