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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 ›
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers