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Can You Still Get Deep Chemical Peels?

About 20 years ago, deep chemical peels were some of the go-to techniques for treating severe wrinkling and sun damage. These peels gradually fell out of favor as advanced laser skin treatments accomplished the same goals while reducing the risk of complications. Interest in deep chemical peels has renewed in the past few years, however, …

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Combining Nonsurgical Treatments: Can You Get BOTOX and Filler (or More) at the Same Time?

Are you looking to discover a more confident you? With today's nonsurgical aesthetic treatment options, you have more choices than ever to help you look and feel your best. Whether you want to address skin concerns caused by aging, sun damage, acne, or dryness, you can achieve younger-looking, rejuvenated skin when you combine the right …

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What You Need To Know Before Your Laser Treatment

Currently, there is a wide range of med spa skin treatments aimed at rejuvenating and enhancing your skin. Laser skin treatments are gaining a stronghold among facial rejuvenation procedures for their effectiveness and long-lasting results. We offer a variety of laser skin treatments at our Natick dermatology practice, and if you are hesitant to try …

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Preventing and Detecting Melanoma

Melanoma is an increasingly common skin cancer, most typically developed through ultraviolet (UV) exposure. The best prevention includes reducing exposures to UV radiation and early detection through self-screening or visiting a dermatologist is highly encouraged. Common But Preventable develops through mutations affecting the pigment cell of the skin, known as the melanocyte. Although these mutations …

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What is Isotretinoin?

Isotretinoin Explained Isotretinoin, widely known as the prior branded therapy Accutane®, is an FDA-approved oral therapy for the treatment of refractory severe cystic acne. Off-label use includes acne not responding to other treatments, rosacea, and other inflammatory disorders of the skin (including hidradenitis suppuritiva and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp). Who is eligible to take …

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Hormonally Induced Acne

As many of us are aware, acne is very common and presents in various subtypes. Hormonally induced acne, one of the more common subtypes of acne, is, unfortunately, both under-recognized and under-treated. Generally, hormonally induced acne is characterized by deeper sometimes tender pimples occurring on the jawline, chin, forehead, and trunk of female acne patients. Typically this …

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