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Skin Conditions Atlanta | Dr. Kathleen J. SmithDermatology Specialists of Atlanta provides the highest quality of care to patients suffering a variety of skin disorders and diseases.Dr. Kathleen J. Smith has had specialty training in diagnosis, surgery and treatment of the skin, hair, and nails of children and adults. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is extremely important defense against infections and the environment. At Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta, Dr. Smith has over 25 years of experience and expertise diagnosing and treating skin disorders. She is committed to providing you with high quality care in a pleasant and professional atmosphere. We know that your skin concerns are personal and unique. We will work with you to find the right treatment for your condition and make tailored recommendation to keep your skin healthy.

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith uses her knowledge and training to diagnose and treat the majority of skin conditions by visual examination alone. However, in certain cases, additional information is helpful to differentiate between similar-appearing processes to make a more specific diagnosis. In these situations, a biopsy may be recommended for examination by Dr. Smith. She will discuss with the patient the importance of the procedure and the potential discoloration of the skin against the potential knowledge that can be gained from the testing.

A biopsy is performed by removing a small sample from the affected skin. The skin will be numbed before the procedure so that there will be no discomfort during the removal. After the biopsy, the site will be covered with a topical antibiotic and a band-aid. Healing generally occurs within 2 to 3 weeks.

A biopsy may be helpful to differentiate between two conditions that may appear very similar. It can be used to distinguish between a cancerous growth and a non-cancerous skin growth or between psoriasis and eczema. An amazing amount of information, unavailable in any other way, can be obtained by microscopic examination of a skin sample.

Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta Provide Treatment for the Following Conditions:

Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta is located in Decatur, Georgia and a convenient location for those living in North Druid Hills, Midtown, Buckhead, Stone Mountain, Tucker, and Clarkston. For great skin call 678-904-4932 to schedule an appointment.

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