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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.


A dermatologist’s favorite sunscreens and why

Published on Jul 28th, 2021 by Brooke Sikora

It is that time of year again when everyone is talking about what sunscreen to use and asking for recommendations. We all know that wearing a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher daily and reapplying often is important for reducing the incidence of skin cancer and protecting our skin from the number one cause of extrinsic aging – ultraviolet radiation. So, are all sunscreens created equal? Not necessarily. There are two main categories of sunscreens: Physical/mineral sunscreens: They stay on top of your skin and act like a shield reflecting the sun’s rays. They work as soon as you apply … Continue reading »

A dermatologist’s skin advice for post-pandemic moms

Published on Jul 27th, 2021 by Karen Kim

Self-care became a low priority for many of us during the pandemic. This was especially true for moms. Whether they were helping kids navigate through remote learning, or juggling household responsibilities while working inside or outside the home, mothers had less time for themselves. Now that restrictions have eased and we are resuming activities and pre-pandemic routines, we noticed more people seeking advice about their skin. Notably, mothers have conveyed interest in addressing changes they’ve been seeing this past year. Questions come up regularly about worry lines, uneven or dull skin tone aggravated by stress and jawline/neck laxity noticed on … Continue reading »

A dermatologist’s take on J&J’s sunscreens recall

Published on Jul 17th, 2021 by Mitalee Christman

You may have seen the news that Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled five Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products. What does this mean for you? Our phone lines and inboxes are pinging with questions from our patients, so I thought I’d share my thoughts with you. The Johnson & Johnson recall: What you need to know Which products have been recalled? Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen Neutrogena Invisible Daily defense aerosol sunscreen Neutrogena Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen What should I do if I use one of these products? … Continue reading »

Botox Shmotox- Does it really matter what toxin is used to treat my lines and wrinkles?

Published on Jul 13th, 2021 by Kenneth Arndt

The short answer to this question is NO… so far. What really matters is the injector. Here is why. What is “Botox” Let’s review what Botox is and how it has evolved. Botulinum toxin is purified from Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that may improperly grow in preserved or canned food. It is extremely potent-a baby aspirin size amount of powdered toxin is enough to make the global supply of Botox for a year. Botulinum toxin blocks the release of a chemical that instructs muscles to contract. If brow or forehead muscles slow down or stop contracting after exposure to botulinum … Continue reading »

Beware! Lyme Disease is Looming!

Published on Jul 8th, 2021 by Jeffrey Sobell

Tips to keep you safe and detect early symptoms. While June and July are the months of highest risk for contracting Lyme disease, we must remain vigilant all summer long. In the United States, the disease is predominant in 12 states, one being Massachusetts. Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi.  The infection is transmitted through the bite of an infected deer tick.  Left untreated, Lyme disease can affect many organs including the skin, joints and nervous system, and can lead to significant health issues.  When diagnosed early, the prognosis is excellent. Here are some facts … Continue reading »

How to rejuvenate tired eyes without surgery

Published on Jun 3rd, 2021 by Prasanthi Kandula

The eyes are often the first part we notice about someone and many of us don’t like when our eyes look tired. Our patients are frequently seeking treatments to help rejuvenate their tired eyes, AKA periorbital area, hoping for a “younger” and refreshed look! While sometimes plastic surgery is needed, a combination of minimally invasive treatments may be sufficient in select patients. The tired look can come from fine lines around the eyes, hollowing and darkening under the eyes, excess skin of the upper and lower eyelids, or lowering of the eyebrows. Dr. Prasanthi Kandula likes to approach a cosmetic … Continue reading »

Cellulite treatment update: We can now treat virtually all types of dimples

Published on Apr 27th, 2021 by Michael Kaminer

The world of cellulite is changing rapidly! The FDA has recently approved two new treatments (Qwo and Soliton) to add to the previously approved Cellfina and Sculptra therapies. WE CAN NOW EFFECTIVELY TREAT ALL TYPES OF CELLULITE! Cellfina Just a few short years ago, cellulite treatments were essentially snake oil. Nothing worked, and hype far outpaced substance. That all changed with the introduction of Cellfina, which was conceived of and developed at SkinCare Physicians. The essential piece of the Cellfina story is fibrous septae. Fibrous septae are thin strands of collagen that attach the skin to underlying structures. One theory … Continue reading »

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 »

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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.