Common Skin Issues and How We Can Help
By JUDITH SILVERSTEIN, MD
February 20, 2020
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Common Skin Issues  

A dermatologist can offer answers, insight and treatment options to help you tackle any and all skin problems.

While a minor breakout or rash usually isn’t a big enough deal to warrant a trip to visit our team of dermatologists in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, GA, it is important to understand what skin problems will require medical attention and professional treatment. Here are some of the most common skin problems and the ways in which our dermatological team can treat them:
 

Acne

Acne is a very common skin problem that our Sandy Springs, GA, skin doctors diagnose and treat. While most people associate acne with those challenging teen years, the truth is that anyone can develop acne including infants and older adults.

If you are dealing with acne on your face or body and over-the-counter methods aren’t alleviating your breakouts, then our dermatologists can determine the root cause of your acne to create a customized and effective treatment plan.

Common ways to treat acne include:

  • Extractions
  • Topical cleansers and creams that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Chemical peels
  • Tretinoin (a strong prescription medication used to treat severe, cystic acne)
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Isotretinoin

 
Rosacea

Does your face sometimes look like you’re severely blushing? If so, you could be dealing with rosacea, a chronic condition that causes intensely red skin and small pimple-like bumps to form on the face (usually around the nose and cheeks). Sunlight, heat, alcohol, and stress are some elements that can trigger a flare-up and leaving rosacea untreated could lead to scarring.

While there is no cure for rosacea, our dermatological team has worked with many patients to help control flare-ups through lifestyle modifications, topical medications, and oral antibiotics.


Eczema

Eczema is a group of skin conditions that cause red, cracked, itchy, and inflamed skin. While the cause is unknown, people with asthma or allergies are often more likely to develop eczema. Again, this is another chronic condition; however our Sandy Springs, GA, skin doctors can help you get your eczema under control with lifestyle changes, proper skin care, and self-care measures, as well as topical medications including corticosteroids, oral medications , as well as injectable biologics.

 
Need Skin Care? Give Us a Call

Is acne causing you embarrassment? Do you think you might be dealing with eczema? If you are concerned about the health of your skin, our team of dermatologists and skin care professionals have offices in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, GA, to help. Call one of Atlanta Center for Dermatological Diseases's offices today:

  • (404) 252-4333 - Sandy Springs
  • (770) 751-1133 - Roswell
  • (770) 664-5225 - Alpharetta
  • (770) 844-1902 - Cumming

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