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A 34-year-old female asked:

Can i use proactiv face wash with benzoyl peroxide to wash and then apply hydroquinone to lighten melasma?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
No harm: to try, if this persists, can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome/insulin resistance.
Dr. Louise Andrew
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I wouldn't: Some people are sensitive to benzoyl peroxide. Most people are somewhat sensitive to hydroquinone. Using them sequentially could cause you to develop an allergy to one or both. Melasma can be successfully treated with laser. Good luck!

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Last updated May 27, 2019

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