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Dermatology

Our experienced dermatologists consult with, diagnose, and treat patients with a broad range of skin, hair and nail problems.

Medical Office Building, 5th Floor
1447 Harper Street
Augusta, GA 30912
706-721-3291
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  • Dermatology

At Augusta University Health, our team of dermatologists, resident physicians and staff are like a close-knit family. That philosophy extends to our patient care. We look after you and your loved ones with the upmost care and compassion. No matter how simple or complex your dermatological issues are, we are here for you every step of the way.

At Augusta University Health, our team of dermatologists, resident physicians and staff are like a close-knit family. That philosophy extends to our patient care. We look after you and your loved ones with the upmost care and compassion. No matter how simple or complex your dermatological issues are, we are here for you every step of the way.

Why Choose Us

You should be seeing a dermatologist every year as part of a healthy skin routine.  Our dermatologists provide a broad range of care for both adults and children, including:

  • General dermatology: Medical diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the skin, hair and nails, including skin cancer.
  • Cosmetic dermatology: Elective procedures done to improve the look or condition of a patient’s skin and hair.
  • Dermatopathology: A subspecialty that uses microscopic analysis to diagnosis skin disease.
  • Immunodermatology: Studies the way the immune system works to protect the skin.
  • Pediatric dermatology: Diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders and diseases in infants and children.
  • Surgical dermatology: We offer a full spectrum of medical and cosmetic surgical procedures.

The skin is the largest organ in your body. We specialize in all conditions that affect your skin, hair and nails, including:

  • Adolescent and teen acne
  • Adult acne
  • Alopecia areata
  • Celiac disease
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Latex allergy
  • Rosacea
  • Albinism
  • Ataxia telangiectasia
  • Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa
  • Ectodermal dysplasia
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Xeroderma pigmentosa
  • Bacterial infections (MRSA and Staph)
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Venereal disease
  • Head lice
  • Scabies
  • Melanoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides (Alibert-Bazin syndrome or granuloma fungoides)
  • Warts
  • Moles
  • Skin tags

We care a lot about your skin health and you should too! Start making your annual dermatology visit with us. Our dermatologists see everything from plantar warts, to teen and adult acne, to skin cancer.

We use all the newest diagnostic testing and treatments available in dermatology today to care for our patients including:

  • Allergy testing, such as patch testing to identify of the causes of contact allergies.
  • Phototherapy UVB and Psoralen UVA (PUVA), therapy for psoriasis, vitiligo and other ultraviolet light responsive disorders.
  • Photopheresis, also called extracorporeal photochemotherapy, for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Expertise in hard to treat skin disorders

We are a regional referral center for many difficult dermatologic disorders that other dermatologists are not able to treat. Our department has the knowhow to treat:

  • Blistering diseases
  • Cutaneous allergies
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Fungal diseases
  • Vasculitis
  • Skin cancer

Skin cancer strikes more people worldwide than any other type of cancer. If you’re among those who have been diagnosed, or are concerned that you might have an increased risk of skin cancer, depend on Augusta University Health’s Skin Cancer Program.

Our Skin Cancer Program is staffed by a team made up of dermatologists, surgeons, a Mohs surgeon, a dermatopathologist, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who work together to diagnose and treat cancers such as,

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Other types of skin cancer

Georgia Cancer Center is a part of Augusta University Health. They are the leading cancer center in the area and provide education to the public on the dangers of skin cancer, how to prevent it, and the importance of regular skin cancer screenings. They also sponsor free annual skin cancer screenings.

We offer a full spectrum of surgical procedures to treat more serious dermatology problems. Surgeries are performed to remove damaged or diseased skin and nails, this includes:

  • Excisions
  • Laser surgery
  • Mohs surgery, for skin cancer removal
  • Nail surgery
  • Skin flaps and grafts

Augusta University Health’s dermatology department is happy to offer patients elective cosmetic skin procedures as well. We understand that the sun, environmental factors, acne, and age can all contribute to skin damage—damage that can create wrinkles and fine lines, scars, or dark spots. We can help you look your best with:

  • Advanced laser treatments for redness
  • Botox
  • Dermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Cryotherapy
  • Laser hair removal
  • Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® fillers
  • Spider vein surgery (sclerotherapy)
  • VBeam pulsed dye laser treatments
  • Hair replacement surgery

If you are interested in "turning back the clock" or just want to keep your youthful appearance, come see us for a cosmetic consultation. Cosmetic procedures are not always covered by insurance. Contact your insurance company to find out more.

Outreach

Our dermatologists offer expertise and knowledge to the surrounding community through:

  • Community Service: We provide free screenings for skin problems to underserved populations on a regular basis at the Costa-Layman Health Fair in Edgefield and Clinica Latina on the Augusta University Health campus.
  • Community Education: We visit local schools to teach children the importance of caring for, and protecting, their skin as part of life long skin health.

Patient Resources

You will find everything you need to know as a dermatology patient including what to bring to your appointment and websites with information that might be of interest you.

Appointments

To help ensure your first visit is smooth and worry-free, we have provided some useful information and recommendations. Here are some tips for your dermatology visit.

  • Allow plenty of extra time to arrive for your appointment. Arriving 15 minutes before your first visit is always a good idea
  • Please bring a complete list of your current medications and dosage with you to your appointment
  • Bring your insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid cards
  • Bring a photo ID
  • Bring proof of residency
  • Co-pays are expected at the time of appointment

Helpful dermatology websites

 

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