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Caring For Your Skin

We believe that visiting a physician's office should be an enjoyable experience and one in which patients leave feeling better about themselves and more secure in their health. We believe that patients deserve thorough care and the highest quality treatment.

We provide superb medical care and offer personalized services in an office with the utmost level of professionalism. We will do everything in our power to make your experience with us unbeatable.

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Who We Are

We are highly trained, renowned physicians and staff. All of our physicians are board-certified and known internationally for their expertise.

Our team is credentialed as dermatology technicians and is meticulously trained to best care for our patients.

Dr. Graber received her BS in Biology at The Pennsylvania State University and was a member of the Schreyer Honors College. She also completed her medical training at The Pennsylvania State University and graduated with membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After an internship in Internal Medicine, she underwent Dermatology residency training at The Pennsylvania State University/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. During this time she received the Intern Of The Year Award and was selected by her peers for a Humanism and Excellence In Teaching Award.

Our Services

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Many national publications have quoted Dr. Graber and she is a familiar face on local television.
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  • Featured Procedure

    CoolSculpting®

    A CoolSculpting® applicator is applied to the desired area and the fat is cooled for approximately 1 hour per treatment site. Then, over the course of 8-12 weeks patients will experience approximately 25% reduction of fat in the area treated.

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    Neuromodulators

    Neuromodulators are types of injection treatments performed by your dermatologist to get rid of wrinkles and lines. There are four different neuromodulators available: Botox®, Dysport® and Jeaveau™. They are all used to lessen or even eliminate of the lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Neuromodulators work by softening the muscles that are responsible for creating wrinkles in the first place. After treatment, the muscles become relaxed and thereby permit the overlying skin to smoothen and unwrinkle.

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  • Featured Procedure

    Chemical Peels

    Glycolic peels are mild peels and great for most skin types and can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and to improve skin texture and skin tone. They are best for treating surface imperfections, like light skin discolorations, acne, and blackheads.

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  • Featured Procedure

    Acne Treatment

    At the Dermatology Institute of Boston, we offer a wide variety of treatments for acne. Whether you have mild, moderate or severe acne, our team of board-certified dermatologists and skilled aestheticians provide the proper care and guidance to help treat all forms of acne. We are also the first practice in Massachusetts to offer the Sebacia acne laser treatment for patients. This highly effective treatment performed in our office combines unique gold microparticles and laser treatment to significantly improve acne.

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Testimonials

  • Extremely thoughtful, professional, and always a great listener - exactly what you want in a doctor! Making appointments is very easy and once I arrive, there's never a wait.
    -I.B.
    I saw Cindy their NP, who was really great. She explained everything thoroughly, made it laid back and not so scary – as going to the doctor for something concerning can sometime be!
    -A.G.
    Dr. Meyer is the best!!!! I came to her with acne, psoriasis, and a number of other issues and I couldn’t be happier with my results. I never thought my skin would be as clear as it is now. 10/10
    -T.C.
  • Dr. Graber got rid of my skin problem! The medicine that she prescribed was perfect and I appreciate her approachable nature. If I ever have another dermatology issue, I will call her!
    -N.B.
    Cindy is great! I started seeing her last year with concerns of my adult hormone acne. I have been bothered with the problem for years. She knows what causes the problem and how to cure it.
    -E.Y.
    Dr. Meyer listened and took the time to understand the concern and ended up testing it, which eased my mind. I felt like I was in great hands and will definitely be returning in the future.
    -A.L. (Yelp)

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Frequently Asked Dermatology Questions


What Services Do Dermatologists Provide?

A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in the care and treatment of the integumentary system, which includes the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists provide a large number of services to help prevent problems and treat conditions. In addition, the dermatologists at The Dermatology Institute of Boston provide treatments to resolve patients’ cosmetic concerns. Just a few examples of the many services that our dermatologists provide include skin checks for suspicious lesions, acne treatment, acne scar treatment, laser hair removal, psoriasis treatment, wart removal, Botox and dermal filler injections, and microneedling.

What Does a Dermatologist Do on a First Visit?

Your first dermatology visit will resemble your first visit to any doctor’s office. You’ll be asked about your personal medical history, family medical history, surgical history, and current medications. However, the course of your first visit to a dermatologist will also largely depend on the reason for your visit. If you’re seeking medical treatment, the dermatologist will ask you about the history of your problem and any symptoms you may have noticed. They will also conduct a physical examination of your skin and may perform tests to shed light on your issue. If your visit is for cosmetic treatment, your dermatologist will inquire about your aesthetic concerns and goals. They will let you know what you can expect from the treatment, any possible side effects, and the likely duration of the treatment. Of course, whether your visit is for medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology, you’ll have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

What Does a Skin Check Involve?

