VISIA Complexion Analysis Now Available at South Shore Skin Center and Spa in Plymouth

Ever wonder if there was a better way to care for your skin? Looking to gain insight on the condition of your skin – above and below the surface?

South Shore Skin Center and Spa, one of the most progressive dermatology practices in Massachusetts with offices in Plymouth and Cohasset, now offers VISIA Complexion Analysis, which can identify the skin’s condition both topically and sub-surface – enabling the Spa team to provide a truly customized skin care maintenance and treatment plan.

“VISIA provides an in-depth analysis of the skin’s surface and sub-surface which enables us to individualize facial rejuvenation and skin care regimen,” noted Ramzi Saad, M.D.

“The extent of UV damage (“Ultraviolet” damage caused by the sun and tanning beds) is not visible to the naked eye, but VISIA enables us to identify UV damage and recommend products or treatments accordingly.”

With VISIA’s precise imaging, South Shore Skin Center and Spa can now monitor a patient’s complexion vitality and check the effectiveness of the patient’s skin care regimen over time. VISIA’s skin and complexion analysis measures wrinkles and the depth of pores; analyzes the skin’s condition and pigment disturbances; recognizes porphyrins from bacteria and identifies UV damage. A VISIA Complexion Analysis takes approximately 30 minutes.

A VISIA Complexion Analysis is the first step of South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s “SkinPlan” – a unique, three-step skin care consultation and analysis. Following the VISIA Complexion Analysis,

a South Shore Skin Center and Spa expert will discuss the results of the evaluation and recommend results-oriented treatments and products in a customized SkinPlan. The second step of the SkinPlan is In-Clinic Treatments utilizing South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s highly advanced suite of services to help patients obtain their ideal skin. The third step is In-Home Care, where specific corrective skin care products are recommended for use at-home to accelerate and enhance patients’ In-Clinic treatments.

VISIA Complexion Analysis is only available at South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s Plymouth location.

To schedule a complimentary VISIA Complexion Analysis, the first step in South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s SkinPlan, contact the Plymouth office (508) 747-0711.

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 cosmetic dermatology spa occupy the 6,600 square-foot third floor of One Scobee Circle in Plymouth. South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s skin cancer unit – the 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 NEW ePrime; Fraxel re:store DUAL, Fraxel re:pair and other Laser Treatments; 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.

Ramzi Saad, M.D.

South Shore Skin Center & Spa Dermatologists Weigh in on New Melanoma Drug

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first drug to prolong survival of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The physicians at South Shore Skin Center and Spa, one of the most progressive practices for medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in Massachusetts, weigh in on what it means to patients with melanoma.

“The breakthrough cancer medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb is Yervoy and it is specifically for patients with late-stage or metastatic melanoma. This is an exciting new weapon in the fight against skin cancer. We have two drugs out there that are used in the treatment of stage 3 and stage 4 melanoma – Interferon (which was approved a decade ago) and Dacarbazine. Yervoy is the first medication shown to prolong survival,” explained Dr. Ramzi Saad, M.D., dermatologist at South Shore Skin Center and Spa.

He continued, “ Yervoy is going to be a promising option for many. It prolongs life by six and a half months or more. The big issue is the significant side effect profile. But, Yervoy will undergo further rigorous testing to define it’s optimal use on melanoma patients.”

Over the past two years, South Shore Skin Center and Spa has seen a significant increase in the number of South Shore and Cape Cod patients at their practice being diagnosed with stage 1 and stage 2 melanoma. The doctors at South Shore Skin Center and Spa believe that one of the potential directions that may be taken with Yervoy is that it could be given to patients in the earlier stages (stage 1 or stage 2 melanoma) for protective results as well as for greater results in prolonging survival.

According to South Shore Skin Center and Spa’s dermatologists, early detection is imperative in the prevention and treatment of melanoma. If undetected and untreated, melanoma can quickly spread to the major organs and lymph nodes.

“Skin cancer is primarily caused by prolonged exposure to Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun or from tanning booths. UVA and UVB rays are present in tanning booths as well as on cloudy days and exposed skin is left vulnerable without sunblock or sunscreen. We’re all exposed to these rays every day, each time we go outdoors and the repeated exposure builds over time,” noted Dr. Richard Eisen, M.D. Dermatologist at South Shore Skin Center and Spa.

Protecting Against Skin Cancer

South Shore Skin Center’s physicians remind adults and children to follow these important measures in the prevention of skin cancer:

Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.

Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.

Use ample amounts of sunscreen or sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even if it is cloudy.

Wear protective clothing and large framed or wrap-around sunglasses to protect the eye area.

Have your skin checked by a dermatologist regularly.

Note any moles or other spots on the skin that have changed. Have them checked by physician as soon as possible.

