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CAN HORMONAL IUDS CAUSE ACNE?

Due to the increasing popularity of IUDs for convenient birth control, we have been seeing more women in CONNECTED’s office frustrated by severe acne. Many come to see us because their GP or gynecologist has told them that their hormonal IUD (eg. Mirena, Skyla) is unlikely the cause of their acne, because the hormones only […] Read more…

types of hyperpigmentation

TORONTO SKINCARE: THE TYPES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION

Hyperpigmentation is a skincare concern affecting millions of people, which means people ask us for advice about treating hyperpigmentation all the time. Hyperpigmentation is an inconsistency of color. There are different types of hyperpigmentation: sun spots/solar lentigos, melasma, freckles, etc. Scars from acne or even injury (burns, cuts, abrasions) can cause hyperpigmentation as well. Today […] Read more…

COMMON CAUSES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION

Although you might not know it by its proper scientific term, chances are you are familiar with hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition in which patches and area of skin become darker than the surrounding skin. Things like freckles and sunspots are common manifestations of this condition and today we’re going to discuss some common […] Read more…

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