If you’ve experienced skin allergies, you’re likely aware of how frustrating and difficult it can be to maintain healthy skin. Many people tend to self-diagnose, which is often inaccurate and may worsen negative symptoms. If you want to take charge of your skin health, it’s best to receive the expert diagnosis and treatment from an experienced provider at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta
There are a number of factors that affect the severity and frequency of skin allergies. To curb negative physical effects, you must first understand your “triggers”—a term that describes the environmental factors that cause your skin to have a reaction. Common triggers are cosmetic products, sun exposure, certain fabrics, alcohol, dry weather, deodorant, laundry detergent, etc. When you have your in-person appointment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we use a variety of testing methods to help determine which triggers could potentially be causing an allergic reaction on your skin.
It’s also possible that your skin is irritated from an existing dermatologic condition like rosacea, eczema or psoriasis that might be mistaken for skin allergies. When people don’t know their underlying skin issues, they can’t properly treat the root of the problem. Rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis can sometimes resemble the appearance of a skin allergy in the form of rashes, itchiness or inflammation. This is why accurate diagnosis at one of our specialty dermatology centers is crucial.
Treating your skin allergy or condition
Once your skin allergy has been accurately diagnosed, effective treatment will begin to improve symptoms and defend against future triggers. Our team of board-certified dermatologists and physicians assistants have extensive experience with customizing treatment for patients of all ages and skin types. We’ll use your diagnosis or patch test results to match you with effective skin products and advice on how you can sustain long-term relief from your skin allergy. Many patients are surprised at how drastically better they look and feel after making simple adjustments to their skincare routine. Based on your specific skin condition, you’ll receive a personalized topical prescription medication, oral medications, injectable medicine, light therapy or other advanced treatment.
Regardless if you’re experiencing a skin allergy for the first time or if it’s a chronic condition, we provide sustainable solutions that will help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified providers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, please call our office at (404) 256-4457. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more cosmetic and clinical dermatology information and updates on our cosmetic events and specials!