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By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
April 27, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

How laser hair removal can help you

Summer’s coming and it will soon be time to be a beach bum. You want to make sure your body is as ready as you are. You don’t want unwanted hair to distract people from how great you look in your new bikini! It’s time to do something about it. You need to consider laserLaser Hair Removal hair removal, the modern way to flawless, smooth skin. You don’t want to spend your time plucking and shaving when you can get rid of unwanted hair quickly and easily. Dr. Alan Rockoff, at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, wants you to know all about how laser hair removal can get you ready for the beach!

Laser hair removal when performed by Dr. Rockoff, can remove unwanted hair from your bikini line, legs, back, underarms, sideburns, chin and upper lip. Your treatment plan will depend on the areas of your body being treated and your individual characteristics.

You may have tried over-the-counter hair removers, only to find they didn’t work as well as you’d like. You may have also tried electrolysis only to find the treatment was uncomfortable and seemed to last forever. Dr. Rockoff wants you to know why you should choose laser hair removal instead of electrolysis. Laser hair removal is a state-of-the-art treatment that is:

  • Much more comfortable because laser treatment doesn’t damage the skin around the hair follicle the way electrolysis does
  • Much safer when performed by Dr. Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center
  • Much faster than electrolysis because each pulse of the laser is only a fraction of a second
  • Much more successful than electrolysis because 90% of patients have permanent hair loss after 3 to 5 treatments

Dr. Rockoff may recommend 4 to 8 treatments to get the best result. Maintenance treatments may be required depending on which areas of your body are treated.

It’s time to get your body ready for the beach! It’s time to consider laser hair removal. You deserve to spend your time having fun instead of plucking and shaving, so throw away your razor! Call Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center with offices in Brookline, and Andover, Massachusetts. Call today and be ready for the summer!


By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
April 27, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

What you need to know about acne treatment options

If you have acne, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Each year, 80% of teens and 5% of adults will experience acne. But you don’t have to suffer with acne! Summer is Acne Treatmentcoming and you want to be able to enjoy baring some skin without worrying about unsightly acne. Dr. Alan Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center, in Andover and Brookline, Massachusetts, wants to help you get rid of your acne.

Your pores can become clogged with dead skin cells, excess oil, and bacteria. Your plugged pores become red, swollen and inflamed, causing acne. The acne can appear as small clusters of whiteheads or blackheads, or large, painful welts that can spread over a large area of your body.

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to treat acne. Some recommend you leave the acne alone and let it go away on its own. This isn’t always a good idea because acne can cause scarring as it heals.

There are also a lot of over-the-counter treatments available, containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. If you have mild acne, these treatments may work. If you have moderate to severe acne, you will definitely benefit from acne treatment by Dr. Rockoff.

Dr. Rockoff will suggest professional acne treatments that can include:

  • Oral and topical antibiotic treatments to clear infected pores
  • High strength benzoyl peroxide to reduce pore blockage
  • Tretinoin, a derivative of vitamin A, to unplug pores
  • Extraction treatment to remove whiteheads and blackheads
  • Treatments for hormone-related acne

You don’t need to let acne take over your life and make you self-conscious about how you look. Don’t live with the low self-esteem acne can cause when help is just a phone call away. It’s time to call Dr. Rockoff at The Rockoff Dermatology Center with offices in Andover, and Brookline, Massachusetts. Get your skin ready for warmer weather by calling today!


By Rockoff Dermatology Center
April 18, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

What you need to know about laser hair removal treatments

Are you wondering if laser hair removal is right for you? Do you have unwanted hair you are tired of plucking and shaving off? Have you tried electrolysis and are unsatisfied with either the treatment or the result? Chances are good laser hair removal is the perfect solution Laser Hair Removalfor you. Your doctors at The Rockoff Dermatology Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, want you to know about why laser hair removal can work for you.

Laser hair removal works by heating the hair follicle with a laser. The pulses of the laser damage or destroy the follicle, so hair doesn’t grow back. Your doctors at The Rockoff Dermatology Center want you to know that laser hair removal can be used to treat areas including your:

  • Chin and upper lip
  • Sideburns and other areas of your face
  • Underarms and legs
  • Back and bikini line

Laser hair removal may be right for you because it is much more comfortable than electrolysis. Unlike electrolysis, laser hair removal doesn’t damage the skin around the hair follicle. Your skin will remain cool and unscarred.

It is also right for you because the treatments are quick. For smaller areas like the upper lip, it may only take between 2 and 5 minutes. Underarms can take 5 to 15 minutes, and your bikini line can take about 30 minutes. For larger areas of your body including your legs and back, you should allow 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Your doctors at The Rockoff Dermatology Center will do a comprehensive consultation with you and answer any questions you might have about treatment and the results you can expect. It’s time to stop thinking about plucking and shaving, and start thinking about laser hair removal. You deserve to look great without your razor, so it’s time to discover why laser hair removal is right for you. Call your doctors at The Rockoff Dermatology Center with offices in Brookline, and Andover, Massachusetts. Call today and get started on your new look!




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