Vu Pharmaceuticals provides a more convenient way to get hydroquinone for melasma. Instead of waiting in a pharmacy line, get your prescription-strength, high quality, reasonably priced melasma medication in our office during your next visit. By skipping the pharmacy, many of our products are less expensive than the prices found elsewhere. All of the melasma products are made with the same rigorous quality standards that you would expect from our skilled and experienced dermatology providers.
Melasma is a common condition that causes discoloration to appear on your skin that is typically brown or grayish-brown in color. While you might commonly see melasma occur on your face, it can also appear on other areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun often, like the hands. Other areas you may notice melasma occur could be on your cheeks, bridge of your nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip.
Women are more often diagnosed with melasma than men, especially during pregnancy. The only sign of melasma is usually the skin discoloration. It does not itch or burn. Sun exposure and hormonal changes are two common triggers of melasma.
We offer melasma treatment options in our office. Through Vu Pharmaceuticals, hydroquinone for melasma, or melasma gel, is more convenient and accessible for our patients.
What type of melasma medication can I get through Vu Pharmaceuticals?
Through Vu Pharmaceuticals, we currently provide melasma gel with the active ingredient hydroquinone for this condition.
● Melasma Gel (Hydroquinone 8%, tretinoin 0.05%, fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%)
Melasma Gel is used to treat melasma. This medication contains three active ingredients, uniquely combined to treat dark spots associated with facial melasma. Hydroquinone for melasma is a depigmented agent that interrupts the formation and synthesis of melanin to help lighten your skin. Tretinoin increases cell turnover rate, which helps exfoliate the skin. Fluocinolone is a mild corticosteroid that reduces inflammation. Use this medication as instructed by your provider.
Please read our Melasma Gel handout for more information.
As with any medication, including melasma medications, reactions and concerns should be brought to the attention of your prescribing provider.