Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD
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Skintour - about biofilm - dangers of fillers

Important. Everyone needs to know about this…

July 31, 2016
There is something to consider when you have a red lump/bump develop that lasts longer than a month after an hyaluronic acid filler! There is a type of infection called a biofilm. This is a low-grade infection (kind of like an...
Bruising and discoloration from dermal filler above lips. Causes and treatments

How long can bruising from a filler last?

July 27, 2016
It really sounds like you did everything you could to prevent bruising. A few small to medium sized bruises that last a few days to a week or so are considered normal. But 6 weeks later? This doesn’t make sense...
I'm in my 30s and have female pattern baldness. What is causing my hair loss?

Hair loss in women – evaluating causes of…

July 25, 2016
You are SO welcome. I really love being able to talk to all of you from places all over the world. Thank you for sharing your hair loss concerns with me. Many people don’t realize but there are numerous internal causes...
Upper lip filler treatment resulted in a lump, line, and discolored skin

Upper lip filler treatment resulted in a lump,…

July 18, 2016
Please, please, please before any of you let someone inject you (even with an HA filler), ask whether they are able to correct bumps with hyaluronidase. If they say no, walk out the door and find someone more expert.  Treating...
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