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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.


The Myth of Smoker’s Lines

Published on Jun 13th, 2024 by Michael Kaminer, MD

It’s time to address the pervasive myth that wrinkles of the upper lip are “smoker’s lines”. That simply is no longer true, yet this fallacy has been persistent in our national lexicon for decades. While it is accurate that cigarette smoke has a toxic effect on collagen (along with virtually every other part of the human body), what isn’t true is that it is the primary cause of wrinkles around the mouth (also called perioral wrinkles). Smoking cigarettes certainly won’t help with your skin quality or propensity for wrinkles, but other more dastardly forces are at work. Sun exposure, environmental … Continue reading »

Your Perfect Botox: How We Tailor Treatments to Your Needs

Published on May 7th, 2024 by Mitalee Christman, MD

Are you searching for the best Botox in Boston? Whether you’re a first timer or looking to refine your current plan, the eminently trained and experienced physicians at SkinCare Physicians custom fit their treatments to meet your unique needs. Dr. Mitalee Christman tells you more below. How We Tailor Botox Treatments to Your Needs Often friends ask me why they should choose a doctor’s office like SkinCare Physicians instead of their local medspa for their Botox. There are many reasons to choose our physicians over an unqualified injector, and one of them is the precision and care we pour into … Continue reading »

Beyond Board Certification: Why Pursue a Fellowship Year

Published on Apr 4th, 2024 by Nicole Salame

Co-authored with Dr. John Peters Over the past 25 years, SkinCare Physicians has trained over 70 fellows, and our patients are accustomed to meeting the fellows during their visit. To help our patients better understand our physicians’ long-lasting commitment to our two fellowship programs, we’ve asked our current fellows, Dr. Nicole Salame and Dr. John Peters, to share why pursuing a fellowship, post-board certification, is crucial for them early in their careers. Here is what they wrote. Evolving dermatology landscape Dermatologists must acquire the skillset to meet patients’ needs and treat the skin holistically. As minimally invasive cosmetic treatments grow … Continue reading »

Social Media Influencers’ Impact on Youth Skin Care: A Dermatologist’s Take

Published on Mar 7th, 2024 by Robin Travers

Skin care routines are increasingly popular online searches among young women (and men!), with TikTok and Instagram serving as hotspots for viral trends that come and go in the blink of an eye! In this blog, Dr. Travers weighs in on the social media’s influence on our youth’s skin care regimen and offers tips to navigate online beauty advice. Given the popularity of skin care searches on social media, it is not surprising that we commonly see in our clinic at Skincare Physicians, young individuals who have embraced elaborate multistep skin care routines that they have discovered and purchased themselves. … Continue reading »

Can too much Botox age you?

Published on Feb 2nd, 2024 by Michael Kaminer, MD

Co-authored with Dr. Jeffrey Dover Sometimes the internet simply gets it wrong.  There was a recent article posted to CNN Health that claimed “Too much Botox can age you”. Specifically, the article (with input from medical professionals) stated that “getting injections for a prolonged period of time” can lead to more rather than less aging. Nothing can be farther from the truth!  At SkinCare Physicians, our leading experts have been performing Botox and similar injections (Dysport, Daxxify) for nearly 30 years.  After treating thousands of patients every 4-6 months (on average), we have NEVER seen an example of accelerated aging.  … Continue reading »

Aging Gracefully: Our Top 3 Non-Surgical Facial Skin Tightening Treatments

Published on Jan 26th, 2024 by Jeffrey Dover, MD

One of the holy grails of cosmetic surgery is tightening facial skin without surgery. Until very recently the only option was a facelift. While effective, this is a major surgical procedure, with attendant risks, and most of our patients wouldn’t consider such an operation. The question has always been, how can I get the results of a facelift without the surgical risks and downtime. Over the last decade or so, a variety of treatments have been developed which offer non-invasive skin tightening by boosting collagen production in the dermis. And while not as effective as a facelift, non-surgical face tightening … Continue reading »

Bimzelx® resets the efficacy bar in the treatment of psoriasis to an unprecedented height

Published on Jan 11th, 2024 by Jeffrey Sobell, MD

The recent FDA approval of Bimzelx® marks a promising advancement, offering an exceptional possibility for completely clear skin in adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. How does Bimzelx® treatment works Bimzelx® targets interleukin-17 (IL-17), one of the key chemical hormones that are elevated in people who have psoriasis. We now know that psoriasis is driven by underlying and excessive inflammation, and IL-17 is one of the critical entities involved in this process. Outstanding results for psoriasis patients In clinical trials, an astounding 7 out of 10 subjects achieved 100% clearance of their psoriasis within 16 weeks. Clear or … Continue reading »

K.I.S.S. – Anti-aging simplified

Published on Nov 20th, 2023 by Michael Kaminer, MD

Have you seen friends or celebrities with puffy cheeks and overstuffed lips? Foreheads and eyes that have an odd appearance? Unfortunately, these outcomes are everywhere, but the good news is that they are completely avoidable. Patients and physicians both have a tendency to over-complicate anti-aging treatment, which leads to unnecessary procedures and some weird outcomes. Our approach at SkinCare Physicians is completely different, simplifying the evaluation and implementation of our anti-aging line of action. Let’s learn more. SkinCare Physicians’ system follows the K.I.S.S. System: “Keep It Simple, Stupid”! We only need a combination of 4 proven procedures to naturally enhance … Continue reading »

Tattoo regret: Effective removal treatments and considerations

Published on Oct 17th, 2023 by Karen Kim, MD

With tattoos’ popularity on the rise, so are regrets. While our dermatologists have effective tattoo removal treatments, erasing one is not easy. Dr. Kim explains what to expect. Tattoos are increasingly popular as evidenced by a 2023 Pew Research Center poll, which revealed that 32% of Americans have at least one tattoo. With more inked people, our dermatologists have seen a corresponding rise in tattoo regret from patients. In fact, the poll shows that one in every four individuals have expressed dissatisfaction with their tattoo choices. Common reasons for this tattoo remorse include changes in lifestyle, tattoo decisions made at … Continue reading »

Patch testing: A crucial tool for dermatologists in assessing allergic contact dermatitis

Published on Oct 3rd, 2023 by Katie Brodt

As skin care providers, it’s essential for us to excel in diagnosing and managing allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) – a common skin condition that affects many people. Fortunately, patch testing is a valuable method that help us pinpoint the allergens responsible for triggering ACD. At SkinCare Physicians we regularly use patch testing to diagnose patients suffering from skin rashes. In this post, Katie Brodt, one of our Nurse Practitioners and an expert in patch testing, will explain ACD and walk you through the patch test process. Understanding allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) ACD occurs when the skin comes into contact with … Continue reading »

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    SkinCare Physicians®

    1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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

    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.

    Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.



    SkinCare Physicians®
    1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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

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

    Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

    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.