Hyperpigmentation Treatment Options
All doctors unequivocally agree that if the patient wants to get good results with any of these agents, using a good sunscreen is mandatory. If the patient is not going to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen religiously, the patient shouldn’t bother using these agents. The main problem with bleaching creams, whether prescription or over the counter, is that they work as long as you are avoiding sunlight. You can use these creams for six to eight weeks and get a wonderful result, but short time in the sunlight may put you back where you started. Therefore, we spend a great deal of time helping the patient to avoid problems so they obtain the best, longest lasting improvement.