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skin color change Dr. Irwin answers on Skintour

Can skin color change?

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...
moles Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour

Cost of removing moles, lumps, and bumps?

I wonder if she was saying that freezing the moles (with liquid nitrogen (LN2)) would be $200 for all of them? But you bring up a good point, which is...
How to treat white spots Dr. Irwin answers on skintour

White spots or dots on the skin. What are these?

Blotchy skin, in general, is currently considered by many cultures to be unattractive. Most cultures value even toned skin without red spots, white spots or brown spots.  So whiter spots...
Why lip sunscreen is so important. Dr. Irwin answers on SkinTour.

Why lip sunscreen is so important!

This is great. I’ve seen at least 4 patients in the last two weeks with problems on the lips with precancerous spots and skin cancers. This is a frequent problem....
Young man with moisturizer on the face for oil and acne. Dr Irwin answers on SkinTour

Really frustrated with oil and acne in Toronto!

Ok – let’s really talk about this.  I’m totally hearing your frustration. Let’s think about your body though first. From puberty to late 20s, male and female hormones are the...
Skin care for pollution, dry climate, and adult acne - answers from Dr. Irwin on SkinTour skin blog

Skin care for pollution, lots of sun, and dry weather

This is a great question.  Thank you!   I think this is a common problem worldwide.  Here are some suggestions: Think seasonally and adjust your skincare regimen accordingly.  Some ideas for...
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