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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...

Brown staining on the lower legs.

Brown staining on the lower legs is usually one of two things –  sun damage – in which case the spots look more like freckles or, brown pigment (hemosiderin) from...

Laser treatments after chemotherapy.

I’m so glad you wrote!  It’s absolutely fine to do laser treatment after chemotherapy, just not during the chemotherapy.    And, it’s best to wait until 3-6 months after though to...

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