Emily Tierney, MD of South Shore Skin Center and Spa Speaks at Dermatology Nurses Association Annual Convention

South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s Emily Tierney, MD, a renowned board certified dermatologist and recognized skin cancer expert and Mohs Micrographic surgeon was a guest speaker at the Dermatology Nurses Association’s (DNA) 29th Annual Convention in San Diego, CA. South Shore Skin Center and Spa is one of the most progressive dermatology practices in Massachusetts and has offices in Cohasset and Plymouth.

Dr. Tierney, one of the DNA’s faculty lecturers, spoke about new developments in skin cancer ranging from prognostic factors to the latest therapies. Dr. Tierney emphasized what dermatology nurses need to know about skin cancer as well as the latest and developing treatments.

Several of South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s providers attended continuing education seminars at the DNA. Jean Adams, RN, BSN, Cosmetic Nurse Specialist, Nicole Giardino, RN and Michelle Nobles, RN earned educational credits in cosmetic and general dermatology.

South Shore Skin Center providers regularly attend training and seminars to remain well informed of new dermatological conditions, as well as the latest treatments and procedures.

About South Shore Skin Center and Spa

South Shore Skin Center and Spa is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services. South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s medical office and the cosmetic dermatology Spa occupy the 6,600 square-foot third floor of One Scobee Circle in Plymouth. South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s Mohs Surgical Unit is located on the lower level.

At South Shore Skin Center and Spa, patient care comes first. The practice’s unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nursing and medical assistant staff are all specialists in dermatology who share a passion for excellence and a commitment to providing the highest level of care to both children and adults in the greater Boston area. Advanced cosmetic services offered include laser treatments such as Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, IPL, Thermage and treatments for age spots, acne scarring, birthmarks, tattoos and more. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, Restylane, Perlane and other wrinkle fillers, volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Anti-aging and Cosmetic treatments are both safer and more effective when administered at a physician’s office.

South Shore Skin Center and Spa is located at One Scobee Circle, Unit 3, in Plymouth, Mass. (508) 747-0711 and at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202, in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.

Emily Tierney, M.D.

South Shore Skin Center Offers Anti-Aging Tips for Mother of the Bride

A daughter’s wedding is cause to celebrate. But, many mothers of the bride experience mixed emotions about the event, which can range from excitement over the upcoming nuptials to disbelief at the fact that they are old enough to have a grown daughter. One thing all mothers of the bride have in common is that they want to look their best on their daughter’s wedding day.

Although most mothers know that dressing too dowdy for their daughter’s wedding will only age them, few mothers realize that the condition of their skin can make them look older than their age as well. Dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles may be evident as a result of accumulated sun exposure and the loss of elasticity that comes with aging.

In light of this, South Shore Skin Center’s dermatologists offer skin care tips and anti-aging and cosmetic treatment options to help moms look their personal best on their daughter’s big day:

Protect and Moisturize. Take care of your skin by protecting it from UVA/UVB exposure every day with a sunscreen with an SPF of 15+. Dry skin can increase the appearance of lines, so be sure to moisturize every day. Vitamin C applied topically every day will also nourish and help to improve the skin’s appearance.

Retin-A or Avage used at night can help reverse sun damage and decrease future sun damage.

Illuminize Peel enhances the skin’s appearance, clarity, color and texture.  Made from a new generation of alpha-hydroxy acids, the Illuminize Peel is ideal for skin with photodamage, fine lines and wrinkles or pigmentation irregularities. It tightens skin for a more youthful appearance and minimizes the damaging effects from sun, aging and certain skin conditions.

Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the top layers of the skin to create a brighter, smoother appearance. Treatments may be done every six to eight weeks.

Botox may be used to treat lines around the eyes, frown lines between the eyes, and lines on the forehead that often appear with age. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that contract to form these lines, creating a smoother appearance in the treated areas. The effects last up to five months.

Wrinkle Fillers such as Restylane and Sculptra will last three to 12 months and will help to “plump” areas and reduce the appearance of deep lines and facial folds.

