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Karen H. Kim, MD, Dermatologist in the Boston Area

Dr. Karen H. Kim Dr. Kim is a board-certified dermatologist in the Boston area specializing in cosmetic dermatology, Mohs and laser surgery. She is a graduate of Brown University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, Medical Degree as well as Masters of Medical Science Degree. She completed her medicine internship at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center followed by a dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where she was Chief Resident.

She then completed a Mohs and laser surgery fellowship at the renowned Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York in Manhattan. Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Kim joined the center. In addition to her responsibilities as the research director, she quickly developed a successful, busy clinical practice that focused on cosmetic dermatology, lasers and Mohs surgery. She relocated from Manhattan to the Boston area and has joined SkinCare Physicians.

Dr. Kim has presented regularly at national meetings including the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has written book chapters on the use of lasers in dermatology and on dermatologic surgery. She has been interviewed on local and national television broadcasting programs including ABC News and Good Morning America and has been quoted in Elle, Women's Health, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and In Style.

Her clinical practice incorporates the use of cutting edge technology with minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Kim was involved in the early studies of many innovative procedures that are widely used today including Thermage, Fraxel, Laser lipolysis (SmartLipo), and Plasma Skin Rejuvenation (PSR). Procedures that she commonly performs include ablative, nonablative and fractional rejuvenation for fine lines and wrinkles (Fraxel, Active FX, PSR), injectable fillers and Botox, skin tightening (Thermage), laser treatment for redness and broken blood vessels, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, acne scars, leg veins, and tattoo removal.

Dr. Kim is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Her research interests include dermatologic surgery, skin cancer prevention and treatment, and new technologies for skin rejuvenation.

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To meet with Dr. Kim, request a consultation online or call our office at (617) 731-1600 to schedule your appointment.