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Hi there.

Back in August, I decided to do something I regret. Getting what was called a "South Beach Peel" to get rid of a spot of pigment on my cheek. Well, it did the whole week of healing thing. It was this dark red patch of burnt skin for a bit, then it flaked off. I thought everything was fine.

So I thought. Just about a week or so after I noticed the area grew a bit. Because the idiot doctor made the area bigger with his laser. It's light brown but in the wrong lighting it looks dark brown. I've just about given up on treatments and think there's nothing that can cure my hyperpigmentation. I hate the way it looks really bad.

So he recommended me for something called a "Red Light" which is sitting under this red light for 20 minutes or so. It's supposed to clean the bacteria or something. I don't notice a difference.

Can anyone help? I was thinking of trying hydroquinone but read some risky stories and good stories. I don't know if it'd be good for Hispanic skin like mine.

Thanks.
 

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I have brown spots and I tried photofacials and obagi and hydroquinone. All of it worked in the beginning but nothing really helped alot. When I started the hydroquinone it was good but even though I kept putting on sunblock, I noticed I was getting more and more spots. Now I have ten times the spots I started with all because the hydroquinone. People say, you should have stayed out of the sun while using it. Well, I did as much as I could. I only was out when I had to drive my kids to school, run errands and go grocery shopping and right before I would do those things I would put on extra sunblock. Anyways, I would use it if I were you. I am doing retin-a right now and my skin is peeling, it looks brighter, I've tried so many things from lasers and all kinds of peels and products. This is my last resort. Good luck.
 

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I have my mom using vitamin c serum, it works really well. Also, she did some light microdermabrasion, but the biggest difference in her skin is with the vit. c serum. Try to get a good quality one, like 20% or higher. Also, using an exfoliator 2 or 3 times per week, and of course sunscreen.
 
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