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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.

Tips for controlling rosacea

Published on Apr 13th, 2021 by Jeffrey Sobell

Have you ever wondered if you might have rosacea?  Common symptoms include easy facial flushing, often worsened by triggers such as exercise, temperature changes, sun exposure, stress and/or alcohol ingestion.  Over time, the redness can worsen in intensity, frequency and extent. Numerous small red blood vessels on the cheeks or nose may become apparent.  Red pimple-like bumps may also occur.  The cause is unknown, and while there is no cure, there are strategies to help control the problem. Use a good skin care regime Use a gentle cleanser to wash your face twice a day. Use your fingertips and avoid … Continue reading »

All new SkinCare Physicians’ Clear + Brilliant Fusion treatment

Published on Apr 8th, 2021 by Jeffrey Dover

Fractional laser skin resurfacing, best known as Fraxel, revolutionized laser skin rejuvenation some 10 years ago. A few years later the company that brought us Fraxel made an adorable, gentle, smaller, version of the Fraxel called the Clear + Brilliant. Two separate wavelengths of light were produced to smooth the overall skin texture of the face, improve brightness and even out the skin color. The device became one of the most popular and effective facial procedures of our aesthetician practice. The folks that brought us the Clear + Brilliant completely redesigned and re-engineered the device this year. What’s new with … Continue reading »

Itchy Back? It may be more than just dry skin

Published on Apr 1st, 2021 by Robin Travers

Itching on the back can be incredibly frustrating, especially when you can’t reach the area to give it a good scratch! It always seems that the back is itchiest where it is just out of reach. Of course, it is always best to treat the source of itching, in order to avoid scratching. The source may not just be simple dry skin, but irritant contact dermatitis or even a sensory neuropathy. Here is what you need to know about these forms of itching, and how to treat them. Simple dry skin The most common cause of itching on the back … Continue reading »

Four tips to avoid dry uncomfortable hands this winter

Published on Feb 2nd, 2021 by Jeffrey Sobell

Do you suffer from dry hands?   Well, in New England, this is extremely common.  The air in our environment is much less humid; cold outdoor temperatures as well as dry indoor air from our central heating systems both contribute to this.  This causes water to evaporate from our skin quickly, making it vulnerable to dehydration.  Common symptoms include scaling, redness, irritation and cracking. So, how can you best treat and prevent dry hands? 1- Use a gentle cleanser Soaps can strip oils from the skin.  Look for either a mild, fragrance-free soap or a soap-substitute that moisturizes.  2- Do not … Continue reading »

Four must do’s for a healthy, radiant skin

Published on Nov 24th, 2020 by Karen Kim

There is no secret to maintaining a healthy skin, I tell my dermatology patients at SkinCare Physicians near Boston. Follow these simple recommendations and you will be on your way to a more radiant look. #1 Include a retinoid in your skin care regimen Topical creams containing retinoids, such as tretinoin are one of the most effective products you could apply to prevent fine lines and restore luster to your skin. Available by prescription, your dermatologist can advise you on how to use it while minimizing any flaking or dryness that can occur initially. If you can’t tolerate a prescription … Continue reading »

Pesky pink bumps around the mouth: it may not be acne

Published on May 29th, 2020 by Karen Kim

At a time when many people are relying more and more on videoconferencing such as Zoom and FaceTime to connect remotely with family, friends and colleagues, skin eruptions occurring on the face can be particularly troublesome. One of the common facial skin conditions we at SkinCare Physicians have been seeing more often in telemedicine visits recently has been perioral dermatitis. What is perioral dermatitis? As the name suggests, this rash frequently occurs around the mouth as well as the nose and can appear around the eyes. It most commonly affects women and children. Perioral dermatitis can range from scattered pink … Continue reading »

How SkinCare Physicians’ CARES values guide our response to the pandemic

Published on May 4th, 2020 by Beth Hartigan

Now more than ever, culture is the driving force of an organization’s ability to successfully adapt to the ever-changing challenges set before us by the COVID pandemic. In the setting of a crisis, it can be helpful for any organization to refer back to its core values and mission for guidance.  SkinCare Physicians’ cultural framework was naturally designed by our everyday collective purpose: caring for each other and our patients.   In a very unsettling and unprecedented manner, almost everything in this everyday practice changed on Monday, March 16th, 2020, when Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, declared the State of Emergency.  The … Continue reading »

Caring for your children’s skin while spending time at home during COVID-19

Published on Apr 30th, 2020 by Laurel Morton

During this time of COVID-19 awareness and social distancing, it is not unlikely that parents will observe some very common skin issues with their children. Whether it’s dryness, rashes or worsening of chronic conditions due to stress, this blog post from our dermatologist Laurel Morton, MD is intended to share helpful guidance on how to best care for your children’s skin. Dry skin We are all spending more time at home than we normally do and the static climate in our houses means that some of us are exposed to less humidity than usual. The problem with dry air is … Continue reading »

SkinCare Physicians’ nurse on the frontlines of the pandemic

Published on Apr 27th, 2020 by Robin Travers

Many of the SkinCare Physicians staff are working from home during this COVID-19 crisis. But Taylor Broderson, RN, has taken a short-term position at the Boston Hope Medical Center, and she took the opportunity to give us some insight about her experience on the frontlines of this pandemic. Taylor had her first shift at Boston Hope Medical Center as a registered nurse this past week. Boston Hope Medical center is a 1,000-bed field hospital that was built in the Seaport’s Convention Center to prepare for an anticipated increase in COVID-19 cases across the city. 500 beds are for post-acute COVID-19 … Continue reading »

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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.