Hi, I have melesma on my back for few years. My dermatologist has been doing chemical peeling (nomelan fenol) on me. It has been lightened by 50%. But my concern is the topical creams she has given me to use over night. It contains hydraquinone, retinol and other steroids. I have been using these for 3 months. Is it safe to use these creams as I have heard that these steroids causes cancer.
- By Team TDO
Topical steroids do not cause cancer. Further every medicine has its own advantages and disadvantages. Consult your dermatologist to discuss any possible side effect of using the cream.