With the coming of fall, many Atlanta residents check in here for their regular, professional skin scan, an important precaution for avoiding skin cancer in the sunny South. The best-informed patients in many cases see this as the perfect occasion to discover and treat anything else that might be a concern when it comes to the condition of their skin.
Despite our everyday familiarity with our skin, it nevertheless is our body’s largest organ. Not only does the skin keep everything else in place and form the parts we present to the world, but the skin is also remarkably complex and layered. Many don’t realize, for example, that lower layers of the skin play a role in our metabolism, even as the upper layers take part in distributing nutrients and hydration throughout the body.
Every Good Reason to Take Care
Taking care of our skin’s appearance, then, is just a good barometer for taking care of our health. Disorders and discomforts of the skin are not only conditions to remedy, but also are clues to self-care and well-being that run even deeper.
Dry skin, oily skin, droop, or discoloration are only a few of the things that prompt people to seek relief from a professional dermatologist here in Atlanta. The situations we help to resolve also include conditions for which people feel high stakes indeed.
For More than the Usual Suspects
One such condition, so common that too many take it for granted, is acne. For many, acne is far more than the occasional embarrassment of an inconvenient zit, arising surprisingly to coincide with a graduation, a wedding, or a prom. In fact, tens of thousands of people suffer in silence from waking up every day to a new face because of the most pernicious forms of acne, which are more widespread than one might imagine.
Far more than merely an adolescent phase, acne can persist into adulthood. The occasions acne can threaten include class reunions as well as high school proms. For folks who know this kind of suffering, we are grateful for the chance to apply the most up-to-date treatments, as well as compassion and understanding.
Looking Beyond the List
The list of skin conditions and concerns that we can help people address runs clear through the alphabet, from acne to melasma to warts – and every letter in between. We prefer, however, to consider the outcomes, the relief and satisfaction, and yes, the smiles we see after we have done our work.
It would be a privilege to become your source for dermatology relief. The opportunity to use what we have learned and practice to improve the lives of our fellow Atlanta residents is a rewarding role, for which we are grateful.