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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

What is the side effect of creams containing kojic acid?

Occasionally a patient may complain of a mild irritation

77 Year Old Man With Jock Itch

Can be related to weight or tight clothing. Would need to see it.

My son's skin begins to itch because of sun exposure. What could be the reason for this?

He may have a light induce skin disease like Polymorphous Light Eruption or just Sun induce Pruritus. Would need to see patient.

Can the signs of aging really be reversed?

Skin can be rejuvenated with topical cream, serum (like vitamin C, Retin A), Ultrasound, Radiofrequency, IPL. Microneedling can also be used - that’s minimally invasive. BOTOX READ MORE
Skin can be rejuvenated with topical cream, serum (like vitamin C, Retin A), Ultrasound, Radiofrequency, IPL. Microneedling can also be used - that’s minimally invasive. BOTOX and Filler can also improve the look. But the most important thing is to use sunscreen on daily basis. The best is a sunscreen that contain titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and iron oxide. With these 3 ingredients, the whole spectrum of light is blockex and damage of skin caused by the sun.

During the summer I get heat blisters which leave a light scar. What should I do?

It’s probably Hydroa Vacciniforme. Sunscreen and pill can be use to prevent it. It has to be started 30 to 60 days prior the summers. You need to see a dermatologist.

How do I know the right SPF for my skin type?

SPF 15 and over are okay. The best would be sunscreen that contain Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide that you can find in any pharmacy. But the best would have a 3rd ingredient iron READ MORE
SPF 15 and over are okay. The best would be sunscreen that contain Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide that you can find in any pharmacy. But the best would have a 3rd ingredient iron oxide, like the one I had made for my office that blocks the whole spectrum of light.

How do I know what is the right SPF for me?

Without sunscreen, it takes 10 minutes to get a mild sunburn. Then, if you use a sunscreen SPF 15, it means, in theory, that sunscreen will protect you 15 times 10 minutes. In READ MORE
Without sunscreen, it takes 10 minutes to get a mild sunburn. Then, if you use a sunscreen SPF 15, it means, in theory, that sunscreen will protect you 15 times 10 minutes. In true life, sunscreens are diluted by sweat or when you go in the water, so sunscreen has to be reapplied more often.

Do acne face washes really help in preventing acne?

It depends on the severity of the acne. OTC cleansers are usually for mild acne.

I accidentally spilled bleach on my skin and it left a burn. What should I do?

If it’s a mild burn, clean it with soap and water, then you can apply Neosporin cream, not the ointment.

I have some red spots around my thighs. What could these be?

Without seeing them, I cannot tell you for sure. It may be angioma.

Second opinion on biopsy?

Not necessarily. Maybe they want a second opinion to eliminate an atypical Nevus, then readdress the course of follow up or treatment if further needed.

Can tanning cause any skin concerns?

It increases the risk of skin cancer

Are parabens really harmful to the skin?

Parabens are no longer used in sunscreen because of possible allergic reaction.

What causes excessive facial hair growth?

It can be genetic, can be a early sign of Hirsutism

Please suggest a remedy for my acne.

Benzoyl peroxide 4% cream wash once to twice a day. Get a rebate coupon online or order online, it's very inexpensive and effective.

Is my skin dryness connected with diabetes?

Can be worse in diabetic patients. A moisturizer has to be applied on wet skin, then dried with towels to have the skin look nice and not greasy.

Death from lupus?

Lupus can be on the surface of the skin or systemic (affecting internal organs), or touching both. Systemic lupus should be followed carefully to minimize and address any organ READ MORE
Lupus can be on the surface of the skin or systemic (affecting internal organs), or touching both. Systemic lupus should be followed carefully to minimize and address any organ failure.

I did a chemical peel at home and now my face is red. What should I do?

To calm it down, cortizone 10 cream twice a day and as needed if burning or itching, also with neosporin cream not ointment. Cream can be kept in the fridge for the cooling effect. READ MORE
To calm it down, cortizone 10 cream twice a day and as needed if burning or itching, also with neosporin cream not ointment. Cream can be kept in the fridge for the cooling effect.

Can monthly facials cause early aging?

No. A lot of sun exposure will age the skin rapidly.