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SkinCare Physicians Blog offers insights on the latest in medical and surgical dermatology, cosmetic and laser medicine, as well as aesthetics. All of our internationally recognized physicians and some members of our staff contribute to the Skincare Physicians Blog.


Is laser hair removal for you?

Published on Feb 15th, 2018 by Jeffrey Dover

It’s hard to believe that just over 15 years ago there was no such thing as laser hair removal. Now lasers and light sources are used the world over to permanently remove hair with little discomfort and little effort. Developed by Harvard dermatologists, this technique has revolutionized hair removal. While the effectiveness and safety of laser hair removal devices are no longer in question, results and patients’ satisfaction depend on several factors. Brown/black hair vs. blonde/white hair Laser hair removal is effective in most individuals regardless of the color of their skin. However, brown and black hair can be permanently … Continue reading »

New Fraxel FQR for skin rejuvenation: Faster recovery, same efficacy

Published on Feb 6th, 2018 by Michael Kaminer

For over a decade, the Fraxel family of lasers has been a mainstay of skin rejuvenation treatments at SkinCare Physicians. These lasers are superb at improving fine lines and wrinkles, removing brown spots and pigmentation, and creating an overall improvement in skin texture and quality. However, one of the limiting aspects of Fraxel laser treatments has been recovery, in some cases up to a week. Our patients are universally pleased with Fraxel results, but often comment that the procedure would be so much easier if we could only shorten the recovery time. Well, in our never ending quest to improve … Continue reading »

Meet Stefania, Registered Nurse at SkinCare Physicians

Published on Jan 23rd, 2018 by Maureen Teahan

Specialty procedures: Body sculpting, skin tightening, hyperhidrosis, laser hair removal and Remicade infusions. She also assists in Mohs surgery. Stefania is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has been working at SkinCare Physicians, a dermatology practice near Boston, for over 5 years. As a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association, she understands the value of continued education in providing optimal care to our patients. Stefania enjoys educating patients and staff to ensure the highest quality of care; she coordinates monthly educational in-services for the clinical staff. With two other colleagues, she conducted a study on … Continue reading »

Cellfina for cellulite: The 5-year post-treatment results are in!

Published on Dec 28th, 2017 by Michael Kaminer

Cellfina has become the gold standard for treatment of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. Based on discoveries made at SkinCare Physicians in Boston, and since its FDA approval several years ago, Cellfina has quickly become the standard by which all cellulite therapies are measured. 99% of patients will achieve noticeable improvement in dimples and smoothness, and our dermatologists now have proof that those results are long lasting. At SkinCare Physicians, our dermatologists recently completed the latest aspect of our research into the efficacy of Cellfina. We saw patients at their 5-year follow up visit, and all of the patients that we evaluated … Continue reading »

What you should know about head lice

Published on Dec 4th, 2017 by Tania Phillips

Not only is winter cold and flu season, but it is also one of the most active seasons for head lice breakouts in numerous schools. These tiny critters love to travel from hats to hoods to ear muffs hung and stored next to each other at school.  That’s why head lice are very common, particularly in school children during the winter. Dr. Phillips, dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians, shares a few tips on how to detect and treat head lice. It is estimated that up to 12 million children, between the ages of three and twelve, get head lice every year.   … Continue reading »

Meet Melissa, Registered Nurse

Published on Nov 14th, 2017 by Maureen Teahan

Specialty procedures: Coolsculpting, Infini, Thermage, miraDry and laser hair removal Melissa has been a registered nurse at Skincare Physicians for over 7 years. During this time she has worked side by side with our physicians, gaining excellent knowledge of both general and cosmetic dermatology, and developing a deep understanding of the natural aging process of the face and the body. Melissa is a 2015 graduate of Coolsculpting University where she further advanced her skills and perfected body sculpting techniques to better serve our patients. She has also received specialized training in Infini, Thermage, miraDry and laser hair removal. When she … Continue reading »

Say bye to underarm puff and other small bulges

Published on Nov 2nd, 2017 by Karen Kim

Underarm puff and other small bulges on the body can now be treated in a safe, noninvasive way. Dieting and exercising are tried and true ways of eliminating unwanted weight. However sometimes, there are areas of the body including the chin and underarm that no amount of dieting and exercising can touch. The good news is that it is now possible to reduce these fat pockets without undergoing the risks of an invasive procedure. Previously, fat under the chin, underarm bulges, inner thighs, and back fat could only be effectively treated with liposuction or surgery. CoolSculpting technology has changed the … Continue reading »

Embracing Electronic Medical Record at SkinCare Physicians

Published on Oct 5th, 2017 by Robin Travers

Careful medical record keeping is one of the essential aspects of delivering good medical care. When SkinCare Physicians opened its doors in 2000, we saw patients and recorded our visits in an old-fashioned paper chart.  By 2008, we had transitioned to an electronic charting system that involved scanning the paper records of our patients.  We still wrote in our charts as we always did, but these sheets of paper were securely scanned into a system that allowed improved tracking and management.  And now, in 2017, we are moving to a truly electronic medical record (EMR)! During your future visits, you will … Continue reading »

Fall marks the start of the aesthetic peel season

Published on Sep 26th, 2017 by Meredith Kiy

As we are transitioning to cooler weather, it’s a good time to think “aesthetic chemical peel”. Fall and winter are optimal seasons to get a peel treatment as we tend to stay indoor more, lowering the level of UV exposure from the sun while our skin recovers. Getting into a yearly aesthetic peel routine is our aesthetician Meredith’s favorite way to achieve that no makeup glow. While the benefits of exfoliation speak for themselves, getting a professional grade exfoliation treatment, such as an aesthetic peel, is something you can feel and see immediately. Fear aesthetic chemical peels no more Many … Continue reading »

Everything you need to know about lip rejuvenation

Published on Aug 29th, 2017 by Laurel Morton

Patients often come to the dermatologists at SkinCare Physicians to voice concerns about the appearance of their lips. Some individuals hope for fuller lips and others are noticing new lines and folds around the mouth as they age. Fortunately, we have safe and effective treatments to rejuvenate your lips. Here are answers to the questions that patients often pose about lip treatments. What might be done to softly plump the lips? For patients who are hoping to give their lips a softer, fuller appearance, a popular treatment is the injection of hyaluronic acid fillers. This is a quick procedure that … Continue reading »

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SkinCare Physicians®
1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

Medical Website Design & Marketing by Etna Interactive

The dermatologists and other medical professionals at SkinCare Physicians specialize in a wide range of dermatology treatments and services, including laser hair removal, laser skin treatment, hair transplant, eyelid surgery, body contouring, psoriasis, skin cancer, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, and Thermage®. From their offices in Chestnut Hill, they serve Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Wellesley.