SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Kenneth Arndt was the first to introduce and coin the term prejuvenation. Hear him explain what is prejuvenation and how he came up with the term.
Christopher Zachary: I want to ask you Ken about this new concept of prejuvenation. What is it? And how come you came up with this concept? Dr. Kenneth Arndt: Well Chris, I’ve been seeing patients for a long time, and often people would come in and they say, “Is it too early to do something” or maybe a toxin or laser hair removal, or one thing or another. And I came to the conclusion that, there’s no “too early” to start, with some exceptions. But in any case, it became evident to me that if you do start some of these procedures earlier in life, then you don’t have to do them later. So a lot of what we see is rejuvenation… photo rejuvenation, laser rejuvenation, this rejuvenation, and they’re all kinds of products that are rejuvenating. So the thought came to me, “well, if you prejuvenate, that is to say you start early, then you don’t have to rejuvenate when you get older.” So if you start these things in your 20s, or 30s, with toxins, you don’t develop lines and wrinkles. Christopher Zachary: Right. Dr. Kenneth Arndt: So when you come in, in your 50s, and 60s, say “oh, I want to get rid of these things”; or if you start with a lot of these very benign non-invasive procedures, such as some of the lasers or fillers or mild things, even peels, that doesn’t matter. Most of the things we do, induce changes which last or bring about changes within the skin that are long lasting, even though the product itself may be gone.
Donating part of SkinCeuticals sunscreen’s proceeds to charity during Jul-Aug
As part of our philanthropy goals at SkinCare Physicians, we will be highlighting a product in our boutique a few times a year and donating a percent of the proceeds to a staff member’s favorite charitable organization.
The July/August featured product is SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 and we will give part of our proceeds to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. If you need to stock up on sunscreens, now is the time. You can shop in person at our SkinCare Boutique inside our practice in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, or head to our website to order online!
Fellow Dr. Sara Hogan won the 2019 ACGME David C. Leach award
SkinCare Physicians congratulates Dr. Sara Hogan, one of our current fellows, who won the 2019 David C. Leach award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The award honors residents and fellows “who have fostered innovation and improvement in their residency programs, advanced humanism in medicine, and increased efficiency and emphasis on educational outcomes.” Sara completed her project while a dermatology resident at the Cleveland Clinic.
From left to right: ACGME President Thomas J Nasca, MD, MACP, DeLonda Dowling who coordinates the awards, Dr. Hogan, and ACGME Award Committee Chair Diane Hartmann, MD.
Dr. Kaminer co-leads clinical trial for new cellulite treatment
Soliton, Inc. announced it has completed its first proof of concept clinical trial for the treatment of cellulite. SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Michael Kaminer is leading the study in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi of Capital Laser and Skin Care (with technology licensed from The University of Texas on behalf of the MD Anderson Cancer Center). The goal of the trial is to assess the safety and efficacy of Soliton’s new acoustic shockwave treatment in reducing the appearance of cellulite. The study is designed to evaluate results at both the 12-week and 26-week time-points following initial treatment. Stay tuned for more updates as the trial progresses!
Dr. Rohrer, Director of ASDS’ 2019 Resident Cosmetic Symposium
SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Thomas Rohrer co-directed the 2019 Resident Cosmetic Symposium in Dallas this past weekend for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). The meeting gathered dermatology residents from around the country to learn about the latest cosmetic procedures and prepare for real-world scenarios. Over 100 residents attended to be taught by leading ASDS experts. Dr. Rohrer spoke on botulinum toxins, lasers, fillers, and the concepts of beauty. He also gave a lecture on creating the best culture for an aesthetic practice and a talk on why dermatology residents should pursue a fellowship in dermatologic surgery.
Every year, SkinCare Physicians trains three board eligible dermatologists in its Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Fellowship program which is accredited by the ASDS
Promising longer lasting injectable neurotoxin under investigation
The field of injectable neurotoxins is evolving and growing. But the holy grail of these neuromodulators remains longer lasting results without sacrificing safety. SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Jeff Dover weighs in on the promising trial data of a new neuromodulator from Revance, RT2000, which effects lasted longer than other injectable neurotoxins currently available. A definite plus for many of our patients!
After 2.5 years as a valued member of our front desk team, Allison Spadafora is stepping up to a new position. She has recently transitioned to an aesthetician role with SkinCare Aesthetics, which is rapidly growing and about to expand to a new suite.
