As of March 20, 2020 we are no longer seeing patients in our office due to COVID-19. We are happy to continue caring for you during these uncertain times. We are now offering remote appointments for new and established patients although we will no longer be able to see you in person. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.
We are excited to announce that The Dermatology Institute of Boston Research Department will be participating in a Clinical Study on Rosacea: www.rosacea clinical trial.com
Rosacea is a skin disease that normally begins with redness on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. People with rosacea may experience: flushing, itching and burning of the skin. Oftentimes the redness and symptoms can flare up with certain triggers. Drinking wine, exercise, extreme heat or cold temperatures or spicy foods may aggravate rosacea. Some people with rosacea will also have pimple-like bumps on the skin and other may also have thickening of the skin on the nose. Some patients have broken blood vessels that are apparent on the nose, cheeks and chin.
Rosacea not only affects the skin. A type of rosacea known as ocular rosacea, affects the eyes and creates dry and itchy eyes. There are other types of rosacea known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, papulopustular rosacea, granulomatous rosacea and phymatous rosacea. People often have more than one subtype of rosacea.
Rosacea can affect men or women and people of all skin colors but it more common in individuals with fair skin. Rosacea begins in adulthood. Its cause is unknown but there are theories that are currently being investigated.
Rosacea is not contagious. There is no cure for rosacea but it can be markedly improved with different treatments. Treatments vary and many patients use more than one modality to treat their rosacea. Medicated washes, creams, lotions, gels and pills may be offered to patients with rosacea. Laser treatment can markedly improve the redness of rosacea. All patients with rosacea should wear sunscreen as sunlight can worsen rosacea symptoms.
Learn more at the Laser Treatments’ page: Rosacea Treatment.
Our goal here at The Dermatology of Institute of Boston is protect the health of our patients and staff. To continue caring for our patients during these uncertain times, while strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the CDC, we will be only offering virtual consultations. For some patients, an in person visit is best, but if you feel that your concern could be addressed online, this may be a convenient option for you.