Welcome back to the latest entry in our ongoing Skin Condition of the Month blog series for September. As our goal is always to help our patients with skin care from head to toe, this month we wanted to focus on spider veins and discuss the visible veins that can negatively affect a person’s appearance and self-esteem. Spider veins can be difficult to prevent, treat, and fully understand, which is why our board-certified dermatology providers thought it would be helpful to further explain this subject this month.
Question #1: What causes the appearance of spider veins?
Spider veins appear on the legs and face as a result of the blood vessels becoming dilated. While the exact cause of spider veins can be difficult to identify depending on the patient, there are several factors that can lead to their occurrence including genetic factors, being overweight, hormonal issues, and natural aging.
Question #2: What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
Spider veins and varicose veins can be similar in some ways, but there are crucial differences between them. For instance, varicose veins are typically about 3 times as wide as spider veins. Varicose veins can cause symptoms like heaviness in the legs, itching, or burning, whereas spider veins do not. Varicose veins can be signs of more serious health concerns like blood clotting, while spider veins are almost always a purely cosmetic issue.
Question #3: How can spider veins be treated?
There are different spider vein treatment options available including cosmetic laser treatments, but we often use a technique known as sclerotherapy when treating them on the legs. We perform sclerotherapy treatments injecting a liquid chemical called a “sclerosing agent” into the vein itself. Once injected, the solution is able to seal the vein, safely stopping blood flow, which leads to the disappearance of the spider vein over time. In addition to being very safe and effective, sclerotherapy vein treatments require no anesthesia and very little downtime for recovery. We have also had terrific success using the Vbeam® Prima Cosmetic Laser for facial spider veins.
Our expert providers have many years of experience diagnosing and treating spider veins for patients who wish to rid themselves of this aesthetic annoyance. Sclerotherapy may require multiple treatments to achieve desired appearance, and like all cosmetic procedures, requires periodic maintenance. For more information on our available treatment options, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule an appointment today. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more skin care tips and practice updates.
At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we are all about exceptional skin care from head to toe. Welcome back to the newest entry in our monthly Provider of the Month blog series. This is where we highlight one of our incredible dermatology providers and allow them to offer a few personal skin care recommendations of their own. This month, we’re focusing on Danna Dennis Calder and her nearly 25 years of experience as a physician assistant. A member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants among other industry leading organizations, Danna has extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of skin conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis just to mention a few. But did you know that Danna also helps patients with many of our cosmetic dermatology treatments? Below, hear Danna recommend a few of her favorites in her own words.
Why Danna Recommends Cartessa™ Tetra Cool CO2 Laser:
“When considering new cosmetic treatments, versatility is something that is very important to me. And I’ve had terrific success using the Cartessa™ Tetra Cool CO2 Laser to treat a wide range of skin concerns for my patients. This unique laser technology is able to help patients with facial aging like wrinkles and lines, as well as other issues like moles, sun damage, and acne scarring, with very little downtime.”
Why Danna Recommends Sclerotherapy Treatments for Spider Veins:
“The appearance of spider veins, especially on the legs, can be a persistent and frustrating aesthetic concern to deal with. I perform sclerotherapy as a treatment option for spider veins and have seen outstanding results over the years. The treatment works by injecting a solution, (known as a sclerosing agent) directly into the vein. Once injected, the solution will cause the vein walls to swell, stick together and effectively seal, which safely stops the flow of blood in these veins and allows their appearance to fade in the days and weeks following treatment. The treatment is very safe and highly effective”
Why Danna Recommends Cosmetic Injectable Treatments:
“Facial aging is always a top concern among patients of all ages. And now, more younger patients than ever before have begun to show an interest in cosmetic injectable treatments to help fight off wrinkles, lines, and lost volume in the face before they even occur. Regardless of whether you’re trying to rejuvenate the upper or lower portion of the face, Botox®, Dysport®, or facial filler injections can be incredibly helpful.
We pride ourselves on offering the very best dermatology care possible for our patients, and we’re so glad to have experts like Danna with us to help us reach that standard every day. If you have a skin care concern that you would like addressed, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule an appointment with Danna or any of our other licensed providers today. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more skin care tips and practice updates.
