2017 is almost over, and it’s certainly been one for the books at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. We’ve been serving the Atlanta area for 40 years, and every year brings a thrilling line-up of medical advances and exciting changes. 2017 is no exception, so we’re looking back on some of the practice’s best moments of the year:
Best Self Best of 2017 Contest
Each year, Best Self magazine takes a reader poll to identify the favorite providers for a variety of health and wellness-related fields, from plastic surgeons to yoga instructors. For the second year in a row, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta was thrilled to be named Atlanta’s Best Dermatology Practice Overall! On top of this practice-wide honor, our own Dr. Ashley Curtis also received the title of Best Women’s Thinning Hair Treatment Provider for her work at our Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss. Thank you to all our patients who nominated and voted for us!
New Treatments and Specials
This year has been full of innovation and advancement in the medical field, and we’re thrilled to bring so many new choices to our patients, including:
This year, we had the joy of opening our own specialty center for eczema, allergies, and other skin sensitivities. This specialty center focuses on needle-free patch testing to determine what allergens and irritants are triggering patients’ skin symptoms. Once we determine your unique triggers, we can help you develop a skin care plan catered to your needs and goals.
- Microneedling for Hair Growth
For patients who are in the earlier stages of hair loss, one of many nonsurgical options is microneedling. This procedure uses short, ultrafine needles to restore health and vitality to the hair follicles and surrounding tissue. For maximum effectiveness, it is often combined with natural growth factors.
- New Hair Transplant Surgery Technology
For patients who seek the more comprehensive results of hair transplant surgery, 2017 improved the process for them as well. Our specialty center, The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research, now offers an advanced new system (one of several choices for FUE hair transplants) that more precisely extracts healthy hair follicles for transplant. The result is a more efficient surgery with smoother results.
Facial fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® have long been a popular choice for wrinkle reduction. This year, both brands came out with beneficial new fillers. Juvéderm® released their new Vollure™ XC, a longer-lasting hyaluronic acid filler for wrinkles around the mouth and nose. Restylane® released Restylane® Refyne™, which offers more flexible molecules so patients can maintain a more natural feel while reducing their wrinkles.
- PicoSure® for Skin Rejuvenation
PicoSure® is a popular laser for tattoo removal, and we’ve been using the equioment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta for years. But they recently released a new lens array that allows the laser to reduce sun damage and restore a more youthful look to the skin, too. It’s successful for nearly any area of the body, and it offers great results without the recovery time of most other laser procedures.
- LunulaLaser® for Nail Fungus
Until now, nail fungus has been notoriously difficult to treat because the fungi typically needs to be targeted underneath the nail, and so the nail gets in the way. LunulaLaser®, however, is an advanced laser that penetrates through the nail to noninvasively treat the fungi at its source. It’s more effective than topical treatments yet with fewer side effects than oral medications.
Micropigmentation is a very precise, tattoo-like process that can be used to disguise lightened scar tissue, stretch marks, and other areas by mimicking the color of your natural skin. At The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research, our trained micropigmentation specialist offers this treatment for the scalp. It can be used to disguise scars from hair transplant surgery, injuries, or other surgeries. Or, for patients with thinning hair, micropigmentation can also be used to make your hair appear fuller.
- SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion®
SilkPeel® is a unique treatment that takes traditional microdermabrasion a step further. On top of exfoliating away the damaged surface skin (microdermabrasion), SilkPeel® simultaneously uses suction to clear out dead skin cells and other debris and also infuses the skin with specialized topical medication. This process is helpful for acne, sun damage, fine lines, acne scars, and just a dull or uneven complexion that could use some brightening.
This year has certainly been a full one for us at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. But through all the hectic months, we’re never too busy to appreciate our valued patients. It’s been a joy to work with you all, and we want to offer you our deepest gratitude for your support and for letting us treat all your skin care needs. To learn more about all we have to offer for your skincare needs, explore our website and follow Dermatology Associates of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+.