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3 Reasons Why Seniors Should See A Dermatologist

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There is no question that our bodies encounter changes as we age. The effects on our skin can be significant. There are certain skin-related disorders that the aging population is more likely to encounter. Without prompt diagnosis and treatments, these skin conditions can become painful and quite disruptive. They can even influence one’s overall well-being. Here are three leading reasons why seniors should schedule an appointment with a dermatologist sooner rather than later:

  1. Dry Skin Relief

Dry skin can be itchy and uncomfortable. While dry skin can be an indication of an underlying medical condition, it is also very common in senior adults. As we age, our cellular renewal process within the skin slows down. This can lead to a thinner epidermal layer and a weakened ability to retain moisture in the skin. You may have dry skin if your experience scaly, flaky, cracked or rough areas skin. To prevent a cycle of scratching and inflammation, consult a dermatologist for proper dry skin relief treatment.

  1. Skin Cancer

Nearly 50 percent of Americans over the age of 65 develop skin cancer. Skin cancer is a deadly disease if not detected and treated at its earliest stages. A dermatologist will thoroughly evaluate a senior patient for suspicious moles, new skin growths or other changes that may indicate skin cancer. During the visit, we will also explain ways to prevent skin cancer, such as wearing sunscreen. Routine visits to the dermatologist are critical to help older patients avoid serious consequences of Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

  1. Evaluation for Other Age-related Skin Conditions

Beyond skin cancer and xerosis (dry skin), the aging population is also at a greater risk for the following dermatologic conditions:

  • Nail Fungus
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Warts
  • Shingles
  • Actinic Purpura
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Stasis Dermatitis

At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we are equipped to treat all of these skin disorders and more. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer top quality dermatologic care to patients of all ages. We recognize the unique concerns that senior adults face, including skin disorders that affect their health and cosmetic concerns that impact their self-esteem. We want you to feel beautiful and healthy in your skin, regardless of your stage in life!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
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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

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

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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.