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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.


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 »

How to keep acne at bay during the school year: A dermatologist’s tips

Published on Sep 12th, 2023 by Robin Travers

It’s that time of year again, when students head back to school. Unfortunately, this season often brings with it acne flares for high school and college students, pimples and blackheads that accompany books and laptops! Acne is a chronic skin condition that involves the face, neck, chest and back. The sebaceous glands in these areas become overactive, often stimulated by the hormonal changes of puberty. Acne cannot be cured, but there are many treatments available. It can be discouraging for students who might have had their acne under excellent control during the summer months to suddenly find that their acne … Continue reading »

A seasonal guide to cosmetic procedures

Published on Aug 29th, 2023 by Laurel Morton, MD

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, timing can make a difference. While most treatments can be performed all year long, there is value to planning certain interventions during specific seasons. Here is a practical guide to help you navigate the world of cosmetic procedures and choose the perfect season for your cosmetic intervention. Keep in mind, a consultation any time of year with one of our cosmetic dermatologists, can set you on a treatment plan to achieve your desired skin goals, whether it’s for the coming year, or even the next decade! All-Season Treatments Fortunately, common and popular cosmetic procedures … Continue reading »

Should people with skin of color wear sunscreen?

Published on Aug 1st, 2023 by Prasanthi Kandula, MD

Summer is here and we find ourselves talking about sun protection and sunscreen use every day in our clinic. Frequently, my patients with skin of color ask me whether their dark skin provide them with good protection or if they have to wear sunscreen. The answer is a resounding YES! All skin types should be wearing sunscreen. We all have the same number of melanocytes, the skin cells responsible for producing melanin. While individuals with darker skin may have more melanin production which protects them from some UV absorption, it does not provide a strong enough defense against the harmful, … Continue reading »

An update on melasma – controlling a frustrating condition

Published on Jul 18th, 2023 by Mitalee Christman, MD

Melasma. You know it when you see it: those irregularly shaped brown patches on the cheeks that inevitably darken during the summer months and fade away in the winter. This can be a very challenging and distressful condition, because there is no cure to date. Fortunately, our board-certified dermatologists at SkinCare Physicians have developed an approach that allows us to control melasma even if we cannot cure it. Dr. Mitalee Christman, who has conducted extensive research* on the topic, is unmasking for you the cause of melasma, how we diagnose it and our treatment plans. Understanding and diagnosing melasma We … Continue reading »

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    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.