Patient Education

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of each page. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.

As always, you can contact our office at 781-237-3500 to answer any questions or concerns.

Search Results
Our Services
... Read More » Rashes "Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions...

Rashes
Home >Services >Rashes Treat Rashes in Wellesley, MA "Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions...

When Should You Receive a Skin Exam?
...Our professional team is highly experienced and credentialed in evaluating and treating all kinds of skin conditions, including skin cancer...

Acne
...Other skin conditions can look like acne...

Is that acne or rosacea? How to tell them apart
... This picture can help you tell the difference between these two common skin conditions...

Is that acne on my baby’s face?
...Other skin conditions can look like acne...

Should I hide my child’s skin condition with makeup?
...You want to work with a cosmetician who has experience camouflaging birthmarks, scars, and other skin conditions...

Chemical peels
...  Chemical peels also treat some skin conditions...

Hidradenitis suppurativa
... Some people say that their HS looks like one of these skin conditions: Pimples Deep-acne like cysts and blackheads Folliculitis (looks like swollen pimple with a hair in the center) Boils   Getting treatment for HS is important...

Dyshidrotic eczema
... Dyshidrotic (dis-hi-drah- tic) eczema (DE) is a common group of skin conditions in which the skin cannot protect itself as well as it should, so the person often gets itchy, dry skin)...

Neurodermatitis
...Unlike eczema, psoriasis, and other itchy skin conditions, people tend to develop just 1 or 2 patches that itch...

How do I know if I'm using the right sunscreen?
...Studies show that daily use can reduce your risk of: Skin cancer, including melanoma, the most-serious skin cancer Precancerous skin growths that can turn into skin cancer Signs of premature skin aging like age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin Sunburn Melasma Dark spots on your skin that can appear when acne, psoriasis, or another condition clears Step 2: Consider your skin type, skin conditions, and other needs By limiting your sunscreen choices to ones that contain the 3 essentials, you’ll still have quite a few options...

Scars
... Some skin conditions can cause a scar...

Is that stubborn acne really acne?
...Other skin conditions can look a lot like acne...

Chemical Peels
... Treat some skin conditions, such as acne and melasma...

Dangers of Tanning
... Tanning - either in the sun or indoor tanning beds – can cause several common and serious skin conditions: SUNBURN Your skin can burn if you get UV exposure without proper protection, such as staying in the shade, wearing protective clothes and applying sunscreen...

Dry Skin and Keratosis Pilaris
... In some people, areas of extremely dry skin can lead to other skin conditions such as dermatitis or keratosis pilaris...

Eczema | Atopic dermatitis
...If allergy testing or a skin biopsy to rule out other skin conditions is necessary, your dermatologist will tell you...

Fungal Infections of the Skin
...These skin conditions also can cause a rash...

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
...These tests are important because other skin conditions, which are treated differently, can look similar to shingles...

Mature Skin
... Whether a health risk or just unsightly, age-related skin conditions can be evaluated and treated, if necessary, by your dermatologist...

Melasma
...A skin biopsy involves your dermatologist removing a small bit of skin, which is examined under a microscope, to rule out other skin conditions...

Perioral Dermatitis
...Many skin conditions cause redness and acne-like breakouts...

Pruritus (Itch)
... Oral antihistamines can relieve the itch caused by some skin conditions, particularly hives...

Skin of Color
...Your dermatologist can help diagnose and treat these skin conditions...

Videos
How to Apply Sunscreen How to Style Hair Without Damage Rosacea: Skin Care Do's and Don'ts Skin Cancer Prevention Manicure and Pedicure Safety Psoriasis Skin Care Guide Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better How to Shave Skin Self-Exam: How to Do Face Washing 101 How to Apply Self-Tanner Acne: Tips to help you see clearer skin Wrinkle Remedies Tips for Healthy Hair Get the most from your skin care products Tips for Healthy Nails How to remove gum without cutting hair Dry skin relief Coloring and perming tips Eczema Bleach bath therapy Preventing skin conditions in athletes Tips for treating poison ivy How to Treat sunburn Melasma How to care for tattooed skin How to care for pierced ears How to Treat Diaper Rash Skin Care on a Budget Who's Got Your Back...