Tri-Luma for Melasma treatment and skin lightening

NancyM on 18 Jun 2008 at 4:37pm

Melasma is a condition that affects so many women--many experiencing it for the first time during pregnancy--where it is referred to as the "mask of pregnancy". According to the American Academy of Dermatology, men account for only 10% of those affected by melasma.

A recent comment was posted on the RealSelf.com forum topic "Advice on Treating Melasma" about a doctor-prescribed topical cream, Tri-Luma Cream.

Tri-Luma--the "Tri" is for the three active ingredients it contains-- fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, hydroquinone 4%, tretinoin 0.05%--touts the ability to reduce the signs of melasma within 8 weeks.Dr. Jordana Gilman shares her thoughts on Tri-Luma for melasma

We asked New York dermatologist, Dr. Jordana S. Gilman, to share her thoughts on Tri-Luma Cream, and learned, she's a fan.

 TriLuma is one of my favorite products to treat Melasma, because it is one of the most effective products available. Melasma is a very troublesome problem for many women, and has a tendency to recur. TriLuma combines 3 ingredients to work together to lighten dark patches of skin. To date, there is no evidence that any of the ingredients cause harm.

Tri-Luma Cream costs around $120, though I did see some "deals" online--so it's not inexpensive. But if it delivers on its claims and can help manage not only the physical but also the emotional side of dealing with melasma, it's worth it.

Have you tried Tri-Luma Cream? What was your experience--did it help your melasma condition?