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How well does hydroquinone work to fade scars?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Fairly well

Hydroquinone is an effect way to fade hyperpigmented scars (those with a dark color) but it is not as effective at fading red or raised scars.
Those require other measures. Also in a small number of dark-skinned individuals, use of hydroquinone can cause increased pigmentation. Nothing works 100% of the time so for best results, consult with an expert in scars e.g. A plastic surgeon.

In brief: Fairly well

Hydroquinone is an effect way to fade hyperpigmented scars (those with a dark color) but it is not as effective at fading red or raised scars.
Those require other measures. Also in a small number of dark-skinned individuals, use of hydroquinone can cause increased pigmentation. Nothing works 100% of the time so for best results, consult with an expert in scars e.g. A plastic surgeon.
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