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Spring is in the air. Now is the time to freshen your appearance with the new Cosmetic Dermatology products at SSDP

A dozen new products have been added to our extensive product line, including high quality anti-aging formulas as well as cleansers, oil control pads, exfoliants, skin lighteners and brighteners, and peels from leading manufacturers such as ZOMedical and DerMend. Many of these products are available only from your dermatologist.   

Explore the latest options for caring for aging, acne-prone, sun damaged, and otherwise troubled skin by visiting the Skin Care Products page on the SSDP website. Then make an appointment for a Cosmetic Dermatology consultation by phoning 508.535.3376, option 7, or emailing us from the Contact Us page on the SSDP website.

You don't have to drive to No. Easton to find the latest news about caring for your skin. Now you can explore it all on the new SSDP website, located at www.southshorederm.com.

Visit us online to find valuable information for all your dermatologic needs, including links to our newsletter and blog, valuable information about SSDP's patient-focused medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services,  downloadable patient information forms, and descriptions of our popular skin care products.



Leera M. Briceno, MD
By Leera M. Briceno, MD
In honor of the recent National Healthy Skin Month, we conclude our series on skin care throughout life with a look at preventing and treating the signs of aging.

With nearly 2 million "Baby Boomers" living in Massachusetts and the number of people in the U.S. aged 65 and older expected to double by 2030, it is not surprising that many people are seeking answers to questions about how to keep one's youthful appearance and reduce the signs of aging. Even people in their 20s and 30s are looking for solutions that will maintain their skin's freshness and beauty through the years.
Although the chronological signs of aging are unavoidable, there are things one can do to slow the rate of progression. Minimizing sun exposure from infancy onward is the "silver bullet," that will keep one's skin looking soft, plump and youthful for life.
If you've already noticed the formation of lines and wrinkles, a change in your skin's color or texture, or other signs of aging and want to do something about them, there are many effective options to consider. At SSDP, our Cosmetic Dermatology practice offers a wide range of medically supervised products and services that can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize sun damage, treat redness and discoloration, and restore skin's smoothness and supple texture. 
Lasers, dermal fillers, neurotoxins, cosmeceuticals (products that combine the benefits of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals), and other products may be used alone or in combination to achieve the desired results. Unlike the surgical solutions of the past, many of these services are performed in the dermatologist's office and require little or no downtime after treatment.
Before beginning an anti-aging skin care program, one needs a skin care regimen that promotes healthy skin. Follow these tips from SSDP and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to prevent premature skin aging and maintain healthy skin for life:  
  • Protect your skin from the sun; 
  • Avoid indoor tanning; 
  • Apply moisturizer every day; 
  • Wash your face twice a day; 
  • Stop smoking; 
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet; 
  • Get enough sleep. 

Find out more about SSDP's medically supervised cosmetic dermatology treatments for aging skin in the Cosmetic Dermatology section of the SSDP website or the SSDP blog. Learn about the connection between skin aging and sun damage on the SSDP blog.


To arrange a cosmetic dermatology consultation at SSDP, phone 508.535.3376, option 7, or email us from the Contact Us page of the SSDP website.  

Learn more about ways to prevent premature skin aging in this informative AAD video


Leera M. Briceno, MD, is a board certified dermatologist with a special interest in cosmetic dermatology at South Shore Dermatology Physicians (SSDP).