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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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Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 11:05 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Any time a rash or skin condition affects the face, specific care is needed to carefully and successfully treat this sensitive area. One area of specific concern is called rosacea. Rosacea causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face that are difficult to cover up. While rosacea seems to come and go, symptoms can flare up for weeks to months at a time before they fade for a while. At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta, Dr. Jamie Weisman leads our practice by providing cutting-edge treatment options to all patients on an individualized basis. continue reading

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 11:05 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Medical Dermatology SpecialistsAs the largest organ of the human body, the skin is constantly changing and adapting to its environment. Throughout the warmer months, the skin will produce a greater amount of pigment. This pigmentation allows the skin to become tan and help protect it from sun burn. However, this protection is only achievable with the help of sunscreen with an SPF of 30+. Skin that is constantly left exposed to the sun without protection will receive significant damage. Actinic keratosis is directly related to sun damage and is the earliest form of skin cancer. continue reading

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Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 08:05 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Alopecia DermatologistHair loss is a distressing experience among people of all ages. While men are typically thought of as losing their hair as they age, hair loss can also occur in women. Alopecia is a hair loss condition that causes gradual thinning of the hair or complete baldness. For women, this can have a substantial impact on their quality of life because it is not typically common for women to experience significant hair loss. During this difficult condition, it is important for women to find successful treatment for hair loss. At Medical Dermatology Specialists, Dr. Jamie Weisman takes the time to treat all patients on an individualized basis to give an accurate diagnosis of the specific hair loss type. continue reading

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Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 10:04 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Young skin is much more delicate than older skin. The skin on adults and even teenagers, has thickened and become more accustomed to the daily abuse of irritants and sun exposure. While all skin needs protection and care, the skin of babies and children often needs extra TLC. continue reading

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 10:04 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

It seems as though the warm weather is finally here to stay in Georgia, with hot temps already making an appearance. For those who have kept their bodies stuffed in boots, pants, and sweaters all winter, your body could probably use a little attention before breaking out the tank tops, shorts, and sandals. Here are some tips to prep your body for hot weather that will benefit you all spring and summer long. continue reading

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Pediatric DermatologistGianotti-Crosti syndrome, commonly referred to as acrodermatitis, is a common skin condition in children. Acrodermatitis is characterized by itchy blisters that are red or purple in color, sore and swollen lymph nodes, and a bloated abdomen. Fatigue and fever are also common symptoms, though they do not affect every child. Any type of strange rash-like condition that breaks out on a child’s skin can cause parents to gravely worry that something very serious is going on. Luckily, this viral associated skin condition is not life threatening, and it usually resolves itself on its own without the need for treatment and without causing complications. continue reading

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral skin infection that produces flesh colored bumps on the upper layer of skin. While this is a benign infection, it is highly contagious through contact. The virus can last for varied lengths of time, lasing from two months to upwards of four years. Parents are often surprised by Molluscum Contagiosum because of the quick outbreak of bumps on their child’s skin, and the fact that they have never even heard of this skin condition.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 09:02 AM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Atlanta GA Dermatologist for Peeling SkinDesquamation, or skin peeling, is the shedding of the outermost layer of skin. All skin peels, typically replacing itself every 14 days. For the most part, people are unaware of the changing layers of their skin as it simply falls away in tiny cells. Clothing and bed sheets are full of dead skin cells that have fallen away from the body, yet most people never see them. However, there may be times when noticeable peeling of the skin occurs. Often, it is due to damage of the skin from a sunburn or simple rash. The peeling will cease within a matter of days, and the skin will have no leftover signs or symptoms. continue reading

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Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 06:02 PM
posted by Dr. Jamie Weisman

Women all over the world have had to deal with stretch marks for thousands of years. While anyone can get stretch marks due to excessive weight gain, the risk for stretch marks is much higher in pregnant women. As a pregnant woman’s body develops and grows quickly in a short span of just nine months, the skin of the abdomen, breasts, and hips is considered to be “high risk” because it is stretched as the baby (or babies) grow exponentially. Not all women get stretch marks. It is generally believed that women have a genetic predisposition that determines whether or not they get stretch marks, unless they gain an abnormal amount of weight during pregnancy. While stretch marks are not considered to be a medical complication, they can cause emotional stress to have a negative impact on a woman’s life. continue reading

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