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What is the secret behind achieving and maintaining clear skin?  


The answer to this question is simple: Knowledge.


The great Chinese warrior Sun Tzu said:


"…if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can

win a hundred battles without a single loss. If you only

know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or

may lose.  If you know neither yourself nor your enemy,

you will always endanger yourself."


This saying really resonates with those struggling against

acne and it is the basis upon which Dr. Edwin Ishoo has

developed his comprehensive Acnecentric approach to skin

care at Boston Acne Specialists after years of extensive

experience treating hundreds of patients to clear difficult

acne and maintaining youthful and healthy skin for life.






Acnecentric skin care approach is deeply rooted in the belief that all skin is “acne-prone” to some degree and treatment of the “acne-afflicted” skin must be specific and individualized. As a result, our over all approach to skin care and skin rejuvenation is predicated on prevention and treatment of Acne and complications of acne. Our approach is one of customization based on the knowledge and awareness of each individual’s changing needs and skin condition as they go through treatment as well as life. The goal of an Acnecentric skin care program is to maintain life long skin health and youthfulness by accurate and timely diagnosis and appropriate and effective intervention of skin conditions encountered through patient education and continuous staff training. This is a team approach with the patient being the most critical member of the team. That is why a great deal of resources are employed by the staff at Boston Acne Specialists to thoroughly educate each individual about their skin’s needs and empower them to take ownership of their skin care. In addition to highly trained and committed staff and extensive patient education resources, we provide the latest state-of-the-art technology and products specifically designed to clear acne and maintain a bright, smooth and youthful skin. Our single-minded commitment to the care of acne-prone and acne-afflicted skin is unsurpassed by any one else in New England.


The foundation of our success is educating our patients to understand the anatomic and scientific basis of both acne and what they’re doing to their skin that may trigger or worsen their acne, before we can successfully manage this chronic condition for a life-time of healthy and beautiful skin.


The philosopher, Henri Bergson is quoted as saying ‘The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Otherwise stated as the eyes cannot see what the mind doesn’t know”. It is comprehensive knowledge of skin and scientific basis of various available or uniquely formulated treatments that enlightens and directs the management of skin pathologies and maintenance of healthy and youthful skin.


This level of knowledge takes years to attain and a lifetime to master. We will never risk your skin’s health to poorly trained or novice technicians or unproven methods and technologies. Dr. Ishoo performs the initial evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning, which is then implemented by master medical esthetician and cosmetic nurse. Dr. Ishoo closely supervises the progress of the treatment and makes adjustments and modifications as needed based on findings on exam, feedback from treating staff, the patient and patient’s parents. It is a true team approach. Don’t trust your skin to self-proclaimed, fraudulent “acne -specialists” and “cosmetic scientists”. If you ever encounter an individual who makes such proclamations, ask to see their credentials and verify them through the primary source as there is no such certificate or title as an “acne specialists” that is recognized by any professional society. No one should have their acne treated without consultation with a doctor or direct involvement and supervision of a doctor prescribing the treatment being implemented by the esthetician or nurse. 

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