Read the latest news about Mass General Hospital Dermatology discoveries, prevention tips, and innovative breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology.


11/22/2021How To Keep Your Cuticles From Going To Hell This Winter
Huff Post: Dermatologist, Neera Nathan, MD shares tips for keeping cuticles healthy during the winter months. 

10/6/2021:‘COVID toes’ may be caused by a powerful immune response, a new study finds
New York Times;  Dermatologist, Dr. Esther Freeman discusses COVID-toes and that it may be caused by an immune response.

9/1/2021: ‘I believe it’s a mental health issue’: the rise of Zoom dysmorphia"
The Guardian; Dermatologist, Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD explains how time spent in front of the camera can distort one's self image.

8/27/2021: What is runner's itch? Experts discuss how to prevent this annoying sensation.
Today:; Video Report:  Dermatologist, Sarina Elmariah, MD, PhD explains what runner's itch is and how to avoid it..

6/8/2021: Carcinogen Found in Some Sunscreens 
NECN: Video report; Dr. Mathew Avram comments on the study, the importance of using sunscreens, and what to look for on sunscreen labels and how often to use sunscreens.

6/3/2021: Do LED masks work for acne, wrinkles? Dermatologists weigh in
Today: Dr. Mathew Avram, Director of the Mass General Dermatology and Laser Center discusses the effectiveness of at-home LED masks.

5/12/2021: New cellulite treatment targets underlying cause 
WCVB-TV Boston Video Report:  Dr. Mathew explains how a new treatment targets the underlying cause of cellulite

4/23/2021:Cutaneous reactions to Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines minor
Healio: Dermatologist, Dr. Esther Freeman discusses results from a study.

4/20/2021: LED masks to fight wrinkles: Here's what you should know.

Washington Post:  Mathew Avram, MD, Director of the Mass General Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center discusses why some people are more concerned about wrinkles now that they see themselves on Zoom.

4/15.2021: Rashes Can Occur After COVID Vaccine,  But Dermatologists Say 'Don't Worry' 
Health Day:  Dermatologist, Dr. Esther Freeman explains that rashes can occur after a COVID Vaccine but there is no need for worry.

4/15/2021:Ask An Expert: Skin reactions to COVID-19 vaccines
KCBS Radio: Skin reactions to vaccines are a non-life threatening albeit annoying side effect for some people. Listen as Dr. Esther Freemans talks about some of the side effects.

4/12/2021: Why COVID arm and other post-vaccine rashes might actually be a ‘good thing’
Washington Post:  Dermatologist, Esther Freeman, MD, PhD, explains why post-vaccine rashes may be a good thing

4/12/2021: Had Facial Fillers? What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines.
Health Day: Dermatologist, Esther Freeman, MD, PhD,explains that lots of people get facial fillers and developing a reaction to the vaccine is extremely rare and temporary..

4/2/2021: MGH Dermatologists treating more patients with Zoom dysmorphia
Boston 25 News:  Video report featuring Mathew Avram, MD discussing the increase in cosmetic procedures since people are seeing themselves on Zoom Meetings.  

3/19/2021:Vaccine Patients Experiencing ‘Vaccine Arm’ Days After Injection 
Dermatology Times:  Esther Freeman, MD explains that "vaccine arm" is temporary.

 I've had facial fillers. Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Today: Mass General Dermatologists, Mathew Avram, MD and Esther Freeman, MD address your concerns.

2/11/2021:Getting a 'COVID arm' rash after the Moderna vaccine might be itchy, but it's no big deal
Insider: Dr. Esther Freeman explains that the rash is temporary, no need to panic and no reason not to get your second shot.

1/28/2021: 'COVID arm' rash seen after Moderna vaccine annoying but harmless, doctors say
USA Today:  Dr. Esther Freeman explains that this rash is temporary and no need to panic.

1/27/2021: Rare Cosmetic Filler Reactions to COVID Vaccine  
NECN: Video report featuring Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD explaining a rare reaction to cosmetic fillers related to cosmetic fillers.

1/25/2021: Video calls create rise in cosmetic procedures, so called ‘Zoom dysmorphia’ 
NewsNation Now: Dermatologist, Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD discusses  that some people are seeking cosmetic procedures because of how they look on Zoom.

