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

2021

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
EBoston 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.


2/11/2021: 
 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. 
 

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2020

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 conditiion : "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.

2019

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
Boston.com:  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.

2018

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.

2017

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.