Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins

Visible veins are one of those cosmetic issues that can affect people of all ages, skin types, and walks of life. And especially in a place like Atlanta, feeling too self-conscious to wear shorts or skirts can make the warmer months uncomfortable. But one aspect of visible veins (whether they’re on the legs or the face) that many people don’t realize is the difference between varicose veins and spider veins. While they’re similar issues, these two vein conditions have some key differences, and the guide below can help you understand which condition you have (or whether you have both), and how your veins can be treated at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA)’s own specialty center: The Atlanta Center for Veins.
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At DAA, our goal is to helpevery patient achieve beautiful skin from head to toe, and that includes elements under the surface, like spider veins and varicose veins. Whether your visible veins are causing you physical discomfort or simply holding you back from loving your appearance, we’re here to help. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn about your treatment options. Or, for more fun facts, skin care tips, and special offers, follow DAA on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Introducing the Eczema Center at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta

All of us have good days and bad days with our skin. One day your face may break out with acne, the next day you may have itchy dryness, and the next day your skin may have a beautiful glow. But for people with certain skin conditions like eczema, contact dermatitis, allergies, and rosacea, this inconsistency is far more intense because certain triggers can severely aggravate their symptoms. To cater to these types of conditions and offer comprehensive care for sensitive skin, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) is proud to announce our new Eczema Center.

Introducing the Eczema Center at Dermatology Associates of AtlantaFor patients with the skin conditions above, one of the first steps toward healthier skin is finding out what triggers you should be on the lookout for. DAA’s Eczema Center offers a variety of specialized techniques in order to determine each patient’s specific triggers. While a traditional allergy test uses needle pricks, we primarily use a method called patch testing: a needle-free way to evaluate your skin’s reaction to various substances and chemicals. As opposed to commercially-available patch tests which use just 35 substances, our routine patch testing alone uses 80 common irritants and allergens to identify which ones are causing your breakouts. In addition to this expanded testing, we can also use a patient’s own skin care products (or other substances that their skin regularly comes into contact with) to evaluate exactly what is making them break out, and we offer other modes of testing when necessary as well.

Once your unique triggers have been identified, our board-certified dermatologists, physician assistants, and other experienced medical professionals will also use this enhanced understanding of your skin to make personalized recommendations about your skin care. We will be able to offer you precise advice about how to care for your skin on a day-to-day basis, and about what types of products to use and to avoid. For some patients, we can also recommend professional treatments and offer customized topical medications and even prescription compounds tailored to your skin’s unique needs.

Rashes and skin irritation can put a damper on any day, not to mention a special occasion. Fortunately, by first identifying your unique irritants and then catering treatments to your skin, we can provide every patient with the individualized and effective care they need, from head to toe. To get started with an appointment at DAA’s Eczema Center, give us a call at 404-256-4457. Or, for more skin care tips, special offers, and the latest news from our office, follow Dermatology Associates of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Love Your Look and Your Budget with February Savings

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! It’s a holiday that carries different meanings for different people. But whether you’ll be spending the day celebrating the love you have for your significant other, your family members, or your friends, it’s also a perfect occasion to show yourself some love by finally booking that cosmetic treatment you may have been considering. Luckily for you, that just got easier, because we have a wide variety of special offers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) to help you celebrate and save all month long.

SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion®


DAAFeb2017 (Web)Another exciting new treatment at DAA, SilkPeel® offers a new take on microdermabrasion (a popular procedure that exfoliates away damaged surface skin). While SilkPeel® offers the same exfoliating benefits microdermabrasion does, it takes a three-in-one approach by deep-cleansing and applying a customized, medical-grade topical solution, all at the same time as the exfoliation process. The result is a clearer, brighter, more even complexion, and it’s particularly successful for patients who suffer from acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.


