Southcoast Dermatology Blog
By South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
November 14, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Laser Treatments  

When many people think of cosmetic treatments for skin rejuvenation or to fight the signs and effects of aging, they tend to think of laser skin treatmentsinvasive or surgical procedures. But the truth is that there are a number of non and minimally invasive professional skin care treatments available designed to make you look and feel your best at any age. The dermatologists at South Coast Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in South Shore, MA, offer a range of laser skin therapy treatments for everything from hair removal to sun damage treatment.

Laser Skin Treatments in South Shore, MA

There are many different types of laser therapy designed to address and correct different skin conditions, such as:

  • Acne
  • Facial hair
  • Pigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage

Lasers can also help to generally smooth and improve the texture and appearance of the skin, and other devices can be used for body contouring procedures to help sculpt and trim the abdomen, flank, thighs, and arms.

Common Laser Therapy Treatments

The first step in finding the best treatment and skin care routine for your needs is to consult with a qualified, board certified dermatologist with a proven track record of success in order to protect yourself and ensure the best results.


The Clear Lift laser is appropriate for all skin types, and delivers non-invasive skin resurfacing treatments for a number of common skin problems. Unlike more invasive procedures, Clear Lift-lasers are gentle enough that you can expect quick results with virtually no downtime.

Blu-U Light Therapy

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, as many as 50 million Americans experience some degree of acne every year. Blu-U Light Therapy targets acne-causing bacteria to help clear and minimize breakouts.

Palomar Vectus Laser

The regular removal of unwanted facial and body hair can be time-consuming and expensive. The Vectus Laser is a good option for permanent hair removal and is effective for a range of skin types.

Find a Dermatologist in South Shore, MA

For more information on laser skin therapy and other cosmetic services for the face and body, contact South Coast Dermatology and Cosmetic Center by calling 781-335-9700 to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist today.

November 01, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Untagged


The New Sunscreen on the Block          

Do you have a history of precancerous skin lesions?  Have you ever been ‘sprayed’ or ‘frozen’ with liquid nitrogen at the dermatologist for them?  Sun exposure causes skin changes that accumulate over the years and this is known as actinic damage.  Actinic Keratoses are precancerous lesions caused by sun exposure that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma.  Sun-damaged skin is also at risk of other skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma or melanoma. 

Eryfotona Actinica Ultralight Emulsion is the new sunscreen that I’ve been recommending for my patients-especially those with a history of skin cancers, precancerous lesions, or significant sun damage.  It protects from the sun with an SPF 50 (from natural, non-irritating, transparent zinc oxide), and also helps undo DNA damage with its proprietary DNA repairsomes and Vitamin E.  The DNA repairsomes, derived naturally from plankton, are encapsulated photolyase enzymes in liposomes. These photolyase enzymes bind to damaged DNA , restore  it to its normal undamaged form and thereby aid the body in its natural recovery process.   Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects against environmental damage by scavenging free radicals.  As a result, Eryfotona Actinica Sunscreen helps to protect against sunburn, helps to prevent early skin aging caused by the sun, and can decrease the risk of skin cancer by undoing some DNA damage.  It also feels light on the skin, absorbs nicely, and doesn’t leave a whitish film. 

**Of course, it still needs to be REAPPLIED regularly and after swimming or sweating.   For the BEST protection, it should also be used with other sun protection measures (wide brimmed hats, sunglasses and sun protective clothing).  Call South Coast Dermatology 781 335 9700 for more information or to book an appointment.

By South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
September 08, 2017
Category: Skin Care

People value their looks because personal appearance can have a major effect on how successfully they navigate their social and cosmetic dermatologyprofessional lives. It can also have an effect on what they think about themselves. It’s no wonder that up to 16 million cosmetic procedures are performed every year according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Some treatments, like Botox, are targeted for improving the appearance of the face while others help you achieve a better body shape. Here are a few of the latest and most popular cosmetic services to consider when you visit South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Weymouth, MA, and serving the South Shore area.

