Hi I'm twenty years old I have had dark spots on my face since I was in elementary school and would always get questioned if I was being abused and home because they are dark like bruises. It's irritating still till this day someone saying your face is dirty, or what happened did u get into a fight. I've had this all my life and I want to see if I can lighten them without putting on make up. I don't know what cream to use yet. Any suggestions thank you
It sounds like melasma.
Creams containing a combination of tretinoin, hydroquinone, kojic acid, and azelaic acid have been shown to improve the appearance of melasma.
You should talk to a dermatologist.
- Hydroquinone Information for Consumers
- Hydroquinone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydroquinone (detailed)
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