90-Day PCA Peel Challenge

Our 90-Day Chemical Peel Challenge is back by popular demand! Get your “before” photos taken at DAA’s Skin Medics™ Medical Spa, purchase a savings package (complete with three PCA chemical peels you’ll receive over the course of 90 days, as well as our ultralight moisturizer and a $25 gift certificate for a total savings of $350), then return at the end of the 90-day period to have your “after” photos taken. At the end of the challenge, the patient with the best results will be named the winner, and will receive their choice of either SkinMedica® TNS Essential Serum or a $250 DAA gift certificate. But remember, you need to begin the challenge by February 28th, 2017 in order to enjoy the savings and the benefits!


Laser Hair Removal


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Cosmetic Day + Glo Minerals Makeup Event: February 15th, 2017


DAA February 2017 cosmetic dayOne day, multiple great opportunities! As always, our Cosmetic Day will feature fantastic special offers on nearly all of our cosmetic facial injectables, like Botox®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®  Lyft, and more. Plus, a Glo Minerals makeup artist is now accepting appointments for February 15th to perform tutorials and informational sessions right here at DAA, so you can get personalized advice on makeup tips, color recommendations, and more. And last but not least, a representative for our new SilkPeel® treatment will be available to allow you to sample this exceptional new rejuvenating and acne-fighting twist on microdermabrasion.

Glo Minerals Fresh Start Makeup Event Skin MedicsWith this many savings opportunities to choose from, all right here at the Best Dermatology Practice in Atlanta according to Best Self magazine’s annual resident poll, there are no excuses for still feeling bummed about whatever skin concern is bothering you. To nab your savings before our appointment book is full, give us a call today at 404-256-4457. Or, to stay up-to-date on all the latest specials and events, follow Dermatology Associates of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.



What’s the Difference between Traditional and Fractionated Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Since the 1970s, lasers have evolved and taken on many different forms to be able to treat a number of skin issues, from wrinkles to rosacea to unwanted tattoos, and even some types of skin cancer. But one of the most exceptional changes in laser technology has been the use of fractionated lasers. This newer technique, performed frequently at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), offers the powerful and natural-looking results of traditional laser skin resurfacing but with significantly less recovery time. At DAA, we offer two of the most advanced technologies for fractional laser treatments: Fraxel® and DOT Therapy, and both have been delivering exceptional results for over ten years.

But what exactly is fractional laser skin resurfacing, and how does it lower the downtime so greatly while still producing exceptional results? In the video below, our very own Dr. Edmond Griffin, board-certified dermatologist and founder of DAA, explains the differences between traditional and fractionated laser treatments and how they can benefit you as a patient.

The idea of fractional skin treatments has now spread beyond the world of lasers as well. At DAA, we also offer procedures like Infini™ Skin Tightening, Réjuvapen® micro needling, and Fractora™ Facial Rejuvenation, all of which use the same principle: impacting tiny spots on the skin to produce an all-over healing and revitalizing effect. To learn whether one of these fractionated procedures can help you achieve smoother, younger-looking skin, schedule a consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Or, for more skin care tips and the latest dermatology news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chemical Peels

As dermatologists, we’re constantly answering questions from patients whose only knowledge about cosmetic skin treatments like Botox® injections and laser procedures comes from popular culture and movies. While we’re thrilled that media is exposing patients to the fact that they have many options for addressing their cosmetic concerns, the information portrayed is often oversimplified, misconstrued, or exaggerated. To help you separate fact from fiction, our providers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) are here to answer a few common Hollywood-inspired questions about one of our most popular and versatile procedures: chemical peels.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chemical PeelsI had always thought of chemical peels as an anti-aging treatment, but I’ve recently heard of people in their 20s getting them—what can chemical peels actually treat?

While they can do wonders for wrinkles, peels are actually far more versatile than most people realize. The basic action of a chemical peel is to cause the body to reproduce the top layers of skin, activating the healing process and exfoliating away the current, usually sun-damaged skin. That means that a peel can essentially improve any issues that exist in that surface skin—fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, scars, melasma, rough skin, a dull or uneven complexion, and even active acne in some cases. It all depends on the specific formula used and the depth of your treatment.

