A 50-year-old female asked:
treating melasma with retin a and vitamin c,would it be best to shave off the fine hairs so the treatment works better, any opinions tyvm?
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
Won't help: You need a bleaching agent to decrease discoloration, like hydroxyquinone. Z. Obagi, MD, was the 1st to develop an effective prescription program esp. for hyperpigmentation (dark spots). His program is now generic (Dermesse, is 1 of the equivalent programs), which makes it far more affordable. See dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or doctor who does some aesthetic medicine for best/fastest results
579 viewsAnswered Nov 9, 2020
Last updated Nov 9, 2020
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