Welcome back to the latest entry in our Skin Condition of the Month series for August. With the summer mostly behind us, and many of us having enjoyed time in the sun over the last few months, we thought it would be appropriate to spotlight skin discoloration this month. Skin discoloration is a broad term that can refer to any change in your skin that differs from your natural skin tone. Skin discoloration is not always a cause for concern, but it is something that many people don’t always understand. That’s why our board-certified dermatology providers wanted to get more in-depth on the subject.
Potential Causes of Skin Discoloration:
In some cases, a skin discoloration can include something harmless like a birthmark. However, it can also be a sign of an autoimmune disease, pigmentation issues like melasma, age spots from too much time in the sun, or even potentially serious issues like skin cancer.
Treatment Options for Skin Discoloration:
Not all skin discolorations can be treated, however, many of them can. The first step in treating skin discoloration is detecting the specific cause of the issue. This is done by examining areas of skin discoloration and having a discussion about any changes you’ve noticed, as well as if you’re experiencing any other symptoms. In some cases, additional testing including blood work or a skin biopsy may be performed to determine the cause of skin discoloration.
Once a diagnosis has been made, we have had success with the following skin discoloration treatments:
Getting Expert Care at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta:
It’s very important to keep tabs on any new discolorations or growths on your skin and bring them up during all appointments in our office. The sooner that a skin issue is properly diagnosed, the more effectively it can be treated. If you have any concerns about skin discoloration or any other issues related to your skin, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule an appointment. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more skin care tips, practice updates, and much more.
Welcome back to our ongoing Provider of the Month blog series. This month, we are thrilled to shine the spotlight on one of our longest-tenured dermatology providers, board-certified physician assistant Del Henderson. Del has been an invaluable member of our team for over 20 years now. He is uniquely skilled at diagnosing and treating common skin conditions and performing many of the most common cosmetic treatments and services that we provide. Today, we wanted to give Del the opportunity to recommend some of his favorite cosmetic treatments that we perform here at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
Why Del Recommends CoolSculpting® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction:
“Non-surgical fat reduction has become incredibly popular over the last 20 years, and I’ve had tremendous success using FDA-approved CoolSculpting® Fat Reduction to help our patients. As one of the first practices in the Atlanta area to offer CoolSculpting® Fat Reduction, I have performed the procedure on many patients over these 20 years. The treatment is able to target the specific areas that the patient wants to address, which allows for localized and outstanding fat reduction. The system works by effectively damaging the fat cells in the treated area. Once completed, the body is able to naturally dispose of these fat cells, leading to a trimmer and healthier appearance in the treatment area.”
Why Del Recommends Cartessa™ Tetra Cool CO2 Laser:
“I have been performing cosmetic laser treatments for many years, and am still amazed at the results I’ve seen with the Cartessa™ Tetra Cool CO2 Laser. Cartessa™ Tetra is the first laser treatment to utilize advanced CoolPeel® technology, which allows for a precise and fully-ablative treatment that is able to drastically improve skin tone and texture all over the face and body. This includes addressing common signs of aging like wrinkles, as well as other skin issues like sun damage, acne scarring, and uneven skin tone. It can safely be performed on the face, arms, abdomen, chest, back, legs, and more. The treatment is safe for all skin types and requires less downtime for recovery than many other CO2 laser technologies.
Why Del Recommends Ellacor® Skin Tightening with Micro-Coring™:
“Ellacor® is unique among skin tightening treatments due to its use of signature Micro-Coring™ technology. Cleared by the FDA, Ellacor® treatments can be incredibly helpful for reducing wrinkles and skin laxity in the lower portion of the face. The treatments are very fast and require only local numbing, despite being able to provide incredible results that are comparable to some facial plastic surgeries.”
We’re so grateful to have had Del as an integral part of our practice for so long. If you are experiencing a skin care issue and would like to consult with a professional, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule an appointment with Del or any of our other licensed providers today. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more skin care tips and practice updates.
You’ve heard it millions of times – never leave your house without applying sunscreen. This is the number one tip that any dermatologist will give a patient as a first line of defense against skin cancer. However, this blog isn’t about sunscreen. You can be the most vigilant person, dedicated to your sunscreen routine, and still receive the dreaded skin cancer diagnosis.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in the United States today and it is broken down into three different types: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. On average, more than 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year, as reported by the American Cancer Society. If you have recently received a skin cancer diagnosis, you probably have a lot of questions, and you may not be sure which questions you should ask. At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we continuously focus on skin care from head to toe. So, this July, we wanted to equip you with some of the top questions you should ask after receiving a skin cancer diagnosis.