I try to stick with natural foods and cosmetics, so that word “chemical” scares me a bit. Exactly what kinds of “chemicals” are we talking about?

Peels use different types of medical acids and acids derived from sugars like lactic and glycolic acid to impact your skin to varying degrees. For example, light peels often use alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or another mild formula, while medium peels typically use glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and deeper peels usually use TCA or phenol. The specific type(s) of acid used in your chemical peel will depend on the aesthetic issues you want to target, and our providers can recommend the ideal peel for you.

What should I expect when I go in for my chemical peel appointment? What does the chemical peel process actually look like?

The first step is to clear away any products, oil, or debris on your skin, so one of our licensed medical aestheticians or other experienced and licensed medical professionals will begin by cleansing your skin. They will then brush on the solution (which will be matched to your specific aesthetic goals), and give it a specified amount of time to work, depending on the depth of peel you’re looking for. When the desired depth is reached, your provider will remove the solution and will typically apply cool compresses, soothing cream, or both. The entire process is rather brief, often lasting just 30 minutes to an hour, or even less for some lighter peels.

How much “peeling” are we talking about? Am I going to have to hide at home?

For anyone who’s picturing Mrs. Doubtfire taking that mask off, you can relax—the actual peeling is often milder than patients expect. While medium and deeper chemical peels will typically remind you of the peeling your skin undergoes after a hefty sunburn, lighter peels actually create a much more subtle exfoliation, resulting in little visible peeling. However, you will need to avoid sun exposure for several weeks and you may need some recovery time at home depending on the depth of your peel, so before your procedure, your provider will discuss the specific details of the treatment depth they would recommend for you.

I’ve seen some “home chemical peels” in ads and at the drug store. What’s the deal? Is this really something I can just do at home?

There are a select few home chemical peels that can be both safe and worth your time, like Baby Foot™, a chemical peel for the feet, although you’ll need to purchase this from a medical facility like our medical spa Skin Medics™ because it’s a medical-grade product. But for the most part, in order for a peel to be safe enough for home use, it will be incredibly mild and you can expect little or no visible improvement. When in doubt (especially for anything regarding your health and safety), have an experienced professional do the job instead.

Not only do patients sometimes underestimate the power and versatility of chemical peels, but they actually underestimate the number of cosmetic treatments that are truly available to them. So many patients live with aesthetic concerns that add stress and self-consciousness to their lives on a daily basis when there is a rather simple solution that they simply aren’t aware of. To discuss your cosmetic issues and the options available to help you, schedule a consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Or, for skin care tips, special offers, and more, follow DAA on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

More Hair, No Surgery: Your Hair Restoration Options

Whether you’re a man or a woman, it’s never a pleasant moment to look in the mirror and realize that your hair is becoming thinner. While hair transplant surgery is typically the most successful treatment (when paired with products to limit future hair loss, since it’s a progressive condition), it’s understandable that most patients are hesitant about undergoing surgery. The good news is that there are actually a number of non-surgical methods available as well, especially for patients who are still in the early stages of hair loss, and we offer the full range of options at both of our hair restoration specialty centers: The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research and The Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss.

More Hair, No Surgery Your Hair Restoration OptionsPlatelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

You may have heard of PRP before, because it has been used successfully in a number of medical and cosmetic areas. The treatment involves taking a small vial of the patient’s own blood and extracting a component of it called the platelet-rich plasma. This contains powerful natural growth factors, which can be used to stimulate the healing process. While it can be injected to help repair certain orthopedic injuries and to create skin-firming collagen, when it comes to hair restoration, we apply the PRP topically and use micro needling to create pathways into the deeper layers of the skin. By enhancing the health and performance of the hair follicles, the procedure may be used as a standalone hair restoration method or as a way to supplement and improve the results of hair transplant surgery.

