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

5/20/2023: Mass General doctor's advice to soothe skin from seasonal allergens
WCVB: Features: Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH. The director of dermatology for MGH's Community Health Program explains what she tells her patients to look for in skin care products.

5/13/2023: Mass General Brigham doctor discusses skin threats you might not think about
WCVB: Features: Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH. “We often think about protecting our skin from the sun, but certain types of pollutants can also lead to skin cancer and premature aging.”

5/8/2023: With mostly sunny week ahead, Mass General doctor offers tips on sunscreen
WCVB: Features: Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH. There are a lot of different products on the market at a wide variety of price points. Dr. Shadi Kourosh, director of dermatology for the Community Health Program at MGH, explains how she chooses the best one.

3/21/2023: Novel therapy shows promise for treating skin-predominant dermatomyositis
MDedge: Features: Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD. A monoclonal antibody provided substantial reductions in the skin lesions associated with dermatomyositis… according to results presented as a late-breaker at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

3/20/2023: Novel Therapy Shows Promise for Treatment of Skin-Predominant Dermatomyositis
Medscape: Features: Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD. A monoclonal antibody targeting interferon beta (IFN-beta) provided substantial reductions in the skin lesions associated with dermatomyositis in a double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial, according to results presented as a late-breaker at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.

3/19/2023: Dermatomyositis: Data Support IFN-Beta as Therapeutic Target
Medscape: Features: Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD. The majority of patients responded by either of the primary endpoint criteria. Notably, there were no cases of herpes zoster, and infections of any kind were low in all study groups. "This is something that is definitely newsworthy," Tsao said.

3/6/2023: Virtual or In Person: Which Kind of Doctor’s Visit Is Better, And When It Matters
Kaiser Health News: Features: Joe Kvedar, MD. “As a consumer, you should do what you feel comfortable doing,” said Dr. Joe Kvedar, a professor at Harvard Medical School and immediate past board chairman of the American Telemedicine Association. “And if you really want to be seen in the office, you should make that case.”

3/3/2023: What is basal cell carcinoma and what is prognosis?
WCVB: Features: Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH. Dr. Shadi Kourosh director of the division of Dermatology Community Health at Mass General Brigham, discusses President Joe Biden's lesion removal, which has been determined to be basal cell carcinoma.

03/3/2023: White House physician says small lesion removed from Biden's chest was cancerous
Washington Post: Features: Mathew Avram, MD, JD, Director of Mass General Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center. “Basal cell carcinomas most often occur as a result of sun damage or UV damage. They are more common in fair-skinned people who have less skin pigmentation, according to Mathew Avram, director of the Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.”

2/13/2023: New studies in genomics show promising future for regenerative medicine
Healio: Features: R. Rox Anderson, MD. “The possibilities of regeneration and reversing senescence may contain the most powerful healing tools that could be used in medicine to heal the human body,” Jill S. Waibel, MD

2/10/23: Survival improved among immune checkpoint inhibitor recipients with cirAEs
Healio: Features: Yevgeniy R. Semenov, MD, MA, Guihong Wan, PhD, Shijia Wang, MBI, and Kimberly Tang, BA. Cutaneous immune-related adverse events are associated with increased survival rates among immune checkpoint inhibitor recipients, particularly in patients with melanoma, according to a study.

1/25/2023: Boston's Top Docs - Boston Magazine
Boston Magazine: Mass General Dermatologists were recognized as Boston’s Top Doctors in 2023 by Boston Magazine. Congratulations to Mathew Avram, MD, Jessica Fewkes, MD, Esther Freeman, MD, PhD, Elena Hawryluk, MD, PhD, Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH, Victor Neel, MD, PhD and Hensin Tsao, MD

1/24/2023: Laser Treatment Might Help Prevent Common Forms of Skin Cancer
U.S. News & World Report: Research led by Dr. Mathew Avram found that in patients who had basal or squamous cell skin cancers, nonablative fractional laser treatment lowered the chances of the cancer recurrence by about half.

1/18/2023: Simple laser treatments may help prevent nonmelanoma skin cancer
Science Daily: Features Mathew Avram, MD, Director of Mass General Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center. New research indicates that simple laser treatments to the skin may help to prevent the development of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, which are collectively known as keratinocyte carcinoma and are the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the United States.

