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Tri-luma Cream is widely recommended for the treatment melasma, a skin condition in which brown and dark patches appear on the face. This effective topical therapy is being used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe dark spots that become facial melasma. There are three effective ingredients available in the cream to combat the risk of dark patches on the skin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the application of Triluma Cream.
Working of Triluma Cream:
Triluma cream works to treat dark spots on the face by restricting the production of certain hormones (prostaglandins). Unlike most other hormones, prostaglandins are produced by the glands and then released into the bloodstream. Prostaglandins are highly responsible for causing redness and patches on the skin. This cream has hydroquinone, a skin lightening medicine, which can reduce the risk of pigment. It also has tretinoin that can reverse the adamant skin conditions. The available vitamin A substance in tretinoin can help you renew skin tissues, enhancing its natural glow and softness. Triluma Cream should be used along with a sunscreen of SPF 30 to intensify the process of skin revitalization.
Active Ingredients of Tri-Luma
There are three main ingredients present in Triluma Cream. The first ingredient is fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, a mild corticosteroid that can reduce skin inflammation. The second element is hydroquinone 4%; it can discourage the pigmentation process by restricting the formation and synthesis of melanin. Hydroquinone can also help you lighten skin to a good extent. The third active ingredient is tretinoin 0.05%; it promotes skin cell turn over by exfoliating the dead skin cells. Also, Tretinoin has a vitamin-A derivative to repair the damaged skin tissues that cause melasma.
Side Effects of Triluma Cream:
It is largely safe to use Triluma Cream but some users may experience mild-to-moderate side effects. The allergic reaction of tretinoin could cause breathing shortness. Users may also experience skin redness, burning; itching, skin dryness and peeling in some areas but these side effects disappear after a few weeks of regular application. The corticosteroid content available in this cream is reported to cause some side effects on the skin that include itching, irritation, changes in skin color, inflammation around the mouth, skin thinning, stretch marks, skin infection, dryness, infection of the hair follicle, acne outbreak, and sweat problems. Its other reversible effects on the adrenal gland called hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression.
Some other cases of side effects are registered in which users of Triluma Cream experience the development of blackheads, skin redness, tingling, acne breakout, increased skin sensitivity and rash, skin bumps, and blisters on the skin.
Medications interact with Triluma Cream:
You may be unaware of any possible drug interactions of Triluma Cream, so check with your doctor before using it. Tell your doctor all prescription and nonprescription topical products including skin medications, soaps, cleaners, cosmetics and skin care items. Cosmetic products or drugs that can possibly increase the skin's sensitivity while using this cream are tanning products, tetracycline, and quinolones such as ciprofloxacin.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the cosmetic and skin care products you use. Keep a list of all your previous medications with you and share the list with your doctor. It is important to protect your skin from the exposure to UV rays to prevent the progress of darkening of dark patches. Overall, this skin cream is safe to use under prescription.
When should Triluma Cream not be used?
Experts recommend that users should avoid Triluma Cream in some specific conditions.
Do not use it along with any other topical acne products that have peeling agents like benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid, or sulfur.
Avoid the use of any hair removal products that can irritate skin texture.
Avoid any skin care products having limes or spices as they can increase skin sensitivity to the sun
Avoid the application Triluma Cream along with any skin care products that have alcohol
Do not use the drying or abrasive skin products such as soaps, skin cleansers, or harsh cosmetics
Application of Triluma Cream:
Triluma Cream should always be used under the instruction of a dermatologist or skin expert. Users can follow some steps to use this cream for correct application.
The best time to use it is night, a while before you go to bed
Wash your face with a mild cleanser and let it dry for few minutes before using the cream
Take a pea-sized amount of cream and gently rub it with your fingertip on the affected area
Avoid its contact from the nose, mouth, eyes, or any open wounds
Do not cover the skin after application
You can use a moisturizer in the morning after washing your face; it helps to avoid skin dryness
You can use a sunscreen of SPF 30 when venturing outdoors in the sunlight
Use this cream once a day for 6-7 weeks to treat dark spots. If the skin spots are too adamant to disappear then extend the application of Triluma Cream to some more days.
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