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Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 09:02 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Are you looking down at your hand and wondering how you got that wart on your knuckle? Do you wonder if there’s something that you did that caused it to arrive uninvited onto your hand? Could the old wives’ tale hold true: Did I ever hold or come in contact with a toad or a frog?

If you have questions surrounding the origin of your warts, here’s a quick guide for you about how warts appear on your body. continue reading

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Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 11:02 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA DermatologistsRingworm is a skin infection caused by mold like fungi that live on the dead tissues of your skin, hair and nails. You can read more about ringworm here. Ringworm’s symptoms typically include:

  • Red, scaly patch or bump that itches
  • A ring or several rings may form in that area
  • The inside of the “ring” or patch is typically clear and scaly
  • The outside of the “ring” may be raised or bumpy

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Dermatologist for Serious ConditionsA keloid is a raised scar that grows larger than the injury or wound that caused the scar. They form when the body continues to produce collagen after the injury or wound has healed. Types of wounds that may lead to a keloid include burns, cuts, chickenpox scars, and piercings. Keloids are commonly found on the face, earlobes, shoulder or upper chest. Over time, keloids get harder and firmer and may go from light to dark pink in color. There is no specific cause of keloids, but they tend to have a genetic component and occur more frequently in people of Asian or African American ethnicity. Treatment options for keloid removal include: continue reading

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Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Medical Dermatology PracticeVitiligo is a chronic skin disease that causes the skin to lose color and turn white in blotchy patches. The cells that are responsible for the color of skin are called melanocytes. When those cells are damaged or destroyed, the skin loses its pigment. White isolated patches are the first sign of vitiligo, but it can spread to affect areas of the entire body. Common areas of occurrence are face, hands, lips, ears, and arms. In a majority of cases, vitiligo depigmentation occurs in one of three patterns: continue reading

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Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Dermatologist for Medical IsssuesOne of the most prevalent viruses in the United States is the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 known strains of the virus and nearly half of them can affect the genital area. A common way that HPV impacts the genitals is the development of genital warts, which may show up as one wart or a group of warts.

At first, people who contract the virus do not have any symptoms of infection. Warts may not appear for several weeks or even months after exposure to the virus. Signs and symptoms of genital warts include: continue reading

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 10:12 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Dermatologists for Medical ConditionsPeople who have had the chicken pox or have received the varicella vaccine are at higher risk for getting shingles because they are both caused by the same virus. The virus is dormant in the body until it is reactivated years later. Shingles manifests as a blistery red rash that causes pain and itching. The rash begins with tingly red patches on the skin and progresses to fluid-filled blisters that tingle, ooze, burn, and hurt. The fluid eventually releases from the lesions and causes a crusty mass of itchy areas that usually flank the midsection. Less common symptoms include chills, fever, diarrhea, joint pain, numbness, and headaches. continue reading

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 12:12 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA DermatologistA skin tag is a flesh-colored flap of soft tissue that protrudes from the skin’s surface. They look like moles, but are usually smaller. Skin tags can develop anywhere, but are most commonly found in areas where skin, clothes, or jewelry rubs and irritates, such as under breasts, armpits, eyelids, groin, and neck. About one in four people will have a skin tag with higher occurrences in people who are overweight, pregnant, or have diabetes.

Skin tags are painless and harmless, but they are frequently removed because they can be unsightly or be bothered by jewelry or clothing. At Medical Dermatology Specialists, Dr. Jamie Weisman will help you take off unwanted skin tags. Using advanced tools and techniques, Dr. Weisman may remove a skin tag in one of these ways: continue reading

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 09:11 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Dermatologist Thats Treats Sun SpotsThe light from sun contains UV, or ultraviolet, rays that can tan or burn a person’s skin. UV rays cause excess pigment to accumulate in the skin and form the spots that are called by several names: sun spots, age spots, or liver spots.

Though they are most commonly known as age spots, this is a misleading term as it has little to do with a person’s actual age. Technically, the spots are overlarge freckles that are induced by the sun. Because it takes sun exposure over time for these spots to form, they are called age spots. However, anyone with significant sun exposure can
develop these spots. continue reading

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 09:11 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Medical Dermatologists in AtlantaAs fall turns to winter, a person’s skin has different needs than it did in the warmer months. The air in winter dries out and becomes cold causing moisture to pull from the skin. Add to that the drying effects of central heating and fireplaces that are in high use during the winter season. With so little moisture in the air, the top layer of skin cells flattens and isn’t as capable of adding the protection people need. Skin gets tight, dry, itchy and flaky. continue reading

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Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 03:11 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA DermatologistsUsing the right face wash for your skin is extremely important. At the end of every day it is important to wash your face in order to remove the daily grime: sweat, dirt, dead skin, makeup, and oil. The environment that you live in each day is a dirty one, and all that gunk coats your skin. Because your face is typically the most exposed to the environment, it takes the brunt of all it has to offer. The purpose of washing your face is to remove all of that gunk and leave clean, fresh skin behind. However, you need to know the best face wash for your skin type in order to keep your skin looking its best. continue reading

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