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    What is the dosage of Kojic acid for burn scars?

Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Bought kojic acid cream for burn scars as well as acne scars as prescribed . Please suggest the dosage and how many times and at what time to apply for better results
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Various suggestions for Kojic acid cream application.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

Kojic acid is a skin lightening agent. It is to be used at night time only.

A pea size amount is sufficient for palm size area of the skin. It is to be gently applied over the affected area of skin. It should not be rubbed or massaged. Initially it to be applied for 1 hour only for few days. If there is no burning or redness or irritation then can be left for overnight period.

Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.

Consult a dermatologist for personalized supervision of the scars.

I hope this helps.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD- Dermatology
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