Boston Common Podiatry Offers State-of-the-Art Laser Treatment for Fungal Nails

Jordana Szpiro, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Boston Common Podiatry, led by established Boston podiatrist and board certified foot surgeon Jordana Szpiro, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., now offers state-of-the-art laser treatments for foot fungus, warts, scars and thermal resurfacing with the GenesisPlus Nd:YAG laser by Cutera.

Boston Common Podiatry is one of the only providers in the Boston area using the powerful and innovative FDA-cleared GenesisPlus laser in the treatment of fungal nails.

The GenesisPlus laser provides a fast, highly effective solution, with minimal discomfort for warts, scars and Onychomycosis, which is a fungal infection that causes toenails to thicken, discolor and split. It is also ideal for skin rejuvenation and the treatment of spider veins.

No “Down Time” & Impressive Results

Boston Common Podiatry’s impressive 80 watt GenesisPlus laser is 20 times stronger than the four watt PinPointe foot laser, which was previously used. The new laser also treats a larger, five-millimeter area. For patients suffering with toenail fungus, results may be seen after one 15-30 minute session with the GenesisPlus laser. There is no down-time and no serious side effects.

“Previously, the treatment options for toenail fungus were the PinPointe laser or oral and topical prescription medications. The GenesisPlus laser is safe, quick, with minimal discomfort, and provides results that are superior to other previous types of treatments,” noted Dr. Szpiro.

To learn more, visit Boston Common Podiatry’s website http://www.bostoncommonpodiatry.com/powerful-laser-for-fungus/.

About Boston Common Podiatry

Boston Common Podiatry specializes in the treatment of foot conditions including pain, fractures and sports-related injuries; complicated foot conditions caused by diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease; pediatric podiatry and molded orthotics. From athletes and dancers to marathon runners and high-heeled fashionistas to seniors and children, the renowned Boston Common Podiatry cares for patients from the greater Boston and Cape Cod areas.

The practice’s physicians are affiliated with Partner’s Healthcare, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford. The office is handicapped accessible and they offer convenient, on-site x-ray services.

Boston Common Podiatry is one of the few practices in the area offering two of the newest, most advanced treatments: Keryflex, which is a new and innovative solution to fungal or dystrophic nails and the innovative GenesisPlus Nd:YAG laser by Cutera, the most powerful FDA-cleared laser for the treatment of warts, fungus, scars and thermal resurfacing. Boston Common Podiatry is located at 264 Beacon Street, Second Floor, Boston, MA. For more information contact 617-262-2266 or visit bostoncommonpodiatry.com.

South Shore Skin Center Esthetician Earns Certification, Extends Spa Treatments to Those with Cancer

Mary F. Rico
Plymouth based esthetician Mary F. Rico has completed certification in Clinical Oncology Esthetics® and expands South Shore Skin Center’s practice to serve individuals with, or recovering from, cancer. The certification prepares professional estheticians to provide safe, personalized spa treatments to individuals with health-challenged skin and is earned through Clinical Oncology Esthetics® training facilitated by Touch For Cancer.

Through Clinical Oncology Esthetics® (COE), Ms. Rico underwent extensive training in understanding how cancer and therapy treatments affect the body at the dermal and lymphatic level. The program explored the side effects of cancer therapies, how those are further compounded by various medications and the importance of proper sanitation to support weakened immune systems. Certification also required Ms. Rico to learn how to perform gentle, yet effective protocols using compatible skin care ingredients.

“Beyond keeping South Shore Skin Center on the cutting-edge, this certification will allow me to safely serve a new and very deserving base of individuals with health challenged skin,” Ms. Rico said. “My goal is that through the power of the esthetic touch, I can provide a soothing escape for individuals battling cancer.”

“Estheticians work with the largest organ on the human body – the skin,” said Morag Currin, founder of Touch For Cancer. “Understanding how to safely and effectively treat the skin, particularly when it is challenged by cancer is paramount to the psychological and physical care of the client.”

Ms. Rico will offer the specialized treatments beginning on April 1, 2013 at South Shore Skin Center in Plymouth located at One Scobee Circle, Unit 3.

About Touch For Cancer

Touch For Cancer’s Clinical Oncology Esthetics® training prepares licensed estheticians to provide comfort and relief during esthetic therapy treatments for clients undergoing treatment for, or recovering from, cancer. Through the specialized training, estheticians gain a deep understanding of the effects of cancer on the body and how best to accommodate those clients in the spa setting. For more information, visit, www.touchforcanceronline.com.