For concerns about the skin, contact South Shore Skin Center’s Cohasset (781) 383-3340 or Plymouth dermatology office (508) 747-0711.

About South Shore Skin Center and Spa

Caring for thousands of patients on the South Shore and Cape Cod, 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 skin cancer unit, the Mohs Surgical Center, is located on the lower level.

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.

South Shore Skin Center Dermatologist is Guest Speaker at American Academy of Dermatology

Emily Tierney, M.D., who is a board certified dermatologist and renowned Mohs micrographic surgeon at South Shore Skin Center in Plymouth and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Tufts University School of Medicine, recently spoke at the American Academy of Dermatology in Chicago, IL on the topic of “Controversies in Mohs Micrographic Surgery”. Dr. Tierney lectured on the advantages and disadvantages of radiation after Mohs micrographic surgery for squamous cell carcinoma with perineural invasion as well as on the advantages and disadvantages of imiquimod for superficial basal cell carcinoma skin cancer.

Dr. Tierney, who is currently on staff at South Shore Hospital and Jordan Hospital, completed her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and her Mohs surgical and procedural dermatology fellowship at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Tierney has received many honors and awards over the years and most recently received the Richard B. Aronsohn, M.D. Founder’s Award for the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the American Medical Association and the American College of Mohs Surgeons.

About South Shore Skin Center

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 and Cosmetic Dermatology Spa occupy the 6,600 square-foot third floor of One Scobee Circle in Plymouth. South Shore Skin Center’s Mohs Surgical Unit is located on the first floor.

At South Shore Skin Center, patient care comes first. The practice’s unique team of physicians, physician assistants, and nursing 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 Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL, 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.

South Shore Skin Center is located at One Scobee Circle 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, MD

Dr. Richard Eisen of South Shore Skin Center is Guest Speaker at Dermatology Nurses Association 28th Annual Convention

South Shore Skin Center’s Dr. Richard Eisen, MD, a renowned board certified dermatologist and recognized expert in laser therapy was a guest speaker at the Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA) 28th Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. South Shore Skin Center is one of the most progressive dermatology practices in Massachusetts with offices in Cohasset and Plymouth.

Dr. Eisen spoke on the topic of “Clinical Management of Melanoma – From Mole to Metastasis” with Dr. Nicholas Tawa, MD, PhD, a renowned oncologist surgeon from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Eisen’s wife, Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, RN who is the founder of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation also spoke on “The Facts and Fiction about Vitamin D, Sunscreen and Our Health”.

Two of South Shore Skin Center’s staff, Lori Skinner, RN, BSN, Cosmetic Nurse Specialist and Heather Macleod, RN, will attend the DNA’s continuing education seminars to earn educational credits in cosmetic and general dermatology.

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

The practice is a proud sponsor of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation.

South Shore Skin Center

South Shore Skin Center is one of Massachusetts’ most progressive dermatology practices offering a wide range of medical, surgical and cosmetic services. Having outgrown their previous office at Resnik Road in Plymouth, South Shore Skin Center has recently relocated to the 6,600 square-foot third floor of One Scobee Circle in Plymouth.

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 Spa.

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

William W. Stocker, M.D. Joins South Shore Skin Center of Plymouth and Cohasset

Dr. William W. Stocker, a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, has recently joined South Shore Skin Center (http://www.southshoreskincenter.com), one of the most progressive dermatology practices in Massachusetts with offices in Plymouth and Cohasset.

Dr. Stocker will treat South Shore Skin Center’s medical dermatology patients. He is currently accepting new patients.

For 30 years, Dr. Stocker has been practicing dermatology and dermatopathology. Prior to joining South Shore Skin Center, Dr. Stocker was with AmeriPath, Dermpath Diagnostics of Marietta, GA. He was also a Dermatopathologist at Cape Cod Dermatopathology and an associate of Hongmei Li, M.D., PhD. at DermPath New England in Boston. Previous to that, he cared for thousands of patients at his private dermatology practice in Hyannis which was affiliated with Cape Cod Dermatology and Cape Cod Dermatopathology. He has been Affiliate Staff of Cape Cod Hospital and Bassett Healthcare (Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital) in NY.

Dr. Stocker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Harvard University and a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, one of the nation’s top research universities located in Cleveland, OH. He completed his internship and residency at Dartmouth/Hitchcock Medical Center, the internationally renowned and nationally ranked academic medical center in Lebanon, NH. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the New England Dermatological Society, the Dermatology Foundation, the A.O.A. Society and the Massachusetts Medical Association.

“Dr. Stocker is a renowned dermatologist. We’re very pleased to welcome him to our team. His expertise and compassion make him a very good fit for our practice,” noted Drs. Richard Eisen and Ramzi Saad of South Shore Skin Center.

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.