Southcoast Dermatology Blog

Posts for: November, 2017

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.