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The Importance of Knowing Your Skin Type Alpharetta, GA

The Importance of Knowing Your Skin Type

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. While it has common colors and textures, no one else on earth has your exact skin. How well do you know your skin? Knowing your skin means recognizing things like its moisture content, its tendencies in certain environments or its level of sensitivity. We know that… Continue reading

Can You Blame Your Diet for Your Dry Skin?

Do you suffer from dry skin? The medical term for dry skin is called xeroderma, which refers to skin roughness, tightness, flaking and scaling due to lack of moisture. Not all dry skin is caused by the same factors. There are many culprits for acute or chronic dry skin, including the following: environmental conditions underlying… Continue reading

PDT: A Tool for Both Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

Med Spa Treatments

Considering the average everyday exposure, it is not always easy to protect your skin from the sun and other environmental effects. When the skin is damaged, it can bring both aesthetic threats and health concerns. In many cases, photodynamic therapy (PDT) can be a popular and promising treatment to restore your skin. Not only can… Continue reading

The Link Between Autoimmune Disease and Chronic Skin Conditions

A person scratching their arm due to itchy skin.

Do you suffer from an autoimmune disease? It is no coincidence if you also struggle with a chronic skin condition. In fact, many autoimmune diseases are recognized by the symptoms that appear on the skin. Examples include lupus, scleroderma, psoriasis, dermatomyositis, epidermolysis bullosa and bullous pemphigoid. Since autoimmune disorders are not curable, these skin-related issues… Continue reading

Which Juvéderm Filler Is Right for Me?

Facial Skin Care Treatment

Though temporary, facial fillers have the remarkable ability to turn back the hands of time without undergoing plastic surgery. Filler can address wrinkles, fine lines and facial folds caused by the loss of volume and elasticity that occurs in our skin as we age. If you are considering facial fillers, you probably already know that… Continue reading

Understanding Sun Spots

Beautiful woman wearing a straw hat enjoying a sunny day on a beach.

Despite the cooler fall temperatures, you may have noticed that the summer sun left its mark on your skin. Sun spots on your skin’s surface may seem like merely an aesthetic flaw, but your dermatologist needs to check them out. Chronic sun exposure is the primary cause of unwanted sun spots. They are also referred… Continue reading

Considering Botox?

When years of frowning, laughing and squinting leave you with an aged, tired or angry appearance, you may want to join the countless adults who rely on Botox to fix it. Botox injections represent a proven and highly convenient non-surgical treatment to reverse the unwanted signs of facial aging. In fact, Botox is approved for… Continue reading

Is Your Child’s Skin Back-to-School Ready?

Group of happy kids

As the summer break nears its end, your kids will be trading in their swimsuits for alarm clocks. As parents, you may be thinking about buying school supplies, getting haircuts or squeezing in a dental appointment before the first day of school. However, in your haste to get your kids “back-to-school ready,” don’t forget about… Continue reading

Are You a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

Laser Hair Removal

Do you have spider veins or varicose veins that cause you to be self-conscious or avoid wearing shorts? While they are not one in the same, both spider veins and varicose veins involve a structural abnormality of blood vessels that can be very unsightly. Spider veins are a cluster of dilated skin capillaries that can… Continue reading

What You Can Do at Home to Help Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

Relaxed cheerful Afro-American woman enjoying time outdoors.

Do you suffer from psoriasis? Like many other chronic skin conditions, psoriasis often has “flare-ups” or times when its symptoms are worse than others. There is no doubt that psoriasis is quite uncomfortable and disruptive to deal with. Those that suffer from the common plaque psoriasis are likely to experience patches of raised, red skin… Continue reading

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