Fraxel re:pair and Fraxel re:store use the technology of a fractionated laser beam to ablate the tissue deep within the dermis to improve your skin’s appearance. Fraxel re:pair is designed to target aging and damaged skin, stimulating the body’s natural production of new collagen and skin cells. It is ideal for resurfacing soft tissues; improving pigmentation; eliminating redness and broken blood vessels and smoothing wrinkles or (“crow’s feet) around the eyes. Fraxel re:store is best for general resurfacing on the face, neck, chest and hands. It effectively treats a number of skin conditions and also reduces the appearance of acne scarring and surgical scars. Fraxel should be done at least three to six months prior to the wedding and it will last several years.

Lasers such as Thermage and IPL will effectively treat acne and acne scarring, brown and age spots and broken blood vessels. These lasers are also used to remove tattoos and eliminate spider veins.

“Taking care of your skin every day is the key to maintaining skin health. There are a number of affordable anti-aging and cosmetic treatments available that will reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and get rid of age spots or other blemishes. We advise mothers to talk to their dermatologist and learn more about their skin care and treatment options well in advance of their daughter’s wedding day,” noted Dr. Richard Eisen, dermatologist and founder of South Shore Skin Center.

South Shore Skin Center

Celebrating their 25th year, South Shore Skin Center is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services.

South Shore Skin Center’s cosmetic services include Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL (Intensive Pulse Light), Thermage and treatments for age spots, acne scarring, birth marks, tattoos and more.  The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, Radiesse, Sculptra and other wrinkle fillers, Microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.  Anti-Aging and Cosmetic treatments are both safer and more effective when administered at a physician’s office such as South Shore Skin Center and Medical Spa.

South Shore Skin Center offices are located at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202 in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340, and 45 Resnik Road, Suite 102 in Plymouth, Mass., (508) 747-0711. Their brand new Medical Spa will soon be open and is located at Scobee Circle, across from Colony Place in Plymouth. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.

Skin Care Expert Educates Other Practitioners in the Latest Cosmetic Laser Treatments

Dr. Richard Eisen, M.D., a board certified dermatologist and founder of South Shore Skin Center, with locations in Cohasset and Plymouth, recently educated physicians and advanced heath practitioners (estheticians, nurses, physician assistants) from across Massachusetts in the latest cosmetic laser technology treatments.

Last week, Dr. Eisen, a recognized leading expert in the field of laser therapy, educated skin care practitioners at a Candela Laser Corporation course held at Massachusetts Medical Society’s headquarters in Waltham. Dr. Eisen lectured and provided live demonstrations of advanced laser therapies including the Alex TriVantage laser; Gentle Max; VBeam Perfecta and Quadralase, a Fractional CO2 laser.

Laser technologies can smooth wrinkles and lines; improve the appearance of surgical scars, acne and acne scarring; remove hair; resurface soft tissues; improve pigmentation and eliminate redness and broken blood vessels.

“Laser technologies are extremely effective and minimally invasive. Laser treatments can often be performed in less than 30 minutes with outstanding results that may last for years depending on the type of treatment,” noted Dr. Eisen. He continued, “Laser therapies are certainly becoming more popular. Recently, I was approached by a tattoo parlor owner who wanted to potentially expand his business by utilizing laser treatments to get rid of unwanted tattoos for his clients.”

Dr. Eisen’s next speaking engagement for physicians will be held on July 22, 2009 in Providence, RI and will cover the advanced techniques and proper use of Juvederm and injectable fillers and Botox.

For more information, contact South Shore Skin Center at 508-747-0711.

South Shore Skin Center

Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services.

South Shore Skin Center’s cosmetic services include Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL (Intensive Pulse Light), Thermage and treatments for age spots, acne scarring, birth marks, tattoos and more.  The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, wrinkle fillers, Microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.

South Shore Skin Center offices are located at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202 in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340, and 45 Resnik Road, Suite 102 in Plymouth, Mass., (508) 747-0711.  For more information, visit their website SouthShoreSkinCenter.com.

