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Skin Lightening Pads for Hyperpigmentation

Skin lightening pads are most frequently used to treat hyperpigmentation of the face, especially melasma. Melasma is a common skin condition among women that results in brown patches of skin on the face. Age spots (also known as sun spots) can also be treated with skin lightening products. Skin lightening pads made by a compounding pharmacy can contain a mixture of ingredients for lightening hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone. These…
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Tranexamic Acid for Melasma

Tranexamic acid has been used for many years for managing blood loss. It is also an effective treatment for melasma that has fewer side effects than hydroquinone. This makes it an appealing option for a skin condition that is resistant to medication and may require repeated treatment courses. While there is no commercially available preparation of tranexamic acid in topical form, it can still be obtained by taking advantage of…
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Tranexamic Acid Applications

Tranexamic acid is antifibrinolytic medication that has numerous applications. It is primarily used to control bleeding – in particular heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding associated with oral surgeries. First discovered in the 1960s, tranexamic acid is now included on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines and is used regularly in clinics throughout the world. It is only recently that it has been recognized for its potential to save…
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Antifibrinolytic Mouthwashes for Dentistry

An antifibrinolytic mouthwash can be helpful for a variety of oral procedures where bleeding may be a concern. The antifibrinolytic drugs frequently used by dentists are aminocaproic acid (ACA) and tranexamic acid (TXA). In studies these drugs have been shown to significantly reduce bleeding when applied locally either as a preventative measure or a post-operative treatment. Hematologic disorders that affect the fibrolytic system can result in bleeding complications during oral…
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