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body acne Dr. Irwin answers on skintour

Tender red bumps – Is it body acne?

July 24, 2018
Summer is usually a time when we show more skin which is FUN!  We live in our bodies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. And most of us spend more time and money on our cars then we...
Accutane and acne Dr. Irwin answers on skintour

When to consider Accutane/isotretinoin for acne!

July 19, 2018
You bring up a good point. Accutane in the U.S. is controlled and used very differently than in the rest of the world. The generic name for Accutane is isotretinoin. Other names include: Myorisan, Amneststeem, Claravis, Zenatane. This molecule is...
vaginal skin Dr. Irwin answers on skintour

Safely removing hair and lightening pigment of vaginal skin and around the genital area

July 17, 2018
This sounds very uncomfortable and distressing! I’m hearing many questions about these goals and the difficulty in attaining them on the blog. I hear all of you and thank you so much for writing. Below are some ideas to consider...
hollowing under eyes Dr. Irwin answers on skintour

Eyes Part 2: Hollowing, troughs and dark circles under the eyes.

July 12, 2018
The last post (see it here) was about good products and treatments for care of the eye area skin. Thinner than other areas on the face, the eye area has very little dermis, the layer of skin with all the...
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