Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD
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Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin, and I believe that consumers deserve a medically trained and unbiased skincare advocate. That’s why I write these skin care tips and guides.

  • All our content is written and researched by myself and my trained staff.
  • My medical office in Seattle has experience treating thousands of patients.
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What is the best laser or treatment for removing facial hair? Depends on your skin and hair color! Dr. Irwin explains.

What is the best laser for removing facial hair?

November 3, 2016
Facial hair removal depends a little on what color your hair is and what color your skin is. You probably already know this but skin color is just how much melanin you have genetically in your skin. Red heads have almost...
Rosacea is actually made worse sometimes by prescription creams. Look at the ingredients to find out why...

Can a prescription cream like Stieve-A make my rosacea worse?

November 2, 2016
Ok ……if I could write YES in supersized letters and 25 exclamation points here, I would!! But the reason why a cream might make your Rosacea worse requires deeper explanation to help you avoid a broader problem. The reason why creams backfire:...
When to get a second opinion on a filler problem

When do you need a second opinion for Botox/Dysport issues and other filler problems?

October 22, 2016
Please get on the web and and try to find a board certified dermatologist (one who is experienced with fillers) who can see you ASAP. Once you find one, call their front desk staff and tell them that you are a...
Can Dysport actually make bags under my eyes so that I look older?

Can Botox/Dysport cause under eye bags? And…..who to choose to do your Botox?

October 21, 2016
I’m glad you asked this because I think it brings up two common issues. So thank you, and my heart goes out to you on this one. It’s really frustrating to try to do something to improve how you look,...
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