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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

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11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Skin Conditions of the Female Genitalia

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A skin problem can be stressful and upsetting – especially when it affects the genital area. Skin conditions such as moles, warts, psoriasis and eczema that commonly affect other areas of the body can behave differently in the highly sensitive genital region. It is also rare, but cancer may rear its’ ugly head in this area as well. This includes melanoma and skin cancers related to HPV.

How do I know if I need to have this area checked?
A check of the genital area should be offered in every Full Body Skin Examination as there are several skin conditions that may affect the vulva (the skin of the genitals). Some of these may include:

  • Lichen sclerosus – This can affect women of any age but is most often found in women after the menopause. It presents with itching, and a whitening of the skin.
  • Lichen planus – This condition tends to cause pain rather than itching. It can affect the skin anywhere on the body, particularly the mouth and genitals.
  • Vulvar dermatitis (lichen simplex) – Thickening of the skin, with intense itching (especially at night). This can happen if you have sensitive or itchy skin, dermatitis or eczema. It may also extend to your inner thighs or pubic area. Stress and chemical irritants may make your symptoms worse.
  • Vulvar atrophy – This can happen when the female hormone estrogen falls, usually after the menopause. Skin can feel dry, and sex may be painful.
  • VIN (vulval intraepithelial neoplasia) – VIN is found in the vulva and can only be diagnosed by taking a biopsy. In this condition there are changes in the skin that may become cancerous over time. It is similar to the pre-cancerous changes that are looked for in cervical smears. Your doctor may advise you to have your cervix and vagina examined in detail with a microscopic camera (colposcopy) to check those areas as well. Women who have lichen sclerosus may sometimes have VIN.
  • Psoriasis – This may affect the vulva and cause dryness and thickening of the skin. Other parts of your body such as the nails and scalp may also be affected.

Who should I see to diagnose my condition?
Many Gynecologists often refer patients to see a Dermatologist when skin conditions in the genital tract pop up. A Gynecologist will check to see that the condition is not infected, then refer to the Dermatologist because they are looking for some skin reason to explain their discomfort. The Dermatologist then diagnoses the condition and orders the proper post-care to treat and/or clear up the condition.

What should I do if I have pain, discomfort or nerve pain in this area?
If you believe you have spotted an abnormal skin issue in the genital area, Olansky’s dermatologists can diagnose the cause and provide discreet, professional treatment. We use advanced therapies and procedure to treat the problem, while leaving your skin looking and feeling healthy.

*Atlanta Magazine Features Dr. Jodi E. Ganz of Olansky Dermatology Associates as 2019 “Top Doctor”
For yet another year in a row, Atlanta Dermatologist Dr. Jodi E. Ganz was featured as “Top Doctor” from Atlanta Magazine. Dr. Ganz is a esteemed dermatologist who serves patients of all ages. This year, Atlanta Magazine has produced their largest “Top Doctor” list to date, including 860 of the Atlanta area’s most trusted physicians. Dr. Ganz is one of only twenty selected doctors in the dermatology category.

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

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 900 reviews

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!