Day of Beauty Event to Benefit Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation at South Shore Skin Center and Spa, Plymouth, December 3, 2011

South Shore Skin Center's Spa

South Shore Skin Center and Spa is delighted to announce a festive first! “Sunbeams and Snowflakes,” a Day of Beauty and Open House to benefit the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at South Shore Skin Center, One Scobee Circle, Plymouth, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Day of Beauty will include a variety of aesthetic treatments and services designed to help guests look their radiant best for the holiday season. Among the many aesthetic treatments to be offered are Botox, fillers, facials, laser therapy, massage, makeup application, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. All guests will receive a 10 percent discount on products and Spa services purchased at the event.

In the true spirit of holiday giving, South Shore Skin Center and Spa personnel will be donating their services for “Sunbeams and Snowflakes.”  All funds raised from the purchase of treatments and products will benefit the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation’s school-based program, SunAWARE.

The Open House will provide guests the opportunity to shop for luxurious holiday gifts from the Spa at a 10 percent discount, as well as to enjoy light refreshments and soothing music, find amazing “deals” in the Silent Auction, and win great prizes in the Raffle.

Representatives from the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation will be on hand throughout the day to meet guests, provide information, and answer questions about the foundation’s mission and program to protect children from skin cancer.  Their innovative school-based program, “SunAWARE” is delivered free of charge to children from kindergarten through twelfth grade in Massachusetts schools.

Please R.S.V.P online for the Open House at:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ayrtvmcab&oeidk=a07e55hpeui78a5d0b2

Because South Shore Skin Center and Spa anticipates a brisk response to this event, persons interested in booking Spa appointments are strongly encouraged to call early. The first 70 guests to schedule an appointment for services will receive a Coolibar sun hat (a $20 value.)

For those who are unable to attend the event, but who would like to support the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation’s work in the schools by making a tax-deductible donation, visit www.melanomaprevention.org/donate.html. For more information, contact (781) 875-1SPF (1773) or visit www.melanomaprevention.org.

About the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation
Established in 2003, the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, located in Hingham, Massachusetts, is a non-profit educational foundation that is dedicated to teaching children and their caretakers safe and proven methods of sun protection and skin cancer prevention. The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation delivers a comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness program, free of charge, to children in elementary and secondary schools in Massachusetts.

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 is a 2011 Best of South Shore Living Winner.

Founded in 1984, South Shore Skin Center and Spa is a unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, surgical assistants, and licensed estheticians 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. In addition to the medical dermatology office and Mohs Surgical Unit for skin cancer, 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, Candela VBeam, Gentlelase, Gentle YAG, and Alex lasers. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers; volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra; microdermabrasion; medical grade facials, micropeels and chemical peels.

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 and Spa Dermatologists Provide 5 Sun Protection Tips for Babies & Toddlers

Every time we go outdoors, we’re exposed to Ultraviolet (UV) rays and the repeated exposure builds over time. The delicate skin of babies and toddlers is particularly susceptible to sunburn and UV damage.

According to Dr. Ramzi W. Saad, Board Certified dermatologist and partner at South Shore Skin Center and Spa, “UV damage can happen at any age, but it begins to occur during childhood. The more frequent the exposure to Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays without protection, the greater the risk of developing melanoma or skin cancer as an adult. Parents and caregivers are responsible for protecting the very young, so knowing HOW to best protect them is key.”

The dermatologists at South Shore Skin Center and Spa provide the following expert advice to parents and caregivers for protecting the skin of very young children from harmful UVA/UVB rays from the sun (which are present even on cloudy days):

1. Apply a chemical-free sunscreen containing an SPF 30 or higher. Sunscreen may be applied to babies older than six months and toddlers. Look for products that are chemical free and have 10 percent micronized Zinc Oxide such as Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Baby SPF 30+ or Solbar Shield SPF 40.

