Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD
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Hi, I’m Dr. Irwin. I believe that consumers deserve a medically trained and unbiased skincare advocate.

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Can thinner lips be a little larger and still look natural? What about Volbella?

May 31, 2017
Thank you for pointing out that I haven’t written about this for awhile. On Volbella, everyone, including the marketing teams helping them, was very excited when Volbella was FDA approved here. It is in the Juvederm family (Allergan) and part...
Chest damage skin repair after radiation therapy for cancer. What can I do? Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour

After radiation, surgery, chemo for breast cancer, is it possible to repair the chest skin damage?

May 24, 2017
That’s WONDERFUL!   You are a survivor and I really admire anyone who is. It’s not an easy road, as you know. The answer to your question about chest skin damage is that yes, the skin on the chest can be greatly...
Wedding skin preparation, prom skin prep, and more - a guide by Dr. Irwin on Skintour skin blog

Pre prom, graduation, and wedding skin preparation. A how to!

May 22, 2017
With all the events coming up, there have been good questions from all of you about how to prepare for these. Wedding skin preparation. Prom skin preparation. Graduation prom preparation. Many suffer from breakouts and, of course, these seem to...
Long term safety of kojic acid in skin lightening creams.

Long term safety of kojic acid in skin lightening creams.

May 18, 2017
Someone asked this on Twitter recently but the answer really is too long for a tweet. So here it is! Kojic acid has been used for years in skin care creams designed to treat brown spots, melasma and other pigment...
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