I am 62 years old and have a little melasma on my cheeks. Will Tri-Luma as a melasma treatment help me? I have heard its not good for people over 60.
Tri-Luma for People Above 60?
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Treatment of melasma with Melarase AM and Melarase PM
Tri-Luma is Effective in People over 60
Tri-Luma is an effective treatment for melasma in patients of all ages. Although melasma can be a problem for patients of any age, it is often brought on by changes in hormones and thus is commonly seen during pregnancy.
One of the components of Tri-Luma is Retin-A (the other components are the bleaching cream hydroquinone and the steroid flucinolone) and retinoids should not be used during pregnancy. Patient over 60, however, have no reason to avoid Tri-Luma.
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