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Melasma and Contraception

Melasma and Forms of Contraception

Perhaps you know that melasma can be triggered and/or aggravated by oral contraceptives. What you may not know is that newer forms of contraception, such as intrauterine devices (IUD), may be less melasma-triggering than combined oral contraceptives (OCPs). A report by Dr. Kroumpouzos and colleagues that was published in journal Acta Dermato-Venereologica indicates that IUDs …Read More


Hyperlipidemia and Skin Disease

Perhaps you know that hyperlipidemia, or increased cholesterol and/or triglycerides, is common in the general population. What you may not know is that certain skin diseases are specifically associated with cholesterol and/or triglyceride abnormalities. A report by Dr. Kroumpouzos and colleagues that was published in the journal Archives of Dermatology indicates that patients with a …Read More