Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses melasma treatments for Beauty in the Bag blog

Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses melasma treatments for Beauty in the Bag blog

Dr. Joel Schlessinger weighs in on the different treatment options for melasma.

Beauty in the Bag is a skin care and beauty blog featuring hundreds of articles on skin, hair, makeup and healthy living. The article “Triluma’s Triumphant Return” discusses melasma, a skin care issue that affects many women.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains that melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that causes discoloration for many women due to an increase in hormones during pregnancy. This condition can also be caused by birth control pills, sun exposure and other hormone fluctuations.

TriLuma Cream, a melasma treatment product, is recommended by many dermatologists including Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

After being briefly unavailable, TriLuma Cream, which contains hydroquinone and tretinoin, is now available for consumers. These ingredients fade the appearance of discoloration while increasing cell turnover and calming inflammation for an overall healthier complexion.

“TriLuma is the gold standard for prescription products for skin lightening,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger. At his dermatology practice, Dr. Joel Schlessinger sees many women who experience a reduction in their dark spots after treating the area with a product like this cream.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends other advanced products to complement TriLuma.

While this product offers many benefits for the complexion, it can only be used for a period of 8 weeks. “For this reason, there is the need for other methods after the use of TriLuma,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

After using TriLuma Cream, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends products such as Elure Advanced Skin Lightening Lotion and Lumixyl Topical Brightening Crème. Both of these products are hydroquinone-free for less irritation and less side effects.

Dr. Schlessinger also notes the importance of sun protection while using these products. “It is incredibly important for any individual using these products to practice sun avoidance and protection if they are out in the sun.”


About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on March 29, 2013, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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