2. Dress young children in sun protective clothing. Covering up the skin with clothing is one of the most effective ways of protecting the sensitive skin of babies and toddlers. Sun hats with wide brims and flaps to shade ears and neck, lightweight long sleeved shirts, sun rompers and swim bodysuits provide good coverage. Brands such as Coolibar offer 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) clothing. Other sun protective clothing brands may be found online or at retailer REI.

3. Sunglasses help protect the delicate eye area. Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including eyelids. Because sunscreen cannot be applied on or around the eyes, it’s important to shield the eye area from UV rays. For young children, opt for rubber or flexible frames and shatterproof lenses. To ensure that lenses provide UVA/UVB protection, look for the statement “100% UVA/UVB protection” label on the lense when making your purchase.

4. Seek shade. Shady areas not only offer some cool relief on a hot summer day, but some protection from UV rays.

5. Block UVA/UVB rays in babies younger than six months. Sunscreen should not be applied to babies younger than six months of age, yet exposed skin is left vulnerable without sunscreen. So, how do you protect your baby’s skin from UV rays? Follow tips 2, 3 and 4.

Dr. Saad continued, “As children become more independent, parents and caregivers have a greater challenge of ensuring their tweens and teens wear sunscreen every day, seek shade and wear protective clothing. That is one reason why it is imperative that children learn ‘sun safe’ habits at a very young age because they will have a better understanding of the importance of protecting their skin as they grow older.”

Melanoma is the most common cancer in young white women ages 25-29 and second only to breast cancer in women ages 30-34. New England has the highest concentration of melanoma cases in the United States.

“It cannot be stressed enough that one of the key ways to minimize melanoma mortality is to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays, starting in early childhood,” noted Dr. Saad.

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 estheticians 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. In addition to the medical dermatology office and Mohs Surgical Unit for skin cancer, 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, DEKA SmartXide DOT, Candela VBeam, Gentlelase, Gentle YAG, and Alex lasers. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers; volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra; microdermabrasion; medical grade facials, micropeels and chemical peels.

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.

Mary Rico Named Medical Assistant and Medical Aesthetics Specialist at South Shore Skin Center

Mary Rico, a Middleboro resident, has recently been named Medical Assistant and Medical Aesthetics Specialist at South Shore Skin Center, one of the most progressive dermatology practices in Massachusetts with offices in Cohasset and Plymouth.

Ms. Rico is a Medical Assistant with more than 12 years experience who has specialized in dermatology for the past six years. She will care for patients at South Shore Skin Center’s Plymouth office and cosmetic dermatology spa. As an Aesthetician, Ms. Rico’s primary focus will be Thermage, laser hair removal, facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and cosmetic consultation. Ms. Rico holds a Medical Assistant certificate from Massasoit Community College in Canton, MA. She is a licensed aesthetician.

Ms. Rico has attended conferences at the International Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa Association in New York and received CEUs with CIDESCO (the world’s major international beauty therapy association) in facial analysis, product formula, acne and Rosacea. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association.

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, 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.

The practice has attained and maintained an “A” rating on Angie’s List Health. 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.

Mary Rico, Medical Assistant and Medical Aesthetics Specialist, South Shore Skin Center

South Shore Skin Center Announces New Product Line at their Plymouth Spa

South Shore Skin Center, caring for thousands of patients south of Boston at their dermatology offices, has recently announced that they now carry the Jane Iredale mineral make-up product line at their Plymouth office and cosmetic dermatology spa.

Known as “The Skin Care Make-Up”, Jane Iredale’s high quality line includes Paraben-free and Phthalate-free mineral make-up as well as natural sunscreens. Jane Iredale minerals are formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which have anti-inflammatory properties and also provide instant, broad-spectrum, chemical-free sun protection. The products contain no chemical dyes, chemical preservatives or perfume. They are non-comedogenic and oil-free.

According to Jean Adams, RN, BSN, Cosmetic Nurse Specialist at South Shore Skin Center, “We researched quite a few product lines to find the best make-up for our patients. The Jane Iredale line is natural and perfect for those with sensitive skin or a skin condition. It is also the ideal post cosmetic treatment make-up.”

