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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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Roswell, GA 30076

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3 Skin Care Tips For Lupus Sufferers

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Lupus 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.

Here are three products to have on hand if you suffer from lupus:

  • Sunscreen: Lupus skin rashes are most often triggered by sun exposure (UV rays). Therefore, sun protection is critical. To avoid the butterfly-shaped rash that commonly appears on the nose and cheeks, wear sunscreen daily. Apply a high SPF often and be careful about any medication you are taking that might cause sun sensitivity.
  • Medicine: Many types of skin rashes or irritations can be alleviated by medication. Your dermatologist may prescribe a corticosteroid cream, ointment, gel, or injection.
  • Makeup: Wearing makeup certainly won’t make your lupus skin symptoms go away, but it can definitely help you feel less self-conscious about their appearance. Makeup can cover up the uneven skin color, blotches, and scars that lupus leaves behind.

The above mentioned products come in countless brands and varieties. It is highly important that you consult with a dermatologist about which product type is best for you. At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we are well qualified to treat lupus skin conditions. We can recommend a sunscreen, topical cream or make-up product that works well with your skin and helps to alleviate your concerns most. Our physicians stay at the forefront of their field. Therefore, we also offer the latest and most proven treatment for skin related lupus symptoms.

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.
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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.