Red Light Therapy

We have technology to thank for one of the most successful yet least invasive treatments available. Red light therapy (sometimes called low-level light therapy, or LLLT) uses LED lights, lasers, or both to apply precise wavelengths of energy to the scalp. This energy triggers cell activity and stimulates the hair follicles into improved hair growth. At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s two specialty hair restoration centers, we offer red light therapy as an in-office treatment, but we also offer a portable product called iGrow®, which allows patients to continue their treatment at home.

Topical Medications

Especially for patients who are just beginning to notice thinning hair, topical medications can offer a simple and inexpensive way to limit the progression of hair loss. Most patients have already heard of Rogaine®, which has often proven successful in slowing down hair loss, but if you’re looking for a stronger or more specialized option, we also offer a product called AQ Hair Complex as well as customized prescription compounds which our providers will design specifically for your unique needs. Whichever product is best for you, we recommend a combination of topical medications and therapeutic treatments to all our patients, so that you’re not only repairing the hair loss that has already happened but also limiting the hair loss that happens in the future as well.

Oral Medications

Your body’s internal chemistry can have a powerful impact on hair loss, and certain oral medications have been designed to enhance the health and longevity of your hair follicles from the inside out. Offered at both The Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss and The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research, one of the most effective prescriptions available is finasteride, which often goes by the brand names of Proscar® or Propecia®. Many of our patients have also seen success with nutritional supplements like Help Hair® and Viviscal® Professional, which focus primarily on the vitamins and amino acids which nourish the hair follicles from within.

Hair thinning and hair loss affect a larger percentage of both men and women than most people realize. In fact, it will affect the majority of us at some point in our lives. Whether your hair loss is caused by genetics, hormones, hair trauma, or other causes, rest assured that we will be able to identify the best possible treatments for you. If you’re ready to learn about your options (surgical, non-surgical, or both), call Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule a consultation. Or, for more information and tips about our services, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Celebrate the New Year with Savings

new skin care specials at DAAWelcome to 2017! It’s always exciting to kick off a new year full of possibilities. At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), our hope is that each of our valued patients enjoys a successful and exciting year ahead, and to give you a head start, we’re starting 2017 with some great specials, events, and discounts.

daa-january-2017-cosmetic-daysdaa-january-2017-cosmetic-daysCosmetic Day: January 18th, 2017

Cosmetic Day is always a favorite among our patients, and it’s back in 2017! This event features one-day-only savings on nearly all of our wrinkle reduction injections: Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, Belotero Balance®, and more. Whether you’re ready to try a new injectable or it’s time for a new treatment with your old favorite, be sure to schedule your cosmetic injectables appointment in advance, because our Cosmetic Day schedule fills up quickly.

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While Cosmetic Day offers special pricing on nearly all of our injectables, you can receive an exceptional discount on two particular varieties throughout January: Restylane® and Perlane®. Both are facial fillers, designed to “fill in” wrinkles like laugh lines (or “parentheses” around the mouth), marionette lines, nasolabial folds, vertical lines above the upper lip, and more. Not sure which filler is the best fit for you? Schedule a consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to discuss your options.

The Perfect Derma™ Peel

Chemical peels are one of the most versatile and customizable treatments we offer, and this is especially true for our newest addition: The Perfect Derma™ Peel. This peel can address a number of skin issues at once, including age spots, wrinkles, melasma, acne, and more by combining multiple ingredients with a track record of success. Like most peels, The Perfect Derma™ Peel can offer the greatest benefit when it’s performed as a series, so if you purchase three treatments this month, you’ll receive a fourth for free.

