Atlanta Dermatologist
232 19th St. NW, Ste. 7230
Atlanta, Georgia 30363 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Brown University
    Medical: Brown University Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Dermatology, Howard University
    Internal Medicine, Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Program

Treatments offered at Atlanta Dermatology & Aesthetics, P.C.

Blog Posts and Articles

Advice for Skin of Color

As a woman of color, I am particularly sensitive to the special needs of pigmented skin. Hyperpigmentation, or the darkening of the skin or nails, is a huge issue for many patients of color and has to be addressed along with the precipitating skin condition. Marked changes in pigmentation may be seen with acne, eczema, lupus and numerous other skin diseases in ethnic skin. I instruct patients on how to navigate treatment of their skin and the residual pigmentary changes that make...

Personalizing Your Skin Care Regimen

The desire for beautiful skin is universal, but the approach we take has to be individualized. In skin care, there is no one-product-fits-all approach. I believe that everyone can have beautiful, radiant skin regardless of age, skin color or class. When patients come to me, I try to provide a skin care regimen that is tailor-made for them. I encourage the use of samples to try out products. After all, a medicated skin care product may work for one person, but irritate...

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It is not safe to wax during isotetinoin use. You could lift the skin and cause scarring. Tweezing would be the only recommended form of hair removal. READ MORE

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