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Hydroquinone for PIH spots

I have been prescribed hydroquinone 4% on my marks by my derm. I have PIH and not PIE. He has advised me to apply hydroquinone only on marks and not use it more than for a month but use a kojic acid cream on my whole face.
I wanted to know is hydroquinone safe. Will it effect my skin ? I will be using it only on my marks and for not more than a month. Please help !!! I have brown spots.

And how rare are the side effects.

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Yes using it too long can thin out the skin. I normally say only do it for a few weeks. Then take a break. 

The quickest acting thing is not cream but vascular laser, you need several treatments and only works on the pigment issues.

I have several other treatments look under scar treatments forum under "PIE" section. First post in this sub.

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