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Summer time is the perfect time to wear sleeveless shirts, tanks, and dresses. While these wardrobe essentials may be cool and comfortable, they also expose all of the arm. Many people work hard to have toned and attractive arms and others are simply fine to leave their arms alone. However, a common complaint among people, whether they have toned or untoned arms, is a skin condition known as keratosis pilaris. This skin condition causes small, hard bumps on the skin that feel rough to the touch and are often noticeable to the eye. While this skin condition is generally not painful, it can cause the skin to itch, which causes people to scratch the skin – making the appearance of the condition more obvious.

The skin is an amazing organ, the largest of the body, and it continually works to protect and heal itself. The body naturally produces keratin, which is the protein that protects skin from infections. When the skin produces an overabundance of keratin it will build up and clog the skin. Keratosis pilaris is caused from the buildup forming a plug that blocks the opening of a hair follicle, resulting in a small bump on the skin. Typically, the buildup occurs in patches on the skin, making bumps pop up and cover certain areas of the skin – such as the back of the arms.

People who have naturally drier skin or certain skin conditions such as eczema are more likely to have keratosis pilaris. There is currently no cure for this skin condition, but through specific care it can be easily managed. At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta, Dr. Jamie Weisman treats patients with a strong medical expertise and compassionate care. Prescription strength lotions and creams are often successful at helping patients who suffer from keratosis pilaris skin look and feel better. Avoiding scratching and picking at the bumps, limiting time in water, using warm water instead of hot water for bathing, and avoiding drying soap ingredients will also help to keep the skin comfortable.

If you suffer from keratosis pilaris, eczema, or other skin conditions, please contact Medical Dermatology Specialists today. Our practice holds a reputation for helping patients find successful solutions to skin problems because we value a comprehensive approach to treating the primary cause of your skin condition.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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Contact Medical Dermatology Specialists

If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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