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By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
September 11, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox   hair removal  

Dermatology is a multi-faceted medical specialty. Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Fening at the Rockoff Dermatology Center in dermatologyBrookline and Andover, MA not only help you manage the health of your skin; they also provide services that enhance its appearance as well! Here are just two of the many ways we can help you put your best face forward.


This rejuvenating treatment is a safe, proven and remarkable way to eradicate wrinkles and bring youthful firmness back to your skin, in particular, the areas between the eyes and in their outer corners. Botox is derived from natural proteins that stop the neurological reactions of muscle movement and has been used by physicians for decades as a way to correct muscular spasms in the throat, eyes, and neck. Since 2002, your Brookline and Andover dermatologists have been able to use Botox as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles. When the targeted muscles stop moving, the wrinkles that have formed as a result of constant use begin to smooth over. Botox is applied with a tiny, extra-fine needle, making it a minimally invasive treatment with few side effects that is a great alternative to surgical treatments. Its effects can take a few days to fully develop and typically last between three and four months before muscle activity resumes.

Hair removal

Unwanted hair can appear in many places on the body: the upper lip, the stomach, the chin. People who shave their legs and underarms are often dissatisfied with the time and temporary nature of shaving. Laser hair removal from your Brookline and Andover dermatologists offers a permanent solution to this common problem. Our specialized laser targets the hair while leaving the surrounding skin untouched, heating up the follicle to a temperature that permanently halts the hair growth. Like Botox, laser hair removal is non-surgical and doesn't require downtime, giving you smooth skin in six sessions or less at the Rockoff Center.

We have many more cosmetic dermatology procedures available. To learn more about them, contact the Rockoff Dermatology Center. We have convenient locations in Andover and Brookline, MA!

By The Rockoff Dermatology Center
July 03, 2017
Category: Dermatology

Removing unwanted hair is a regular hassle for men and women everywhere. While shaving and waxing remove the hair in question, they laser hair removalcannot remove them permanently, allowing the hair to grow back in and requiring ongoing attention. Luckily, laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair long term in just a few treatments. Find out more about laser hair removal with The Rockoff Dermatology Center in both Brookline, MA and Andover, MA.

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal? 
Unlike other hair removal systems, the GentleMax hair removal system used by Rockoff Dermatology Center is suitable for all skin tones, from fair to dark. A good candidate for laser hair removal is in good general health and is at a low risk for complications. Patients should have realistic expectations for their treatment and understand that they will need more than one session to achieve the desired results. Patients who are pregnant or suffer from inflamed or infected growths near the treatment area may not qualify for laser hair removal.

What can I expect during a laser hair removal treatment? 
Though some patients report that their laser hair removal treatment was painless, many others describe it as feeling a slight sting with each laser pulse as though a rubber band is being popped onto the surface of the skin. Your doctor may use creams or ointments to cool or numb the treatment area prior to the procedure. You may notice some redness or swelling after your procedure which should resolve itself within a day.

Laser Hair Removal in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA
Most patients require 4-6 laser treatments over the course of about a year for permanent results. Some patients also choose to have touch-up appointments to maintain their results. Laser hair removal is safe and effective with the right dermatologist. For more information on hair removal and what it can do for you, please contact Dr. Alan Rockoff and Dr. Katherine Feningat The Rockoff Dermatology Center with locations in Brookline, MA, and Andover, MA. Call (617) 731-2390 to schedule your appointment at the Brookline location and (978) 475-9230 to schedule your appointment at the Andover office today!

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