Paris Conference on Aging Skin

I just returned from the conference in Paris on aging skin, where I learned, absorbed, and will be incorporating the new information into the website, blog posts, and tips.

One thing I’m thankful for is our FDA. They may take a long time to approve new products, but they are saving us in the U.S. from the huge number of inferior quality (read cheap) hyaluronic acid fillers that are everywhere in Europe and other parts of the world. There are reports of many complications from some of these inferior quality fillers. I still recommend staying with the 3 larger companies – Allergan, SkinMedica/Qmed, and Merck if at all possible for these.

Do retinoids like Retin-A thin your skin over time?  See Dr. Irwin’s blog post.

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.

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