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is hydroxy acid better than retin-a for fading dark spots?

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Old 05-06-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
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is hydroxy acid better than retin-a for fading dark spots?


is hydroxy acid better than retin-a for fading dark spots? 'cause i've been using retin-a for my acne for almost 4 months now and i've noticed very slow progress for my dark spots. so im wondering if hydroxy acids would do better?


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Old 05-07-2005, 10:13 AM   #2
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Re: is hydroxy acid better than retin-a for fading dark spots?

If you mean brown spots not red spots then you would want something that is a lightening prouct. The best ones contain hydroquinone. I think over the counter you can get 1-2% and you can get higher from your derm.Alpha-hydroxies and retin-a won't work like this will for pigmented spots.Avon has a hydoquinone product called banishing cream skin lightening tx. Haven't used it but heard it's good. If you talk to your derm you can probaly get Tri-Luma that's super good for fading spots. If you use these while using an AHA, they'll work even better but an AHA alone won't cut it.

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