Our Skincare Philosophy
Acne-centric skin care approach is deeply rooted in the belief that all skin
is “acne-prone” to some degree. As a result, our over all approach to skin
care and skin rejuvenation is predicated on prevention and treatment 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 Acne-centric 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 skin is unsurpassed 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.