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luvmylocs 09-09-2007 01:34 PM

tri-luma - what do you think??
 
i bought some tri-luma from the mexico site (thanks redcatwaves!) and i really like it. it doesn't smell at all. i think it's working. for those of you with a few dark marks you might want to consider it!

luvmylocs 04-25-2009 10:04 PM

i was reading an article from allure and it said if you have all over blotchiness (which i read to mean lots of dark marks) that you could apply a thin layer of tri-luma all over. i was always lead to believe that you only apply fade or lightening products to dark marks only.

does it make sense that it would be okay to apply tri-luma all over? i have a LOT of dark marks from my previous acne outbreak. some are bigger and some are tiny but it's so obvious when i'm not wearing any makeup.

Song 04-26-2009 10:17 AM

I used Tri-luma in the past to get rid of three hyperpigmentation marks above my lip caused by pimples. At first the product seemed to fade the marks, but then they came back darker and bigger. Now it looks like I have a mustache. I call it my scar-stache. Not cute.

Anyway, some people love that stuff, others have had rebound darkening like I've experienced. Personally, I wish I never would have used it. The marks really weren't that bad to begin with and I've only made them worse.

alisons79 04-26-2009 10:49 AM

When RCW talked about this stuff, she said that it was okay to use all over for a period of 6-8 weeks. It's not meant for longer than that.

You can, however, use it once a week or so as a preventive measure after that and then use Retin-A or whatever on the other days.

I think that's what she says she does (RCW).

luvmylocs 04-26-2009 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Song (Post 948121)
I used Tri-luma in the past to get rid of three hyperpigmentation marks above my lip caused by pimples. At first the product seemed to fade the marks, but then they came back darker and bigger. Now it looks like I have a mustache. I call it my scar-stache. Not cute.

Anyway, some people love that stuff, others have had rebound darkening like I've experienced. Personally, I wish I never would have used it. The marks really weren't that bad to begin with and I've only made them worse.

interesting...did you use sunscreen? i'm diligent about that.

RedCatWaves 04-26-2009 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 948257)
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Originally Posted by Song (Post 948121)
I used Tri-luma in the past to get rid of three hyperpigmentation marks above my lip caused by pimples. At first the product seemed to fade the marks, but then they came back darker and bigger. Now it looks like I have a mustache. I call it my scar-stache. Not cute.

Anyway, some people love that stuff, others have had rebound darkening like I've experienced. Personally, I wish I never would have used it. The marks really weren't that bad to begin with and I've only made them worse.

interesting...did you use sunscreen? i'm diligent about that.


You absolutely have to use sun protection when using Retin-A-containing products (Tri-Luma contains Retin-A), because of the risk of sun damage. I don't use much sunscreen, but I protect my face from the sun every moment I'm outside, with hats, with finding shade, with mineral makeup which has natural sunscreen properties. I can't stress sun protection enough.

luvmylocs 04-26-2009 10:06 PM

rcw...

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 947931)
does it make sense that it would be okay to apply tri-luma all over?


RedCatWaves 04-27-2009 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 948708)
rcw...

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 947931)
does it make sense that it would be okay to apply tri-luma all over?



I apply Tri-Luma to the lower 1/3 of my face only, because that's where I have hyperpigmentation. I do apply it to the whole area though, because it doesn't make sense to me to try to apply only to the darker areas. It works wonderfully for me, but as I said, I am very, very careful about sun exposure.

After the initial couple months of daily use, I did reduce to about once per week, as "maintenance", as someone mentioned above, but occasionally, I need to do a week or two of every day application to get back to clear. Hyperpigmentation always wants to come back, so it's a constant battle.

luvmylocs 04-27-2009 02:37 PM

thanks!

one last question ;-) i checked and my tube said it expires 1/09. i've still been using it. since it's nearing the end of 4/09 should i toss it or use it up and then buy another tube?

s

Suburbanbushbabe 04-27-2009 02:52 PM

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I used Tri-luma in the past to get rid of three hyperpigmentation marks above my lip caused by pimples. At first the product seemed to fade the marks, but then they came back darker and bigger. Now it looks like I have a mustache. I call it my scar-stache. Not cute.
When I saw my dermatologist, he mentioned this effect and switched me over to Azulex prescription. But to be honest I haven't been using it every day.

