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Can u use hydroquinone on really fair skin over the face for freckles without it lightening rest of skin? Using retinoid like adapalene speed process?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Will disappoint you

You're unlikely to make your freckles disappear. Overdo it, and you can disfigure yourself.
And what's the purpose? A number of Hollywood stars and male models sport freckles. Trust me, many of the women will like them. Why not embrace your genetic heritage, use a sunscreen like everybody should, decide you're lucky, exercise so you have a great-looking body overall, and enjoy who you are?

In brief: Will disappoint you

You're unlikely to make your freckles disappear. Overdo it, and you can disfigure yourself.
And what's the purpose? A number of Hollywood stars and male models sport freckles. Trust me, many of the women will like them. Why not embrace your genetic heritage, use a sunscreen like everybody should, decide you're lucky, exercise so you have a great-looking body overall, and enjoy who you are?
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, retinoid will enhance effect of hydroquinone.
Tretinoin should be cheaper than adapalene. But you may be disappointed. You may reduce the color but you will not erase the freckles. Prolonged use of hydroquinone sometimes results in paradoxical darkening of skin. It will effect the freckles much more than the surrounding pale skin. Best live with it, use sunscreen. TIME will fade the freckles

In brief: Yes

Yes, retinoid will enhance effect of hydroquinone.
Tretinoin should be cheaper than adapalene. But you may be disappointed. You may reduce the color but you will not erase the freckles. Prolonged use of hydroquinone sometimes results in paradoxical darkening of skin. It will effect the freckles much more than the surrounding pale skin. Best live with it, use sunscreen. TIME will fade the freckles
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