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Melasma

At The Compounding Lab we compound many preparations that support and assist in creating wellness and reducing melasma pigmented skin.

Don't stay in the dark about this common skin condition
—learn more about melasma and a new Prescription Strength Topically applied Cream. For more information and have one of our Pharmacist phone please call 38626000.

This Combination is available in the USA but only available in compounded form from specialised compounding pharmacies like The Compounding Lab in Australia.

 

 

Compounded  Melasma Fx 30g

 

Fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%(mild corticosteroid that reduces inflammation)

Hydroquinone 4%(depigmenting agent that interrupts the formation and synthesis of melanin to help lighten the skin)

Tretinoin 0.05%(increases the skin cell turnover rate, which helps exfoliate the skin)

 

Directions: Apply every night for 8 weeks. Must apply SPF 30+ sunscreen each morning.

 

Precautions: Combination contains sulfites which may cause severe allergic reactions in people allergic to sulfites. Contains hydroquinone, which may cause a gradual blue‐black darkening of the skin. If you are pregnant, nursing or trying to become pregnant you should not use. Reversible adrenal function suppression may result from exposure to the topical corticosteroid, fluocinolone acetonide, so discontinue use if signs and symptoms of this condition occur. Avoid products that may dry or irritate the skin, such as abrasive cleansers, scrubs, or skin‐peeling agents. Exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or UV light and extreme heat should be avoided. Sunscreen products [SPF 30 or more] and protective apparel should be used.

 

What causes melasma: there are many factors that can induce it including pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone therapy, cosmetics, and anti-seizure medications. Because melasma is so common during pregnancy, it is sometimes referred to as "the mask of pregnancy." Sun exposure is also a major melasma trigger because ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can increase melanin production.

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes the appearance of brown to gray-brown patches of skin due to the body producing too much melanin, a natural substance that gives color to our hair, skin, and eyes. It usually appears on the face, although it can also develop on the forearms and neck.