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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.


Med Spa vs. Board Certified Dermatologist: What’s the difference when it comes to cosmetic procedures?

Published on Dec 20th, 2021 by Jessica Labadie

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

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

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

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

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 »

Your dermatologist can help you build muscle far faster than you can on your own

Published on Aug 30th, 2021 by Thomas Rohrer

Many of us are finding our COVID bodies do not match our ideal image of ourselves. While working out has long been the only way to increase our abdominal (and other) muscles, we now have new technology to help you gain muscle without hitting the gym or doing 100s of crunches. Two new types of devices induce supra-muscular contractions that build muscle of the abdomen, thighs or buttock far faster than we can on our own. Electrical and electromagnetic stimulation devices deliver impulses to the muscles targeted and contract them much more strongly than we are capable of doing by … Continue reading »

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 »

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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.