Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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

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11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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

Cosmetic Dermatology Vs. Medical Dermatology

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Did you know that a skilled dermatologist can help improve the health of your skin as well as the appearance of your skin? Dermatology offers both cosmetic and medical treatments to help patients retain or achieve their most confident skin. If you are uncertain as to whether your skin concerns fall in the cosmetic or medical field of dermatology, here is a quick overview to guide you.

Comprehensive Skin Treatments

At Olansky Dermatology, we offer comprehensive care. This means we value the importance of delivering both medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments in one place. While cosmetic dermatology often focuses on helping patients look younger or more attractive, medical dermatology is centered around health issues related to the skin. It is not uncommon, however, for cosmetic dermatology and medical dermatology to overlap. After all, healthy skin is typically skin that is more attractive and youthful compared to unhealthy skin.

What’s Cosmetic Dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology typically includes a wide variety of non-surgical treatments to improve the appearance of the skin. Thanks to innovations and advancements in technique and technology, the field of cosmetic dermatology is growing rapidly. Patients of all ages and skin types can take advantage of minimally-invasive procedures to turn back the hands of time or reverse skin imperfections throughout the body. As with any cosmetic treatment, these are services that are typically optional and may not be covered by insurance.

Cosmetic dermatology includes a broad range of services, including the following:

  • Skin care products
  • Injectables (fillers and Botox)
  • Laser therapy
  • Vein removal

What’s Medical Dermatology?

Medical dermatology is often what people think of when considering dermatology. It includes the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of the skin. Keep in mind that your skin is the largest organ in your body, so medical dermatology treatments can be diverse and widespread. Some medical skin conditions are harmless (such as eczema), while others can be life-threatening (such as skin cancer). In any case, however, medical dermatology is designed to treat and manage the skin conditions that occur when the health of your skin is compromised in some way. This can be an acute skin reaction or a chronic skin condition that needs to be managed throughout your entire life. Medical dermatologists should complete four years of medical school, one year of internship and three years of additional training in a specialized field.

The following are some top conditions that medical dermatology addresses:

  • Skin Cancer
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea

While many medical dermatology conditions can pose aesthetic concerns, it is important to treat them with a medical approach. An experienced dermatologist from our Atlanta team can accurately determine if your skin concerns are medical or cosmetic in nature, as this is important to a successful treatment plan.

To learn more about our expansive list of medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments at Olansky Dermatology, please call our office. We want you to feel and look your best in your skin!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 1200+ reviews

Ashley A.

Mandy Ramer, NP-C was such a pleasure to meet with. She listened to all of my concerns and addressed each one with a plan that fit my needs. I am so glad I picked Olansky Dermatology. Absolutely thrilled with their service from appointment setting through check out.

Kara E.

The appointment process is quick easy and convenient online. Parking is easy enough. I got in basically right at my appointment time. I didn’t have to wait hardly at all. The doctors and nurses are nice, knowledgeable and helpful. The procedure I had was easy and I got out fast and was on my way.

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

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!