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microneedling Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour

The dangers and complications of microneedling

October 2, 2018
My heart goes out to you and thank you for sharing this.  It will help others contemplating this procedure. First, let’s talk about the different types of problems that can arise after microneedling. Please remember that it’s often NOT the...
skin color change Dr. Irwin answers on Skintour

Can skin color change?

September 18, 2018
This is a really interesting question. If you look in a dermatology textbook, there is a small section on “chromoderma.” There are several diseases that can cause the color of the skin to change, and some of them are listed....
hair loss for women or men Dr. Irwin answers on Skintour

New hair loss treatments for women or men.

September 13, 2018
There are millions of women who have mild genetically based hair loss, and millions more with moderate to severe as we age. Almost everyone notices less hair as we age.  In my family, my mom had the fine, thin hair,...
sun damage - Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour

Can you “heal” the effects of sun damage from the past?

September 11, 2018
This is a good question. The answer is that much of sun damage CAN be undone, but it takes a little time and effort. The older you are when you start, the more effort it takes. Makes sense though. Here’s...
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