Lagrange Dermatologist
2320 Double Churches Rd., Ste. B
Lagrange, Georgia 30240 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Ratz has hospital affiliations at University of Cincinnati; Cleveland Clinic; Ochsner Clinic; Medical College of Georgia.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship: Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic

Treatments offered at Dermatology Specialists of Georgia

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What could I do to improve my looks? (Photo)

After looking at your photo, all I can think of saying is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". You are a very pretty young lady. Why would you want to... READ MORE

Botox and maybe some fillers to smooth my forehead a little when I have acne scars and two forehead lumpy lines? (photo)

While using multiple modalities to smooth your forehead may be necessary to reach the desired result, you should start with CO2 laser fractional... READ MORE

Can my post-Mohs surgery scar be improved? (photos)

Two things make this scar noticeable. One is the color, the other is the shadow cast over the depressed area of the scar. To remedy the color, I would... READ MORE

Will having Botox two days before having dermatologist take out possible precancerous lesion making this look like thus? (Photo)

Pre-cancerous lesions such as actinic keratoses are typically frozen with liquid nitrogen because they involve only the thin first layer of skin. This... READ MORE

Lump after Mohs surgery, will it flatten? (Photo)

The "lump" you are experiencing in your flap repair is called a "trap door" or "pin cushion" defect. It can occur in small flaps and in flaps under... READ MORE

Nearly 3 weeks post excision of basal cell carcinoma and the graft site looks and feels weird with pinging and itching (Photo)

The graft looks viable at this point. Such sensations may represent random firing of sensory nerves in the area called paresthesias. These can be... READ MORE

Facial rash after Botox

Yes, it is possible. A reaction like this can occur after a Botox injection. Having a small amount of the Botox injected to the volar(smooth surface... READ MORE

I had a laser fractional treatment on my whole face,I think something might be wrong it formed pimples?(photos)

Milia(tiny little cysts) can form after dermabrasion or laser resurfacing, and that might be what you are experiencing. I'm a bit more concerned by... READ MORE

Vaseline or Neosporin, 4 weeks after MOH'S removal?

Neosporin contains neomycin which is a very potent skin sensitizer, right up there with poison ivy. Now that you wound has healed, there is no need to... READ MORE

Does it appear I have an infection? Five days post Mohs (Photo)

While the wound does not look infected, it does look tight. Some swelling is normal after surgery like this and, if the flap "just fit", it would... READ MORE

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