Chestnut Hill Dermatologic Surgeon
1244 Boylston Street, Suite 302
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 US
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5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Very Happy - Brookline, MA

I couldnt be any happier if you cant already tell by all my 5 star ratings!

5 out of 5 stars miraDry

3 Weeks Post First Treatment - Highly Recommended - Chestnut Hill, MA

Dr. Kaminer is the only MD in the Boston area to offer this procedure. He was very thorough during the initial consultation and spent lots of time answering my questions. The office staff was very friendly and the nurse that performed the procedure was exceptional!

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

A Bit Uncomfortable at First with Amazing Results - Chestnut Hill, MA

Dr. K is a wonderful doctor. Great bedside manner. He is very knowledgeable and informative. I was completley prepared for my Cool Sculpting treatment.

1 out of 5 stars Liposuction

6 Weeks Post Arm and Back Lipo

3 months since lipo now and WORSE. I think the fat was not taken out ..only thing that makes sense. What do I do? Should I go with new doctor? stay with same? Get money back? What to do? I waited things out before posting a name help toward fixing this yet and all of you are asking who I guess it's time to post it. All I am being told is wait 6 months. I was considering him redoing ..mistakes do happen ..I received my medical file today and read his notes stating he thinks he did a great job and I don't acknowledge it so now I see he is more concerned with covering tracks than dealing with things honestly and ethically what do I do now? Can anyone recommend someone that will do a good job? Hard to trust now.

4 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

46, 3 Kids, 3 C-sections - Chestnut Hill, MA

I have had a lower an pooch my whole life. It was worse after 3 c-sections, and I thought I needed a tummy tuck. I was told I was not a candidate because it just wasn't bad enough and that lipo was probably not needed either. The doctor suggested coolsculpting with the flat applicator because there was not enough fat for the auction one. I did see noticeable results within the first few...

1 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Lipo Gone Bad

not honest regarding skills, unskilled in procedure

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kaminer has hospital affiliations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and New England Baptist Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Haverford College
    Medical: MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital
    Residency: Dermatology, Tufts University / Boston University Combined Program
    Dermatologic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center Research in Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania
    Clinical Acne, University of Pennsylvania and Boston University Medical Center

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If Thermage is So Great, How Come People Say They Don't See Results?

There is absolute scientific data that shows Thermage works for approximately 94% of properly selected candidates. This has been published in peer... READ MORE

There has been a lot of recent news about the new FDA approved cellulite treatment called Cellfina. What is the procedure and re

Cellfina is a long lasting, FDA cleared treatment for cellulite dimples on the buttocks and outer thighs. The technology uses a light local... READ MORE

Can Cellfina significantly improve the appearance of my buttocks? (photos)

I completely agree with my colleagues who believe you can be helped by Cellfina. In the clinical trials that were performed in our research center, we... READ MORE

Can miraDry be used on the hands and feet as well? If no, is this something that is being considered?

As of August, 2014 miraDry is not available for use on the hands and feet. In fact, with the current configuration treatment would be risky. However,... READ MORE

Does Thermage Work for Cellulite?

We tried using Thermage for cellulite, but the results were not inspiring. New technology is being looked into, but for now I would not recommend it... READ MORE

Does Cellfina or any procedure work on bad cellulite on upper inner arms from armpit to elbow? (photo)

The question of exactly which types of cellulite we can treat with Cellfina is an interesting one. Typically we treat the buttocks and outer thighs,... READ MORE

Why is miradry said to last only 2 years?

We performed much of the original scientific research at my dermatology practice. The FDA is relatively strict about claims a company can make about... READ MORE

How effective is Cellfina in treating thigh cellulite?

Cellfina is the longest lasting, most effective FDA cleared treatment for cellulite. The original clinical trials, which were performed in my office,... READ MORE

Does Miradry stop underarm sweating and the acrid odor associated with the sweat?

You may be the perfect miraDry candidate. MiraDry is effective in over 95% of patients for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis. But one of the... READ MORE

I want to know what procedure would be right for me to eliminate my cellulite. (Photo)

Although you have a challenging subtype of cellulite, it is likely that a carefully performed Cellfina procedure can help. We are learning quite a bit... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kaminer

Michael S. Kaminer, MD has shared 1 before and after picture with 2 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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