Author(s): Kligman AM, Willis I, Kligman AM, Willis I
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Abstract Complete depigmentation of the noraml skin of adult male blacks was procured by the daily application for five to seven weeks of a formula consisting of 0.1\% tretinoin, 5.0\% hydroquinone, 0.1\% dexamethasone, and hydrophilic ointment. Depigmentation was not attainable when any one of the components was omitted. The formula was therapeutically effective in treatment of melasma, ephelides, and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Senile lentigines were resistant to this therapy.
This article was published in Arch Dermatol
and referenced in Dermatology and Dermatologic Diseases