Melatrin Cream (Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.01%, Hydroquinone 4%, Tretinoin 0.05%) should always be used as instructed by your doctor. To use this medicine correctly,please follow the steps below :
Apply Melatrin Cream at night, at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
Step-1 : Gently wash your face with a mild cleanser.
Step-2 : Rinse and pat your skin dry. Put a small amount (pea sized or ½ inch or less) of Melatrin Cream on your finger tip. Apply a thin coat onto the discolored spot(s), including about ½ inch of normal skin surrounding the affected area.
Step-3 : Rub the medicine lightly and uniformly on your skin. The medicine should become invisible almost at once. If you can still see it, you are using too much.
Step-4 : Keep the medicine away from the corners of your nose, mouth, eyes and open wounds. Spread it away from those areas when applying it.
Step-5 : Wash your face gently with water in the next morning.
Step-6 : Use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 during day time over the treated area. You can also use an umbrella. Always try to avoid the exposure of sunlight.
Step-7 : You may also use a moisturizer and cosmetics during the day.
Do not use more Melatrin Cream or apply it more often than recommended by your doctor. Too much Melatrin Cream may irritate your skin and won't give you faster or better result.