Alastin Skin Nectar™

One of the newest skincare products we offer is a unique formula called Alastin Skin Nectar™. Alastin developed their own TriHex Technology™ as the basis for all of their products, which focuses on a particular part of the skin for a more youthful and clean complexion.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions this year is to finally tackle acne, aging, or other concerns you have with your skin and your appearance, it can certainly seem overwhelming when you’re first realizing how many options you have. But rest assured that our board-certified dermatologists, physician assistants, aestheticians, and other providers are here to help you navigate your choices and find the best ones for you. If you’re ready to get started, schedule your appointment with us today. Or, to keep an eye on our future specials, events, and skin care tips, follow Dermatology Associates of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year from DAA

The holidays are always cause for celebration at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA), not only because of the holidays themselves, but also because we can reflect back on yet another successful and exciting year in both general and cosmetic dermatology. In case you’ve been just as busy as we have, here are some highlights from 2016:

Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year from DAANew Products and Services

We’re always on a mission to bring our patients the best and most advanced options for all their skin care needs from head to toe, and this year certainly didn’t disappoint. Take a look at our new additions:

  • Alastin Skin Nectar™ – This unique product focuses on a vital but often overlooked part of the skin called the extracellular matrix, and it does this with the TriHex Technology™ that Alastin developed after years of research. The result is younger-looking skin that is more protected against future damage.
  • New Chemical Peels: The Perfect Derma™ and melanage™ MiniPeel – Chemical peels are a patient favorite at Skin Medics™, our on-site medical spa, because they’re versatile and able to address a wide number of aesthetic concerns at once. This year, we added two new options: The Perfect Derma™ combines a number of successful ingredients for a powerful result, and the melanage™ MiniPeel is perfect for those just looking brighten and enhance their skin with a light peel.
  • Viviscal® Professional Hair Growth Supplements – Our Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research and Griffin Center for Women’s Hair Loss specialize in everything about hair loss and hair restoration. As a way to enhance the results of your treatments, we offer Viviscal® oral hair growth supplements.
  • Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting – Coloring in your eyebrows and putting on mascara every morning can be frustrating and time-consuming, but if you want to make your brows and lashes darker and more noticeable (or if you simply want their color to better complement your hair and facial features), our licensed and experience aestheticians at Skin Medics™ Medical Spa are here to help.
  • DermaPlaning – Many of our patients already know how important it is to exfoliate regularly, and like microdermabrasion, dermaplaning offers a professional exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and surface debris. However, dermaplaning also removes the extremely fine vellus hairs throughout the face as well, leading to an impeccably smooth and soft feel.
  • BodyFX™ Non-Surgical Body Contouring and Cellulite Reduction – Nearly all of us have some unwanted fat we want to remove, but surgical liposuction can sometimes be difficult to fit into the schedule and the budget. BodyFX™ is a new method for non-invasive fat reduction which also reduces cellulite in the treatment area as well.
  • Fractora™ Facial Rejuvenation – This highly successful procedure combines two different ways to promote skin-firming collagen: miconeedling and controlled warmth. The ultrafine needles deliver radio frequency (RF) energy to the precise level of the skin where it’s needed to help your skin become firmer, smoother, and more youthful.
  • Lumecca™ Photo Rejuvenation – As a fantastic way to reduce the appearance of age spots, sun damage, rosacea or facial redness, spider veins, vascular lesions, and even freckles, photo rejuvenation uses a light which is absorbed by the skin without actually piercing the skin, so recovery time is minimal but the results are exceptional.
  • CoolMini™ – CoolSculpting® has long been a popular way to reduce excess fat in the abdomen, “love handles,” back, thighs, and more. But one area many people also struggle with is the “double chin.” This fat can be particularly resistant to diet and exercise, so this year, CoolSculpting® released their new CoolMini™ applicator designed specifically to address this common problem area.
  • Dermaflage® for Healing and Concealing Scars – As anyone with acne scars, surgical scars, or scars from injury knows, typical makeup doesn’t do much to conceal an indented scar. Used by professional makeup artists as well as medical personnel, Dermaflage® is a silicone scar filler that covers your scar so it blends in discretely with your natural skin, making it nearly or entirely invisible.
  • SkinCeuticals® Skin Care Products – At DAA, we’re dedicated to not only treating our patients’ skin while they’re in our office, but also to helping patients sustain and improve the health of their skin at home, too. A crucial part of this is offering the right skin care products to fit everyone’s needs, and to further improve the variety of products we carry, this year we added the well-known line SkinCeuticals® to the mix. As a brand that focuses on scientifically-supported methods and ingredients, SkinCeuticals® provides highly effective products to treat a variety of skin care issues.


