Drs. Jennifer Segal & Scott H. Smith
About My Practice
Why is it an exciting time to be in dermatology?
Through innovation and research, we are changing the way people age. Dermatology offers a full spectrum of products and treatments for all types of people, at any age or any stage of life. Because of our better understanding of how the face ages, we have the ability to restore a patient’s “best self” without making them look like someone else.
How are skin-care regimens integral to your practice?
Skin care is a passion of mine, and all of my patients receive a personalized skin-care regimen. I have worked with top skin-care brands, and I get especially excited about products that promote skin health and beauty.
How do you make patients feel comfortable in your care?
In addition to the personal care each patient receives, we have created an inviting, soothing clinical environment that includes treatment rooms with modern, clean lines and innovative, state-of-the-art technology.
Why are you passionate about skin cancer research?
I have always been passionate about cancer research and therapy, and recently lost a family member to melanoma. As a dermatologist, I am in a unique position to educate people about sun safety in a more personal way, and to help prevent and treat all types of skin cancer.
What made you want to manage your own dermatology practice?
I enjoy taking care of my patients in a comprehensive manner that combines excellence in skin care with a high-touch approach. My patients inspire me every day, and my staff and I are dedicated to making sure our patients feel well cared for.
How is education important to you?
I truly enjoy educating my patients about their skin care and health, whether it’s about how to protect and care for their skin, or about the aesthetic treatment options and products that are available. Skin-care and aesthetic “maintenance” involve a multidisciplinary approach. I tell my patients that healthy skin is the goal, and beautiful skin is the perk!
Affiliation:American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
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How does your staff enhance your practice?
Our staff is an extension of our practice’s philosophies, which emphasize ethical professionalism, patient comfort and privacy, and fastidious attention to detail
Healthy skin is the goal and beautiful skin is the perk
How our profession has evolved
Because of our better understanding of how the face ages, we have the ability to restore a patient’s “best self ” without making them look like someone else
Our ultimate skin-care advice
Skin care is our passion and all of our patients receive a personalized skin-care regimen—we get excited about products that promote both skin health and beauty
What we love most about our profession
Dermatology offers a unique breadth of professional options from skin cancer to cosmetics, young to old, medical to surgical, academic to private practice, and clinical to dermatopathology
What sets our practice apart
We combine patient comfort with exemplary care. All injectables and lasers are performed by board-certified physicians. We also have a board-certified ob-gyn that provides nonsurgical feminine rejuvenation treatments, which address many concerns including skin laxity, tone and stress urinary incontinence
- Botox® Cosmetic
- Injectables and Fillers
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Fraxel® Laser Skin Treatments
- General Dermatology
- Laser Surgery
- Removal (Moles, Skin Tags, Birthmarks and Other Lesions)
- Skin Care
- Skin Peels
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Resurfacing
- Skin Rejuvenation
- ThermiVa® / ThermiSmooth®
- Hyperhidrosis Treatment
What do you enjoy about laser hair removal?What our experts say:
Dr. Smith: I’ve been interested in LASER since I was a medical student at Harvard. LASER development and research were pioneered by Harvard affiliated dermatologists, and my final 4th year talk was on the physics behind LASER hair reduction. Most people have unwanted hair somewhere and would rather not have the annoying maintenance of shaving/plucking/waxing. Patient satisfaction is extremely high and our office is fortunate to have a hair reduction LASER that is safe for all skin types.
What do you enjoy about treating hyperhidrosis?What our experts say:
Dr. Smith: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, affects more people than you might realize. It can lead to significant impairment of one’s day-to-day quality of life. New treatment options continue to emerge for the various types of hyperhidrosis (underarm/axillary, hands/palmar, feet/plantar, generalized) and the International Hyperhidrosis Society website is a great resource for patients. With successful treatment, my hyperhidrosis patients are often my happiest patients. This is particularly true for those who have palmar hyperhidrosis since it affects so many daily activities. Treating the underarm area is immensely popular with brides/grooms-to-be and with those wanting to preserve their expensive/delicate garments.