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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.


Your skin during pregnancy: a guide to all the lumps and bumps other than your belly

Published on Feb 5th, 2019 by Robin Travers

Congratulations, mommy-to-be!  You most likely have stacks of books at your bedside describing the fascinating changes your body will undergo on this 40-week journey.  Yet few will offer details about some of the most glaringly obvious changes that will face you in the mirror:  on your skin!  Pregnancy-related hormone changes can induce new bumps and spots to appear on your skin, or may also alter pre-existing skin conditions.  Use the following guide to help decipher these changes and learn how to treat and prevent them. Acne Some women find their acne actually improves during pregnancy.  If you are among the … Continue reading »

Moisturizers SkinCare Physicians loves for the winter

Published on Jan 22nd, 2019 by Brooke Sikora

Winter can be hard on your skin. With the outside temperatures dropping and the inside heat blowing, our skin is craving moisture. To prevent dry, itchy and cracked skin this winter, our dermatologists recommend these excellent moisturizers – available at SkinCare Physicians. SkinCare Physicians’ top facial moisturizers for dry skin These moisturizers contain important ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid which attract and hold water to the skin, plumping the cells to give them a more youthful appearance. The best time to moisturize our face and body is right after a shower, when the skin is still damp and you … Continue reading »

Aesthetic treatments are not just for women

Published on Jan 10th, 2019 by Karen Kim

Male interest in aesthetics has been on the rise. In fact, terms like “BroTox” and “Daddy Do-overs” have been popularized and are a testament to the growing number of men seeking cosmetic treatments. A 2017 Dermatology Times article reported there has been a fifty percent increase in the number of neurotoxin injections, a 235% increase in fillers, and a forty percent increase in minimally invasive procedures performed in men from 2006-2016. Why are more men seeking aesthetic treatments these days? Men are increasingly hearing about these procedures from social media and through discussions with their spouses, partners and friends. There’s … Continue reading »

Mohs surgery, the treatment of choice for facial non-melanoma skin cancers

Published on Nov 30th, 2018 by Thomas Rohrer

Mohs surgery is a specialized technique which removes skin cancers in a very systematic and logical manner.  It achieves the highest cure rate and leaves the smallest possible area to reconstruct after the skin cancer has been removed.  The basic principle behind the Mohs’ technique is to remove the entire skin cancer without taking any more normal skin than is absolutely necessary. As SkinCare Physicians’ Mohs surgeon, Dr. Thomas Rohrer likes to say, it removes the skin cancer, the whole skin cancer, and nothing but the skin cancer. Here is your brief guide to Mohs surgery: what it is and … Continue reading »

HydraFacial, the new buzz at SkinCare Aesthetics

Published on Nov 1st, 2018 by Brooke Sikora

What’s the new buzz at SkinCare Physicians? Our SkinCare Aesthetics department is launching HydraFacial!  As technology advances, new devices are being created to achieve optimal results, changing the way routine facials are done.  And who doesn’t love immediate results with no downtime!  This event-ready facial is perfect before special occasions, reunions, or the holidays. The HydraFacial Company originally pioneered Hydradermabrasion and now HydraFacial, which are popular in over 80 countries around the world.  The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums.  The facial is soothing, refreshing, … Continue reading »

Four tips to avoid dry uncomfortable hands this winter

Published on Oct 18th, 2018 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.  Avoid using deodorant … Continue reading »

What you should know about acne treatments during pregnancy

Published on Oct 2nd, 2018 by Tania Phillips

Pregnancy comes with a lot of changes including in the medications you can take. Here is what you should know about acne treatments while pregnant. The forbidden acne medications during pregnancy Some medications should not be taken during pregnancy.  These include: Isotretinoin Spironolactone Tazarotene Antibiotics such as doxycycline, minocycline, and tetracycline Not recommended acne treatments during pregnancy Most experts recommend stopping the following treatments: Topical retinoids including adapalene and tretinoin creams. Topical dapsone, brand-name aczone. While dapsone has not caused birth defects in animal studies, physicians would not recommend it during pregnancy as research data is limited (researchers tend not … Continue reading »

When should I start an anti-aging skin care routine?

Published on Sep 10th, 2018 by Laurel Morton

Young patients are constantly asking me about when they should start an anti-aging skin care routine, and this is one of the few questions I get that has a very simple answer: TODAY. Taking a few simple actions when you are young can have a major impact. Here are a few easy interventions I recommend for people just getting started. The basics you can (and should) do every day in your home In the morning, the simplest act is to apply sunscreen daily (including on cloudy days.)  It is the cornerstone to any anti-aging routine because it prevents UV damage … Continue reading »

The Five-Minute Earlobe Fix

Published on Aug 28th, 2018 by Michael Kaminer

Have you ever struggled to get your earrings to fit properly? Or to have your favorite pair of earrings stop drooping? Or to simply wear what you want without your ear piercing hole giving you trouble? Well we may finally have the answer for you… injectable fillers. At SkinCare Physicians we have developed a reproducible and incredibly easy-to-perform procedure that takes just a few short minutes.  Injecting Restylane or Juvederm can strengthen a saggy earlobe and also help to firm up the piercing hole, allowing a more stable platform for your earring to rest.  One or both ears can be … Continue reading »

Customized skin care is here: Discover Custom D.O.S.E

Published on Aug 14th, 2018 by Brooke Sikora

Do you ever wish that there was a skin care product out there that was made just for you? Do you have trouble finding a product that has active, effective ingredients yet doesn’t cause dryness or side effects? If so, SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E is right for you! This revolutionary technology addresses patients’ unique skin concerns and provides them with a customized skin care serum. It was developed by L’Oréal in conjunction with the dermatologists right here at SkinCare Physicians near Boston. So how does Custom D.O.S.E work? Our skilled aestheticians and providers will assess your skin and ask you a … 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.