Best Dermatology Practice in Atlanta

Another high note in 2016 is that DAA was awarded the title of Atlanta’s Best Dermatology Practice in Best Self’s annual survey. Each year, Atlanta residents nominate and vote on their favorite businesses and practitioners for a number of health and wellness-related fields, from plastic surgeons to yoga instructors. It was a great honor to hear that our patients have been so happy with our services that they felt we were deserving of this exciting award.

All of us at DAA have so much to be grateful for this holiday season, including all of you, our valued patients. We’re honored to help you strive for your medical and aesthetic goals, and we look forward to continuing to do so in 2017. To learn more about our practice or to see all our monthly special offers, follow Dermatology Associates of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Or, contact us to schedule an appointment today.

What is the Difference Between Hormonal and Bacterial Acne?

Our board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta are constantly seeing patients who ask, “My friend used this facial wash and it cleared his acne right up, but I’ve been using it for months with no results. Am I doing something wrong?” The reality is that acne is a much more complex condition than patients realize, and even though it can look the same to the untrained eye, each patient’s acne has its own unique set of causes. Today, we’ll delve a little deeper into some of these causes and how they affect your acne treatment options.

One of the key players in acne is sebum—the oil your skin naturally produces. Acne blemishes can form primarily from one of two different issues:

  1. A hormonal imbalance is causing your body to produce more sebum than it needs. The excess sebum then clogs your pores, cutting off their oxygen and leading to the inflammation that makes a pimple look red and puffy.
  2. Certain types of bacteria infect your pores and create acne blemishes.

For some, acne is actually a combination of both hormones and bacteria. Sebum allows acne-causing bacteria to thrive, so if you have excess sebum, not only could it clog your pores on its own but it also provides an excellent environment for the acne-causing bacteria as well.

The first step toward treating your acne is determining the underlying causes that are contributing to your condition, because different treatments address different causes, from acne laser treatments to topical and oral antibiotics for acne and other types of medications like spironolactone (diuretic), Aczone® (antibacterial & anti-inflammatory), and even Accutane if necessary. Check out our chart below to get a better idea of which acne treatment options are well-suited for the various types of acne:


The explanations above are a bit simplified in order to make them more clear and accessible to patients who haven’t had the years of specialized training and experience our providers have. Still, they’re a great starting point to help you better understand your acne and why it’s so important to use treatments that are recommended for your specific condition—because your friend’s acne may have an entirely different cause than yours. To start treating your acne in a more targeted and personalized way, schedule an appointment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Or, for more skin care tips and our monthly special offers, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Your Options for Body Contouring

Who doesn’t wish they could just make unwanted fat vanish from one “problem area” or another? At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we’re big proponents of diet and exercise as the best way to reach and maintain a healthy weight. The problem, though, is that you can’t choose where your body loses fat from, so you can be perfectly healthy and fit while still having stubborn pockets of fat dragging your self-confidence down. If you’re happy with your weight but you’re not so crazy about your shape, modern medicine has plenty of help to offer.

At DAA, we offer four different options for body contouring, ranging from an enhanced version of traditional liposuction to entirely non-invasive procedures (meaning there are no incisions or injections). To help you compare, below is an overview of the fat reduction treatments we offer: BodyFX™, CoolSculpting®, UltraShape®, and liposuction with SlimLipo™.


For some patients, the most difficult part of becoming confident in their appearance is figuring out which treatment option is best for them. But rest assured, you don’t need to make the decision on your own. Get started with a fat reduction consultation at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, which one of our licensed and experienced providers can explain your options and recommend the procedure that is best suited to your goals. If you’re looking for more answers about the many general and cosmetic dermatology services we offer, from detecting and treating skin cancer to Botox® injections, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.