3 Skin Care Tips For Lupus Sufferers

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Atlanta GA Dermatologists for Patients with LupusLupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy cells and tissue within the body. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that the skin can dramatically suffer if you have lupus. There are several types of lupus, including systemic lupus, discoid lupus and subacute cutaneous lupus. Unfortunately, all of these lupus types are associated with skin rashes. Lupus skin irritations can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. While there is no cure for lupus, there are some things you can do to lessen or prevent its skin related symptoms. (more…)

4 Habits That Can Make Your Skin Age Faster

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Atlanta GA DermatologistsThere are some impressive treatments on the market to reverse the signs of facial aging, including plastic surgery, dermal fillers, chemical peels, facials and more. However, nothing is more powerful than slowing down the aging process naturally. There are certain lifestyle habits that can dramatically age your skin, causing wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation and sagging skin. By eliminating the following, you can prolong or avoid the need for plastic surgery or rejuvenation therapies. (more…)

Skin Cancer and Your Child

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Atlanta GA Medical DermatologistsCan kids get skin cancer? Absolutely. In fact, even though melanoma is the least common skin cancer overall, it is the most common type of skin cancer in children. Unfortunately, melanoma is also the most serious, as it can easily spread to other regions of the body.

The leading culprit to melanoma is exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Your child has delicate skin that is extra sensitive to these harmful rays. There is a list of risk factors for melanoma, and severe sunburns as a child is one of them. Other factors include those with fair skin, light hair and blue eyes. (more…)

Have You Checked Your Moles Recently?

As the temperatures warm up, our long clothing layers come off. This is the perfect time to take a good look at your exposed skin. Are there any suspicious or changing moles on your body that were covered up during winter? Performing a routine full body skin check is a critical element towards optimal skin health and overall health. The most serious threats to your skin health, such as cancer, are almost always treatable if caught early.
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Is Your Complexion Ready for Spring?

Skin Care Atlanta GAEach season of the year offers unique skin care demands. With spring approaching, it is the perfect time to get your skin ready for the warm, sunny months ahead. In doing so, you’ll need to address any lingering effects that the cold winter elements had on your skin, such as dryness or areas of red, chapped skin.

When it comes to your facial skin, there are a few things you can do to prepare for spring.

Hydrate: Go ahead and invest in a good facial moisturizer. The sun will quickly zap your skin’s built-in moisture so hydrating it at the end of the day is essential (more…)