- One 20 gram tube of Demelan Cream
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What is Demelan Cream?
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Demelan Cream is an OTC combination cream containing the active ingredients glycolic acid, arbutin and kojic acid and is considered a depigmenting cream, which works as a whitening agent used in the treatment of dark skin discoloration disorders such as hyperpigmentation and melasma. The cream also works as an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells that have been aggregated on the skin’s surface area to help diminish fine lines, wrinkles, pores and other aging signs to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. Demelan Cream does not contain hydroquinone.
How is Demelan Cream used?
Demelan Cream should be applied topically once every other day for the first week, then once or twice per day, as it will depend on skin condition and response to cream. Apply a small amount of the cream to the affected area and gently massage it in until it disappears. Treatment should be continued until the treated area is the same color as the rest of the body. With more than one active ingredient, visible results can be seen in four weeks, with further improvement as you continue with treatment.
Patients using the Demelan Cream may encounter side effects such as:
- Dry skin
- Irritation, burning or stinging at application site
- Itchy skin
However, this cream comes in a very emollient cream base, making it very easy to use on a daily basis. With time and regular use, dryness/irritation will not only diminish, but the glycolic acid will work to hydrate the skin at an extreme level. A sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher should be applied during the day and prolonged sun exposure should be avoided while treating pigmentation problems. Avoid applying to eyelids, external corners of the mouth or nose and any injured or irritated parts of the skin.