If you’re struggling with a wide midsection or pockets of fat in unwanted places, a Coolsculpting session may help trim a few inches. Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure that uses a science called cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells. The cold eliminates the fat and it eventually is eliminated from the body. It’s commonly used on the waist, thighs, hips and chin and only takes under an hour per treatment.

Patients who are losing elasticity in their skin may benefit from Ultherapy. It’s a treatment that lifts and tightens the skin by stimulating collagen production, giving it more definition. It makes you look more youthful without the need for invasive plastic surgery. A few Ultherapy sessions with a South Shore dermatologist could visibly reverse some of the effects of sun damage, genetics, and aging.

Botox is a treatment that is consistently on the top five list of most requested minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. It is used as a cosmetic therapy to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the skin—usually the face. Your dermatologist will make small injections in areas of concern and send you home after just a few minutes. The results can last for three to four months.

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Visit South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in the South Shore area of Weymouth, MA if you want to learn more about these three beneficial and popular cosmetic services. Many patients have achieved amazing results with the help of Coolsculpting, Ultherapy, and Botox. Call 781-335-9700 today to make an appointment.

By South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
June 22, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Skin Cancer  

Many skin cancers can develop where they can be seen, there’s often a good chance of catching them early on. Regular skin skin cancerexamination for any changes in existing growths or for new spots is important. Professionals recommend once monthly self-exams. Skin cancer can be detected by one of the many professionals at South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Weymouth, MA, and serving the South Shore area. They are qualified to recognize skin cancer signs and to diagnose the disease specifically.

Skin Cancer Signs

Common symptoms of skin cancer include bumps or sores that don’t go away or unusual skin growths that change in size, bleed or hurt. In terms of basal cell carcinomas on the head or the neck, they may first appear as a pale patch of skin or waxy bump. As it develops, it may ooze, become crusty or even bleed. If you experience any of these things, seek help from a skin cancer expert in the South Shore area immediately.

For squamous cell carcinomas, a lump on the skin develops. It will be firm and rough on the surface. In some cases, it may look like a red, scaly patch. A skin rash may go away with time, but rough patches will remain and develop slowly. This type of cancer is found on the arms, hands, neck or head and can develop on the genital region too. If you suspect you have these signs, contact a doctor immediately before symptoms persist and worsen.

If you find anything suspicious, it is advisable to be checked for skin cancer by a professional from South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center immediately. While many skin cancers develop when exposed to the sun, others may not. Examine the entire body regularly including between the toes, underneath the nails and on the soles of the foot.

To schedule a life-changing appointment at South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Weymouth, MA, and serving the South Shore area, call our office today at (781) 335-9700.

By South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center
May 30, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Botox  

Botox can help you achieve a more youthful appearance by eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines and more from the botoxface. Botox gives your skin a smoother, more youthful look without surgery. In the South Shore area, botox is offered by our dermatologists at South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Weymouth, MA.

Botox Injections

Botox is injected directly into the muscles of the face where there are already wrinkles or lines that are most noticeable with movement. Botox relaxes the muscles, which helps smooth and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When the facial muscles are relaxed, the formation of new lines and wrinkles is also prevented. There is no recovery time from Botox injections and results improve with time. In fact, maximum results are achieved about fourteen days after having Botox injections. Ask a dermatologist at South Coast Dermatology if Botox will work for you.

Benefits of Botox in Weymouth located in the South Shore of Massachusetts

There are many benefits to having Botox injections. One of the biggest benefits is how simple the procedure is. There is no surgery and no incisions. Treatment is as simple as injecting the Botox directly into the facial muscles. It smooths the skin and helps prevent additional lines and wrinkles from developing. Botox can help you achieve a more youthful look in several ways, including:

  • Smoothing frown lines between the eyes
  • Smoothing crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Softening forehead lines
  • Softening wrinkles around the mouth
  • Minimizing the age-related appearance of being tired, worried or angry

With Botox, you can obtain younger looking skin. Fine lines and wrinkles will be smoothed away, and you’ll be left with a more youthful appearance. For Botox treatments in the South Shore area, contact South Coast Dermatology & Cosmetic Center located in Weymouth, MA, at (781) 335-9700.

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