Boston Cosmetic
Boston Cosmetic

















Boston Cosmetic

About Our Practice

Mission Statement

Our mission at Boston Acne & Cosmetic Specialists is a deep commitment to carefully listen to our clients and understand their goals, utilizing the most advanced technology and techniques to achieve their best results, and deliver natural looking appearance which meet or exceed expectations.

Safety and Client Satisfaction

Meeting our clients’ needs safely is always our highest priority. Within the comfortable environment of our facility, Boston Acne & Cosmetic Specialists caters to our patients’ unique requirements for safety and desire for privacy. Directed by Dr. Edwin Ishoo, with the assistance of our skilled support staff, we are committed to providing excellence in office-based skin care treatments for a broad range of needs. Dr. Ishoo is a board certified surgeon with a background in cosmetic facial surgery and body contouring. He brings this background and experience to skin care patients in an effort to go beyond traditional spa-level skin care. Dr. Ishoo has been practicing for over ten years and has performed thousands of skin care, acne, skin resurfacing, and cosmetic procedures. Under Dr. Ishoo’s careful guidance our facilities were carefully designed and now house trained and exceptional staff who knows the vital importance of client care, professionalism, skill, and meticulous attention to detail.

Our office is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is designed to deliver the full spectrum of cosmetic non-surgical skin, face and body services. Our office is tailored to our specific services and offer clients a high level of safety, specialized support, state-of-the-art technology, and the best in cosmetic care.

About Edwin Ishoo, MD, FACS

Dr. Edwin Ishoo graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Michigan Medical School. His surgical internship and subspecialty residency training was completed at Boston University with additional fellowship training at The University of Cincinnati.

A Board Certified Doctor

Dr. Edwin Ishoo is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOto), a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS), a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons (ACS), a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology (OTO-HNS), and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS). In addition to serving clients, he has served as faculty at major universities, taught doctors and medical students, and provided training in our facilities to cosmetic care specialists. His publications include numerous scientific articles and book chapters, both as a lead author and contributor, and he has been invited to present at national meetings.

Expect Expertise & Experience

Dr. Edwin Ishoo strongly believes in using non-invastive techniques, minimally invasive techniques, and using the most advanced technologies to provide optimal results and a great cosmetic experience. This includes proper education with every client, a short procedure time, and minimal recovery – all while avoiding dangerous anesthesia for maximal safety and superb aesthetic outcome. Dr. Ishoo has performed thousands of facial rejuvenation, skin care, and body contouring procedures. Based on his expertise in minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Ishoo has furthered the field of cosmetic medicine by developing innovative techniques such as Reversalift® and JuvaSculpt® for facial rejuvenation. Both deliver significantly reduced recovery time, high standards of safety, and maintain excellent cosmetic results. Dr. Edwin Ishoo’s facility, Boston Cosmetic Specialists, has been carefully constructed and designed for a wide variety of Face, Body and cosmetic skin care treatments, and his South Shore facility is designated as a cosmetic surgical training center for other physicians.

It begins with a unique Consultation:

During your consultation appointment, Dr. Ishoo goes well beyond what most centers provide. His goal is to educate and inform clients with details about their options and our procedures and discuss concerns and goals to identify how to achieve optimal results. Once you have identified a concern about your skin, face, or body you can expect the following consultation process:

  • Review your medical history and any current medications.
  • Identify and discuss your goals, desires, and concerns.
  • Based on your objectives, Dr. Ishoo will determine what options you are a candidate for.
  • All relevant procedures will be explained in depth and offered.
  • Setting options for procedures will be offered (local, sedation, or general anesthetic).
  • Realistic expectations and results will be determined.
  • All of your questions will be answered.
  • If you decide that the procedure is right for you, you will be given the necessary information to form a treatment plan.

Keys to a great result are:

  • An informed and educated patient – regarding their options, procedures and the process.
  • Realistic expectations about outcomes.
  • Full disclosure of anything which could impact your treatment.
  • Patient safety and privacy.
  • Attaining a natural look.
  • Dr. Ishoo’s good sense of the appropriate aesthetics for your unique face and body.
  • Impeccable technical skills.
  • Compliance with all instructions and careful adherence to post-procedure care.

Choosing a Doctor

Choosing to have cosmetic procedures is an important decision. The so called “Medical Spas” owned and operated by a non-physician are in fact illegal especially if not registered as a medical clinic by the Department of Public Health. This registration is required even if it is partially owned by a non-physician. Physicians renting out their medical license to these businesses especially as the unqualified staff makes diagnosis and treats medical conditions with medical grade prescriptive treatments such as IPL, LASERs, injectables etc. may constitute violation of the Corporate Practice of Medicine law enforced in all 50 states and in fact is a serious conflict of interest when a physician’s employers are practicing medicine under the physician’s license motivated only by profit and the physician can never make a decision contrary to the owner’s best financial motive since they are not actually on the premises. All diagnosis and treatment planning MUST be done by a physician, not by an esthetician or a nurse. There is no such certification as a “Medical aesthetician”, “LASER technician” or “Acne specialist” recognized by any professional licensing agency in Massachusetts. In fact, any practice of medicine by an aesthetician is strictly forbidden by the MA Board of Cosmetology. By definition, if the procedure causes burning, discoloration, deep tissue collage stimulation, bleeding or even extraction of a deep acne cyst is considered practice of medicine. When a non-physician, such as an aesthetician or nurse is in effect practicing medicine by performing the initial diagnosis, treatment planning and administers prescriptive medical treatment without a physician on site or specific physician order or prescription, it is considered practice of medicine without a license which is being aided and abetted by the physician paid to serve as the (no show) Medical Director. The term “Medical Director“, is in fact not a clinical term but an administrative term. In the overwhelming number of “medspas” in Massachusetts which are owned by non-physicans some with questionable backgrounds, there is never a physician to see the patients at the time of diagnosis, treatment planning or complications. The term “Med” in medspa has been made obsolete by this reckless, greed-driven and dangerous practice. This type of practice is illegal in many states and should be illegal in all states to protect the unsuspecting public from risk to their health. The practice of medicine applies to any action that injures or modifies living tissue, this includes Acne which is a skin disease which may be misdiagnosed and mistreated by estheticians operating in Medspas without a doctor on site. Not all Acne is Acne Vulgaris (common). There are many dangerous imposters and many different causes or types which must have accurate diagnosis and careful treatment. Selling procedure packages and expensive products and peels is not the proper treatment and may be dangerous. Ultimately, who is responsible if there is a complication or delay in diagnosis of a serious condition resulting from services provided at a “medspa”? Who do you complain to if there is a problem? What is the medical director’s board-certification? How far away is the doctor’s own practice in case there is an emergency? How many other locations, especially independent “medspa”s does the doctor contract with? Never get LASER or injectable treatments in Salons or Studios by traveling nurses and rented equipment. What equipment is being used and who is responsible for maintaining it? Who is the provider of the malpractice liability insurance for the location and the doctor that is taking responsibility for your treatment? These are just some questions to ask BEFORE you get treatment. Its better to do your due diligence before consenting to a medical grade treatment with potentially serious complications than feign outrage after there is a complication. Each person is responsible for their own health when requesting elective procedures. Don’t let the medspa owner or medical directors’ greed get in the way of that.