South Shore Skin Center – Healthy Skin For Life

South Shore Skin Center is an award-winning, progressive dermatology practice for medical, surgical and cosmetic services. South Shore Skin Center is a unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, surgical assistants, and licensed aestheticians who are all specialists in dermatology and 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.

South Shore Skin Center offers cosmetic dermatology treatments for wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, birthmarks, hair removal, tattoo removal and more using the Fraxel re:store DUAL and Fraxel re:pair lasers, ePrime (Evolastin procedure), Candela VBeam, Gentlelase, Gentle YAG, and Alex lasers. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Clear + Brilliant, Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers; volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra; Thermage; microdermabrasion; medical grade facials, micropeels and chemical peels. Oncology esthetics is also offered.

The practice is one of only two in Southeastern Massachusetts with a Skin Cancer Surgery Unit that specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery. South Shore Skin Center’s Skin Cancer Surgery Unit in Plymouth offers immediate surgical appointments and an expert surgical staff with a combined 30 years of experience.

South Shore Skin Center has been awarded South Shore Living’s Best of the South Shore in 2011 and 2012. They are 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.

South Shore Skin Center Announces “A Smooth Affair” Jane Iredale Event on March 26th

South Shore Skin Center, one of the most progressive medical and cosmetic dermatology practices in Massachusetts, will hold “A Smooth Affair” showcasing Jane Iredale products. The event will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at their Plymouth office located at One Scobee Circle, Unit 3.

This event will showcase a selection of Jane Iredale Cosmetics’ newest products, including Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener. South Shore Skin Center’s knowledgeable cosmetic staff, as well as their representative from Jane Iredale, will offer individual color matching. Guests may enjoy samples, special offers and light refreshments.

Space is limited. RSVP to South Shore Skin Center at 508-503-8590.

About South Shore Skin Center

South Shore Skin Center is an award-winning progressive dermatology practice for medical, surgical and cosmetic services. Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center is a unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, surgical assistants, and licensed aestheticians who are all specialists in dermatology and 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.

South Shore Skin Center offers cosmetic dermatology treatments for wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, birthmarks, hair removal, tattoo removal and more using the Fraxel re:store DUAL and Fraxel re:pair lasers, ePrime (Evolastin procedure), Candela VBeam, Gentlelase, Gentle YAG, and Alex lasers. The practice also offers therapeutic massage and a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Clear + Brilliant, Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers; volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra; Thermage; microdermabrasion; medical grade facials, micropeels and chemical peels.

South Shore Skin Center has been awarded South Shore Living’s Best of the South Shore in 2011 and 2012. They are 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.

“Rejuvenate, Refresh, Sparkle and Shine” – South Shore Skin Center and Spa to Hold Holiday Event on Dec. 22nd

South Shore Skin Center and Spa, one of the most progressive medical and cosmetic dermatology practices in Massachusetts will hold their annual Holiday Event on Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Spa, located at One Scobee Circle in Plymouth.

The theme of the event is “Rejuvenate, Refresh, Sparkle and Shine” and Lori Skinner, RN, BSN, Cosmetic Nurse Specialist and Lenae Richard, Licensed Medical Aesthetician will lead it.

Attendees will learn about skin treatments and products for looking their best at the holidays and be able to experience the newest Party Peel for face and hands. Light refreshments will be served.

Appointments are limited and reservations are required. There is a $20 deposit required and the first five to book will receive an additional $20 off of services that day. For every $50 gift card purchased during the event, an additional $10 gift card will be given.

To register for this event, contact South Shore Skin Center and Spa at 508-503-8590.

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. Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center and Spa is a unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, surgical assistants, and licensed aestheticians who are all specialists in dermatology and 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.

South Shore Skin Center and Spa offers cosmetic dermatology treatments for wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, birthmarks, hair removal, tattoos and more using the Fraxel re:store DUAL and Fraxel re:pair lasers, ePrime (Evolastin procedure), Candela VBeam, Gentlelase, Gentle YAG, and Alex lasers. The practice also offers therapeutic massage and a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Clear + Brilliant, Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers; volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra; Thermage; microdermabrasion; medical grade facials, micropeels and chemical peels.

South Shore Skin Center and Spa has been awarded South Shore Living’s Best of the South Shore in 2011 and 2012. 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.