First and Only FDA Approved Treatment for Eyelash Growth – Latisse is Now Offered through South Shore Skin Center

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South Shore Skin Center, one of the most progressive dermatology practices in Massachusetts with offices in Plymouth and Cohasset, has recently announced the availability of Latisse, the first and only FDA approved treatment to grow eyelashes longer, thicker and darker, made by Allergan.

South Shore Skin Center, catering to thousands of patients south of Boston, has been ahead of the curve when it comes to introducing the latest cosmetic dermatology products and treatments.

South Shore Skin Center is one of the first physician’s offices in the area to offer Latisse. Latisse treats Hypotrichosis, an inadequacy of the eyelashes, by increasing their growth with regard to length, thickness and darkness. It is available only by prescription. Cancer patients use Latisse to regenerate the eyelashes.

Latisse is applied once daily to the upper eyelashes. Patients can expect longer, fuller and darker eyelashes within four weeks, with full results in 16 weeks. Latisse is not meant to work in place of mascara.

Dr. Richard Eisen and Dr. Ramzi Saad, dermatologists at South Shore Skin Center can advise individuals whether or not Latisse is right for them.

Individuals who are interested in learning more about Latisse should contact South Shore Skin Center in Cohasset (781) 383-3340 or Plymouth (508) 747-0711.

“Latisse is a highly effective, unique product that is ideal for individuals with sparse eyelashes and for patients undergoing chemotherapy. It is a breakthrough beauty-enhancing product available only by prescription,” noted Dr. Saad.

South Shore Skin Center

Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services.

South Shore Skin Center’s cosmetic services include Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL (Intensive Pulse Light), Thermage and treatments for age spots, acne scarring, birth marks, tattoos and more. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, wrinkle fillers, Microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.

South Shore Skin Center offices are located at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202 in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340, and 45 Resnik Road, Suite 102 in Plymouth, Mass., (508) 747-0711. For more information, visit their website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.

South Shore Skin Center Launches Brand New Website

South Shore Skin Center, one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services to thousands of patients south of Boston, has recently launched a brand new website, http://www.southshoreskincenter.com.

The sleek new site pops with fresh, colorful content; is easily navigable and chock-full of information and resources.

The latest in general and cosmetic dermatology

South Shore Skin Center offers visitors an “in-depth” look at the general and cosmetic dermatology services and products offered at their Cohasset and Plymouth offices. Dedicated to skin wellness, the practice utilizes their website to educate patients and the general public about skin diseases and conditions. They strive to better inform the public of the risks of sun exposure and tanning booths while emphasizing preventative measures.

As one of the most progressive dermatology practices in the area, website visitors will also be able to learn more about the latest cosmetic and anti-aging treatments and products offered at the practice such as Fraxel re:store and re:pair laser treatments, Botox™, wrinkle fillers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and more. The site highlights a different Featured Product, Featured Service and Featured Facial each month on the home page and site visitors are encouraged to visit often to learn more about these products and any potential special offers that go along with them.

Get to know the South Shore Skin Center team

Visitors will have an opportunity to get to know South Shore Skin Center providers – the doctors, nurses, esthetician and physicians assistants – through bios and photos on the new site. A Resource page contains links to additional general and cosmetic dermatology resources. Recent media coverage, videos and press releases may be found in the newsroom section of the website.

Downloadable forms

Patient forms, surgical instructions and home care instructions are available for download from the website. The office’s policies are also detailed online for easy access.

“We wanted a site that was more interactive and pleasing to the eye that had the capability of presenting a large amount of information without seeming like a dictionary. We’re very pleased with the clean, new design,” noted Dr. Ramzi Saad, dermatologist at South Shore Skin Center.

The sophisticated site was developed by Shotgunflat Creative Agency of Middleboro, Mass.

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About South Shore Skin Center

Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services.

South Shore Skin Center’s cosmetic services include Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL (Intensive Pulse Light), Thermage and treatments for age spots, acne scarring, birth marks, tattoos and more. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, wrinkle fillers, Microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.

South Shore Skin Center offices are located at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202 in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340, and 45 Resnik Road, Suite 102 in Plymouth, Mass., (508) 747-0711. For more information, visit their website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.