South Shore Skin Center providers have been trained by Jane Iredale. For more information about Jane Iredale mineral make-up or the Vivité and SkinCeuticals skin care lines carried by South Shore Skin Center, contact (508) 747-0711.

Jane Iredale’s products have captured many beauty awards and have been featured on CNN.com as well as in Martha Steward Living, Fitness, Allure, Elle, Natural Health, Ladies Home Journal, Organic Beauty and numerous other magazines. For more information, visit the website at JaneIredale.com.

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. The practice has attained and maintained an “A” rating on Angie’s List Health.

Having outgrown their previous office at Resnik Road in Plymouth, South Shore Skin Center relocated to the 6,600 square-foot third floor of One Scobee Circle in Plymouth. The practice has a staff of 38 comprised of five physicians including Dr. Richard Eisen, Dr. Ramzi Saad, Dr. Katherine Ayers, Dr. Emily Tierney and Dr. William Stocker; four physician assistants; two cosmetic nurse specialists; two estheticians and other staff members.

South Shore Skin Center’s cosmetic services include Fraxel re:pair and re:store; Gentle YAG, innovative Laser, IPL (Intense Pulsed 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, 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 One Scobee Circle in Plymouth, Mass., (508) 747-0711 and 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202 in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.

Skin Cancer Experts Share Preventative Tips

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Dr. Richard Eisen, a board certified dermatologist at South Shore Skin Center, one of the most progressive dermatology practices in Massachusetts with offices in Plymouth and Cohasset recently spoke to the Dermatology Nurses’ Association (DNA) along with his wife, Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, RN, MSN, Executive Director of the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation.

The duo shared their expert knowledge of sun safety and melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) prevention with more than 100 DNA members at the DNA’s 27th Annual Convention held in San Francisco on March 6th.

They discussed how skin cancer is most commonly caused by overexposure to sunlight, or artificial UV radiation and recommended that everyone follow SunAWARE, an acronym coined by Mary and John Barrow, authors of Sun Protection for Life: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy and Beautiful Skin. SunAWARE stands for:

· Avoid unprotected UV exposure any time and seek shade

· Wear sun protective clothing including hats and sunglasses

· Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen prior to UV exposure and reapply every two hours

· Routinely check your whole body for changes in your skin and report suspicious changes to a health care practitioner.

· Educate your family and community about sun protection.

Dr. Eisen taught that anyone can develop melanoma anywhere on their body and that new and changing moles should be evaluated. He also shared five tips on how to identify potentially dangerous moles or melanomas:

· Moles that are asymmetric, where one side of the mole does not match the other.

· Moles that have edges that are irregular, ragged or blurred.

· A mole that has more than one color, with shades of black, brown, red, white, blue or tan.

· Moles that are larger than a pencil eraser.

· Moles that bleed, itch or change in appearance.

“Certain types of moles have a higher risk of becoming malignant melanomas. Melanoma can be deadly because it can spread to other parts of the body. But, it may be cured in its early stages. It’s very important to take preventative measures such as those outlined in SunAWARE and to watch for changes in the skin and follow up on questionable or changing moles with a dermatologist as soon as possible,” explained Dr. Eisen.

Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation

The Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation, located in Hingham, Mass., delivers a comprehensive sun safety and melanoma awareness program, free of charge, to school children in Massachusetts. Led by Maryellen Maguire-Eisen, RN, MSN, the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation’s “SunAWARE” program is delivered to children in elementary and secondary schools and teaches both skin cancer prevention and early detection. The foundation has won the 2009 American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle Award for their two new children’s books, Pretty Prom and Lake Vacation.  For more information, contact 781-875-1SPF (1773) or visit www.melanomaprevention.org.

Dermatology Nurses’ Association

The Dermatology Nurses’ Association is a professional nursing organization with the mission of promoting excellence in dermatologic care. To learn more about the DNA, visit the website at DNANurse.org.

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.