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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.


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 »

Beware! Lyme Disease is Looming!

Published on Aug 17th, 2017 by Jeffrey Sobell

Tips to keep you safe and detect early symptoms. While June and July are the months of highest risk for contracting Lyme disease, we must remain vigilant all summer long. In the United States, the disease is predominant in 12 states, one being Massachusetts. Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi.  The infection is transmitted through the bite of an infected deer tick.  Left untreated, Lyme disease can affect many organs including the skin, joints and nervous system, and can lead to significant health issues.  When diagnosed early, the prognosis is excellent. Here are some facts … Continue reading »

The filler revolution at SkinCare Physicians

Published on Jun 22nd, 2017 by Michael Kaminer

Want to look significantly younger and refreshed in about 15 minutes?  Then the explosion of new procedures in the field of cosmetic dermatology, especially injectable fillers, is worth looking into. Filler materials have undergone such a rapid evolution over the past 3 to 4 years that they have revolutionized the way we can refresh the aging face.  We now have a diverse array of materials that can be gently injected under the skin to plump sagging areas, smooth folds, and erase fine lines.  We can target lip and smile lines, hollow cheeks and under-eye areas, and even sagging jawlines. Allergan, … Continue reading »

Meet Sheila, Registered Nurse and Laser Safety Officer

Published on Jun 22nd, 2017 by Maureen Teahan

Sheila is a registered nurse who has been a member of the SkinCare Physicians family for 4 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMass Amherst, then worked for several years as a nurse at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Over the past few years, Sheila has received specialized training in CoolSculpting, Thermage, Infini, miraDry and laser hair removal. Not only does she love learning, she also enjoys sharing her knowledge. Earlier this year, she presented the results from the miraDry Quality Improvement Project, a study she conducted with two other SkinCare Physicians nurses. In addition to … Continue reading »

Allergic or not to a skin care product? Find out with patch testing

Published on Jun 21st, 2017 by Brooke Sikora

Do you feel like your skin has become more sensitive with time? Are there certain products that cause itching and a rash when you use them? Frustrated with buying new products and not knowing if your skin will tolerate them? Well, patch testing, a procedure available at SkinCare Physicians, can help determine if a product may be right for your skin or not. Common forms of skin allergic reactions to products Dermatitis, or eczema, is a common skin condition that many patients experience – manifested by a red, scaly, sometimes itchy rash on the skin.  There are many types of … 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.