Virginia Beach, VA
A female asked:
Do a derma know how to lighten dark pigment on smile/laugh line without using hydroquinone? can they only focus on problem areas & not whole face?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
I think so: While hydroquinone is one of the more common and effective treatments for hyperpigmentation, there are other alternatives: tretinoin (Retin-A) creams, corticosteroid, azelaic or glycolic acid. They certainly can be applied only in selected areas. You are correct: your best approach is to work with a good dermatologist. Good wishes:)
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