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Thinking about neck tightening? RF Microneedling may be right for you

Published on Sep 13th, 2022 by Laurel Morton, MD

As we age, looseness of neck skin can be a frustrating concern. In years past, the only option for treatment was surgery, but fortunately, technology has improved dramatically over the past 20 years. While we have multiple options for skin tightening at SkinCare Physicians, many patients are excellent candidates for a non-invasive treatment that combines radiofrequency (RF), or heat, and microneedling. Who is a candidate for RF microneedling? Men and women who start noticing loose or sagging skin at the neck or jawline may be candidates for RF microneedling. This procedure can also lead to improvement of horizontal neck lines … 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 »

Caring for your children’s skin while spending time at home during COVID-19

Published on Apr 30th, 2020 by Laurel Morton, MD

During this time of COVID-19 awareness and social distancing, it is not unlikely that parents will observe some very common skin issues with their children. Whether it’s dryness, rashes or worsening of chronic conditions due to stress, this blog post from our dermatologist Laurel Morton, MD is intended to share helpful guidance on how to best care for your children’s skin. Dry skin We are all spending more time at home than we normally do and the static climate in our houses means that some of us are exposed to less humidity than usual. The problem with dry air is … Continue reading »

Bothered by an itchy scalp? Understand the cause to know how to relieve it

Published on Aug 15th, 2019 by Laurel Morton, MD

Itch can be a persistent, annoying problem for many patients. Itchy scalp can be particularly troublesome and is sometimes accompanied with dandruff, a rash or even open sores. By understanding the most common causes of itchy scalp and possible treatments, you will be able to determine if you might start relieving your itch with over-the-counter products or if you should see your doctor for a consultation. What makes my scalp itchy? If you think about it, scalp skin is very different from skin on other parts of the body. It holds many thick hair follicles and where hair follicles grow, … Continue reading »

PicoToning: One laser to improve skin tone and texture with minimal down time

Published on Apr 11th, 2019 by Laurel Morton, MD

Improving skin color and texture is an important goal for many of our patients, including those who cannot afford to have much down time after a laser procedure. But, can one laser really improve both skin discoloration and texture with minimal down time? The answer is YES and the treatment is called PicoToning. What can PicoToning accomplish? With the specialized Focus Array setting on the PicoSure laser, one device can target multiple cosmetic concerns utilizing gentle pressure on a cellular level. This treatment improves the appearance of sun damage and brown age spots by breaking up pigment. At the same … Continue reading »

When should I start an anti-aging skin care routine?

Published on Sep 10th, 2018 by Laurel Morton, MD

Young patients are constantly asking me about when they should start an anti-aging skin care routine, and this is one of the few questions I get that has a very simple answer: TODAY. Taking a few simple actions when you are young can have a major impact. Here are a few easy interventions I recommend for people just getting started. The basics you can (and should) do every day in your home In the morning, the simplest act is to apply sunscreen daily (including on cloudy days.)  It is the cornerstone to any anti-aging routine because it prevents UV damage … Continue reading »

Stretch marks – What are they and what can lasers do?

Published on Mar 1st, 2018 by Laurel Morton, MD

Many individuals are self-conscious about their stretch marks, including teenagers, adults, men and women. While not harmful to the health, nobody enjoys seeing them in the mirror.  Unfortunately, once stretchmarks appear they don’t go away. The good news is that cosmetic dermatology practices, such as SkinCare Physicians in Brookline Mass, have effective laser treatments that can significantly improve their appearance.  But first, let’s understand what causes stretch marks. Why do stretch marks appear? Stretch marks are distinct lines on the skin that can occur after any relatively quick stretching of the skin. Causes include teenage growth spurts, weight gain, pregnancy … Continue reading »

Everything you need to know about lip rejuvenation

Published on Aug 29th, 2017 by Laurel Morton, MD

Patients often come to the dermatologists at SkinCare Physicians to voice concerns about the appearance of their lips. Some individuals hope for fuller lips and others are noticing new lines and folds around the mouth as they age. Fortunately, we have safe and effective treatments to rejuvenate your lips. Here are answers to the questions that patients often pose about lip treatments. What might be done to softly plump the lips? For patients who are hoping to give their lips a softer, fuller appearance, a popular treatment is the injection of hyaluronic acid fillers. This is a quick procedure that … Continue reading »

Could I be one of the many Americans who have Rosacea?

Published on Dec 30th, 2016 by Laurel Morton, MD

Can you be one of the 16 million Americans estimated to be affected by Rosacea, a common inflammatory condition often starting in adult age? Dr. Laurel Morton, a dermatologist at SkinCare Physicians, explains what you need to know about rosacea and what you can do about this widespread disorder causing red, inflamed, bumpy skin. What is rosacea and what causes it? Let’s start with a definition: Rosacea is a disorder affecting the skin that causes flares of facial redness. This can come in several forms. Some patients exhibit very rosy cheeks and noses with flushed skin. Others have an adult … Continue reading »

Hives – A skin condition you’ve almost certainly had, but know little about

Published on Feb 25th, 2016 by Laurel Morton, MD

Hives are a common skin condition, and yet dermatologist Laurel Morton finds that patients in her clinic near Boston are often unfamiliar with how to spot them. A bit of basic education can make you a more observant patient and help us get you back to normal more quickly – read up! What makes hives unique? Hives are a temporary red or pink bumpy rash occurring anywhere on the body. Often the rash appears as large welts, which are generally very itchy. Unlike other skin rashes, hives do not stay in one spot – new welts often appear and disappear within … 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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