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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.


AviClear, a new breakthrough in the treatment of acne

Published on Nov 14th, 2022 by Jeffrey Dover, MD

Acne is the most common skin condition affecting as many as 80% of Americans during their lifetime. It’s most often thought of as a condition of adolescence, but it’s remarkable just how many women and some men in their 20s, 30s and beyond suffer from continued outbreaks. While our dermatologists have seen improvements in the treatment of acne over the last decades, with the development of topical tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, hormonal therapy, and Accutane, many of our patients are still not happy with the options available. They desire effective natural treatments with no side effects. With … Continue reading »

The top three WORST dermatology ideas on TikTok

Published on Sep 20th, 2022 by Kay Kane, MD

In this age of TikTok, more kids and teenagers are following the dermatology advice of social media influencers over doctors. Dr. Kay S. Kane, our Boston Children’s Hospital-affiliated Pediatric Dermatologist, would like to share the top three WORST ideas out on TikTok right now. Sunscreen contouring A TikTok video went viral getting close to 2 million likes by describing a technique called sunscreen contouring. In the 15-second clip, the influencer put a base layer of low SPF sunscreen all over her face followed by a high SPF block only on desired highlights, before tanning. The claim is that “the sun … Continue reading »

Thinking about neck tightening? RF Microneedling may be right for you

Published on Sep 13th, 2022 by Laurel Morton, MD

As we age, looseness of neck skin can be a frustrating concern. In years past, the only option for treatment was surgery, but fortunately, technology has improved dramatically over the past 20 years. While we have multiple options for skin tightening at SkinCare Physicians, many patients are excellent candidates for a non-invasive treatment that combines radiofrequency (RF), or heat, and microneedling. Who is a candidate for RF microneedling? Men and women who start noticing loose or sagging skin at the neck or jawline may be candidates for RF microneedling. This procedure can also lead to improvement of horizontal neck lines … Continue reading »

What you need to know about newly approved Zoryve and Vtama psoriasis creams

Published on Aug 17th, 2022 by Jeffrey Sobell, MD

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, also known as Psoriasis Action Month. The recognition of this event is especially sweet this year as two novel non-steroidal topical medications for psoriasis, Zoryve® and Vtama®, have just received FDA approval, which had not happened in over twenty years! Dr. Jeffrey Sobell, a Boston-based renowned expert in the field of psoriasis, shares the basics on these two novel creams. What’s exciting about Zoryve® and Vtama® Both creams appear much more effective than the 2 long-standing steroid-free psoriasis creams, calcipotriene (Dovonex) and tazarotene (Tazorac). It is also exciting that thinning of the skin, a potential … Continue reading »

Boston dermatologic surgeon shares tips to reduce your risk of skin cancer

Published on Jun 13th, 2022 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer in the country.  If you added up all of the other cancers in this country, they still would not equal the number of skin cancers we see each year.  Last year alone, there were more than 5 million skin cancer cases treated in the United States. In fact, 1 in every 5 Americans will develop a skin cancer by the age of 70.  We treat well over 2,000 skin cancers each year at SkinCare Physicians near Boston and Dr. Thomas Rohrer, a Mohs surgery expert, wants you to know how to … Continue reading »

A dermatologist’s pre-wedding skin care timeline for looking and feeling your best

Published on Apr 22nd, 2022 by Laurel Morton, MD

For many, a wedding is the most important day in one’s life. Whether someone has a month or a year to prepare for that day, looking and feeling one’s best is important. But how and when to start? At SkinCare Physicians near Boston, we meet brides and grooms who ask for our skin care advice as they get ready for their important day. In this blog, Dr. Laurel Morton outlines a recommended treatment timeline to prepare your skin for your wedding. And, while it is always helpful when we have more time to achieve your aesthetic goals, there are some … Continue reading »

Red cheeks with many “broken capillaries” – what can you do?

Published on Mar 24th, 2022 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

One of the most common concerns that bring Boston patients to SkinCare Physicians for advice about their appearance is the constant presence of red cheeks or dilated blood vessels on their cheeks and/or nose. Patients relate that the color change is always there, and may be accentuated by stress, drinking alcohol, getting overheated or eating spicy food. Those affected are more often women than men, are usually quite fair skinned and of Celtic ethnicity, and they often have had a lot of sun exposure as they were growing up. Some note that they flush or blush easily.  Dr. Kenneth Arndt … Continue reading »

Topical acne treatments: what’s new?

Published on Mar 17th, 2022 by Prasanthi Kandula, MD

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that affect our patients. Actually 40-50 million people suffer from acne annually in the US. As dermatologists, we evaluate and treat patients with acne in the Boston area multiple times a day. Fortunately, we have many effective acne treatments at our disposal, including three recently-launched topical ones. Dr. Prasanthi Kandula, who has used these innovative acne treatments with good results, shares how they differ from existing ones. A quick overview of acne and common treatments Acne is commonly thought of as a problem in adolescence, but we often see acne persist … Continue reading »

Avoiding unnatural results with cosmetic injections

Published on Feb 1st, 2022 by Michael Kaminer, MD

As we begin 2022, the popularity of injectable cosmetic procedures such as neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, Xeomin), and fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Teoxane, Belotero, Sculptra, Radiesse) continues to expand.  Patients are drawn to the immediacy and the non-invasive nature of these powerful interventions. When performed by skilled injectors, they are safe, effective and produce beautiful natural results for a wide range of patients of all ages and skin types. Yet we still see many people with overdone faces. This blog attempts to understand why, and offers advice on how to ensure you get the natural looking results you deserve with fillers … Continue reading »

Med Spa vs. Board Certified Dermatologist: What’s the difference when it comes to cosmetic procedures?

Published on Dec 20th, 2021 by Jessica Labadie, MD

Co-authors: Dr. Kenneth Arndt and Dr. Jeffrey Dover We get this question a lot… from patients, friends and even our own family members. As board-certified dermatologists, we may be biased, but the truth is, there is a huge difference between getting elective cosmetic treatments at a med spa versus a dermatology office, especially when it comes to cosmetic procedures like neurotoxins (e.g., Botox, Dysport), fillers (e.g., Restylane, Juvederm) and laser procedures (e.g., Fraxel). It’s important to be aware of the differences, in order to make the right decision when it comes to your skin! What does it mean to be … Continue reading »

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

Learn more about your rights and protections related to the No Surprises Act (HR133).

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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.