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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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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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