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Winter Dry Skin

While some of us look forward to the magical winter weather every year, it can really take a toll on your skin. Dry, cold, and harsh windy air outside combined with dry heated air indoors […]

Chapped Lips – How to Protect Your Pucker

Chapped, cracked, and dry lips can be a huge nuisance – and the winter weather is probably making it worse! Also known as cheilitis in the medical community, chapped lips are essentially an inflammation of […]

Topical Retinoid Products

There are many topical retinoid products (also commonly known as topical retinol products) that can be used on the skin. Retinoid based products work by promoting surface skin cells to turn over rapidly, making way […]

Myths about laser hair removal debunked

Myth 1: Laser hair removal is painful If you’ve ever waxed or had threading, then laser hair removal will be a breeze! The laser removes hair by a process called photothermolysis, which basically means using […]

Risk Factors for Melanoma

What causes melanoma? Anyone can get melanoma. Most people who get melanoma have light skin, but people who have brown and black skin also get melanoma. Your risk of getting melanoma increases if you seek […]

Women and facial hair

All women have facial and body hair, but the hair is usually very fine and light in color. Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman’s body and face is the result of a […]

How to do a monthly skin check

It’s important to keep an eye on your skin and any changes that may occur. Patients are recommended to take a good look at their own skin once a month. So put a reminder in […]

Over the counter acne medications: has anything changed?

There are two ingredients that you have probably seen listed as active ingredients of acne products at your local pharmacy are: benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. These two ingredients have dominated the market for years– […]

Isotretinoin (Accutane®)

Isotretinoin, formerly known as Accutane, is the most effective medication for the treatment of severe acne. Other medications may or may not help severe acne or moderate versions that can be unresponsive, but isotretinoin is […]

What is Mohs surgery?

Mohs surgery is a specialized treatment for skincancer treatment on delicate skin areas or “high real estate areas” of the body like the face. Mohs surgeons are dermatologists who have performed additional fellowship training to […]

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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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