Q&A — Is there treatment for Hyperpigmentation?

Q: I have some hyper pigmentation on one of my legs after having ambulatory phlebectomy and endovenous laser ablation. What topical treatment can I use to help fade this hyperpigmentation? Or should I just give it time to fade?

A: There is little benefit from hydroquinone creams. These tend to fade over time, but can last up to a year or longer. Be patient for now and avoid sun exposure on these areas.

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