RedCatWaves 04-27-2009 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 949331)
thanks!

one last question ;-) i checked and my tube said it expires 1/09. i've still been using it. since it's nearing the end of 4/09 should i toss it or use it up and then buy another tube?

s


Personally, I would keep using it. It won't hurt you because it's expired, but it may have lost some effectiveness.

luvmylocs 04-27-2009 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by RedCatWaves (Post 949439)
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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 949331)
thanks!

one last question ;-) i checked and my tube said it expires 1/09. i've still been using it. since it's nearing the end of 4/09 should i toss it or use it up and then buy another tube?

s


Personally, I would keep using it. It won't hurt you because it's expired, but it may have lost some effectiveness.

great cause that's what i've been doing!!

curlypearl 04-27-2009 07:34 PM

Be cautious with this stuff. It made my skin puff up and turn very dark red. Maybe I'm allergic. I through out out. Never had any problem with retin-A if I don't use it too often. Good luck!

luvmylocs 04-28-2009 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by curlypearl (Post 949720)
Be cautious with this stuff. It made my skin puff up and turn very dark red. Maybe I'm allergic. I through out out. Never had any problem with retin-A if I don't use it too often. Good luck!

hmm interesting. i don't have any adverse reactions to it at all.

Song 04-28-2009 10:46 AM

Yes, I did use sunscreen faithfully, and I still got rebound darkening.

Lots of people don't have this occur, though. It happened pretty fast. If you've been using it for awhile with no problem, then probably you will be okay.

luvmylocs 04-28-2009 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe (Post 949355)
When I saw my dermatologist, he mentioned this effect and switched me over to Azulex prescription. But to be honest I haven't been using it every day.

sbb, i looked up azulex on webmd and it looks like it is for the treatment of acne. is this what your derm gave you to lighten hyperpigmentation? there's no mention of that on webmd.

Suburbanbushbabe 04-28-2009 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 950283)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe (Post 949355)
When I saw my dermatologist, he mentioned this effect and switched me over to Azulex prescription. But to be honest I haven't been using it every day.

sbb, i looked up azulex on webmd and it looks like it is for the treatment of acne. is this what your derm gave you to lighten hyperpigmentation? there's no mention of that on webmd.

Misspelled it. It's Azelex (azelaic acid cream 20%).
I read an interesting feature on Mandelic acid on the GOW site.

http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/mandelic.html

RedCatWaves 04-29-2009 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe (Post 950968)
Quote:

Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 950283)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe (Post 949355)
When I saw my dermatologist, he mentioned this effect and switched me over to Azulex prescription. But to be honest I haven't been using it every day.

sbb, i looked up azulex on webmd and it looks like it is for the treatment of acne. is this what your derm gave you to lighten hyperpigmentation? there's no mention of that on webmd.

Misspelled it. It's Azelex (azelaic acid cream 20%).
I read an interesting feature on Mandelic acid on the GOW site.

http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/mandelic.html


Everyone is different, but I generally have skin-of-iron and can withstand almost anything, but mandelic made me peel so much I could hardly stand it. It didn't seem to do anything for my hyperpigmentation either. I know some people who love mandelic for both acne and lightening.

MF76 06-11-2012 09:02 AM

TRI-Luma Cream for pigmentation
 
Hi,

I used tri-luma too- I have dark spots on my forehead, upper lip, and on both cheek bones under the eye area. I got laser treatment for it about a year ago and kept out of the sun and used sun block (45 SPF) and wore a hat, but after about 2 months they just came back. I have fair-medium sensitive skin. Tri-luma did work for me after about 7 days of using nightly. I still have the tube and it expired in October 2011, but I'm going to use it again anyway since there's so much left and it's really expensive. I will post again in a few days to let you know if it's still potent enough or if there are any adverse reactions since it's expired. I recommend using Aveeno (clear complexion) face lotion with soy to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of brown spots. It does work- but it takes about a few weeks of daily use to see results. It's also good to prevent break-outs. I highly recommend trying it as a daily moisturizer along with a sun block cream.
Hope my info. was helpful to anyone reading with similar issues!


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