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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.


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 »

Hyperhidrosis: an update on treatment options for excessive sweating

Published on Nov 29th, 2021 by Prasanthi Kandula, MD

The International Hyperhidrosis Society celebrates November as Hyperhidrosis Awareness Month and what a perfect time to review the treatment options available. Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterized by excessive, uncontrollable sweating. Nearly 5% of the world’s population suffer from hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can affect the underarms, hands, feet, face and other areas. We understand the embarrassment and anxiety our patients face when sweating through their shirts or having excess sweat on their hands in everyday situations. Luckily, there have been some advances in the field of hyperhidrosis treatment over the last decade, and we can help. Here is a breakdown of … Continue reading »

A dermatologist’s personal experience after getting Fraxel

Published on Nov 11th, 2021 by Mitalee Christman, MD

So you’ve invested in a fractional laser rejuvenation procedure and want to optimize healing and comfort in the days following. Dr. Mitalee Christman has been performing these procedures for years, but only recently got her first fractional laser herself. Here’s what she recommends to feel better after. Immediately after your procedure, you will feel a sensation of heat or stinging that can last 45 minutes to an hour – during this time you will cling to your ice packs which will bring you sweet relief. If you’ve applied numbing cream, remember to take breaks to avoid a cold injury: I … Continue reading »

Is PicoToning laser treatment right for your skin?

Published on Oct 28th, 2021 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

Looking to improve skin tone and texture with minimal to no downtime compared to traditional laser treatments? The PicoToning procedure with our new picosecond lasers may be the answer. What does PicoToning do? PicoToning refers to the way the laser delivers the energy, namely in extremely short bursts of picoseconds -trillionth of a second. By taking a laser pulse and fractionating it into hundreds of smaller micropulses, the picosecond laser is able to heat up tiny fractions of the skin during the procedure allowing the rest of the skin to rapidly heal in those tiny spots. Most patients only have … Continue reading »

Approvals begin to happen for 3 exciting treatment creams for psoriasis and eczema

Published on Sep 30th, 2021 by Jeffrey Sobell, MD

There are three highly anticipated new topical creams for the treatment of psoriasis and eczema moving through the FDA clearance process as we write this blog. Two new unique creams for psoriasis For psoriasis, there has not been a novel non-steroidal topical medication approved in over twenty years. Thus, it is exciting that two unique creams have completed late-stage testing and are being reviewed by the FDA for potential authorization to prescribe within the next year. Roflumilast cream 0.3% targets inflammation by inhibiting PDE-4*. In two large pivotal** studies, roughly 40% of patients were clear or almost clear of psoriasis … Continue reading »

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

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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.