Welcome to Essential Dermatology

The mission of Essential Dermatology is to provide the highest level of evidence-based, patient-centered, empathetic and cost-effective dermatological care.

Dr. Michael Krathen, Brooke Simas, PA-C, and our team are committed to providing patients in and around Marlborough and Natick, Massachusetts, with dermatology services to improve the health, wellness, and appearance of the skin and body. Our dedicated professionals work regularly with patients looking for cosmetic and medical dermatology solutions, allowing us to offer many different treatment options for patients to consider.

  • IPL Photofacials – Using intense pulse light therapy to improve the skin’s appearance is a common solution for patients looking to address a wide selection of issues, including the early signs of aging, poor skin texture and tone, and unwanted redness.
  • CO2 Resurfacing – Rejuvenating the skin often starts with resurfacing. Our CO2 resurfacing laser treatment penetrates deep into the facial skin with specialized energy to remodel collagen and elastin to achieve a more youthful appearance and overall health.
  • Chemical peels – Exfoliating the dead skin cells located on the skin’s surface can enhance the skin. Deeper peels into the papillary and superficial reticular dermis can remove unwanted wrinkles, brown spots and rejuvenate the skin. Our team uses a combination of special ingredients to suit the patient’s unique needs and ensure they see their desired results sooner than other skin care services.
  • Phototherapy for psoriasis – Patients with psoriasis often find phototherapy helpful in reducing scaling skin, allowing for a safe and effective way to improve skin health.
  • Sculptra injections – Our Sculptra treatments can help restore facial volume lost due to natural aging. Sculptra injections build up volume where it is needed to allow patients to reverse aging without invasive plastic surgical procedures.
  • Botox injections – Addressing facial fine lines, wrinkles, and folds can be achieved with Botox injections, treating the dynamic wrinkles that appear with time. Botox is safe and has been used for many years in different applications within the medical field.

Are you ready to enhance your skin’s health and wellness?

 Call Essential Dermatology today at (508) 545-9713 to schedule an appointment at either of our practice locations in Natick and Marlborough, MA. We are proud to serve patients in the surrounding communities of Framingham, Wellesley, Needham, Dover, Sudbury, Southborough, Waltham, Newton, Medfield, Ashland, Hudson, and Hopkinton, MA.

Our Services

Dr. Michael Krathen

Dr. Michael Krathen is a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of medical training and experience. A specialist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, he uses expertise, collaboration, and compassion to help people of all ages discover their healthiest and most radiant skin.

Dr. Michael Krathen
Dr. Michael Krathen
American Academy of Dermatology Association
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
New England Dermatological Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Brooke Simas - PA-C

Brooke Simas PA-C

Brooke is a board-certified physician assistant who received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI. Prior to earning her degree as a physician assistant, she completed her Bachelor of Science degree at MCPHS University in Boston, MA.

Success Stories