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What to do when you have acne and rosacea. The differences and how to treat, by Dr. Brandith Irwin on SkinTour skin care blog

6 ways to tell the difference between acne and rosacea. They can look similar!

March 29, 2018
Thank you for your question! You reminded me that I’ve been seeing many questions about acne and Rosacea. 🙂 Here are 6 ways to tell the difference between acne and Rosacea: Acne onset is most common in the 11-40 year...
Which Hydroquinone is the best for melasma and sun damage? Dr Irwin answers on SkinTour

What is the best hydroquinone skin “bleaching” cream for melasma, acne and sun damage?

March 27, 2018
So-called “bleaching creams” are causing a lot of confusion among those of you who are loving and taking care of your skin. Hydroquinones being one of them. Here are the 3 main points of confusion. None of any these creams actually...
Facelift pros and cons - is there a point where it makes more sense than fillers and injectalbles? Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour skin care blog

Financially, is there a point where it makes more sense to get a facelift?

March 22, 2018
Since I’m not a big fan of facelifts, you may be asking the wrong person!  🙂  But, here are some things to consider and think about in making your decision. You deserve a good facelift pros and cons list to...
Micro-Botox for large pores and oil? Dr. Irwin reviews on SkinTour dermatology blog

Does “Micro-Botox / Dysport” work to treat large pores and oil?

March 21, 2018
I recently had someone ask me about this “new” technique of Micro Botox for oil glands and large pores. Many of us in this field have been doing these techniques for years for another purpose. Many dermatologists use the term...
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