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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.

Referral tips to ensure a smooth visit with your dermatologist

Published on Feb 21st, 2017 by Loretta Jackson-Felicien

No one likes to arrive at the doctor’s office and find out that there is an issue with their insurance. This can delay the check-in process or may result in the patient having to self-pay for the visit. At SkinCare Physicians, our team of trained referral professionals is committed to help you to avoid insurance issues. They have one central principal in mind … to make sure that we communicate with you in every step of the way when it comes to your insurance plans and referrals. What is a referral coordinator? A referral coordinator is a professional who deals exclusively … Continue reading »

Frustrated with acne? Try Isolaz light therapy

Published on Feb 7th, 2017 by Meredith Kiy

Acne … there are different varieties of it, but even the smallest breakouts can affect how we view ourselves and interact with others. Many of us have been dealing with acne since we were teenagers, but I do see patients who experience sudden breakouts in their late 20’s and early 30’s. It seems that we go into a panic when we breakout: we buy the latest breakthrough product or spend hundreds of dollars on prescriptions and treatments that we hope will be the answer. The trick to it all is using the RIGHT products and treatments that work for you. … Continue reading »

Worried about lip lines and wrinkles around your mouth?

Published on Jan 13th, 2017 by Kenneth Arndt

Upper lip lines and wrinkles, also known as perioral rhytids or smoker’s lines, are a major cosmetic feature of the lower face. A recent survey found that over 50% of women with appearance-related concerns selected the skin around the mouth as “the most likely to treat area” of the face.  Know that you don’t have to live with these lines. There is more your dermatologist can do to help than you may have thought possible.  But first let’s look at what triggers these annoying lip lines and wrinkles. The first culprits to come to mind are sun, cigarettes and straws. … Continue reading »

Could I be one of the many Americans who have Rosacea?

Published on Dec 30th, 2016 by Laurel Morton

Can you be one of the 16 million Americans estimated to be affected by Rosacea, a common inflammatory condition often starting in adult age? Dr. Laurel Morton, a dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians, explains what you need to know about rosacea and what you can do about this widespread disorder causing red, inflamed, bumpy skin. What is rosacea and what causes it? Let’s start with a definition: Rosacea is a disorder affecting the skin that causes flares of facial redness. This can come in several forms. Some patients exhibit very rosy cheeks and noses with flushed skin. Others have an adult … Continue reading »

ThermiRF takes skin tightening one step further

Published on Nov 17th, 2016 by Michael Kaminer

ThermiRF is a new addition to the SkinCare Physicians’ Skin Tightening Program. In a comfortable one-hour procedure, we are able to deliver therapeutic heat to the jawline and neck to create noticeable skin tightening. The jawline becomes sharper, and the area under the chin (the submental region) becomes smoother and more sculpted. How ThermiRF works? ThermiRF uses the principle of radiofrequency skin tightening to create natural results. A local anesthesia is injected under the skin, and then a thin probe is inserted through a small needle hole. The physician maneuvers the probe to areas that he or she wants to … Continue reading »

Introducing safe anti-aging skin care line based on natural silk

Published on Oct 28th, 2016 by Brooke Sikora

Are you looking for healthier, cleaner skin care products that work? Do you have ultra-sensitive skin? Are you tired of reading endless lists of ingredients before purchasing skin care products? If so, this blog is for you! SkinCare Physicians just introduced in its SkinCare Boutique a new line of effective and safe anti-aging skin care products from Silk Therapeutics. Silk Therapeutics has developed a skin care line that is clean and effective for all skin types, including sensitive ones, and is gentle enough for pregnant women and oncology patients. Silk Therapeutics utilizes the power of pure liquid silk to enhance … Continue reading »

Chronic venous insufficiency: The basics

Published on Sep 29th, 2016 by Tania Phillips

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition where there is a poor venous return from the legs to the heart. This is usually related to incompetent or leaking veins in the legs.  The condition is often associated with leg swelling and varicose veins.  Varicose veins are more common in women than in men and may be associated with previous pregnancies, trauma to the legs (such as a fracture), previous surgery or previous clots in the legs.  There is often a family tendency to varicose veins and there might also be inherited tendencies for the blood to clot more easily. Signs and … Continue reading »

Easy Fix for Dark Under Eye Circles

Published on Sep 11th, 2016 by Jeffrey Dover

Dark under eye circles are remarkably common and very bothersome. While we cannot cure the problem, treatments exist to improve their appearance. Dark under eye circles start as early as the 20s or 30s and usually slowly worsen over time. Dark circles are very common in individuals from the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and they frequently run in families. If one’s mother or father has dark under eye circles it’s likely that one or more of their children will have the problem as well. Prescription creams for dark under eye circles There are many over-the-counter creams … Continue reading »

Dermatologist sets the record straight on 5 common tanning myths

Published on Aug 24th, 2016 by Karen Kim

As summer is coming to an end, dermatologist Karen Kim of SkinCare Physicians sets the record straight on 5 common tanning myths that she has heard too many times in the past few months. Myth #1: “It’s healthy to have a base tan to prevent burns” Tanning of any kind means there has been damage to the skin. There is no such thing as a healthy tan. Myth #2: “I need to get my Vitamin D and the sun is the best way to get it” Vitamin D can be obtained through nutrition such as milk, fortified orange juice, salmon, … Continue reading »

Keep your skin hydrated with SkinCare Physicians’ favorite facial mask

Published on Aug 11th, 2016 by Alissa Lannan

Cosmetic treatments, such as Fraxel, Clear + Brilliant, Glycolic peels, and Microneedling do wonders for the skin. Although patients love these treatments, sometimes their “stressed” skin is craving for an extra boost following the procedure. One way to help the skin to bounce back is by using SkinCeuticals Biocellulose Restorative Masque, which reduces heat sensation caused by these treatments and provides immediate relief. Optimal for sensitive or stressed skin, this highly efficient, supple, sterilized mask creates a protective barrier that aids in alleviating discomfort. Its unique fibers distribute water to the skin barrier, providing immediate heat relief to compromised skin. … 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, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Lexington, Lincoln, Natick, Needham, Newton, Somerville, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Winchester and Woburn.