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Dr. Kaminer comments on new Thermage FLX FDA-clearance
Thermage FLX™ received FDA clearance last week. The new skin tightening system is designed to reduce the treatment time and enhance patient comfort.
SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Michael Kaminer was quoted in the news release: “Being among the first adopters of the technology, I have confidently used the system for over a decade, as it is the center-piece of a successful skin tightening program. The Thermage system, backed by more than 50 clinical studies, is the gold standard in our practice and our most popular skin smoothing treatment. I’m excited to see what the new Thermage FLX system has to offer as each subsequent version has proven to exceed my expectations.”
It’s pumpkin peel season!
It’s pumpkin time at SkinCare Aesthetics. Carve out 30 minutes for a pampering pumpkin peel treat!
Pumpkin is chock full of antioxidants, essential vitamins and high concentrations of beta carotene. This powerful combination is incredibly helpful in maintaining optimal skin health. Performed by our skilled aestheticians, it is a safe, gentle and effective peel that suits almost all skin types. Main benefits include: correcting hyper-pigmentation, improving the production of collagen and elastin, clearing debris collected on the skin, correcting sun damage, and maintaining skin’s moisture.
Call 617.848.1640 today to treat yourself to an appointment!
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Options to treat rare EDP condition after facial skin resurfacing
Although extremely safe, some patients may develop a rare condition after a laser resurfacing or deep clinical peel treatment. This uncommon dermatologic condition, called erosive pustular dermatosis (EPD), is very difficult to treat. But, our own Drs. Arndt and Dover, and former fellow Dr. Ibrahim, suggest a couple of possible therapeutic approaches in this editorial published by JAMA Dermatology, the leading journal in the field: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/2648857
Dr. Ibrahim further shares insights onthis unforeseen complicationin a recent article published by The Dermatologist:A Rare, Unforeseen Complication of Facial Skin Resurfacing
Meet our new Fellows, Drs. Bonati, Quatrano and Sadeghpour
It’s this time of the year when we welcome three new Fellows to SkinCare Physicians’ Teaching and Training program. Drs. Lauren Bonati, Nicola Quatranoand Mona Sadeghpourwill be with us for a year, during which they willbe exposed to all aspects of cosmetic and dermatologic surgery, as well as laser medicine.
Dr. Lauren Bonati grew up in the Philadelphia region alongside one older brother. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition and received her M.D. from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed dermatology residency at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York City and served as chief resident during her final year. With her husband and 2-year-old daughter at home, Lauren loves to play the piano, sing, and attend concerts and musical theatre whenever possible. She enjoys skiing, snowboarding, playing tennis, and reading historical fiction. Lauren is thrilled to join the team at SkinCare Physicians and looks forward to a fun and memorable year!
Dr. Nicola Quatrano born in Springfield, MA and grew up in northern Connecticut. She graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Studio Art prior to heading north to attend medical school at Dartmouth. She completed her residency in Dermatology at NYU and served as chief resident during her final year. Nicki enjoys oil painting, drawing, water sports, and snowboarding. She is looking forward to joining SkinCare Physicians and returning to her old stomping ground in Chestnut Hill!
Dr. Mona Sadeghpour graduated with honors from University of Texas at Dallas and received her Doctorate of Medicine from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. Though she grew up in Texas, she has lived in 5 other states in the past 10 years, including Connecticut, Washington, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and now Massachusetts. When she is not at work, you can find her playing tennis, working out, dancing, hiking the great outdoors, or scavenging for the next best tea or coffee shop. She is grateful for the opportunity to join the SkinCare Physicians family and further her ability to deliver excellent patient care.
You asked, we took action: Digital appointment reminders are here
Time is valuable and many of our patients have been asking us to remind them of appointment via email or text. This more convenient, less intrusive appointment reminder method allows them to confirm their appointments immediately, or later when they can, no matter where they are.
For your convenience and to further improve your satisfaction with SkinCare Physicians, we recently deployed the Solutionreach appointment reminder software platform. Our scheduling staff can now strategically deliver personalized reminders of upcoming appointments based on your personal preference for email, text or phone call.You then can easily confirm your upcoming appointments via email and text, and/or call the practice to reschedule if the appointment time reserved for you no longer suits you.
