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Does taking hyaluronic acid tablets do anything?

Thank you for reading!  Sadly, there’s no evidence at all, that I’ve seen, that taking these tablets does anything.  My vote is to not waste your money.  You’re much better...

White Spots on the Body – What are These?

Please see your dermatologist or doctor for a diagnosis. White spots on the body are usually one of these things: tinea versicolor (overgrowth of a certain yeast), vitiligo (autoimmune), or...

Is There a Cure Yet for Cellulite?

The short answer on this is no. Some progress has been made on why it occurs, but all of the current treatments available have been largely temporary improvements. Liposuction is...

On teens, Tazorac, acne and hair loss.

Thanks for writing!   I won’t be able to answer everything just due to the complexity, so please be sure to see her dermatologist in addition to coordinate and answer everything...

Help for a red chest.

Since you’re only 16, I’m wondering if you might have gotten a really severe sunburn in the past few years?    Generally, red chests occur as we get older if we...

Laser hair removal on the face and acne meds.

I have to respectfully diagree with your ??tech, doctor?? on this one.  Epiduo is a combination of adapalene (also in Azalex) and benzoyl peroxide.   Unless you are a very dark...

Does Tanning Really Lead to Skin Cancer?

Sadly, the answer is yes, yes and yes.  The lighter your skin type, the more likely you are to develop skin cancer with tanning and this includes “indoor” tanning.    ...

Does Latisse Work to Regrow Hair in the Eyebrows?

While Latisse works very consistently and well on almost everyone to lengthen eyelashes, it is less consistent on eyebrows.   Some patients report new growth, some report just growth maintenance with...

Pregancy and possible toxic ingredients in skincare.

I agree with you that when you’re pregnant, it’s best to just eliminate everything possibly toxic you can.  It’s not because I have concerns about most skincare products, it’s just...
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