Biopsies are not always necessary to confirm skin cancer if you have an experienced dermatologist or physician’s assistant who has been diagnosing and treating skin cancer for a while. Biopsies are conducted to determine if a suspicious skin lesion is skin cancer. Your dermatology provider may need to remove a small sample of the affected area to examine under a microscope to confirm the presence of skin cancer upon examination. If your provider would like to perform a biopsy, the questions below can help clarify the process.
What will my biopsy entail?
Describe my scar from the biopsy?
How long will it take for me to get my biopsy results?
If your biopsy confirms the presence of skin cancer, don’t panic. The American Academy of Dermatology has reported that basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are the two most common forms of skin cancer and are highly treatable when detected early on. Nonetheless, here are a few questions that may help you better understand your skin cancer diagnosis.
What type of skin cancer do I have?
How deep is the skin cancer, and can it spread to other parts of my body?
At what stage is the cancer?
Are there any other doctors or specialists that you recommend I see?
Each type of skin cancer requires a specific treatment. After you receive your diagnosis, you will want to find out which treatment protocol will best address the skin cancer you have been diagnosed with. Asking your dermatology provider the questions below will help clarify the treatment process so that you will know what to expect during each stage.
What are my treatment options, and why is this particular treatment important for my specific type of skin cancer?
Will this treatment completely remove the cancer?
Is there another removal method that will leave a less severe scar?
Are there any side effects with this treatment, and if so, how can I manage them?
Will this treatment result in any downtime?
Post-Treatment Follow-up Questions:
After completing a treatment protocol, you will enter the post-treatment recovery phase. Post-treatment recovery encompasses more than just your recovery from treatment. It also includes prevention. This is a great time to ask your provider about any special safety precautions you will need going forward and discuss ways to prevent skin cancer from returning in the future.
How should I best care for my treatment area?
Is there a possibility that the skin cancer can return in the future?
How can I prevent the development of new skin cancer?
How often should I schedule cancer screenings?
Skin Cancer Treatments:
A skin cancer diagnosis can seem intimidating, but the good news is that many treatment options are available. The dermatologists and physician assistants at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta utilize a wide range of skin cancer treatment protocols to address each specific type of skin cancer and their symptoms such as:
Getting Expert Help at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta
If you are beginning to notice new moles or skin growths, don’t wait to contact your dermatologist or physician assistant. Call Dermatology Associates of Atlanta today to schedule your skin cancer screening and set your mind at ease. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more information and tips about skin cancer.
Welcome to our latest Provider of the Month blog post for July. This month, we could not be more excited to introduce the newest addition to the Dermatology Associates of Atlanta team, certified physician assistant, Ines Karempelis. A seasoned healthcare provider with years of medical training and experience under her belt, Ines brings a unique passion and innate sense of patient care to our practice. Today, we wanted to focus on some of the most common skin care conditions that Ines helps our patients with and some of her most recommended treatment options.
“Although acne can affect people at any age, it is commonly associated with younger people, specifically teenagers and people in their early or mid-twenties. However, some people live their entire adult lives with chronic acne or the occasional flare-up. Once I am able to determine the precise cause of a patient’s acne, I may recommend a variety of effective acne treatment methods including prescription topicals, antibiotics, deep cleaning of the pores, and more.”
“Living with plaque psoriasis can be incredibly difficult and frustrating for people of all ages. The condition, which causes raised, inflamed, and/or scaly patches to appear on the skin, can appear on areas all over the face and body. And while psoriasis can often be challenging to treat, I have had excellent experience using the PHAROS EX-308 Excimer Laser system. This FDA-approved laser treatment utilizes ultraviolet (UV) light to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and target chronic psoriasis plaques that may not respond to less powerful topical treatments. Additionally, I may also prescribe a prescription medicine to assist in keeping plaque psoriasis under control.”
