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A dermatologist’s favorite sunscreens and why

Published on Jul 28th, 2021 by Brooke Sikora, MD

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 »

Advanced Dermatology Spa: A unique concept in skin care

Published on Dec 17th, 2019 by Brooke Sikora, MD

SkinCare Physicians’ Advanced Dermatology Spa™ is now a reality.  Located on the 2nd floor in Suite 200 this brand new space combines the luxury of a spa with state-of-the-art technology, and the knowledge and expertise of our dermatologists.  So why has SkinCare Physicians developed the Advanced Dermatology Spa™?  We have created this unique environment in response to the expectations and needs of our patients who longed for the relaxing and luxurious experience of a spa-like treatment in a medical setting. Our Advanced Dermatology Spa™ has three highly-trained aestheticians providing treatments such as medical cleansings, peels, Hydrafacials, and Clear + Brilliant treatments. … Continue reading »

Moisturizers SkinCare Physicians loves for the winter

Published on Jan 22nd, 2019 by Brooke Sikora, MD

Winter can be hard on your skin. With the outside temperatures dropping and the inside heat blowing, our skin is craving moisture. To prevent dry, itchy and cracked skin this winter, our dermatologists recommend these excellent moisturizers – available at SkinCare Physicians. SkinCare Physicians’ top facial moisturizers for dry skin These moisturizers contain important ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid which attract and hold water to the skin, plumping the cells to give them a more youthful appearance. The best time to moisturize our face and body is right after a shower, when the skin is still damp and you … Continue reading »

HydraFacial, the new buzz at SkinCare Aesthetics

Published on Nov 1st, 2018 by Brooke Sikora, MD

What’s the new buzz at SkinCare Physicians? Our SkinCare Aesthetics department is launching HydraFacial!  As technology advances, new devices are being created to achieve optimal results, changing the way routine facials are done.  And who doesn’t love immediate results with no downtime!  This event-ready facial is perfect before special occasions, reunions, or the holidays. The HydraFacial Company originally pioneered Hydradermabrasion and now HydraFacial, which are popular in over 80 countries around the world.  The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums.  The facial is soothing, refreshing, … Continue reading »

Customized skin care is here: Discover Custom D.O.S.E

Published on Aug 14th, 2018 by Brooke Sikora, MD

Do you ever wish that there was a skin care product out there that was made just for you? Do you have trouble finding a product that has active, effective ingredients yet doesn’t cause dryness or side effects? If so, SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E is right for you! This revolutionary technology addresses patients’ unique skin concerns and provides them with a customized skin care serum. It was developed by L’Oréal in conjunction with the dermatologists right here at SkinCare Physicians near Boston. So how does Custom D.O.S.E work? Our skilled aestheticians and providers will assess your skin and ask you a … Continue reading »

Allergic or not to a skin care product? Find out with patch testing

Published on Jun 21st, 2017 by Brooke Sikora, MD

Do you feel like your skin has become more sensitive with time? Are there certain products that cause itching and a rash when you use them? Frustrated with buying new products and not knowing if your skin will tolerate them? Well, patch testing, a procedure available at SkinCare Physicians, can help determine if a product may be right for your skin or not. Common forms of skin allergic reactions to products Dermatitis, or eczema, is a common skin condition that many patients experience – manifested by a red, scaly, sometimes itchy rash on the skin.  There are many types of … Continue reading »

Simple ways to give your lips some TLC

Published on Jun 6th, 2017 by Brooke Sikora, MD

Have you ever suffered from chapped lips, a painful sunburn on your lips or overall dryness and cracking? Our lips are important in many functions of our daily lives and deserve some tender love. Caring for them correctly is not hard. Here are a few helpful daily steps to keep your lips healthy, protected and glowing.   #1 Protect – Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the United States and most commonly occurs on the head and neck, with the lips accounting for a portion of these skin cancers. Using a daily lip product that contains … Continue reading »

SkinCare Physicians introduces SkinBetter Science in its Boutique

Published on May 11th, 2017 by Brooke Sikora, MD

SkinCare Physicians is excited to carry SkinBetter Science’s products in its Chestnut Hill Boutique. SkinBetter Science’s skin care line offers innovative formulations that effectively deliver anti-aging and rejuvenating benefits to the skin.  Our physicians have selected three essential SkinBetter Science products to improve our patients’ daily skin care regimen. Daily Treatment Cream FACE: A better and deeper collagen booster and hydrator Daily Treatment Cream FACE uses a revolutionary technology that allows peptides to penetrate better and deeper into the skin to boost collagen production and soften the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also contains glycerin which hydrates the skin, … Continue reading »

Introducing safe anti-aging skin care line based on natural silk

Published on Oct 28th, 2016 by Brooke Sikora, MD

Are you looking for healthier, cleaner skin care products that work? Do you have ultra-sensitive skin? Are you tired of reading endless lists of ingredients before purchasing skin care products? If so, this blog is for you! SkinCare Physicians just introduced in its SkinCare Boutique a new line of effective and safe anti-aging skin care products from Silk Therapeutics. Silk Therapeutics has developed a skin care line that is clean and effective for all skin types, including sensitive ones, and is gentle enough for pregnant women and oncology patients. Silk Therapeutics utilizes the power of pure liquid silk to enhance … Continue reading »

Why antioxidants are essential to your daily sun protective skin routine

Published on Sep 8th, 2015 by Brooke Sikora, MD

Do you wear sunscreen daily even though the summer is almost over? If so, that is a great start, but there is more you can do to protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation, pollution and ionizing radiation, all of which accelerate aging and may lead to skin cancer development. Here is the advice our dermatologists give to our patients in the Boston area: Consider using a skin care product with an antioxidant, in addition to your sunscreen! Benefit of antioxidants for your skin Antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea, coffeeberry extract and others act to protect your skin … 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

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.