Aspen, Colo. — At the most recent edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), attendees learned about an expert’s personal experience with Lytera 2.0.
“Lytera is near and dear to my heart because I produce so much melanin,” said Jeanine Downie, M.D. She applies it daily even if she’s staying indoors with shades down. “Studies have proven that we react to indoor and outdoor light. I’ve had melasma since I was 21,” when she worked as a lifeguard. “For my very melasma-prone skin, I typically use Lytera twice a day.” Patients with mild or moderate melasma might only use it in the evening, when cells are turning over.
Lytera is backed by 9 clinical trials. In one study, it reduced melanin synthesis 45% versus control. “That’s very impressive.” In another study, Lytera achieved an effect similar to that of 4% hydroquinone in reducing appearance of hyperpigmentation over 12 weeks.
“This is very exciting — 100% of your patients who use this consistently, and also apply sunblock consistently, will see a difference. And they will be happy with the results,” including the brightness and evenness of their skin tone. For a sunblock, she recommended TNS Total Defense & Repair. “It rubs into every complexion. So if you have patients with brown skin who are complaining that sunblock makes them look gray, this is something they can reach for.”
Dr. Downie is a Montclair, New Jersey-based dermatologist.
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