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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 »

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

Published on Jul 13th, 2021 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

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 »

SkinCare Physicians’ Predictions for 2020

Published on Feb 6th, 2020 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

It’s a brand new decade, and SkinCare Physicians is ready for it! We have learned much in the last 20 years to position us at the forefront of the industry into the next 20 and beyond. Our board-certified dermatologists and directors continue to be leaders in research and practice management, so we polled them to see what they think will be trending for dermatology in 2020. Here’s what they predicted: Cellulite We currently offer two highly effective cellulite treatments, Cellfina and Sculptra. SCP was the original developer of the Cellfina technology, and in 2019 we spearheaded two additional cellulite clinical … Continue reading »

Your new BFF in addressing facial aging

Published on Oct 18th, 2019 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

The acronym BFF stands for “best friends forever,” a term used while instant messaging on the computer or sending a text message on cell phones. It’s also been the name of a reality television show, a comedy series, an online game show, and an episode of South Park, but now Dr. Arndt of SkinCare Physicians often refers to it when speaking with patients when discussing options and approaches for a variety of aesthetic treatments. Both his colleagues and he often see people who come in with appearance related concerns. They are interested simply in “looking better” and want information about … Continue reading »

What is microneedling and why is it so useful

Published on Mar 14th, 2019 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

Microneedling has been around for over 2 decades, but only recently has there been sufficient data to make it clear that it actually is a useful procedure to improve wrinkles and scars. Learn from a renowned Boston dermatologist why having your face poked with hundreds of tiny needles improve its appearance. The premise behind microneedling It was originally postulated that inducing micro wounds to the skin would initiate healing and encourage connective tissue augmentation. Others later described a similar method, inserting needles parallel to the skin, as “percutaneous collagen induction”.  Indeed, after penetration of these small needles into skin, a … Continue reading »

Worried about lip lines and wrinkles around your mouth?

Published on Jan 13th, 2017 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

Upper lip lines and wrinkles, also known as perioral rhytids or smoker’s lines, are a major cosmetic feature of the lower face. A recent survey found that over 50% of women with appearance-related concerns selected the skin around the mouth as “the most likely to treat area” of the face.  Know that you don’t have to live with these lines. There is more your dermatologist can do to help than you may have thought possible.  But first let’s look at what triggers these annoying lip lines and wrinkles. The first culprits to come to mind are sun, cigarettes and straws. … Continue reading »

The Blade & Light Society’s Mentor Award: A fascinating story

Published on Dec 1st, 2015 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Kenneth A. Arndt received the Blade & Light Society’s 2015 Mentor of the Year Award, a tribute to his love of teaching and his life-long commitment to learning. With his curious mind, Dr. Arndt could not help but ask Dr. Murad Alam about the origin of the impressive cast bronze sculpture he received. It turned out to be a fascinating story! The Cathédral sculpture from Rodin (la Cathédral) inspired Dr. Alam, one of the founders of the Society, to use hands in the trophy given their importance in surgery. He observed that using hands from two different … Continue reading »

The fellowship at SkinCare Physicians: a highly rewarding program

Published on Aug 13th, 2015 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

Teaching and mentorship are one of the most important and rewarding parts of what we do at SkinCare Physicians, along with superb patient care and clinical research. Since the founding of SkinCare Physicians 15 years ago, we have been involved in helping to further train dermatologists. Each year there are three fellows who work along with us helping to take care of patients, participating in research studies, and being involved with other academic studies or projects.  We’ve had the opportunity to train over 50 fellows at SkinCare Physicians who are now practicing dermatology around the country and overseas. Fellows are … Continue reading »

Can Botox make you happier?

Published on Apr 3rd, 2015 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

Well, Botox might very well do that. There is a great deal of evidence that demonstrates that injections of botulinum toxin neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) can modify the visible manifestations of emotions and potentially improve emotional states that culminate in greater happiness. If your normal everyday expression is one with a big frown and indented creases on your brow, everyone might think you are angry or upset. If your forehead is always furrowed, you may appear to others as constantly worried, bothered, or lost in deep thought. In both instances, people in your social environment might leave you alone or … Continue reading »

Five dermatologists from SkinCare Physicians actively participated to Laser 2014, an ASLMS conference

Published on Jun 10th, 2014 by Kenneth Arndt, MD

The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) recently held its Annual Meeting, Laser 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona. This event is considered the best meeting to learn about the latest in lasers, light and energy based devices. Five members of SkinCare Physicians had a prominent presence in the meeting, as well as colleagues throughout the country who have trained at our dermatology practice near Boston. The official purpose of the Laser 2014 conference is to “provide a forum at which a multidisciplinary array of scientists, clinicians, residents, students, health care professionals, and industry representatives can learn, share, investigate, and … Continue reading »

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    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).

    Medical Website Design & Marketing by Etna Interactive

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