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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. 



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