For the convenience
of our patients, our pharmacy will carry and dispense:
Tri-Luma® Cream is the only
triple-action cream approved for the short-term and
intermittent long-term treatment of moderate to severe
melasma. The latest long-term safety studies confirm
that Tri-Luma® Cream is safe and effective when
used for longer than eight weeks and repeatedly thereafter
when *melasma recurs.
*Melasma is a
natural darkening of the skin on your face caused
by excessive production of melanin — the pigment
that causes your skin to tan. That's why the sun,
which increases melanin production, usually makes
your melasma worse.
Melasma can be mild, moderate or
severe, depending on how much of your face is discolored
and how much darker than normal your skin has become.
Melasma is usually caused by normal
hormonal changes in women — during pregnancy
or when taking birth control pills or hormone replacement
therapy. Because of the way it looks when it usually
occurs, melasma is sometimes called the "mask of
pregnancy." Men can develop melasma, although it
is rare. Melasma may be associated with the use of
certain anti-epileptic drugs.
Melasma only occurs on the areas
of your skin that are exposed to the sun. Exposure
to the sun, even during normal daily activities,
can further darken melasma.
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Tretinoin (TRET-i-noyn) is used to treat wrinkles
and sun damaged skin. It works by repairing damage
to the deeper layers of the skin, restoring elasticity
by enhancing the production of collagen and elastin.
Tretinoin cream may also used to treat and control
acne. This product is effective for the treatment
of acne vulgaris in the first, second and third (I-II-III)