“Shingles is far more common than many people realize. In fact, anyone who ever had chickenpox as a child is potentially at risk of developing shingles as an adult. Shingles can manifest as a very painful rash-like blemish, but if left untreated it can pose other health concerns including potential long-term nerve damage. This is why it is critical to try to see us and get on antiviral medication within 3 days of your outbreak. In a case where shingles is detected, I may recommend a combination of antiviral prescription medications, prescription medication to minimize nerve pain, and over-the-counter pain relievers to help by addressing the underlying virus while minimizing uncomfortable shingles symptoms. In some cases, I may also prescribe a topical antibiotic to help soothe the skin and prevent potential infections”
It’s been fantastic welcoming Ines into our medical family and seeing the impact that she’s already had on our patients. If you are experiencing a skin care issue and would like to consult with a professional, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule an appointment with Ines or any of our other licensed providers today. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more skin care tips and practice updates.
Our patients mean everything to us here at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Whether we are performing a routine skin cancer exam, treatment of a chronic skin condition like psoriasis, or providing one of our award-winning cosmetic dermatology services, it’s always our goal to ensure that our patients are as happy as possible with the care that they receive every step of the way. This is why we are always so grateful whenever we receive a dermatology testimonial from one of our satisfied patients. Keep reading to see for yourself how we work hard to always provide the best for our patients and their skin care from head to toe:
Dr. D. Scott Karempelis
Dr. Karempelis is the best. I don’t even live in Atlanta anymore, but wish I did so that he was still my dermatologist. He is kind, smart, and has a great bedside manner.
Dr. Joseph R. Payne
Such a friendly and welcoming staff. Dr. Payne is amazing and takes the time to actually listen and understand what I’m looking for and how to help me every single time I’ve been to see him. I have never felt rushed and his assistants are always friendly and warm. I would recommend Dr. Payne to anyone.
Dr. Ashley R. Curtis
Dr. Curtis is wonderful! Hands down, she’s one of the best dermatologists in Atlanta. She’s attentive and caring and always solves whatever skin problem is at hand. I’ve sent my whole family to her. Her staff is caring and efficient and they get the job done! You never have to feel like you’re there all day and they always help get the patients in and out on time. Love this practice!
Delmer L. Henderson, PA-C
Del knows his stuff. I have been seeing him for a few years now and he has always been quick & accurate!
Mara P. Grosswald, PA-C
Dr. Mara Grosswald and the whole staff are extremely personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. The energy, genuine care, and generosity exudes through the office. In terms of care, their objective is always the patient’s happiness and I love that. Thank you!
Danna D. Calder, PA-C
My experience was perfect. I was seen on time. The waiting area was very clean and spacious. The staff was friendly from start to finish. Danna Calder is a wonderful and talented PA and she is definitely the one to request!
Before we go, we wanted to thank all of our incredible patients who took the time to leave us such kind reviews. It means so much to our practice to know that our care is really making a difference. For more information or to schedule a dermatology appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists or physician assistant, or our newest certified physician assistant Ines Karempelis, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta today. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more patient stories, skin care tips, and much more.
Here at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our patients skin care from head to toe and this includes performing the best in cosmetic dermatology services and treatments. We’re always excited to be able to add new treatments to our practice, knowing that our patients will now have even more options to find the specific treatment option they are looking for. Today, we wanted to help spread the word about our two newest cosmetic treatments and the incredible aesthetic benefits that they can provide our patients.
Ellacor® Skin Tightening with Micro-Coring™
Ellacor® is one of the most advanced and innovative skin tightening treatments available today. Also known as fractional tissue extraction, this FDA-cleared treatment uses unique Micro-Coring™ Technology with a specialized handheld device where small hollow needles actually remove tiny micro-portions of excess or lax skin from the face to help provide a refreshed and younger-looking appearance. Our board-certified dermatologists and licensed providers use topical and local anesthesia when performing the procedure to ensure minimal discomfort. Unlike similar skin tightening devices, Ellacor® treatments do not require any thermal energy to be used during treatments.
We perform Ellacor® to help patients who experience wrinkles in the mid-to-lower portion of the face, including the cheeks, around the mouth, and under the chin. The treatment is minimally invasive, meaning treatment sessions are fast (around 30 minutes each), and downtime will be extremely minimal.
DAXXIFY® Anti-Wrinkle Injections
DAXXIFY® is an incredibly exciting new cosmetic injectable treatment. Considered a neuromodulator, similar to BOTOX® and Dysport®, DAXXIFY® has been approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe frown lines that often appear in between the upper eye area. Unlike other similar products, DAXXIFY® is the first injectable of its kind to harness the power of natural peptides in order to provide incredible anti-aging results without the use of any byproducts from either humans or animals.
