Hattiesburg Dermatologic Surgeon
201 S. Main St.
Petal, Mississippi 39465 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Roy has hospital affiliations at Merit Health Wesley; Stone County Hospital; Forrest General; & Covington County Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Miami
    Medical: DO, NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Grandview Hospital/Kettering Medical Center
    Dermatology, Midwestern University
    Dermatology, Kingman Regional Medical Center

Treatments offered at David B. Roy, DO, FAOCD, FAAD

Blog Posts and Articles

Acne Treatment Post-Accutane

Dear Readers, We have had several questions regarding isotretinoin, better known by its old trade name, Accutane. I will tackle two of these questions today. The first question is, “Why is Accutane not working after 6 months?” The answer to this question is not often clear and may be due to several factors. The first question I would ask is, what dose were you taking and how much do you weigh? The typical dosage for the medication is .5 t...

Tips on Tattoo Removal & Maintaining Tattoo Health

Thinking About Getting a Tattoo or Need a Tattoo Removal? From 2010 to 2015, the tattoo industry grew exponentially. In 2015 the Federal Drug Administration estimated that nearly 45 million Americans had at least one tattoo. An expansion in the variety of tattoo services that are offered by artists (i.e. invisible ink, 3D tattoos, and more detailed tattoos) has been largely responsible for this boon. The industry will only continue to grow as new technologies become...

Discussion of Laser Services

Laser treatments offer effective ways to reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and other flaws in our skin. What is Candela Gentle? Candela Gentle is a non-invasive laser light treatment for hair removal. Candela Gentle devices emit laser energy that is absorbed by the hair follicle and damages the root without damaging the pores and skin around it. Some hair will disappear with the treatment and the rest should follow in 2 to 3 weeks. Candela Gentle also is also a safe and...

Infantile Hemangiomas

There are two major types of vascular abnormalities that occur in newborns – vascular tumors and vascular malformations. What distinguishes these abnormalities is their ability to proliferate and grow. While vascular tumors do proliferate, either for a limited period of time or forever, vascular malformations do not typically grow. If they do grow it is a very slow process. There are several different types of vascular tumors. These include but a...

Eczema: Article written to the Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association

Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) is a challenging and often difficult to control condition that can be confusing and frustrating for both patients and clinicians. Herein I have attempted to simplify the process of treatment and the decision to pursue a more in depth work-up. Below is a copy of a care plan that you may give to all patients with AD. This protocol is appropriate for most children with mild to moderate disease. I typically select ointments...

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What is the Average Cost of Juvederm Per Unit?

Juvederm is a little different than Botox. Botox is sold by the unit and that can vary from $10-$16 typically. Juvederm is sold by syringe and that... READ MORE

How much does Botox cost?

Nationally, most providers will charge anywhere between $10-16 per unit of Botox, with the national average being around $13 per unit. The price of... READ MORE

Mohs surgery 6 weeks ago my scalp for squamous cell carcinoma. Healed but it left a raised scar. Is it back?

There are several reasons a scar tissue may develop and raise up after a surgery. As your question points out, a recurrence is always a concern. Most... READ MORE

I've been suffering from mild acne for a month, tried every other topical treatment. Nothing worked. Is Isotroin 10 commendable?

Low dose isotretinoin therapy is an option for the treatment of acne, but there are pros and cons to consider. On the plus side, low dose treatment... READ MORE

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