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Research Round-Up — Melasma Treatment and Indoor Tanning Ban

Welcome back for research round-up! Thanks for reading my Monday morning segment on the latest Dermatology research. Today I’ll be discussing an oral adjunctive treatment for melasma and new research regarding the ban on indoor tanning for minors. I’m passionate about skin cancer prevention so I thought today’s topic on indoor tanning was very important to discuss. Keep reading to get the full scoop. Oral Tranexamic Acid for Treating Melasma A study recently published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that oral tranexamic acid may help in the treatment of melasma. (1) Melasma is a chronic hyperpigmentation condition that […]

Sun Addiction (UV Light Substance Related Disorder)

Have you ever wondered if you’re tanning too much? Ever felt like you should cut down on tanning? Ever felt annoyed when other people criticize you for tanning? Ever felt guilty about tanning? Ever felt like you needed to tan first thing in the morning? If you answered yes to any of those questions you may have a sun addiction. CAGE Questionnaire Addiction is a word with a lot of negative connotations, but studies have found that the strong desire to tan that some people feel can be likened to an addiction. The CAGE questionnaire was originally developed to screen […]