Tri-Luma is a brand-name drug for the generic combinations of Triluma Hydroquinone 4% + Tretinoin 0.05% + Fluocinolone 0.01% Cream 15g. Tri-Luma is available only with a prescription for the treatment of skin disease known as melasma. Melasma is a health condition that causes dark spots on the skin, especially the skin of the face. Tri-Luma clarifies these dark spots and provides other benefits for health and beauty.
Uses and Benefits
Tri-Luma is mainly used for the relief of melasma stains but it is also known to improve various skin conditions, including age spots, sun damage, freckles and skin discoloration of acne scars. The combination of hydroquinone and tretinion creates depigmentation, as well as anti-aging benefits. Benefits and improvement of melasma and other skin conditions can take up to 8 weeks to appear.
You can see the method of use this cream in this video:
Before considering Tri-Luma as an anti-aging treatment or a treatment for melasma, the person must weigh the benefits against the possible side effects of Tri-Luma. Allergic reactions, scabs, swelling, irritation, burning, itching and stinging of the area of application are possible side effects. Swelling of the lips and tongue can also occur, making breathing difficult or impossible. If the lips begin to swell, even slightly, the Tri-Luma user should immediately seek medical attention. Another potential side effect is to lighten the skin surrounding the dark melasma skin spots.
Tri-Luma is applied once or twice a day, according to the dermatologist’s instructions. Tri-Luma should be applied to clean and dry skin. Only a small amount of cream should be used at a time. The cream should disappear immediately on the skin. If the cream is still visible on the surface of the skin, the excess has been applied. Among the applications, Tri-Luma should be stored at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tri-Luma should not be used in children, unless approved by a pediatrician. Tri-Luma should not be used more than indicated or in excessive amounts because too much Tri-Luma on the skin will cause an overdose. Tri-Luma should not be used, and should be discarded after its expiration date. Facial astringents, facial peels, medicated soaps, depilatories, hair wax, other topical creams and any other medication or treatment that can irritate the skin should not be used in areas that are being treated by Tr-Luma.
People with allergic reactions to the active ingredients in Tri-Luma should avoid using the cream. Mothers who breastfeed and pregnant women are advised to avoid using Tri-Luma until the fetus is born or the infant is weaned; this is to avoid negative effects on the fetus or infant. People with burns should stop using Tri-Luma until the burn has healed.