Hattiesburg Dermatologic Surgeon
201 S. Main St.
Petal, Mississippi 39465 US
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I would like to thank Dr. David Roy and his staff at the Pine Belt Dermatology Skin Cancer Center in Petal, MS for the outstanding service I received when they removed a Basal Cell Carcinoma from my upper lip this week. They had to remove one-third of my lip and some of my muscle above the lip, and even though it looks swollen and frightful now, it appears that my lip will return very closely...

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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

Online Dermatology Visits by Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Overview: Technology in the healthcare industry is constantly changing, and as reluctant as some practices may be in accepting it, every day it becomes more ingrained in our day to day operations within healthcare. Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center has always embraced the opportunity to use technology to further serve our patients. That is why we are excited to announce that we now offer online, virtual, consultations. There is a large population of...

Dr. Roy's Take On Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Most of us are familiar with the more common skin cancers – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. One that you may not be aware of is Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). The first report of this cancer was in 1972. Since that time, the incidence of MCC has increased significantly. Between 1986 and 2001 the incidence of MCC increased approximately 8% each year. So what is Merkel cell carcinoma, and how does it differ from t...

Squamous Cell Carcinoma - When Should You Worry?

Today we are discussing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) because it is a topic that I am very passionate about and one that I feel causes a fair bit of confusion. SCC is the second most common form of skin cancer and, in the South, the number of people who die from SCC of the skin is about equal to the number of people who die from melanoma. I have heard many patients and, unfortunately, several physicians say that SCC should not be of great concern and that I make too big of...

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...

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How much does Botox cost?

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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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