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    thanks for sharing this aquarian. i have a slight thyroid issue. i have a hyper active thyroid. at the current moment, it is mild, and the doctor does not want to treat it with any medications, as she feels that the medication can fix one problem and make another problem appear, and since its mild, to make sure with another blood test in 3 months, that it hasn't progressed, but my concern is that even though its a mild issue, that this is the cause of my melasma. ah gosh so much to worry about!
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    Thanks Aquarian - Please keep us upto date. I have never heard about this injection treatment before and wondering if its really help in melasma. I will be very interested as I am fighting with this melasma for so.....long. Can you give me in detail how do they give you these injection, how many you have already and have seen any improvement. What are the expectation about treating melasma with injection. The doctore who is giving you injctions is a dermatologist. Sorry about so many questions.

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    Hi everyone! I was researching about melasma and just bumped into this wonderful site researching about the Tranexamic Acid, and found this topic. As I am also from Brazil, I'd like to ask anyone who lives here to keep us posted about the average price found in capitals to treat the melasmas with the tranexamic acid injections, and would also reinforce the choir of anxious girls waiting for Aquarian777 to keep us updated about the results! I'm really eager to believe this treatment may work much better than any other from what I have read... my kindest regards to all!

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    hi luciana, where in brazil do you live? in sao paulo the injections where my derm is, charged i believe, 60 reais per injection, and you need to do at least 12 injections total. the cream he made for me with 5% tranexamic acid along with some other stuff, i got at the farmácia de manipulação for about 160 reais. was expensive, but with it. i still have a lot and its been 3 months i am using it. i wasn't able to do the injections, as i didn't have time, and moved back to the states. unfortunately one session would not be enough, so my doctor did not recommend it.
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    Hi ladolcevita, thanks for your reply! So, I live in Atibaia now, which is a city at about 1 hour from Sao Paulo, but as I'll probably be going there every morning in the next months, I would really like to see if it is possible for me to attend any doctor who could try that on me.

    Oh, Gosh! So the treatment is much cheaper than I thought! 60 reais or about it per injection is great! I was already thinking it would cost something like 600 reais each. Is there a way we could use for you to give me his contact? I still haven't found a doctor who uses it. Do you have a Facebook account? Or write me at my hotmail account, there's an underscore separating my first and last names. Can you look for me there? I really need an indication, I don't know where else to look, and haven't found any doctor who I could test it with... and I promise that, if it happens for me to go there, I'll make all the results available here at the forum, even with pics somewhere if it is ok to post it here...

    Can you try to reach me through any other mean for us to talk about it?

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    Hi everyone!
    I've bought the UNT products (the whole range of tranexamic acid ones), and tell you what: I had been paying an absurd for the Ada Tina products and have used them for more than 6 months with no significant results, and in less than a month, some of my spots have almost disappeared using the UNT products! I'm really eager to try the injections with tranexamic acid, because I think if such small concentration in UNT products have already presented results, it must be worth trying the injections!
    I've talked to the very dear La Dolce Vita and have the contact of a doctor here in Brazil, but I'm waiting for summer to finish here so that I can start a decent treatment (I'm planning to have a peeling to minimize the darkest areas, and start with the tranexamic acid injections right after that, using the UNT products as a background maintenance/ home care). I'm trying to get good pics of my skin as it is now, and as soon as I have everything going, I'll let you know.
    Brazilian kisses!

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    Tranexamic acid

    Has anyone used thus to treat their melasma/pigmentation? This government study seems to suggest success: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22329442/

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    Ok ladies, I bought some tranexamic acid at the pharmacy and have started taking it. Fingers crossed x

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    Yes, I've used this before. I had some good results, but did not get rid of the melasma. I was living in Brazil at the time, where the dermatologist also performs injections of tranexamic acid into the melasma. That I never did, as I moved away at that point and never had a chance to try it. It works well however for dermal melasma. I wish you luck, melasma is no fun

    I never could find the topical here in the US. Do you live in America?

    p.s I never tried the tablets, and I have very heavy periods but my OBGYN won't even let me try this, have no idea why. Are you using the tablets or topical?
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    I'm using the tablets. Was prescribed them years ago to no ill effect for a clotting issue and they are available at the pharmacy here in UK without a prescription. I'm using half the recommended dose though as I am cautious! Did they lighten all your skin or just the melasma? The studies infer you should use it alongside other methods rather than on its own so I've kept up my regimen. It's simply meant to speed things up rather than be a standalone solution. I only intend to take them for a few months x

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