In addition to treating frown lines, DAXXIFY® has been used to address common signs of aging in the upper portion of the face. This includes dynamic wrinkles and lines that appear around the eyes (including “crow’s feet”) and forehead. Relative to similar injectable treatments, the results achieved with DAXXIFY® are intended to be longer-lasting (up to 9 months, or even longer in some cases).
We are thrilled to be able to offer these two outstanding treatments to our patients and look forward to many years of incredible results ahead. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta today. You can also follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram for more skin care tips, news, and practice updates.
Did you know that most people lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day? That may seem like a lot of lost hair, but considering that most people have over 100,000 hairs on their head, the loss is barely noticeable. This type of hair loss is normal in all people, as hair grows and sheds in cycles throughout the year. However, some conditions can lead to permanent hair loss, affecting men and women of any age. Hair loss can have devastating effects on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Luckily, many non-surgical treatments are available to help reverse some types of hair loss and even restore healthy hair growth in many cases. To help you better understand the different types of hair loss, and the remedies available, we are highlighting hair loss as our dermatology condition of the month.
What Causes Hair Loss:
The cause of hair loss depends on the type of loss you are experiencing, which is why a proper diagnosis is pertinent for effective treatment. The most common type of hair loss, Androgenic Alopecia, is a genetic condition that affects both men and women. For men, this process can start after puberty, leading to partial or complete baldness. For women, although it can happen at a younger age, this tends to occur after menopause. When women lose their hair after menopause, it is usually due to a drop in female hormones, which helps to regulate the presence of testosterone. Other forms of hair loss can occur due to autoimmune diseases, medical treatments, stress, hormone imbalance, nutritional deficiency, thyroid conditions, and certain types of hairstyles.
How is Hair Loss Categorized:
Hair loss falls into two distinct categories: Cicatricial (scarring) and Non-Cicatricial (non-scarring). Cicatricial hair loss is further broken down into two types. Primary Scarring Alopecia is where the follicle itself is the primary target. This type of scarring alopecia is caused by inflammatory conditions, especially auto-immune. Secondary Scarring Alopecia, where the follicle is an “innocent bystander,” is the result of damage or injury to the dermis/scalp. In both primary and secondary scarring alopecia, a normal follicle is replaced by connective (or scar) tissue rendering it permanently unable to produce a hair. Conditions such as Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA), Lichen Planopilaris (LPP), Discoid Lupus (DLE), and Dissecting Cellulitis of the scalp, are some of the most common types of Primary Cicatricial Alopecia.
As with Primary Scarring Alopecia, Secondary Scarring Alopecia also results from inflammation. However, this type of inflammation is often caused by general damage to the skin/scalp. Burns, infections, cutaneous (skin) cancers, and radiation dermatitis from cancer-treating radiation treatments are some common causes of Secondary Scarring Alopecia.
The second category of hair loss, Non-Cicatricial or non-scarring hair loss can affect both men and women as well. Androgenetic Alopecia, Alopecia Areata, and Telogen Effluvium are all forms of non-scarring Alopecia. Regardless of whether you are dealing with scarring or non-scarring Alopecia, with a proper diagnosis, in most cases we can stop the progression. And with non-scarring Alopecia, in many cases we can recommend multiple non-surgical options to help you regrow what you have lost. Remember to treat early because it’s far easier to help you keep your hair than to grow new hair once it’s been lost!
Types of Hair Loss:
Androgenetic Alopecia: Commonly referred to as male and female patterned baldness or genetic hair loss. Over time, your hair follicles begin to shrink and eventually stop producing hair due to excess exposure to DHT.
Alopecia Areata: The result of an autoimmune disease, your body begins attacking healthy hair follicles on your head and/or body, hindering, or completely stopping the follicle’s ability to produce hair. In some cases, it may be a small area and occur only one time. In other cases, Alopecia Areata can lead to Alopecia Totalis.
Alopecia Totalis: Complete hair loss of the scalp, and sometimes may include facial hair.
Alopecia Universalis: An advanced form of Alopecia Areata which causes complete hair loss of the scalp and hair-bearing areas of the body.
