Topical tranexamic acid as a promising treatment for melasma

  title={Topical tranexamic acid as a promising treatment for melasma},
  author={Bahareh Ebrahimi and Farahnaz Fatemi Naeini},
  booktitle={Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences},
BACKGROUND In recent times, tranexamic acid (TA) is claimed to have whitening effects especially for ultraviolet-induced hyperpigmentation including melasma. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical solution of TA and compare it with combined solution of hydroquinone and dexamethasone as the gold standard treatment of melasma in Iranian women. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a double-blind split-face trial of 12 weeks which was conducted in Isfahan, Iran. Fifty… CONTINUE READING
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