Metairie Dermatologic Surgeon
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Treatment for Wrinkles Caused by Retin-A

What you are likely experiencing is an irritation called retinoid dermatitis that occurs when you first start using Retin-A. This leaves the skin dry... READ MORE

Botox Cream That Works on Wrinkles?

We are excited that there appears to be some very promising data on a topical formulation of Botox.  The first study published used this product... READ MORE

Are Large Blisters Common After Laser Therapy?

First of all, throw away the neosporin.  The neomycin in this product causes terrible allergic reactions including blisters and may be making... READ MORE

Dissolving Restylane - How Long to Wait to Get Hyaluronidase Injections?

Tear troughs are tricky to inject.  In my opinion there are many who perform this procedure that inject far too much filler leaving a visible... READ MORE

What is the Ideal Age to Start Using Retinol-containing Products?

First, you have to quit smoking. Smoking is the second worst thing you can do to promote skin aging right behind sunbathing. We know smoking breaks... READ MORE

Can Botox Cause Wrinkles if One Get To Many Injections?

I think you need to try a new injector. It sounds like whoever is doing the treatment is not giving you enough units from the beginning. You should... READ MORE

Does Microdermabrasion Remove Pigmentation Marks on Black Skin?

You should see your dermatologist first and get a diagnosis. It sounds like you have either pigmentation from the sun or melasma which comes from a... READ MORE

Is IPL or Laser Best for Facial Hair Removal?

Save your money. Laser and IPL will not help light peach fuzz type hair.  Try waxing and then use the prescription Vaniqua cream afterwards to... READ MORE

Is Microdermabrasion Safe While on Retin-A?

As you can see from the variety of answers below, each of us has our own way of combining RetinA and microdermabrasion. In my office, I stop all Retin... READ MORE

Facials and Blackhead Removal While on Accutane?

I think it is safe to have extractions while you are on Accutane but I would prefer to see you have them done by your dermatologist. Accutane changes... READ MORE

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