Having redness on your face is not uncommon. When people become flushed or blush, their faces can appear red, but some people constantly have redness to their faces that starts to spread. This is known as Rosacea. This skin condition has many signs and symptoms that affect the appearance and feel of the skin. For patients with this condition, treatment can be hard to find.  Dermatologists recognize four types of Rosacea. The types are Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea, Papulopustular Rosacea, Phymatous Rosacea, and Ocular Rosacea. At Essential Dermatology, Dr. Krathen will examine your skin and determine the type of rosacea that you have. From this step, he will work with you to find the right treatment, from topical creams to medical spa treatments, to relieve the symptoms.

What Causes Rosacea?

There is not a well-known cause of rosacea but there are patterns to those who tend to get rosacea. Most people who get rosacea are between 30 and 50 years old and are fair-skinned, typically of Northern European descent. Having a history of acne problems in the family and in their own skin makes the likelihood of getting rosacea increase as well.

Symptoms of Rosacea?

  • Swollen Skin
  • Flushing and Redness in the Face
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Stinging and Burning Sensation
  • Visible Broken Blood Vessels
  • Dry Skin
  • Roughness or Scaling
  • Oily Skin
  • Thickening Skin

Treatments for Rosacea

There is no one cure for Rosacea. Dr. Krathen can create a personalized treatment plan for you to help manage your rosacea and diminish the symptoms of this condition. Topical treatments such as creams can be used as well as laser treatments and oral medications. It is important to be able to recognize any triggers of your rosacea in case lifestyle changes have to be made in order to manage the condition. By speaking with Dr. Krathen during an in-person consultation, he will work with you to find a treatment plan that works.

Schedule a Consultation

At Essential Dermatology, we help our patients to achieve their best skin through our various skin treatments. To get started, call our office at (508) 545-9713 or request a consultation by filling out our online form. To book an appointment, schedule your visit as a new patient using our online scheduler or as an existing patient using the Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway.

Meet 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.

Credentials You Can Trust

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
New England Dermatological Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Michael Krathen