Skin Conditions Specialist

The Dermatology Institute of Georgia

Felicity M. Warren, MD

Dermatologist located in Lilburn, GA & Acworth, GA

When your skin doesn’t look its best, you probably don’t feel your best either. Face the world without worry by having Dr. Felicity M. Warren, a compassionate, board-certified dermatologist, diagnose and treat your skin conditions. If you have skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis, or another skin issue, the first step toward better skin health is a consultation at The Dermatology Institute of Georgia in Lilburn and Acworth, Georgia. Contact Dr. Felicity Warren’s friendly English- and Spanish-speaking staff by phone or online booking form.

Skin Conditions Q & A

What are some common skin conditions?

Almost everyone develops a skin condition at some point. Some of the most common conditions Dr. Felicity Warren treats include:

  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Boils
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts
  • Rashes
  • Sunspots
  • Folliculitis: a very common, benign skin disorder that appears as pinpoint red bumps, each one involving a hair follicle, occasionally with a small dot of pus at the top. Folliculitis affects
    people of all ages, from babies to seniors.

She can also remove moles and precancerous lesions. If you have skin cancer, she removes your lesion and refers you to an oncologist.

 

What is psoriasis?

Your skin continuously sheds old, dead cells and replaces them with new cells. With psoriasis, your skin creates new cells before it can shed the older ones, leading to reddish patches of skin covered with white, flaky scales.

Psoriasis can appear anywhere on your body, but it’s most likely to affect your elbows, trunk, and knees.

What causes psoriasis?

Genetics may play a role in whether or not you develop psoriasis. Psoriasis can also flare-up if you’re under stress or exposed to triggers, including:

  • Sunburn
  • Cold weather
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Infections
  • Certain medications


Psoriasis isn’t contagious. Researchers believe psoriasis is probably an autoimmune disease.

Can I cure my psoriasis?

Psoriasis isn’t curable, but Dr. Felicity Warren helps manage your condition. She also helps you handle the psychological distress that often accompanies psoriasis.

Your treatment path might include:

  • Healthier diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Stress-reduction techniques
  • Light therapy
  • Corticosteroids
  • Topical vitamin D, retinoids, or other topical therapies

In severe cases of psoriasis, Dr. Felicity Warren may recommend oral or intravenous medications.  

What is eczema?

Eczema isn’t a single condition, but a term that describes several different conditions. All of them affect your skin, causing it to turn red, become inflamed, and begin itching.

Types of eczema include:

  • Contact dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Dyshidrotic eczema
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Stasis dermatitis
  • Nummular eczema

Not only are there different types of eczema, but there are also different symptoms.

What are the symptoms of eczema?

Eczema can occur anywhere on your body, including places usually covered by clothing and even on your scalp. Symptoms often come and go and might include:

  • Extreme itching
  • Patches of red or swollen skin
  • Areas of dark discoloration
  • Dry, flaky skin
  • Oozing patches of skin

What causes eczema?

Researchers aren’t sure of the exact cause of eczema, but there seems to be a genetic link. If a close family member suffers from eczema, you’re more likely to develop the condition.

Eczema is also common in areas with high pollution levels or high population density. Asthma is also linked with higher rates of eczema.

Certain triggers can cause your eczema to flare up. Learning what your triggers are and taking steps to avoid them can reduce the risk of an itchy flare-up. Common triggers include:

  • Household chemicals
  • Animal dander or saliva
  • Fruit juice
  • Dust
  • Scratchy clothing fibers (like wool)

How is eczema treated?

There’s no cure for eczema, but it can be managed. The first step is a comprehensive exam and health history.

Dr. Warren helps you identify your eczema triggers and create a daily routine that soothes your skin. Choosing the right clothing, moisturizers, and bath products can make a world of difference. Prescription medication might also play a role in your treatment.

To learn more about treatments for these and other skin conditions, book an appointment with The Dermatology Institute of Georgia today.