Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Could Your Acne Affect Your Mental Health?

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It can also be one of the most frustrating to deal with. While acne typically affects young adolescents, it can linger into adulthood as well. The highly visible and often erratic pattern of red bumps and pimples on the face can take a major toil on one’s self esteem. In fact, a recent article in the New York Times exposes new research that says that acne sufferers are at “a substantially higher risk for depression.” This seems to be especially true in the first years after acne appears.

The article refers to a recent study from the British Journal of Dermatology, which centers on the link between mental health and acne. The study found that over a 15-year study period, the probability of developing major depression was 18.5 percent among patients with acne and 12 percent in those without. The risk was highest in the first year, when there was a 63 percent increased risk of depression in a person with acne compared to someone without!

Treating Acne and Lowering Your Risk of Depression

Whether you are an adult who suffers from stubborn acne or a parent of a teenager who is feeling isolated or embarrassed by this skin condition, it is important to know that you don’t have to suffer. In fact, there are a wide variety of acne treatments available. Over-the-counter face cleansers and creams do not work for everyone. It is highly valuable to let a board-certified dermatologist implement a customized treatment plan based on the type and severity of your acne condition.

At Olansky Dermatology, we offer a full menu of acne treatments to help clear your skin and boost your self-confidence. It may be as simple as a prescription for a daily facial cleanser or getting a chemical peel to improve your mild acne. For more severe teen or adult acne, we offer state-of-the-art Laser Treatment or Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy. We hope that by effectively treating your acne or acne scars, we can also protect your mental health and lower your risk for depression.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.