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