1/10/2023 Machine learning-based methods predict early-stage melanoma recurrence
Healio: Dermatologist, Eugene Semenov, MD, MA and researchers at Mass General have developed machine learning-based methods to predict which patients with early-stage melanoma have the highest risk for disease recurrence.

10/22/2022 Q&A: Monkeypox added to dermatology registry to track cutaneous manifestations of disease  
Esther Freeman, MD Global Health Director for Dermatology at  Mass General answer questions about monkeypox and discusses the importance fo the Registry and how dermatologists are best at diagnosing monkeypox.

9/22/22:  People with skin conditions face stigma. Monkeypox has made it worse
Washington Post: 
Dermatologist, Dr. Esther Freeman is advising her patients to follow the same precautions as the general population: to get vaccinated if they are in a high-risk group and to avoid contact with anyone who has monkeypox.

8/2/2022:  COVID Skin Signs Vary by Type of Variant, UK Study Finds  
Dermatologist Esther Freeman, MD discusses new findings related to skin conditions on the different types of COVID variants.

7/27/2022Woman’s rare illness xeroderma pigmentosum means UV light causes severe burns, blisters, cancer
WCVB-TV: Boston Video Report: Quotes Mass General Hospital Dermatologist and Cancer Center physician Shawn Demehri, MD PHD.
6/23/2022: America's Best Cosmetic Dermatologists
Mathew Avram, MD, Director of Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center at Mass General was ranked number 9 our of more than 2000 cosmetic dermatologists.
6/16/2022:  Wound care following MMS critical in preventing hyperpigmentation in skin of color
Ramone Williams, MD, Mohs and Cosmetic Surgeon discusses the increasing number of people of color who are having Mohs Surgery.
6/15/2022:What Heat Rash Looks Like and How to Treat It
Shape Magazine: 
Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD shares tips on how to treat heat rash.
6/10/2022;Current monkeypox outbreak marked by unconventional spread, clinical features
Dermatology News: 
Dermatologist Esther Freeman, MD, discusses the clinical presentation of monkeypox and differences in previous outbreaks globally.
6/10/2022: Eczema on the Ears and Eyebrows: Triggers, Treatment, and Prevention
Everyday Health: 
Dermatologist Jeff Yu MD, , discusses if you develop an itchy, scaly rash on your ear or mysteriously flaky eyebrows, the culprit might be eczema — either atopic dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis
5/21/2022: Shingles-monkeypox claim misleads with false flu-COVID-19 theory
Politact Fact: The Poynter Institute: 
Dermatologist Esther Freeman, MD discusses the differences in shingles and monkeypox.
3/27/2022:  Study Defines 6 Most Common Contact Dermatitis Allergens in Younger, Older Children 
HCP Live: Mass General Dermatologist ,Jeff Yu, MD discuss the latest research regarding common fragrances, metals, and preservations that have driven up pediatric allergic contact dermatitis in recent years.
3/22/2022: Sun Exposure and Melanoma, Sun-Seeking, and Sun Protection: Fact and Fiction 
Dermatology Times:  Chief of Dermatology, David Fisher, MD, PhD discusses facts and myths regarding sun exposure and sun protection.
2/10/2022:   Q &  AMicro-coring ellacor device could improve facial wrinkles, laxity
Helio: Mathew Avram, MD answers questions about a new device that is a minimally invasive micro-coring device for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles in the mid to lower face.
2/7/2022:  Hair Loss Drugs Ranked in Order of Efficacy
MedPage Today:  Dermatologist, Maryanne Senna discuss results of analysis of drugs used for hair loss treatments
2/7/2022: What Is "Zoom Dysmorphia" and Why Was It Causing Me So Much Anxiety?  
Good Housekeeping:  Dermatologist, Shadi Kourosh, MD provides some tips on how to counteract the effects.

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.
 4/15/2021: Rashes Can Occur After COVID Vaccine,  But Dermatologists Say 'Don't Worry
US News:  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.
4/12/2021Had Facial Fillers? What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines.
Health Day: Dermatologist, Esther Freeman, MD, PhD,explained 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:  Previous 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. 
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.