Atlanta Dermatology Articles

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Is Melanoma Lethal?

By Buckhead Dermatology | August 12, 2021

As a dermatologist, skin cancer is one of the greatest health concerns that we see in the office. It is a serious health condition that is extremely prevalent in the United states. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology Association states that 1 in 5 Americans will develop some type of skin cancer during their…

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4 Tips for Clearing Acne Before Your Wedding

By Buckhead Dermatology | August 5, 2021

For many people, their wedding day is one of the biggest days of their lives. Months of planning and high expectations make it an exciting and beautiful time, but also one that can be full of pressure and anxiety. If you suffer from acne, it can be even more stressful hoping that your skin stays…

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3 Tips for Treating Your Eczema

By Buckhead Dermatology | July 28, 2021

If you are one of the over 31 million Americans who have a form of eczema, you know that the condition can be uncomfortable and even downright painful. Many people don’t realize that there are 7 different types of eczema and that treatments can vary for each. But no matter if you have a mild…

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5 Myths About Acne

By Buckhead Dermatology | July 22, 2021

When you are dealing with breakouts, you want information to help you treat and get rid of the problem. For many people, that means getting on the Internet to do some research about acne, its causes and the most effective treatments. And while there is no shortage of information available online, there is still a…


Melasma and Hyperpigmentation: What’s the Difference?

By Buckhead Dermatology | July 15, 2021

Is melasma the same as hyperpigmentation? Both of these terms are frequently used to describe skin conditions that result in dark patches of the skin, especially on the face. But, are these two conditions the same thing? Are there different treatment options depending on the cause of the dark patches? Dr. Straughn of Buckhead Dermatology…

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Do You Have Severely Chapped or Dry Lips?

By Buckhead Dermatology | July 9, 2021

When you are suffering from extremely dry or chapped lips, it can be all you think about. They can often be uncomfortable, and even painful and bloody. Treating chapped lips can be a challenge because there are so many possible causes of the condition. To make treatment even more complicated, the medicated lip balms you…

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5 FAQs About Acne

By Buckhead Dermatology | July 2, 2021

As one of the leading acne dermatologists in Atlanta, Buckhead Dermatology frequently fields questions from patients who are suffering from big breakouts and severe acne. Acne is one of the most challenging skin conditions because it can take time and persistence to treat, not to mention the emotional toll it can take. Acne is extremely…

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What is Athlete’s Foot?

By Buckhead Dermatology | June 26, 2021

Athlete’s foot is not very pleasant to talk about, but it is very common. Despite its name, anyone could get athlete’s foot. Without treatment, you could run the risk of developing a more serious infection. If you believe you may have athlete’s foot, contact your dermatologist right away to begin treatment. There are very effective…

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Is a Mole the Same as a Skin Tag?

By Buckhead Dermatology | June 19, 2021

Moles and skin tags are two very common growths that people experience. However, people often get the two confused. They may have a similar appearance and both are typically harmless. But depending on their locations, they can be irritating and unpleasant to look at. If you have a spot on your skin, especially a new…

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Hormonal Acne in Women and How to Handle It

By Buckhead Dermatology | June 11, 2021

Many people think of acne as something that happens to teenagers. The reality is that many people experience acne throughout their lives and well into adulthood. Women, in particular, can suffer from acne due to the hormonal changes that come with their menstrual cycles.  If you suffer from regular breakouts as a woman, you might…