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Parabens in products

Parabens are used in pharmaceuticals and skin care products as antifungal agents. In fact, parabens are the most widely used preservatives in the cosmetics industry. They’re often used in makeup, hair care products, moisturizers and […]

Different types of acne scars

A scar is the body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin. A scar is usually composed of fibrous tissue and can form for many different reasons anywhere on the body. The […]

Acne and IUDs

Acne is listed as a side effect of IUDs that contain progesterone, specifically the Mirena and Skyla implants. This is because this hormone is an androgen that can over-stimulate your oil glands and contribute to […]

Skincare pre and post gym

Pre-gym: Before heading out to the gym, cleanse the skin with a mild, non-irritating cleanser if you’re wearing a heavy base layer of makeup, and apply a lightweight, oil free moisturizer. Tinted moisturizer or mineral […]

Do I need to worry about the sun in the winter?

Even when we don’t feel the heat outdoors the sun’s strong ultraviolet (UV) rays can harm the skin year-round, making our skin just as prone to the chances of developing skin damage or skin cancer […]

Chemical sunscreens vs. physical blocker sunscreens

Regardless of which type of sun protection you choose, there are benefits to regular use. Numerous studies that have shown that regular use of sunscreen has anti-aging effects. In a recent study in Australia, researchers […]

What Do Acne Scars Looks

Acne scars come in all different shapes and colors. There are scars that are discolored, scars that are raised, and scars that are indented. A dermatologist can offer you a variety of treatments to help […]

Do I Need An Intense Pulsed Light Treatment And What Is It?

Intense pulsed light treatment (IPL) is a laser-like treatment that is designed to improve: brown spots, red spots, and signs of aging. Some people refer to an IPL treatment as a photofacial or photorejuvenation. There […]

Could Your Thanksgiving Meal Impact Your Skin?

Gobble gobble…Get ready for Turkey Day! Is what you eat this Thanksgiving Day going to impact your skin? Well, it might. Antioxidants can be beneficial for the skin and many of the foods that are […]

9 Myths About Oily Skin

http://www.rd.com/health/beauty/oily-skin/20161007_readersdigest_9mythsaboutoilyskin_ff “These 9 Myths About Oily Skin Could Be Ruining Your Complexion (…) Numerous myths exist about the cause and treatment of oily skin. Emmy Garber, MD, president of the Dermatology Institute of Boston, sat […]

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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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