Allison comes to SkinCare Aesthetics with 16 years of skin care experience. She is a graduate of Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, the leading skin care and aesthetician training school in New England. After practicing in a spa environment for many years, what she appreciates the most at SkinCare Aesthetics is working with the most brilliant dermatologists in Boston. They further trained her and advise her whenever she needs.
Our patients valued Allison’s knowledge of skin care products when she was working at our front desk and Boutique. They now are entrusting their skin to her aesthetician skills. Although she is skilled in all aspects of aesthetics, she is particularly excited about providing our latest Hydrafacial treatment, her favorite, and working with our teenage patients, and their parents, on acne conditions.
Dr. Jeff Dover on laser-assisted drug delivery
SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Jeff Dover recorded his first podcast for ASLMS Light Talk series. He gives a clear overview of laser-assisted drug delivery (LADD); what types of devices and drugs are typically used, when to apply the agents, possible side effects, the potential of LADD and how it has changed our practice.
SkinCare Physicians’ fellow received 2019 ASLMS: Best of Session Abstract Award
SkinCare Physicians is excited to announce that current fellow, Dan Callaghan MD, was awarded the 2019 ASLMS Annual Conference: Best of Session Abstract Award – Scientific for work he has been doing for the last year along with former fellow Dr. Lauren Bonati, Dr. Murad Alam, and our own Dr. Jeffrey Dover. The abstract, entitled SOUND LEVELS AND SAFETY IN COSMETIC LASER SURGERY, is an example of great, innovative work.
While eye safety is paramount when using lasers for cosmetic procedures, hearing safety gets much less attention. The team of doctors found that some lasers that we use in clinical practice, specifically some of the lasers for tattoo removal or some of the fully ablative lasers for skin resurfacing, can be quite loud. Given that loud noise is one of the most common causes of hearing loss, and one of the most common occupational illnesses in the United States, they were interested in studying just how loud these lasers were and if they were safe in the absence of hearing protection.
Fortunately, the team found that the vast majority of lasers used in clinical practice produce a sound level far below that which puts one at risk for noise induced hearing loss. The few lasers that do emit sound levels above that threshold would have to be used for an extended period of time throughout the day before there would be any concern of risk for hearing loss. Given the fact that these treatments are typically quick, it would be unusual for anyone to be using these lasers long enough to put patients at risk. So ultimately, patients and physicians alike should feel safe utilizing lasers of all type without concern for noise induced hearing loss, even in the absence of hearing protection.
Congratulations to the team!
Meet our new Fellows, Drs. Callaghan, Hogan and Kandula
It’s this time of the year when we welcome three new Fellows to SkinCare Physicians’ Teaching and Training program. Drs. Daniel Callaghan, Sara Hogan and Prasanthi Kandula will be with us for a year. During their twelve-month fellowship they will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of cosmetic and dermatologic surgery, as well as laser medicine.
Dr. Sara Hogan grew up in the Washington D.C. area and West Africa before relocating to Utah. She attended the University of Utah, where she graduated with a B.S. in Health Promotion and Education. She then received a Master of Health Science from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and performed health systems research at the Urban Institute, a think tank in Washington D.C. Sara earned her Medical Doctorate from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago. She completed her dermatology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where she conducted research on hair loss disorders and novel applications for existing medications. Sara enjoys exploring Boston on bike, hiking, traveling, and oil painting. She is excited to join SkinCare Physicians and looks forward a productive and enjoyable year.
Dr. Daniel Callaghan grew up in Pittsburgh, PA with his older sister and two younger brothers. He graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Economics and received his M.D. from Georgetown University. After completing his internship in San Diego, he traveled back to the East Coast for his dermatology residency at Boston Medical Center. Outside of work, Dan enjoys hiking, attending concerts, photography and watching sports especially hockey and football. Dan never would have guessed he would be doing a fellowship down the road from where he attended college but couldn’t be more excited and grateful for the opportunity to be at SkinCare Physicians.
Dr. Prasanthi Kandula was born in Waterloo, IA and grew up in southern Illinois. She graduated magna cum laude and AOA from the University of Missouri–Kansas City with a combined BA in Liberal Arts and M.D. degree. She completed her dermatology residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis, where she served as chief resident during her final year. Prasanthi enjoys trying new restaurants, dancing, running, country music concerts, and traveling with friends and family. She is excited to join SkinCare Physicians and looks forward to an amazing year!
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