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Consumer Reports on sunscreens – why you shouldn’t believe it!

August 30, 2018
Ok – so I had to go back and reread this because I read it months ago, and couldn’t remember exactly what I thought the problem was. LOL. My problem with this Consumer Report (CR) report is that they don’t...
Radiofrequency treatment Dr. Irwin answers on Skintour

Can radiofrequency treatments cause indentations or divits?

August 28, 2018
Radiofrequency is a useful tool in the anti-aging world of dermatology. For those of you who have not experienced a radiofrequency treatment, it uses sound energy to heat the dermis, which is where the collagen, collagen making cells and elastic...
How do I treat melasma if it seems to be getting worse? Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour skin care blog

Severe melasma that doesn’t respond to treatment, and is life altering!

August 22, 2018
My heart goes out to you on this. Especially your last sentence. Many people with this problem struggle with how persistent it is, how difficult it is to make improvements and feel discouraged. I just want you to know that...
excess hair growth Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour

Excess hair growth with a hair removal laser

August 16, 2018
Thank you for writing. The more we all stay in touch, the better we’ll be able to help our patients. This is such a good question and not talked about much. We have had 2 or 3 patients over the...
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