Friday, March 20, 2015

Can we cure melasma? An update on melasma treatment

Unfortunately, a cure for melasma still remains elusive in the year 2015.  The newest, latest treatments including:  Tranexamic acid oral medication, and QS-Lasers and other lasers, may improve and clear melasma but only temporarily.   The majority of people get a recurrence of their melasma even with only mild sun exposure.   Some physicians are trying (off-label) tranexamic acid orally long term in their patients because recurrence of melasma is certain within two months of stopping the medication.    Tranexamic acid is not recommended in people who have a history of a clotting or blood disorder, are pregnant or nursing, or take aspirin.  
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