Have Lupus? Let a Dermatologist Be Your Friend.

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Atlanta GA Dermatologists That Treat LupusHave you been diagnosed with lupus? If so, you are probably well aware of the skin irritations that come with your disorder. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues within the body, which includes your skin. While there is no known cure for lupus, a board certified dermatologist can help you manage your skin symptoms so that they are not an extra burden to your condition.

Whether you have cutaneous skin lupus or SLE (systemic lupus erythematous), you’ll likely need to find a good dermatologist to help you manage your skin condition. Lupus skin symptoms can range from unsightly rashes and mouth sores to chronically dry skin and sun sensitivity. (more…)

Signs You Need to Visit a Dermatologist

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Atlanta GA Dermatology OfficeA dermatologist is a doctor who is certified to treat conditions of the skin. While your primary care physician or pediatrician can certainly make a diagnosis and recommend treatment, a dermatologist carries the experience and specialized training to deliver the most accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment plan.

When it comes to the skin, it may be hard to know when you need to make a visit to a dermatologist, as many skin conditions don’t produce unbearable pain or cause you to miss work. Nonetheless, leaving a skin condition untreated can lead to detrimental consequences within your comfort, your overall health and your self-esteem in some cases. (more…)

4 Tips for Healthy Nails

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Atlanta GA General DermatologistsHow much attention to you give your nails? Healthy, strong nails are important. Not only do they promote a more attractive appearance, but they also reflect the health of your body too. As board certified dermatologists, we are equipped to treat all types of conditions involving the skin, hair and nails. Therefore, if you have nails that are brittle, discolored, damaged or infected, we want to know about it.

To keep your nails in top condition, you don’t have to get regular manicures. There are things you can do at home to keep your nails looking healthy and strong: (more…)

5 Causes of Female Hair Loss

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Atlanta GA Dermatologist OfficeThere is little argument that balding and thinning hair in men is more common as well as more socially acceptable than it is in women. However, women can lose their hair too. In fact, women make up forty percent of American hair loss sufferers, according to American Hair Loss statistics. There are many different reasons for female alopecia, or hair loss. While some causes can be controlled or prevented, others cannot. Fortunately, we have ways to treat female hair loss and help women gain a full, confident head of hair at any stage of life. (more…)

The Potential Risks of Using Oil-Based Facial Cleansers

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Atlanta GA Dermatology TreatmentsIf you look in the beauty aisle of your local grocery store or pharmacy, you are likely to find several varieties of cleansers for your face, including the latest oil-based brands. It sounds gentle and natural, so shouldn’t it be a good option for your facial skin? Not necessarily. Certain oil-based products on your face can actually be very detrimental and here’s why:

They may not be as effective as you may think. Many women turn to oil-based cleansers in hopes of easily removing their make-up after a long, busy day. It turns out, these products may just be breaking up your makeup and moving it around in different areas of your face instead of properly removing it. Essentially, you are just adding oil to your leftover makeup and dirt. (more…)