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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
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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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Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 07:10 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Dermatologists in Atlanta That Treat HivesMost people will be afflicted by hives at some point in their lives. Hives are a skin reaction to an irritant that cause red, itchy welts to develop on the skin. These welts appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course. Most people are not overly bothered by hives; they are more of a nuisance that will simply go away.

However, there are some people who are severely afflicted by chronic hives. If welts appear for more than six weeks and recur frequently over a long span of time, it is determined that a person has chronic hives. Unfortunately, many times it is unclear what causes chronic hives to break out. Chronic hives can be very uncomfortable and debilitating – interfering with day to day activities, work, and sleep. While antihistamines and anti-itch medications can provide relief, it is not ideal for these to be used permanently. continue reading

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Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 07:10 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Medical DermatologistsNothing shocks or concerns a parent more than a sudden, overwhelming condition to affect their child. Erythema Multiforme is one such condition that can cause parents to majorly “freak out” because of the intense symptoms that occur on the skin.

Erythema multiforme is an acute, self-limited, and sometimes recurring, skin condition that is considered to be a type IV hypersensitivity reaction associated with certain infections, medications, and other various triggers. While some children are mildly affected with a small patch of rash on the skin, many children suffer an extreme eruption of red lesions that cover a large span of skin.

Another concerning factor or erythema multiforme is that it can last anywhere between 2 to 7 weeks. This is a very long time for a child to be subject to a skin condition. continue reading

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Friday, October 13, 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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