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Reliability assessment and validation of the Melasma Area and Severity Index (MASI) and a new modified MASI scoring method.
BACKGROUND The Melasma Area and Severity Index (MASI), the most commonly used outcome measure for melasma, has not been validated. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the reliability and validity ofExpand
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A global survey of the role of ultraviolet radiation and hormonal influences in the development of melasma
Background It has been generally believed that the four main causes of melasma are pregnancy, hormonal contraception, family history and sun exposure; however, there are few published comprehensiveExpand
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Treatment of melasma.
Treatment of melasma involves the use of a range of topical depigmenting agents and physical therapies. Varying degrees of success have been achieved with these therapies. The Pigmentary DisordersExpand
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Once-Daily Oral Sarecycline 1.5 mg/kg/day Is Effective for Moderate to Severe Acne Vulgaris: Results from Two Identically Designed, Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trials.
BACKGROUND Side effects may limit the use of current tetracycline-class antibiotics for acne. OBJECTIVE Evaluate the efficacy and safety of once-daily sarecycline, a novel, narrow-spectrumExpand
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Evidence and considerations in the application of chemical peels in skin disorders and aesthetic resurfacing.
Chemical peeling is a popular, relatively inexpensive, and generally safe method for treatment of some skin disorders and to refresh and rejuvenate skin. This article focuses on chemical peels andExpand
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A randomized study of the efficacy and safety of injectable poly-L-lactic acid versus human-based collagen implant in the treatment of nasolabial fold wrinkles.
BACKGROUND Injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) is a synthetic, biodegradable, biocompatible polymer device. OBJECTIVE We sought to compare the efficacy and safety of injectable PLLA withExpand
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Review of skin-lightening agents.
BACKGROUND Multiple agents are available for the treatment of hyperpigmentation, a cosmetically important condition seen most often in middle-aged and elderly individuals and resulting from exposureExpand
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Metabolic disease
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Expert Opinion: Efficacy of superficial chemical peels in active acne management – what can we learn from the literature today? Evidence‐based recommendations
Background  Superficial chemical peels offer therapeutic results in a convenient, affordable treatment. Many clinicians use these peels in the treatment of acne and acne‐prone oily skin.
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Successful treatment of moderate to severe melasma with triple-combination cream and glycolic acid peels: a pilot study.
Triple-combination (TC) cream is a stable combination of fluocinolone acetonide 0.01%, hydroquinone 4%, and tretinoin 0.05%, and currently is the only US Food and Drug Administration-approved drugExpand
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