The Benefits of Retinoid Cream for Melasma Treatment
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The Benefits of Retinoid Cream for Melasma Treatment

Jul 28, 2023

The Benefits of Retinoid Cream for Melasma Treatment

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How Retinoids Work for Melasma Management?

Do you struggle with dark patches on your face caused by melasma? If so, you’re not alone. This common skin condition can be frustrating and difficult to treat, making many people self-conscious about their appearance.

But there is hope. Retinoid cream for melasma can effectively treat those stubborn dark patches. Retinoids are a type of vitamin A that are effective in treating various skin issues, including melasma.

How Retinoids Work for Melasma Management?

How Retinoids Work for Melasma Management?

Melasma we know is a skin condition where there are dark brown grey patches, that develop mainly on the face. Hormonal changes, sun exposure, and genetics are often the causes and triggers of melasma. Retinoid containing creams can be effective in treating melasma and are part of the first line melasma treatment.

Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives. Retinoids, such as tretinoin cream, promote skin cell turnover, which helps to exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells. This can help reduce melasma’s appearance by reducing the amount of pigment in the skin. The excess pigment gets slowly thrown out as cell turnover increases. 

Retinoids also stimulate collagen production, which can help to improve the texture and overall appearance.

Retinoids also enhance the efficacy of other treatments used to treat melasma, such as hydroquinone and azelaic acid.

Lastly, retinoids have anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce redness and irritation associated with melasma.

However, retinoids can be harsh on the skin, especially for sensitive skin, and they can also increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Therefore, start with a low concentration and gradually increase it over time to avoid skin irritation. Tretinoin, a type of higher retinoid, is only available with a prescription. Use sunscreen with a high SPF when using retinoids to treat melasma.

It is also recommended to use retinoids under the guidance of an experienced dermatologist or melasma doctor due to their contraindication in pregnancy. 

At Clear Skin Clinics Pune, our team of experienced dermatologists can help you develop a personalised treatment plan that includes retinoid cream for melasma and other effective options for addressing melasma. 

Don’t let melasma continue to impact your confidence and self-esteem – schedule a consultation with Clear Skin Clinics Pune today and take the first step towards achieving clear, beautiful skin!

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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