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

Have Lupus? Let a Dermatologist Be Your Friend.

Have 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.

In addition to scheduling a visit with a qualified dermatologist, follow these general rules for skin care with lupus:

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

If you suffer from lupus, you know that the sun is not your friend. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are a leading culprit to skin problems for lupus patients. Symptoms can include a butterfly-shaped rash across the nose and cheeks, raised patches or sores. In addition, sun exposure can also worsen your overall disease. Therefore, be mindful to wear sunscreen, avoid hours of peak sunlight and cover up with clothing when possible.

Soothe and Treat Mouth Sores and Nasal Sores

It is common for lupus sufferers to encounter painful sores or lesions inside their cheek or just inside their nostrils. These can be quite uncomfortable. Make sure you ask your dentist or physician for a proper mouth rinse to keep the area clean. Nose sores may be soothed with petroleum jelly. If you notice that your sore is growing or showing signs of infection, seek medical attention promptly.

Take Care of Your Hair

In its active state, lupus is associated with hair loss or weakened hair follicles. Therefore, try to avoid chemicals, heat and other harsh products on your hair and scalp. If your lupus has left you with balding or significant thinning, you may want to consider hair transplant. A dermatologist can also recommend a safe alopecia treatment for lupus patients.

Put the Past Behind You

If your lupus is not active, you may still be left with deep pitted scars or dark spots on your skin from previous flare-ups. In such cases, a dermatologist can treat these blemishes using dermal fillers, laser therapy or other advanced treatment options.

At Olansky Dermatologist, we proudly treat lupus patients. Our Atlanta dermatologists have a keen understanding of how the lupus disease affects the skin and scalp. We are committed to being your partner throughout your battle with lupus, whether we are helping you manage an uncomfortable lupus rash or providing aesthetic services to erase lupus scarring. Call today to learn more.

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

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 900 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!