Telogen Effluvium: Physical and rarely emotional stress lead to abnormal stress hormone levels and can cause rapid shedding of hair within a short time period. This can be extremely distressing but is usually self limiting.
Anagen Effluvium: Rapid hair loss most commonly associated with medical treatments such as chemotherapy.
Symptoms of Hair Loss:
Hair loss can appear either suddenly or gradually and can have many different associated symptoms. It is most commonly associated with a receding hairline, gradual, generalized thinning of the hair, circular or patchy bald spots with/ without itching or pain. Often, hair loss is most obvious with brushing, washing, and blow-drying hair. Depending on the type of hair loss, some people may also experience painful bumps that can be filled with pus, redness of the scalp, or shiny, scarred, hairless plaques.
What are the Treatments for Hair Loss:
The type of treatment you receive for hair loss depends on the type of hair loss you are experiencing. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers prescription topical and oral medications including Finasteride, Minoxidil, and more. Progressive, non-surgical treatments are also available. Some of these treatments include injections, microneedling with natural growth factors, red light therapy, supplements and much more. We also offer Scalp Micropigmentation that utilizes a unique tattoo process to mimic the appearance of hair follicles and stubble.
Getting Expert Care at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta has been treating hair loss since we were founded. We are also proud and honored to operate Georgia’s first hair loss facility dedicated specifically to women. Since 2015, The Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss has been serving women suffering from various forms of alopecia. Hair loss differs in women, and at times requires specialized diagnostics and treatment.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, don’t hesitate to reach out to our hair loss professionals to schedule an appointment. After a thorough examination and a simple scalp biopsy (if needed), we can identify your type of hair loss and prescribe a course of treatment to address the condition. You don’t have to settle for thinning or receding hair. Our experts understand the importance of having a full head of healthy hair, and we take pride in being part of our patient’s hair journey. If you are ready to contact us for your hair loss diagnosis, schedule your consultation with Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. For more information, practice updates, and dermatology tips, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Welcome to our latest Provider of the Month blog post. This month, we wanted to continue to let our board-certified dermatologists have the opportunity to discuss and recommend some of their favorite cosmetic treatments and services. Our provider of the month for April is Dr. Ashley Curtis, one of the most respected dermatologists in the Southeast, and a recently named Top Doctor in Atlanta by Castle Connolly. Keep reading to hear Dr. Curtis go into detail about her approach to head to toe skin care and some of the outstanding skincare treatments that we perform here at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta.
For Hair Restoration, Dr. Curtis Recommends:
Dr. Curtis is an expert in helping both men and women who experience hair loss. Because there are many causes for hair loss, she knows the importance of proper diagnosis in order to provide the best treatment. Dr. Curtis was instrumental in opening the first hair loss center in Georgia devoted specifically to female patients. She has had incredible experience using non-surgical hair restoration treatments like prescription oral medications, prescription topical compounds, microneedling with natural growth factors, AnteAGE® MD, and more that can stimulate new hair growth.
For Facial Rejuvenation, Dr. Curtis Recommends:
Dr. Curtis has long been a champion of embracing new and emerging cosmetic technologies, as long as they meet her standard of efficacy and safety for patients. Some newer cosmetic treatments that Dr. Curtis has had success treating patients with include the Cartessa™ Tetra Cool Laser and SYLFIRM X RadioFrequency Microneedling. Both are highly effective for treating a very wide variety of skin conditions and issues including wrinkles and fine lines, sun damage, acne, uneven skin tone, and more.
For Long-Term Skin Health, Dr. Curtis Recommends:
Achieving and maintaining healthy, beautiful skin is an ongoing process. Dr. Curtis is very adamant about the importance of having routine skin checks performed by a dermatologist or physician’s assistant in order to keep tabs on any potentially unhealthy changes that the skin may experience. Doing so can be incredibly helpful in the fight against skin cancer. She is also a proponent of wearing sunscreen year-round, even in cooler months, to provide the skin with some degree of protection from the sun’s UV rays when outdoors.
We’re so lucky to have experts like Dr. Curtis in our office to assist our patient with an incredibly wide variety of skincare issues and concerns. If you’re considering a clinical or cosmetic treatment and would like to discuss your skin condition with a true expert, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule an appointment with Dr. Curtis or any of our other licensed providers today. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more skin care tips and practice updates.