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Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 07:10 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Dermatologist for Dry SkinAfter-summer skin often needs time to repair. Throughout the summer, even with proper sunscreen application, the high temperatures, humidity, and ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause stress to the skin. It takes time to repair, to heal from this damage. One common skin concern that troubles many people is dry, blotchy patches that occur on the face. Skin that has suffered trauma will show evidence of damage, and like many scars, they cause uneven healing. Blotchy skin patches on the face can cause people to feel embarrassed and self-conscious. At Medical Dermatology Specialist, we offer the highest standard in dermatological care and provide the most advanced techniques available to treat your skin concerns effectively.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 12:09 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA DermatologistsAcne is almost viewed as a rite of passage for teens, yet it is understandably one of the worst predictable trials to go through. While females often struggle with self-esteem issues and the pressures to “look perfect,” males find that, along with the struggle of confidence, they have to deal with shaving. Most guys look forward to the time when they need to shave. It is their own personal badge of honor that they are maturing into men. However, shaving with acne can be extremely difficult, painful, and can make acne worse.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 11:09 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Now that summer is coming to a close, it is time to take a close look at your skin to identify any areas of concern or damage from the past few months of sun exposure. With the skin more exposed during summer, damage can easily occur without warming. Performing a routine full body skin check to look for suspicious moles or other lesions is important for your skin’s health and your overall health. All threats to your skin health are treatable when they are caught early – but you must be proactive and catch them. continue reading

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Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 12:09 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

For some people, they have “tough” skin that can take a beating and keep on going. For others, however, sensitive skin is an issue that affects them on a daily basis. Often, it is difficult to distinguish between whether an unexpected response of the skin is an allergic reaction or simply a harmless irritation. Understanding the difference between a skin irritation and an allergic reaction is important – and it can even save your life should a severe reaction occur. continue reading

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Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 06:08 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Summers in Georgia are HOT! Even though school is back in session across the state, pools are open for at least another month or longer to provide relief from the oppressive heat. Swimming pools provide a much needed cool down for those who are out in the heat, as well as providing a great play area for children to enjoy time out of doors. While pools are fun and refreshing, it is important to understand the impact that they can have on your skin so that you can protect yourself.

Swimming pools are treated with a water treatment known as chlorine to kill bacteria present in the water. It is necessary for public swimming areas to be treated with chlorine to protect swimmers from bacteria and other variables that are damaging and can make people sick. However, as a chemical that actually kills bacteria, it is important to know that it can damage your skin if your skin is over exposed to it. continue reading

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Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 09:08 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Medical DermatologistHives is a skin condition that typically occurs in reaction to an allergy. Most people experience hives on occasion, with no lasting effects or continued signs. However, some people have chronic hives, which are characterized by welts that appear for more than six weeks and recur frequently over months or years. The cause of chronic hives is often unclear, and the symptoms can be very uncomfortable and interfere with regular life activities. Those who suffer from chronic hives are commonly affected by heat. Being in the middle of summer here in Georgia, the weather is very hot and humid, and those who suffer with cholinergic urticarial, or heat hives, may find that they are miserable a lot of the time. continue reading

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Monday, July 31, 2017 @ 04:07 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Medical DermatologistsWhile most people know and understand the importance of applying sunscreen, many people will still find themselves with over exposure to the sun’s damaging rays this summer. If you or a loved one experiences sunburn this summer, here are natural remedies that can help provide relief. continue reading

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 10:07 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Treatment for Poison Ivy and Poison OakBeing outdoors during the summer is almost as natural as breathing. The hot temperatures and laid back days of summer bring people outside for fun and enjoyable activities. Staying cool is often a priority during the hot summer months, and many people seek shade among trees for a reprieve from the heat. While shady spots can bring relief from the sun’s rays beating down upon you, they can also pose a risk that can leave you miserable for weeks. Poison ivy is a plant that contains a highly allergic oil called urushiol. For most people, when their skin comes into contact with this oil, the skin will react with irritation, extreme itching, and discomfort. continue reading

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Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 10:07 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Medical DermatologistScars on the skin are battle wounds that stay for a while even after the skin has healed. Some scars are permanent reminds, while others eventually fade away. There are a large number of creams, ointments, and old wives’ tales that claim to prevent scaring from occurring or to minimize the appearance of scars once the skin heals. Many of these remedies use a lot of the same ingredients, one common ingredient being Vitamin E. Because of its popularity as an active ingredient, many people are curious about using Vitamin E on its own.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 10:06 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Medical Dermatologist in Atlanta GASummer brings forth many opportunities that most people do not have during the other nine months out of the year. Vacations, hours spent in or near the pool, leisurely days, cook-outs, and long evenings make these hot months a real treat. While it is important to take time and enjoy all that the summer months have to offer, it is also important to take the time to remember that sunscreen application needs to be an integral part of each day.

Sunlight is a necessary component to life here on planet Earth. Sunlight allows for the growth of plants and oxygen, it contributes to the water cycle, and it is also the largest cause for premature aging of the skin. Sunlight consists of ultraviolet (UV) rays, as well as UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. The rays from the sunlight are dangerous and UVA rays are responsible for photosensitivity reactions and also contribute to skin cancer. Sunscreen is an important weapon in your arsenal against the sun’s harmful rays. continue reading

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