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Say goodbye to facial blue veins

Published on May 11th, 2023 by Jeffrey Dover, MD

Facial blue veins, frequently found around the eyes and on the forehead, are a common cosmetic concern that most individuals don’t realize can be treated. In fact, dermatologists at SkinCare Physicians’ can clear these blood vessels with little discomfort and virtually no side effects in a matter of 3 straightforward laser treatments. What causes facial blue veins? The cause of facial blue veins is unknown. They are in the normal pattern of facial veins whose function is to drain blood from the skin back to the heart. There are usually so many that by sealing off a few with laser … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Easy Fix for Dark Under Eye Circles

Published on Sep 11th, 2016 by Jeffrey Dover, MD

Dark under eye circles are remarkably common and very bothersome. While we cannot cure the problem, treatments exist to improve their appearance. Dark under eye circles start as early as the 20s or 30s and usually slowly worsen over time. Dark circles are very common in individuals from the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and they frequently run in families. If one’s mother or father has dark under eye circles it’s likely that one or more of their children will have the problem as well. Prescription creams for dark under eye circles There are many over-the-counter creams … Continue reading »

Making a difference in cancer patients’ lives: Radiation Mark Removal Program

Published on May 12th, 2016 by Jeffrey Dover, MD

SkinCare Physicians is delighted to be involved in the New Beginnings Radiation Mark Removal Program. While he was president of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Jeffrey Dover and his colleagues on the society board initiated the New Beginnings Radiation Mark Removal Program, a national philanthropic campaign offering free radiation mark (tattoo) removal for cancer patients. Cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments are usually “marked” with 2-3 small tattoo marks on the skin. The marking ensures that the radiation therapist positions the radiotherapy machine in the exact same location each time. The skin marks are … Continue reading »

The tattoo removal revolution is entering its second phase

Published on Sep 18th, 2014 by Jeffrey Dover, MD

Tattoos are becoming increasingly prevalent in Western society.  One U.S. survey found that 24% of respondents had tattoos. The 2006 “Gen Next” Pew Research Center survey found that 40% of respondents aged 26 – 40 have tattoos. This number is expected to continue to rise, and along with it an increased number of patients will consult their dermatologist for tattoo removal.  Luckily advances in selective short pulsed laser treatment are revolutionizing their removal and are available at SkinCare Physicians for patients who have tattoo regrets in the Boston area. First breakthrough in tattoo removal: The Q-switched laser The introduction of … Continue reading »

Those stubborn stretch marks: Don’t despair, non-invasive laser treatments work!

Published on Feb 7th, 2013 by Blog Admin

Stretch marks can be a common result of weight change, rapid growth, or certain inherited conditions. While not of a medical concern, their appearance can cause significant emotional and mental distress. While there are many topical agents that are marketed for stretch mark improvement, the results are minimal, at best. However, non-invasive laser treatments are available for both newer pink-red stretch marks, as well as older skin-colored or pale ones, and are effective on all body sites and skin types. Treatments for new stretch marks New or pink-red stretch marks can be efficiently treated with a series of treatments using … Continue reading »

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    SkinCare Physicians®

    1244 Boylston Street (Route 9)
    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    Learn more about your rights and protections related to the No Surprises Act (HR133).

    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.

    Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.



    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).

    Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

    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.