Blushing After Using Drugs For Hyperpigmentation?
Late night. I want to ask. I have blackened acne scars. Then 3 days ago I used Melanox 2%. 3 days of use, my acne scars turned very red instead. Even though I have a lot of work in the area of both cheeks and forehead. Is there a spotted medicine that can reduce my acne scars? Thank you
The drug you mentioned contains hydroquinone, which is one of the drugs used to treat hyperpigmentation of the skin, including acne scars or dark spots. However, please note that right now hydroquinone may not be used in over-the-counter skincare products. Limited use for coloring nails and even hair with very low levels.
Therefore I do not recommend that you use hydroquinone products without a doctor's resp. Inappropriate use of hydroquinone has the risk of causing skin irritation (redness, heat, peeling, blisters), skin is more sensitive to sunlight, and ochronosis (skin discoloration to blackness that is permanent and difficult to repair).
If there is redness on the part where you apply hydroquinone, you should stop using it immediately and I suggest that you consult with a dermatologist directly so that you can evaluate your skin condition first. Then the doctor can provide further treatment for you.
For the time being you can use soothing gel / soothing cream to help soothe the skin, use sunscreen in the morning, avoid excessive sun exposure, do not rub the skin, and choose a more hypoallergenic skincare. To help reduce acne scars, you can use safer lightening creams, such as those containing arbutin, niacinamide, vitamin C, or AHA in low concentrations. You can also use natural ingredients to brighten the skin.
Hope it helps you,