SkinCare Physicians

Category: Laser Treatment

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 »

All new SkinCare Physicians’ Clear + Brilliant Fusion treatment

Published on Apr 8th, 2021 by Jeffrey Dover, MD

Fractional laser skin resurfacing, best known as Fraxel, revolutionized laser skin rejuvenation some 10 years ago. A few years later the company that brought us Fraxel made an adorable, gentle, smaller, version of the Fraxel called the Clear + Brilliant. Two separate wavelengths of light were produced to smooth the overall skin texture of the face, improve brightness and even out the skin color. The device became one of the most popular and effective facial procedures of our aesthetician practice. The folks that brought us the Clear + Brilliant completely redesigned and re-engineered the device this year. What’s new with … 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 »

Is laser hair removal for you?

Published on Feb 15th, 2018 by Jeffrey Dover, MD

It’s hard to believe that just over 15 years ago there was no such thing as laser hair removal. Now lasers and light sources are used the world over to permanently remove hair with little discomfort and little effort. Developed by Harvard dermatologists, this technique has revolutionized hair removal. While the effectiveness and safety of laser hair removal devices are no longer in question, results and patients’ satisfaction depend on several factors. Brown/black hair vs. blonde/white hair Laser hair removal is effective in most individuals regardless of the color of their skin. However, brown and black hair can be permanently … Continue reading »

Say goodbye to facial blue veins

Published on Apr 24th, 2017 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 SkinCare Physicians’ dermatologists can easily clear these blood vessels with little discomfort and virtually no side effects in a matter of 3 straightforward treatments. The treatments are performed with a long pulsed Nd:YAG laser which targets the blood in the vessels causing them to collapse. Over a few weeks the vessels shrivel up and disappear. Three treatments, performed every 6 to 8 weeks, are usually necessary to ensure that the vessels go away … 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 »

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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.