1/13/2021:  How to Treat a Sunburn for Fast Relief
Shape: JiaDe (Jeff) Yu, MD, Director of Mass General Dermatology Occupational and Contact Dermatitis Clinic provides tips on how to treat sunburn.  

1/12/2021:  What is ‘Zoom dysmorphia?’ Insecurity rises due to video calls
Today:  Dermatologist, Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD explains "Zoom dysmorphia: and how it's driving some people to have cosmetic procedures. 



11/19/2020  Canada Talks Dr. Esther Freeman Joins Matt Gurney
Canada Talks SirusXM 167: Listen to an interview with Dr. Esther Freeman about Coronavirus and tracking skin reactions.

4/27/2020  CDC Adds 6 New Coronavirus Symptoms to List 

Fox News: Dermatologist, Esther Freeman discuss a condition : "COVID Toes" seen in some Coronavirus patients.

4/17/2020 What are 'COVID  Toes'? Dermatologists, Podiatrists Share Strange Findings

Today, NBC:  Mass General Dermatologist Esther Freeman, MD, discuss a condition that some COVID patients experience.  Dr. Freeman has set up a registry with the American Academy of Dermatology to help track and understand skin conditions that may present with COVID-19.


11/26/2019: New device promises toned muscles at the doctor's office
WCVB Channel 5 Boston:  Watch a video as Dr. Mathew Avram explains the new FDA CoolTone™ procedure to tone muscles and the difference between  CoolSculpting™ that  freezes fat.

11/18/2019: Effectiveness of Red Light Therapy
NBC 10 Boston: Video report featuring Mass General Dermatologist, R. Rox Anderson, MD

7/23/2019: What to do if you get a sunburn, according to a local dermatologist  Dermatologist, Shinjita Das, MD provides tips on what to do if you get a sunburn and tips on how to protect your skin

7/19/2019: Untrending: Personalized Shampoo Is Just Regular Shampoo That Seems Premium
The Swaddle:  Dermatologist and Hair Specialist, Maryanne Senna, MD, discusses if the new trend for personalized shampoo work.

4/02/2019: Woman Diagnosed With Measles Visited Several Locations In Mass.
Channel 4 Boston: Video Report:  Dermatologist, Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD encourages vaccinations as a prevention method for measles.

3/21/2019: Drug Combo Does Double Duty Against Common Skin Lesions, Cancers   
Health Day News: New research, led by Shawn Demehri, MD, shows that a combination of treatments may greatly reduce squamous cell carcinomas, the second most common form of skin cancer.


1/11/2018: Why Do Fingernails Fall Off When They Are Damaged?
STAT News: Video Report:  A. Shadi Kourosh, MD and Mass General Dermatologist explains what happens when your fingernails are damaged.

8/19/2018: How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?
SELF:Dermatologist and hair loss specialist, Maryanne Senna, MD says how often you wash your hair is different for everyone and every hair type is different.


8/21/2017: Thinning Hair?  A New Treatment Offers Hope
New York Times:Maryanne M. Senna, MD, dermatologist and hair loss specialist comments on a new treatment that offers hope and says the key to any treatment being effective is compliance and giving the treatment time to work.

7/28/2017: 5 Unsettling Facts About Scabies in Light of the Recent Winchester Hospital AlertBoston Globe: Dermatologist, Shinjita Das, MD comments on the classic locations where the red scaly rash can develop and how it can be treated.

5/11/ 2017: How to spot a mole if cancerous: Animation graphic reveals the ABCDE of skin cancer warning signs
Daily Mail: UK:  Dr. David Fisher, Chief of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital  explains the benefits of early detection for skin cancer.

5/11/2017: Concern over "Tanning Addicts"
Bermuda Gazette:   David Fisher, MD, PhD, Chief of Dermatology at Mass General Hospital says it is possible that subconscious "sun seeking" behavior  may be a challenge in avoiding the sun for some people.

2/21/2017: New Health Concerns Over Gel Manicures 
NBC Boston Video news report: Dr. Mathew Avram comments on gel manicures and provides tips on how to protect your skin.