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tretinoin for hyperpigmentation?

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i wasnt sure where to post this but i figured its about hyperpigmentation so..

my hyperpigmentation isnt from acne. its on my body, legs arms, wrists. just from small cuts or anything like that and they become "scars" but now iv learned they are not scars but my hyperpigmentation. sorry for over useing the word! my derm prescribed me Tretinoin cream but i looked it up and found it was for acne? has anyone else used this for there skin? i know i should trust my derm but i dont. so i was just asking :) is this normal? has any one had success with it helping fade the purple color?

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Tretinoin can fade hyperpigmentation. It speeds cell turnover. Please use sunscreen of at least SPF 30 while using tretinoin; that will also help keep the melanin pigments in the dark marks from getting darker.

Please read the following post on how topical retinoids work and why patience and perseverance is required when using topical retinoids: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Info-reti...ial-t98395.html The initial breakout won't apply for body use but the information in the post is helpful in understanding a bit more about how retinoids work.

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