At Dermatology Associates of Georgia, our mission is to provide our patients with the very best options for skin care treatment and disease prevention. Our Board Certified Dermatologists and Board Certified Physician Assistants provide a broad variety of medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatologic services. Our focus is providing patients with the most advanced surgical and skin care treatments available, with an emphasis on leading-edge procedures.
We offer a full range of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Our mission is to provide superior medical skin care in a professional, compassionate, and patient friendly environment. All physicians and physician assistants are board certified and specialize in the latest medical and cosmetic procedures.
Some of the conditions we treat are:
Have you noticed your skin reacts allergically?
Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by a reaction to substances called allergens that come into contact with your skin. Some people are allergic to a specific ingredient or ingredients in a product. They react whenever they are exposed to the ingredient, although it can take up to several days for the symptoms to appear. In susceptible people, these contact allergens can cause itching, redness, and blisters that is known as allergic contact dermatitis.
We help you achieve beautiful, radiant, Eczema-free skin.
Eczema is a term used to describe a group of inflamed skin conditions that result in chronic itchy rashes. About 15 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of eczema, including 10-20% of all infants. Symptoms often include dry, red, itchy patches on the skin which break out in rashes when scratched.
If you have eczema, it is important to take good care of your skin. Take warm (not hot!) baths on a regular basis and immediately apply moisturizers afterward will help keep your skin moist. In order for prescription medications to be most effective, a proper bathing and moisturizing regimen is required.
Be proactive and look out for dangerous moles.
Most people think of a mole as being a dark brown spot, but moles have a much wider range of appearance. They can be raised from the skin and very noticeable, or they may contain dark hairs. Having hairs in a mole doesn’t make it more dangerous. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or grouped. They usually are brown in color and can be various sizes and shapes. Special cells that contain the pigment melanin cause the brown color.
We help you achieve beautiful, radiant, acne-free skin.
Adult onset acne has become a growing concern for people in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. Although acne is not a grave disease, it can leave permanent scarring on the skin, and negatively impact an individual’s self-esteem. Fortunately, several treatment options are available.
Treatment for acne varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, skin type and the patient’s age and lifestyle, but on average results are visible in six to eight weeks.
Over-washing is no solution. Dirt doesn’t cause acne, so excessive scrubbing won’t make it go away.
Squeezing or picking your blemishes–with fingernails, pins, or anything else–can force bacteria deeper into the skin, causing greater inflammation and infection. You’ll also increase the damage to the surrounding skin, so the blemish is more likely to leave a permanent acne scar.
Are you suffering from or worried you have Rosacea?
Rosacea affects an estimated 14 million Americans. Adults, especially those between 30 and 50 years of age who have lighter skin, blonde hair and blue eyes, are most likely to suffer from rosacea. However, rosacea can affect children and people of any skin type. It is a chronic skin condition that causes redness of the face. Symptoms range from visible blood vessels (telangiectasias) with a tendency to flush easily to acne-like pimples.
Are you concerned you may have Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People with fair skin, frequent sun exposure and a family history of skin cancer are at greatest risk. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected and treated early.
If not treated early, the cancer can advance and spread to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal. While it is not the most common of the skin cancers, it causes the most deaths.
Looking to get rid of your warts or advice for removal?
Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are several different types of warts. Warts can grow anywhere on the body but are most common on the hands. It is estimated one in twenty school children have warts.
Plantar warts are ingrown in the feet and are also known as verrucas. Mosaic warts are tiny and can spread all over the sole of the foot. Common warts have a raised surface with a cauliflower-like head. If the wart is touched or scratched the virus can spread to another area of skin. However, it can take up to one year for a new wart to appear.
Psoriasis is a common and recurring condition in which the skin develops red patches of various sizes, covered with dry, silvery scales. Most often, it affects the scalp, the trunk of the body and the outer side of the arms and legs, especially the elbows and knees. The palms and soles may also be involved. Fortunately, the face is usually spared. It is usually a lifelong problem. There is no cure for psoriasis, but recent therapeutic advances have given new hope to patients who suffer from this disease.
Mohs surgery is a highly specialized treatment for the removal of skin cancers. Mohs surgery is named in honor of Dr. Frederic Mohs, the physician who developed the technique. It is typically a one day, outpatient treatment which allows for selective removal of the cancer while preserving as much of the surrounding skin as possible.
The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. People with fair skin, frequent sun exposure and a family history of skin cancer are at greatest risk. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected and treated early.
Cysts and moles are extremely common occurrences on the body and face, but are the cause of self-consciousness, embarrassment or even discomfort for many men and women of all ages. These can usually be removed quickly and simply on an outpatient basis. A local anesthetic is normally used when removing moles and cysts. The majority of moles and cysts are removed by simple excision, and where only one or two exist, the procedure would normally take no more than twenty minutes.
We feature the Cutera® Laser and Light™.
IPL/Limelight™ Facial – A way to improve skin’s texture, tone, and color on your face, chest, arms, and hands. The IPL Limelight™ treats redness, brown spots, and sun damaged skin.
Laser Facial Veins & Vascular Lesions – Effectively treats all skin types for tiny superficial veins and vascular lesions on the face and body.
Non-Ablative Facial Rejuvenation – Utilizes non-invasive laser technology to reduce redness, treat acne scarring, uneven texture, pore size, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Titan™ Skin Tightening – A non-surgical process that uses a safe infrared light source to tighten skin and enhance skin tone. Titan™ heats the dermis to cause collagen contraction while preserving the epidermis through continuous cooling.
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