A skin check is a skin cancer screening. In essence, your dermatologist will check your body for any suspicious moles or skin lesions. The process is completely painless and does not take long. If your dermatologist discovers a concerning lesion, they may inspect it with a dermatoscope. This device is non-invasive and allows your dermatologist to examine the area more closely. The dermatologist may also decide to biopsy the mole. Don’t worry— the biopsy process is quick, and you’ll receive local anesthetic to keep you comfortable.

How Do Dermatologists Get Rid of Acne?

Acne is the most common skin issue in the United States. It affects up to 80% of all teens and young adults, and acne is quite prevalent among adults as well. Acne treatment depends on the individual case. There are several types of acne, and of varying degrees of severity. The Dermatology Institute of Boston has a myriad of treatments available for acne patients. Possible treatments include skin cleansers, oral antibiotics, topical prescription treatments, spironolactone, isotretinoin, and laser treatments, among others.

Should I Go to a Dermatologist for Acne Scars?

Absolutely. Acne scarring can be highly damaging to self-esteem, and there are no over-the-counter products that treat acne scars effectively. Some people attempt to use makeup to hide acne scars, but this can sometimes make the problem more noticeable. Dermatologists have access to effective solutions for acne scarring, and our dermatologists have the experience and knowledge to help improve acne scars.

How Do Dermatologists Get Rid of Acne Scars?

The Dermatology Institute of Boston has several outstanding treatments to minimize acne scars. Acne scar treatment includes: microneedling, dermal fillers, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments, laser treatments, and chemical peels.

What Are the 10 Most Common Skin Disorders?

1. Acne 2. Atopic dermatitis (better known as eczema) 3. Psoriasis 4. Rosacea, particularly among patients with fair skin 5. Herpes zoster (commonly called shingles) 6. Skin cancer 7. Warts 8. Urticaria (also known as hives) 9. Fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot and nail fungus 10. Exposure to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac

How Do You Take Good Care of Your Skin?

Taking care of your skin can be simple. First and foremost, protect your skin from the sun by using sunblock with a high SPF and limiting exposure. Also, use a dermatologist-recommended moisturizer daily. Finally, have a yearly skin check from your dermatologist, and visit them at the first sign of any skin trouble.

How Do You Take Good Care of Your Skin?

Taking care of your skin can be simple. First and foremost, protect your skin from the sun by using sunblock with a high SPF and limiting exposure. Also, use a dermatologist-recommended moisturizer daily. Finally, have a yearly skin check from your dermatologist, and visit them at the first sign of any skin trouble.

What Do Dermatologists Say About Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that can help reduce skin laxity, fine lines, and scarring, including acne scars. This treatment is minimally invasive, but it should always be conducted in your dermatologist’s office. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create small channels in your skin which are then filled with natural collagen and elastin. Often times dermatologists perform much more effective and deeper microneedling treatments than are performed at medspas.

Can a Dermatologist Help With Laser Hair Removal?

Yes. In fact, laser hair removal should only be performed under the direct supervision of a licensed and experienced dermatologist.

What Procedure Removes Unwanted Hair Permanently?

Laser hair removal can remove hair for up to several years. This procedure reduces or eliminates the need for waxing, shaving, and plucking. Laser hair removal is an excellent option for those who suffer from ingrown hairs or patients who desire less hair on their bodies.

What Do Lasers Do in Dermatology?

Lasers in dermatology have many applications. Lasers can be helpful for the treatment of acne and rosacea. Lasers can also be used to help with cosmetic concerns such as: wrinkle reduction, acne scar treatment, laser hair removal, and improvement of telangiectasia (broken blood vessels).

What Is Botox and Who Can Administer Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes facial muscles, leading to a reduction in wrinkles. While Botox is generally safe, it is best administered under the supervision of a board-certified dermatologist to reduce risk and ensure effectiveness.

Should I Go to a Dermatologist for a Wart?

Yes, you should go to a dermatologist for a wart. Most warts are not dangerous, but a dermatologist can determine the type of your wart and decide on the best treatment option. Warts can be removed by cryotherapy, the application of gentle acids, and other topical prescription and non-prescription treatments.

Can Dermatologists Do Injections?

Yes. Injections such as neuromodulators (Botox) and dermal fillers are always best performed under the guidance of a dermatologist. These injections can lead to a profound improvement in cosmetic concerns like acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Important Announcement

Dear Patients,

Our goal here at The Dermatology of Institute of Boston is protect the health of our patients and staff. To continue caring for our patients during these uncertain times, while strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, we will be only offering virtual consultations. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.

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