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Will retin a (tretinoin) help lighten a scar on my leg?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics

In brief: Nope

If anything, retin a (tretinoin) can be associated with hyper pigmentation.
You might try a 4% hydroquinone to lighten it if this is an old scar. If it is recent ( past year) keep in mind it will take a year to lighten up and flatten out naturally. Best of luck!

In brief: Nope

If anything, retin a (tretinoin) can be associated with hyper pigmentation.
You might try a 4% hydroquinone to lighten it if this is an old scar. If it is recent ( past year) keep in mind it will take a year to lighten up and flatten out naturally. Best of luck!
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