We don’t just associate wrinkles with aging; uneven skin tone and spots can also make us appear older.
The doctors say that these are all the effects of the sun, not aging, and they now have a night cream that can treat them all.
Kay Fallon’s ability to maintain her shape at 61 years old should not come as a surprise. She spent her childhood enjoying the outdoors.
Fallon stated, “I rode horses, canoed, and pirogue, went duck hunting, and had a small farm north of Covington where I grew herbs and flowers for a long time.”
In any case, as so many people were born after WW2 there was no sunscreen.
Fallon adds, “When we were in high school, we used to take the baby oil and put the iodine in it and put that on our skins. I do have sun spots on my stomach and hands, of course.”
Kay is correct in referring to them as sun spots rather than liver spots or age spots.
“Neither your liver function nor these spots have anything to do with them.” They are only caused by the sun. They can occur in your twenties. Dr. Mary Lupo, a dermatologist, stated, “If you’ve had enough sun damage in your teens, especially if you have the risky behavior of going in a tanning bed.”
Therefore, Kay was prescribed Tri-Luma Cream, a nighttime cream, by Dr. Lupo.
According to Dr. Lupo, “Tri Luma Cream is primarily used for that overall background of blotchy pigmentation that we associate with age and sun abuse.”
Tri-Luma Cream is a combination of three creams. First, a substance that can lighten or bleach dark sunspots. Next, the ingredient in Retin-A has been shown to build collagen, smooth skin, reduce wrinkles, and make pores smaller. Lastly, a mild steroid to reduce the flakiness, inflammation, redness, and irritation that Retin-A-type gels and creams can cause.
It also pleases other dermatologists and their patients.
According to Elizabeth McBurney, a dermatologist, “I prescribe it almost every day.” We now have a great product that will effectively treat brown spots, in my opinion.”
Tri-Luma Cream is just FDA-endorsed for Melasma, at times called the cover of pregnancy. Hormones and the sun can combine to form dark brown spots. While men can get it, women who are pregnant or taking hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills are more likely to get it. It is inherited and more prevalent in people with darker skin, particularly those with Mediterranean, Asian, Hispanic, or Middle Eastern skin. However, dermatologists also use it to treat aging-related sun damage.
It also helps wrinkles and fine lines because it contains tretinoin, the active ingredient in Retin-A and other prescription retinoids.
Dr. McBurney stated, “Absolutely, it very much will do that as well.”
According to research, Tri-Luma Cream works better when all three of its components are used together than when they are used separately or in combination. The ingredients are considered safe by doctors.
Patients frequently inquire about hydroquinone at my office. “Should I be using this?” they ask. Is it secure? I always say that if you eat a mouse, you’re probably in trouble because those are the studies that showed that it caused certain types of cancer. Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist, stated, “There have never been any studies in humans that have indicated that hydroquinone is of danger.”
Dr. McBurney adds, “The reason it works so well and you don’t have as much fear of the steroid is because it’s combined with Retin-A and the Tretinoin that stimulates the formation of new collagen, so you don’t have as much danger as if you were using the steroid alone.”
Returning to the sun will only exacerbate the damage. Due to a rare allergy, sharing a friend’s prescription to look younger may be harmful. You must use it under the supervision of your doctor.
“You generally need to ensure in the event that you have sun harm to the point of having messy staining, you should be checked for skin diseases,” said Dr. Lupo.
Fallon says, “I’m really pleased with the results.” Dr. Lupo says, “Good, I’m very glad you’re happy.”
Friends have noticed that Kay’s skin appears younger in just a month. She still enjoys the great outdoors; She teaches yoga and tai chi and built a country house herself. She just has a better judgment about being in the sun.
“I was at French Quarter Celebration the entire end of the week and I had my cap on throughout the end of the week. I even conveyed an umbrella. Fallon added, “I may end up like my mother and wear the little white gloves.”
Dermatologists advise always consulting your physician to ensure that your brown spots are not cancerous.
Although the Tri-Luma Cream tube lasts for a very long time and costs around $120, it is not covered by insurance.