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I've been using tri luma for the past 2 months on pih spots on my face which has caused the surrounding skin to lighten up as well. Is this reversible?
Probably: the cream will lighten PIH spots and the surrounding skin to a lesser extent. with time the tone will equalize. use sun protection when going outside. ...Read more
Stop using the cream: Most skin treatments, including triluma, have effects that are dependent on continuing therapy for the effect. In your case, the cream may or may not cause lasting effects, only time will tell. In any case, stop the cream, wait for at least a week or two, and go see your dermatologist for the next steps. You may see a return to your former even skin tone. ...Read more
I have been using minocycline pills and atralin. Now that my acne has gone down my derm wants me to use tri luma. Is this a good choice?
Improve brown spots: Triluma is a frequently prescribed cream to help improve the brown marks that can be left behind after acne clears up. Your dermatologist is the best person to advise you on whether this is right for you. When using triluma, make sure to use a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen of spf 30 or higher to maximize the lightening benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can help lighten my hyperpigmentation scars more? I've used neostrata hq lightening cream, melad dark spot, and tri luma.There are pictures enclosed
Have you been: Have you been seeing a dermatologist?Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Generally, Yes: Same is used in many european countries to treat depression as well as other diseases. That said, before taking any supplement, discuss it with your doctor especially if you are taking any other medications since many otherwise safe medications can become unsafe when combined with each other or with medications. ...Read more
No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more
See below: First of all, i don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sex is Part of Life: Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain. But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more