Do not fret, you can still receive your tried and true reminder phone call from Manny, the most famous voice at SkinCare Physicians! Simply request a reminder from Manny, and you will receive a phone call five days prior to your appointment’s date.
Katie Brodt, FNP-BC lectures nurses on skin disorders
Earlier this week, SkinCare Physicians’ family nurse practitioner, Katie Brodt, gave a lecture on “Disorders of the Skin: What Nurses Need to Know” at the 12th annual Clinical Nursing Conference organized by the Massachusetts Nurses Association. Her talk was part of a continuing nursing education program.
Katie provided her enthusiastic audience with essential information about widespread skin conditions, including psoriasis, rashes, acne and rosacea, that she treats daily. She also gave a fascinating overview of skin cancers – melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma – and discussed detection and treatments. She finally shared her expertise on the latest advancements in cosmetic treatments.
If you missed her well-received presentation, do not worry! She is scheduled to give another course next December for the Cape region.
Is your screen time aging your skin?
SkinCare Physicians’ Dr. Robin Traverstalked toBoston 25 Morning News about the effect of high-energy visible or “HEV” light from screens and devices on the aging process of the skin. Dr. Traversshares what is known about this light now, and afew ways wecan protect ourselves. The average American looks at their phone 46 times a day, and that number doubles for millennials!Over-exposure to screen light may be prematurely aging our skin. Watch herinterview.
ASLMS 2017: An inspiring conference
Last weekend, many doctors from SkinCare Physicians participated to the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference, Laser 2017, in San Diego, California. They were Drs. Arndt, Dover, Kaminer, Morton, Sikora, and Rohrer, ourthree fellows Drs. Ibrahim, Haimovic and Lee, and our research staff, Kathleen Petrell, Joanna Depina and Sarah Ionta. Most participated as directors and faculty in courses and plenary sessions, research presentations and scientific advisory board meetings.
Examples of topics addressed by SkinCare Physicians’ dermatologists included:
- Non-invasive body contouring.
- Neck tightening & submandibular fat reduction
- Combo of fractional lasers and drugs for rejuvenation.
- Attracting patients and keeping them.
- Accelerated tattoo removal facilitated with acoustic wave device.
- Top 10 laser/light/energy complications.
- Laser pearls.
Among those who played a prominent part at Laser 2017, were an incredible number of former SkinCare Physicians Fellows many of whom are shown in the photos. These dermatologists were trained at SkinCare Physicians and now practice throughout the US.
This year, Dr. Jeffrey Dover also received a Presidential Citation in appreciation of his fundraising leadership, which allowed enhancements to the 2017 program and scholarship funding for ASLMS members in need.
SkinCare Physicians’ RNs present miraDry project
SkinCare Physicians’ registered nurses (RN), Colleen Gaffney, Sheila Taldon and Stefania Ruscito presented the results from their miraDry Quality Improvement Project at the Dermatology Nurses Association’s 2017 Annual Convention in Orlando. Our three RNs are trained in the use of miraDry, a treatment for excessive underarm sweating, also called axillary hyperhidrosis. Their goal was to study patient satisfaction with and effectiveness of the miraDry non-invasive procedure. Congratulations to our talented nurses!
Dr. Nicole Lee presents trial results of new therapy for Keratosis Pilaris
Congratulations to SkinCare Physicians’ Fellow, Nicole Lee, whose late breaking research abstract was one the 40 selected, out of 180 submissions, to be presented at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 2017 annual meeting! She shared the clinical trial results of a novel topical therapy with Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria for Keratosis Pilaris. Keratosis Pilaris is a common and harmless condition which appears as tiny bumps on the skin. The clinical trial was a collaboration between SkinCare Physicians and AOBiome, the company behind the new treatment. Here she is with Spiros Jamas just before her presentation at AAD last week in Florida.
Dr. Lee’s presentation was very well received. Read about the promising trial results of the bacterial spray for Keratosis Pilaris.
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