A 19-year-old female asked:

I have been using duac (benzoyl peroxide)for 6 days now stopped due to the patchyness of my skin tone it looks like hyperpigmentation which ive never had before,my skin darkened now its patchy is this temporary how do i fix it is it due from a burn?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Duac&darkening: See below. it may take a few months to fade. Some products may cause less issues https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/31751/dermatology/anticipate-hyperpigmentation-dark-skin-acne-therapies-such https://www.wellandgood.com/acne-hyperpigmentation-treatment/ For dark skin Azelaic acid and Adapalene( a retinoiid w/less irritation) may cause less darkening. Follow up w/ dermatology
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