Tranexamic Acid to Prevent and Treat Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

By: Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology


Dr. Austin and Dr. Welsh, along with medical student (and previous BACD medical assistant!) Aleksandra Lindgren have published a landmark article in Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) . Their work highlights the use of tranexamic acid to treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). 


Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) can be a troublesome result of conditions such as acne, melasma, and burns. It can also be a complication of procedures such as lasers, peels, microneedling, or even injections. PIH can negatively impact the quality of life and is sometimes devastating to a patient.

At Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology, we believe PIH can always resolve with the right approach. For the patients in this study, oral medication tranexamic acid was prescribed and successfully healed their PIH to achieve beautiful, glowing skin! Our providers dedicate themselves to providing you with cutting-edge prescription-grade skin care, and oral medications when needed.

Drs. Austin and Welsh have been actively publishing for years. Dr. Austin is proud to have 28 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and Dr. Welsh has 13 and counting, with more publications pending! They believe in providing education in written form and giving lectures nationwide and worldwide. Dr. Austin also offers hands-on injectables and surgical training for other board-certified dermatologists and dermatology residents.

If you are experiencing PIH, melasma or other unwanted hyperpigmentation, schedule a consultation with one of our providers today. We know everyone can have better skin! 


Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology Patient Results in JDD Article

Before After Study Photos

For the patients in this study, the oral medication tranexamic acid was prescribed as part of their treatment plan to successfully heal their PIH and

Before After Photos: Tranexami

This patient's treatment plan included Tranexamic Acid, chemical peels and prescription-grade topicals.

Before After Photos: Tranexami

Not only has the PIH been healed, but this patient is also enjoying overall glowy, healthy skin.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.