Rachel Herschenfeld, M.D

Dr. Herschenfeld specializes in cosmetic, laser and medical dermatology services. She is a recognized expert on reversing signs of aging and improving the skin’s overall health and appearance, and she has published articles and lectured on sun related skin damage.

In addition to her practice, she is a clinical instructor in the use of Botox®, fillers and laser treatments, and she actively participates in clinical trials for cosmetic treatments. From comprehensive evaluations to in-depth education to individualized treatment plans, she guides patients to beautiful results using a research-proven approach.

Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), Dr. Herschenfeld earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in Dermatology at Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center.

Cosmetic Dermatology
Laser Dermatology
General Dermatology and Skin Cancer

Research & Consultations
Clinical Trials for cosmetic treatments
Clinical Instructor for Botox® and fillers
Clinical Instructor for laser treatments
AAD Skin Knowledge and Information Network (SKIN)

Publications & Appearances

Dr. Herschenfeld writes the monthly skin sense column for washingtonpost.com. She has appeared on New England Cable News (NECN), 20/20 and ABC World News Tonight. She is often quoted in national magazines, such as Self and Prevention.

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Dermatology
New England Dermatological Society
Board Certification
American Board of Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations
Newton-Wellesley Hospital


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