We joined the Kee and Will Real Estate Team on an episode of “The More You Know with Kee and Will” this month to discuss the effects of Botox and its impact on aging. Check it out!
MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS: COVID-19 Pandemic
Drs Brody, Casey, Wray, Alexander, and NP Trina
We want you to know we are here for you.
In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, your physicians and nurses at Atlanta Dermatology are still here to serve and care for you. We are devoted to the health and safety of our patients and staff. We will continue to see patients with dermatologic needs in the office and via telemedicine.
If you have a dermatologic need, we will strive to meet it. Please call 404-525-7409 for an appointment. Until we see you next be safe, practice social distancing and reach out to your loved ones. We look forward to being there for you now and when this is behind us.
Seasonal Skin Changes
During the Fall and Winter seasons, Atlanta’s humidity will decrease. Although the lower humidity certainly feels refreshing, many patients experience a worsening of their dry skin conditions, including eczema.
General recommendations of utilizing mild soaps and moisturizers might be sufficient for some patients, but more advanced prescription options are required to alleviate the itching that can often accompany more severe dry skin conditions.
Thankfully, there are several new prescription options for patients who suffer from dry skin and eczema. These newer medicines may be applied topically or injected (for more extensive and severe eczema).
Make an appointment with one of our doctors to chart a course for less dry skin this winter!
Why Isn’t My Sunscreen Working?
You put on sunscreen like you’re supposed to, go out for an enjoyable day at the beach or the park, and then come home with a sunburn – how did that happen?
A couple of factors can result in you getting less protection from your sunscreen than you think you’ll have. The first is that the SPF rating on the tube overstates the practical protection you get by a good margin. It’s not that the manufacturers are trying to pull one over on us; we all use a good deal less than the amount used to assay a product’s SPF rating. So, if you apply a “normal” amount of SPF 30 sunscreen, you’re likely getting quite a bit less.
The second factor is that sunscreen’s active ingredients are degraded by the sun’s energy. After 90 minutes or so, you may still have the vehicle, or lotion, on your skin, but not much active sun protection. That is the reason all products recommend reapplication after a certain period of time.
So, how do you prevent sunburns? First of all, reapply your sunscreen as directed on the product. Realize that you probably aren’t getting the full SPF protection listed on the product and consider using a higher-rated product if you’re consistently getting burned.
What SPF should you use? All dermatologists have their preferences, but using products with SPF 15-30 for daily activities and 30-60 for outdoor activities would be a good place to start. Your particular circumstances may require a different recommendation – be sure to ask your dermatologist what is right for you.
Welcome to Atlanta Dermatology’s new website! We hope our new look is fresh, inviting, and easy to navigate. We will continue to update and upgrade our site over time, and welcome any comments you may have.
This blog will be updated from time to time by our doctors, so check back regularly for new posts on practical skin-related matters.
We may have changed our appearance, but we still provide the same personal, professional service for which we’ve always been known. If you’re new to us, call for an appointment and join the Atlanta Dermatology family today! To our existing patients, it is a pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to caring for you for years to come!