Products – What Can You Reasonably Expect?

  Many of my patients are confused about skin care products and what they can do.

Here’s the good news. At any age, and particularly starting young, they can help prevent future sun damage and wrinkles, relieve very fine lines, help keep pigment even, increase cell turnover time (more "glow"), and treat some types of acne.

Here’s the bad news. There is no cream on this earth that can relieve existing wrinkles significantly, replace shrinking fat pads, replace existing collagen and elastic fibers damaged by sun and age, tighten sagging skin, or improve pore size (not just hide them). To improve these problems you will need lasers and their cousins, fillers like Juvederm, Botox, or surgery.

Coming soon – why do we never hear about cosmetic treatments or skin care products that don’t work?

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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One of the best investments in your skin is your daily skincare. Why? Because you can prevent many problems with blotchy skin color, lack of glow, texture, some types of acne, and fine lines with good skincare products. You can also correct some of these problems with effective skincare products. Great skincare is often more expensive because quality ingredients are expensive. Some companies spend on research/development which benefits all of us and adds to the cost. Are they worth it? In general - yes! I have handpicked some of what I consider to be the best skin care products, and offer them for sale on SkinTour's shop. This is based on my team and I's testing and research at our clinic. Many of the products are in my own regimen. What could be better than using skin care products a dermatologist uses?!