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Getting rid of Melasma or hyperpigmentation

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PG123
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Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:03 am      Reply with quote
I was wondering of anyone knows of a good product to get rid of hyperpigmantation??? please let me know thanks!
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Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:52 pm      Reply with quote
There are many products that will help with hyperpigmentation. Over the counter remedies would include products that contain AHA's. Also licorice root and kojic acid ingredients are supposed to help lighten skin. Going a bit up the expense ladder here, Vitamin C serums will also help with hyperpigmentation. Prescription products that are known to help include Retin-A creams/gels, Tri-Luma, Lustra and products containing Hydroquinone.

I use Retin-A at night and vitamin C serum each AM and that combo has worked well for me. Daily sunscreen is also a must.

Also, if you are on Birth Control Pills, often they will cause melasma and hyperpigmentation. When they are stopped, the dark spots usually will just go away on their own.
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Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:07 pm      Reply with quote
Hey PG123,
Theres a product called Tri-Luma that is great for Melasma or hyperpigmentation. I had hyperpigmentation and this cream worked great for me. It softens it up, every week I saw a difference. After about 8 weeks my complexion was completely clear. I also used it for my body. You would never know I had hyperpigmentation. My dermatologist prescribed it to me. I'm not sure if you can get it over the counter or over the internet but I highly recommend you see a dermatologist and ask him about Tri-Luma.
Oh by the way, in case you are curious, the active ingredients for this cream are hydroquinone 4%, tretinoin 0.005%, and fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%.
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Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:46 pm      Reply with quote
DDF, Has a great SPF 30 lotion great for uneven skin tone.. check out his line lots of different products for what your looking for.
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Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:08 pm      Reply with quote
I want to echo what betterat40 suggested and add that when you use these products, make sure that you keep your skin hydrated, both by adding adequate moisture topically and by drinking enough water.

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Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:39 am      Reply with quote
What about Glyquin for lightening?

I have pretty bad post-inflammatory pigmentation on my lower back and will give Tri-Luma a try! Im so desperate to see a difference.
How often should it be applied to the area? Twice a day????
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Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:19 am      Reply with quote
Hi nidsy,
My dermatologist told me to apply it every night. If you use Tri-Luma let us know your results.
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Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:48 am      Reply with quote
I have just ordered Tri-Luma. I think I should have it in a week ..

I will most def. post my review of the product after 8 wks of using it..or even sooner if I see any signs of fading!! Smile
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Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:20 am      Reply with quote
You could also try Skinceuticals Phyto+. That's used to fade pigmentation and there have been some good reviews of it.

HTH
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Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:01 pm      Reply with quote
Hi there,
I'm new to this board! Very Happy Just wanted to add to this thread that my dermatologist is letting me test Tri-Luma before I purchase it. She gave me a small sample tube 3 days ago for melasma. She said that insurance doesn't cover it and it's over $100 per tube. Yikes! Well, if it works, I guess the price is worth it.

I'm trying it for about a week on a small test spot to make sure my skin will tolerate it without any strange side effects as it seems that I am over sensitive to most anything!

If I find that it will be ok for me to use, I'll keep you all updated with my progress.

Take care.
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Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:10 am      Reply with quote
Razz THanks for helping me out! I will go to my dermatologist and ask for triluma and give it a try. I really hope this works because my melasma is pretty bad. I'll also look up the spf 30 by DDF also. THanks again everyone Very Happy
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Hello Nidsy,
May I askn where you purchased your Tri-Luma creme from? I am looking to buy it online but I have only found a pharmacy located in Mexico that has it available and I'm skeptical of that.

Here in the US you must have a prescription in order to buy iy. Btw, I used the creme long ago as a spot treatment. I had VERY, VERY bad brown spots from a past breakout at the time (which I made worst by picking them) and the creme worked super fast for me in getting rid of the marks.

I recently had the same problem and used a serious home peel that worked wonders but there is more "downtime" doing it this way so I rather have the Tri-Luma creme handy for the future "just in case" I need it.

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Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:03 pm      Reply with quote
before when I was in high school I have hyperpigmentation, dark spot, acne scar, leg dark scar, I go to dermatology and she recomended me the dermcare bleaching soaps and whitening cream lotion and face cream, that was vacation , when school years start, all my classmate notice my skin, my hyperpigmentation dissapear, dark spot ,acne scar and my legs, now I can wear short not unlike before. Right now I live here in U.S and I found substitute for that using skin white lotion , dermcare bleaching soap, skin white face cream etc.and still my skin don't change after that, cause I am taking care of it.
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Thu Aug 05, 2004 1:55 am      Reply with quote
Hi Marge
I was just wondering where I can get dermcare lightening products products for the pigmentations on my lower back. Also do you know of any good whiteing soaps for melasma please nlet me know thank you very much
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Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:32 am      Reply with quote
Mabsy wrote:
You could also try Skinceuticals Phyto+. That's used to fade pigmentation and there have been some good reviews of it.

HTH
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and I'm trying one by DDF Very Happy
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Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:48 am      Reply with quote
Laughing they told me they have dermcare bleaching soap but I never see it on their store, try to email them at info@pristinesworld.com ,
for the whitening melasma all I know is either dermcare bleaching soap or godiva.
try to look on ebay.com I saw it before selling godiva , look for a "search" on ebay homepage,then click "by seller" and type the word PRISTINEWORLD, their the one I know who sell Godiva and dermcare, if you can't see dermcare soap there, ask maybe out of stock.
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Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:42 am      Reply with quote
THanks everyone
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Razz Very Happy Cool Wink
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Sun Aug 08, 2004 12:54 am      Reply with quote
I tried looking for dermcare on ebay but they dont have it., i guess I'll just email them and see what they say. Thanks
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I found the dermcare soap there were 3 left on ebay so I purchased them. thanks again, i really hope it helps. Razz
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Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:29 am      Reply with quote
it works for me , and I know it will works for you to, you need to constantly use it. use it daily, every night, and don't forget to use sunblock. Laughing
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Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:47 pm      Reply with quote
I don't know if what I have on my chin is melasma, but it started out just as a dark "sun spot" and over several years it now has a slightly raised appearance and may be a little darker (not much) than several years ago.

Will the TriLuma work for that?

My husband buys many of his medications in Mexico and what you are getting is the same medication from the drug companies, it's just packaged more like samples and you don't need a prescription there. I keep wondering why the drug companies can sell so cheaply to Mexico and Canada, but really stick it to us here in the US.... where they are located. How fair is that?

Anyway, that's my rant for the night. Any help with recommendations for removing the spot on my chin will be appreciated. I really don't want to do a peel.
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Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:56 am      Reply with quote
it sounds like it is melasma. Well some people recommended me triluma but i haven't got it yet. But I've used a little bit of bleaching cream on the spot and its slowly fading now. I just ordered dermcare bleaching soaps for hyperpigmentation. So i think you should try something that has hydroquinone in it but you must use sunblock anytime you go outdoors beacause I've heard that if you don't it could make you darker than what you are or the spot darker than what it is. I've heard also that godiva can help fade them and the fruit revitalizing extract from godiva. Well good luck. I really want my hyperpigmentation to go away too. My melasma is fading. Razz
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Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:36 am      Reply with quote
Are you guys using C serum as well? C inhibits melanin production. It could help as well.
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