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Boston dermatologic surgeon shares tips to reduce your risk of skin cancer

Published on Jun 13th, 2022 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer in the country.  If you added up all of the other cancers in this country, they still would not equal the number of skin cancers we see each year.  Last year alone, there were more than 5 million skin cancer cases treated in the United States. In fact, 1 in every 5 Americans will develop a skin cancer by the age of 70.  We treat well over 2,000 skin cancers each year at SkinCare Physicians near Boston and Dr. Thomas Rohrer, a Mohs surgery expert, wants you to know how to … Continue reading »

Is PicoToning laser treatment right for your skin?

Published on Oct 28th, 2021 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

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 »

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

Published on Aug 30th, 2021 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

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 »

The ‘Botox’ effects: More than just skin-deep

Published on Aug 30th, 2019 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

There is good scientific research now that supports the fact that neuromodulators such as BOTOX, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin, do more than just improve our looks. Neuromodulators can actually increase our feelings of happiness. While this may just seem as a result of looking better and feeling better about ourselves after having the treatment, it actually goes much deeper. SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Thomas Rohrer explains why. There is certainly a lot of benefits from looking better after having a neuromodulator procedure. Lines between the eyebrows melt away and people do not look as if they are scowling and therefore may … Continue reading »

Mohs surgery, the treatment of choice for facial non-melanoma skin cancers

Published on Nov 30th, 2018 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

Mohs surgery is a specialized technique which removes skin cancers in a very systematic and logical manner.  It achieves the highest cure rate and leaves the smallest possible area to reconstruct after the skin cancer has been removed.  The basic principle behind the Mohs’ technique is to remove the entire skin cancer without taking any more normal skin than is absolutely necessary. As SkinCare Physicians’ Mohs surgeon, Dr. Thomas Rohrer likes to say, it removes the skin cancer, the whole skin cancer, and nothing but the skin cancer. Here is your brief guide to Mohs surgery: what it is and … Continue reading »

SkinCare Physicians – Not an ordinary dermatology practice

Published on Jul 16th, 2018 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

SkinCare Physicians is not your ordinary dermatology practice.  It is one of the leading academic dermatology institutions in the country.  Our physicians actually produce more publications than the majority of the university based dermatology programs around the country.  Over the past four years alone, our board-certified dermatologists have published well over 100 manuscripts, 40 textbook chapters, and given more than 270 lectures around the country and internationally.  They have also been the editors of 10 textbooks and serve as associate editors to several of the most prestigious journals in dermatology and dermatologic surgery.  Furthermore, SkinCare Physicians’ research department runs 10 … Continue reading »

Exciting new microneedling skin treatment at SkinCare Physicians

Published on Jul 11th, 2016 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

Doesn’t everyone want their skin to look better without having to go through much “down time?” Wouldn’t it be ideal to have a treatment that can provide wrinkle and scar reduction at the same time? Well, SkinCare Physicians near Boston is excited to offer a new microneedling procedure that can improve the texture of your skin and reduce the appearance of some superficial types of scars. How does microneedling work The premise of microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is that multiple tiny needles puncture the skin to create microscopic injuries just under the surface. The body repairs these … Continue reading »

Research shows dermatologists lead the way in advancing cosmetic procedures

Published on Mar 11th, 2016 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

A recent article in Dermatologic Surgery* presented results from a study looking into which medical specialties are pioneering and advancing aesthetic procedures the most.  Not surprisingly, dermatologists were at the top of the list for almost all categories and many of these leading innovators are right here at SkinCare Physicians near Boston. Learn why these results should matter to patients.

Winter sports enthusiasts, protect your skin!

Published on Feb 12th, 2015 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

Don’t let the cold weather fool you! Just because you may not feel the heat of the sun in the winter, the ultraviolet radiation from the sun is still harming your skin. Think of snow as a big white beach, Dr. Thomas Rohrer tells his patients at SkinCare Physicians. Winter sports enthusiasts, who often spend all day outside, are especially at risk for excessive sun exposure that can lead to sunburn, premature skin aging, and skin cancer. Here are two reasons why: Snow reflects UV radiation four times more than sand on a beach. Up to 80% of the UV … Continue reading »

How our skin ages and what we can do about it

Published on Nov 26th, 2013 by Thomas Rohrer, MD

While it appears as if “everything is just sagging” as we age, recent research has revealed a much more complex series of events occurring beneath the skin than simple gravitational pull.   Recognizing the mechanisms of aging helps our dermatologists at SkinCare Physicians near Boston to better understand how to correct them in a more natural manner and avoid giving patients that “over-done” look. Understanding the deeper cause of facial aging The youthful face has a beautiful smooth look with high cheekbones and even tone.  As we age the effects of the sun create tan spots and little veins just under … 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).

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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.