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

Preparing For Your First Dermatology Visit

Dermatologists Atlanta GA

If you have never been to a dermatologist before, you may feel a little in the dark about what to expect and how to prepare for your first visit. Don’t worry; a dermatology check-up is typically a painless and stress-free appointment. Most importantly, you’ll walk away feeling good that you’ve given your skin the attention it needs and deserves. After all, your skin is the largest organ in your body so it only makes sense that you’d let a skin care specialist evaluate its condition on a routine basis.

Here’s some insight as to what you should prepare for before your first dermatology appointment:

Arrive with a list of questions

One of the most helpful things you can do before your visit is to write down a list of specific concerns or questions you have about your skin. This may include a suspicious mole, dry skin problem or other skin-related issue. Make sure to arrive ready to discuss those minor skin problems that are just beginning to develop, as they can often be treated more conservatively at this stage.

Be ready to answer questions

At your first visit, your dermatology will want to get to know you. In fact, getting to know your overall health history can provide critical insight in the diagnosis and treatment of your skin concerns. Be prepared to disclose information about your overall health, family history, past skin treatments, current skin care regime and even medications you are taking. Your systemic health and medication list can drastically affect the skin, so it is helpful to share this information with your dermatologist.

Consider your cosmetic concerns

While the health of your skin is a top priority, don’t forget that a dermatologist can also help you improve the appearance of your skin. Beyond treating skin disorders, a skilled dermatologist can offer aesthetic services as well, including laser therapy, fillers, facials, chemical peels and much more. Therefore, prepare to discuss any cosmetic skin issues that make you feel less than confident, whether it is an excessive sweating problem or facial wrinkles.

Ready to schedule your first dermatology visit with Atlanta’s finest? Call Olansky Dermatology Associates. We are confident we can give your skin the professional attention it needs to retain optimal heath and appearance.

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 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.