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Category: Acne

Can diet affect acne?

Published on Apr 25th, 2019 by Tania Phillips

Many of our patients at SkinCare Physicians ask if they should change their diet to help improve their acne. Fortunately, there have been many studies looking at possible links between diet and acne. SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Tania Phillips sheds some light on which foods to avoid and which foods can help. Foods to avoid High glycemic foods – sugar, white bread, white pasta, and other simple carbohydrates: A study published in July 2018 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that diets containing a lot of foods with a high glycemic foods were strongly linked to acne. … Continue reading »

What you should know about acne treatments during pregnancy

Published on Oct 2nd, 2018 by Tania Phillips

Pregnancy comes with a lot of changes including in the medications you can take. Here is what you should know about acne treatments while pregnant. The forbidden acne medications during pregnancy Some medications should not be taken during pregnancy.  These include: Isotretinoin Spironolactone Tazarotene Antibiotics such as doxycycline, minocycline, and tetracycline Not recommended acne treatments during pregnancy Most experts recommend stopping the following treatments: Topical retinoids including adapalene and tretinoin creams. Topical dapsone, brand-name aczone. While dapsone has not caused birth defects in animal studies, physicians would not recommend it during pregnancy as research data is limited (researchers tend not … Continue reading »

Frustrated with acne? Try Isolaz light therapy

Published on Feb 7th, 2017 by Meredith Kiy

Acne … there are different varieties of it, but even the smallest breakouts can affect how we view ourselves and interact with others. Many of us have been dealing with acne since we were teenagers, but I do see patients who experience sudden breakouts in their late 20’s and early 30’s. It seems that we go into a panic when we breakout: we buy the latest breakthrough product or spend hundreds of dollars on prescriptions and treatments that we hope will be the answer. The trick to it all is using the RIGHT products and treatments that work for you. … Continue reading »

Teen acne: Myths, facts and solutions

Published on Mar 12th, 2015 by Laurel Morton

As children enter adolescence, the majority of them will develop some degree of acne. It can be quite a burden, often affecting young peoples’ self-esteem and their ability to interact with others. In the most severe cases, acne causes permanent scarring. Dr. Laurel Morton of SkinCare Physicians is pleased to share some good news: acne is a very treatable condition! But first, let’s dispel two really important myths. Teen acne myth #1: Acne is caused by dirt and results when the skin is not washed frequently enough. It’s unclear where this myth originated, but the fact is that acne is … Continue reading »

Frustrated with acne scars? Options exist to get rid of them

Published on Aug 6th, 2013 by Karen Kim

You’ve gotten your acne under control and now you are ready to get rid of the acne scars. What are your options? Depending on the type and severity of acne scar, there is a variety of treatments that can help. Skin discoloration from acne Brown discoloration from acne usually goes away on its own, but sometimes it can take a while. To speed things up, these brown spots can be lightened with daily topical application of bleaching agents such as hydroquinone or kojic acid. It’s important not to forget to apply sunscreen with an SPF 30 regularly to avoid these … Continue reading »

Acne and wrinkles: A cruel irony of the skin

Published on Jan 17th, 2013 by Jeffrey Sobell

It seems so unfair, but it is true. Many people I see for BOTOX and fillers at SkinCare Physicians also complain about acne. Don’t despair, solutions exist to treat adult acne. Adult acne affects 25% of men and 50% of women at some time in their adult lives. Just last week, I saw a woman who had clear skin as a teenager, and now at the age of 32 started to have painful blemishes on her chin and upper back. Later in the day, I saw a 41 year old man who started to break out at age 12, and … Continue reading »

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Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

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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.