What is tranexamic acid?

Tranexamic acid is a substance used in dermatology and aesthetic medicine to treat various skin conditions.

Its use in this sector is very recent, since until now it was used as a coagulating agent in surgery, since it is a derivative of aminocaproic acid, an antifibrinolytic agent that prevents excessive blood loss.

Tranexamic acid for stains

Tranexamic acid acts by inhibiting the activation of plasmin, an enzyme that breaks down blood clots.

It has entered the aesthetic world because it has proven effective in the treatment of pigmentation disorders, such as melasma and rosacea, which are often related to inflammation and hyperpigmentation of the skin. By reducing inflammation and the formation of abnormal blood vessels, it improves the appearance of the skin.

In summary, the benefits of tranexamic acid on the skin are:

  • Reduction of hyperpigmentation and dark spots on the skin.
  • Improved overall skin texture and appearance.
  • Reduction of inflammation in conditions such as rosacea.
  • It can be used in combination with other dermatological treatments for best results.

Effectiveness of tranexamic acid

The effectiveness of tranexamic acid compared to other procedures in the treatment of skin pigmentation disorders depends on several factors, such as the type of disorder and its severity.

Although it is a less invasive and generally safer approach compared to procedures such as laser or peeling, it may be more suitable for less severe cases, especially in conditions related to inflammation and abnormal blood vessel formation.

Combination with other acids

Combining multiple approaches may be more effective in addressing hyperpigmentation and improving skin appearance. Tranexamic acid is often used with hydroquinone in topical formulations, kojic acid in creams and serums, ascorbic acid in topical products, retinoids and glycolic acid.

The choice of tranexamic acid to treat facial blemishes must first be supervised by a professional who can evaluate the skin condition and make a diagnosis.

Commitment to quality

This text on tranexamic acid has been prepared by professional writers. In addition, we have relied on experts in medicine, engineering and aesthetics as a source of information, as well as specific studies to maintain the quality of what we publish.

At Sisneo Bioscience we are committed to publish truthful and contrasted information. And to update or correct it as soon as new knowledge becomes available.

Among others, we have used the following sources:

  • José Caballero y J. Jaime Miranda. «Ácido tranexámico: evidencia científica y su traducción en la práctica clínica» en Revista chilena de cirugía. 2017 Ene-Feb vol.69 num.1 99-100. doi: 10.1016/j.rchic.2016.09.005
  • Alicia M. Tamayo-Carbón y Diana K. Cuastumal-Figueroa. «Versatilidad terapéutica del ácido tranexámico aplicado a la Cirugía Plástica. Revisión bibliográfica» en Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. vol.48 no.4 Madrid oct./dic. 2022 Epub 13-Mar-2023