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Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher

Dermatologist

Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher practices Dermatopathology in San Antonio, Texas. Dermatopathology is a medical specialty that focuses on dermatology and pathology, and involves the diagnosis of various diseases of the skin, hair and nails by looking at cutaneous diseases though a microscopic and on a molecular level. By revealing the histology of diseases and results from a specific diagnostic interpretation, Dr. Boucher is able to analyze the potential causes of skin diseases at a basic level.
Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher
Specializes in:
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Disease
  • Hair Care
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Université de Montréal
  • Accepting new patients

How long does it take to get cured of Lichen planus?

Vary from one patient to another. Can be a few months to few years

I have severe acne and it's only getting worse. Can you suggest some medication for it?

Yes, you need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. You may need prescriptive medicine, topical, antibiotics, or other treatments available for severe acne.

How successful are laser hair removal procedures?

Permanent hair removal means no hair regrowth within one year. The cost is about the same price as doing electrolysis weekly for a year. Laser reduces the number of hair removal READ MORE
Permanent hair removal means no hair regrowth within one year. The cost is about the same price as doing electrolysis weekly for a year. Laser reduces the number of hair removal sessions.

Are parabens really harmful for the skin?

Not harmful, though it can cause allergic reactions in the skin. Can also cross react with Sulfa drug. Can also stain clothing, that’s why we don’t use it anymore.

I have pigmentation issues around my neck and elbows. Is there anything I can do?

Need to be seen by a dermatologist. On your neck, it can be pseudoacanthosis nigricans that can be associated with diabetes or near-coming diabetes. On the elbow, it can be a cutaneous READ MORE
Need to be seen by a dermatologist. On your neck, it can be pseudoacanthosis nigricans that can be associated with diabetes or near-coming diabetes. On the elbow, it can be a cutaneous pad (hyperkeratosis) that needs a deep moisturizer.

Is nail discoloration a sign of a health problem?

Without seeing it, it’s difficult to answer. Thickening of nails can be related to poor circulation or fungus. Discoloration can be related to skin color. Development of an early READ MORE
Without seeing it, it’s difficult to answer. Thickening of nails can be related to poor circulation or fungus. Discoloration can be related to skin color. Development of an early mole under the nail, beginning of a fungal or bacterial infection or even a melanoma.

Can marks from chicken pox fade?

These are scars that need to be treated as such.

What is the best way to treat acne marks?

Multiple treatments available:

-Microdermabrasion
-Microneedling
-Suscitions
-Fillers
-Radiofrequency
-Focus ultrasound
-Ect., or a combination of the above

Is tea tree oil safe to apply on pimples?

Will do no harm but may not be effective

What is the after care for a piercing?

Keep the area clean, apply neosporin orpolysporin ointment.

Does calamine work for dry skin?

It will dry it more

How can one make out the difference between melanoma and a mole?

ABCD
A : lesion asymmetric
B : border irregular
C : Color change especially black

Can you please give me some tips to fix my dry skin?

Cétacé soap substitute, apply moisturizer cétacé on wet skin

Can laser hair removal treatment cause any major side effects?

Improperly administered can cause burns, post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation, even scarring.

My husband is diabetic and his skin is darkening. What should we do?

1st, control the diabetes better.
2nd, evaluate the skin to see if bleaching agent would be beneficial.

What can I do to get rid of my 10 year old stretch marks?

Every treatment will be considered cosmetic. For stretch marks, multiple treatments are available. The gold is to improve them and sometimes more than one modality will be used READ MORE
Every treatment will be considered cosmetic. For stretch marks, multiple treatments are available. The gold is to improve them and sometimes more than one modality will be used to achieve the best result.
Here’s the options:
Micro needling, radio frequency, microdermabrasion, laser.

Can you suggest a sunscreen for children?

Blue Lizzard SPF 30 for sensitive skin or sports