As your body’s biggest organ, your skin deserves dermatologic attention. So whether you need help managing psoriasis, caring for a child's skin condition, treating skin cancer or feeling your best with cosmetic enhancements, Tufts Medicine offers extensive subspecialty dermatologic services designed with you in mind.
Expert dermatologic care for skin, hair and nails
Your skin, hair, and nails are also a window into your overall health. If you’re looking for specialized, comprehensive, and personalized care, our board-certified, highly-rated dermatologists are trained to take care of your skin health.
And if you’re looking to feel more confident in the skin you’re in, our cosmetic dermatologists offer a complete array of anti-aging, hair rejuvenation and aesthetic treatments.
Discover the ultimate skin care solution with our team of expert dermatologists. Our team specializes in offering a multi-layered approach to treating a wide range of skin conditions, including:
Contact dermatitis is a rash that appears when the skin comes into contact with something that causes irritation or an allergic reaction. You can use the same products for a while, and then suddenly develop a skin allergy to them, like laundry detergent, plants in the garden and even shampoo. Dermatologists can help you gain better control of your contact dermatitis by pinpointing the allergy causing it as well as helping you find and understand skin-safe products.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be linked to:
- Chemotherapy treatment
- Hormonal changes
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Underlying medical conditions
Most often, people experience hair loss affecting the scalp, but it's important to know that hair loss disorders can affect your whole body. The 2 main categories of hair loss are non-scarring alopecia and scarring alopecia.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory condition that forms bumps, cysts and abscesses on skin folds, like the:
- Back of the neck
- Groin and buttocks
- Under the breast
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are autoimmune disorders that cause inflammation in the joints, skin or in both places. The biggest difference between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is where you experience the inflammation in your body.
More skin cancers are diagnosed each year than all other cancers combined. The 3 main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. It’s important to speak with your dermatologist if you notice changes to your skin, like pink discoloration, peeling, swelling or crusting. These could be warning signs of skin cancer.
Dermatologic conditions affect the skin in different ways. Testing can range from preventative skin checks to keep a close eye out for possible skin cancer to patch testing for diagnosing contact dermatitis. Your doctor will walk you through your different testing options to pinpoint the dermatologic condition you may be living with. These tests include:
As one of the top dermatology clinical trial sites in the country, we’re at the forefront of new and investigational therapies. Our dermatologists offer a variety of cutting-edge skin care therapies, such as:
- Biologic medications
- Cosmetic enhancements including laser, liposuction and injectables
- Dermatology infusion
- Dermatologic surgery
- Laser and cosmetic treatments
- Medical dermatology
- Mohs surgery
We understand that true confidence comes from feeling comfortable in your own skin. That's why we offer a variety of cosmetic procedures, like:
- Acne and scarring therapies
- Body contouring
- Facial rejuvenation
- Hair rejuvenation
- Hand rejuvenation
- Laser hair removal
- Pigmentation and age spot care
Medical dermatology treatments
Medical dermatology pays special attention to overall skin health. Where cosmetic dermatology can help people feel more confident in their appearance, medical dermatology lends a helping hand to people living with conditions that affect their overall health, like skin cancer, hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and psoriasis.
Our team is committed to going the extra mile for your care. Participate in new investigational therapies not available elsewhere with one of our dermatology clinical trials.
Pediatric dermatology treatments
We're here to help your child get the best possible care for their skin and specialize in treating the skin conditions that affect young people the most. No matter your child's age, from newborns to teenagers, we're ready to treat a variety of skin conditions. Our team of experts knows how to handle everything from birthmarks, cystic acne, eczema, moles, warts and even stubborn fungal skin infections. We offer a range of therapeutic options to help with mild, moderate and severe pediatric dermatologic conditions.
We take the time to explain your child's condition and discuss treatment options with you. We'll work with you to teach healthy skin habits that will last a lifetime. So, for example, if your child has been diagnosed with eczema, we're here to help you understand how to take care of it at home. We'll make sure you know all about proper bathing routines and treatment options.