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The skin is our largest organ and serves as an important barrier between our bodies and the external environment. It is one of the first things we notice about others and has served as an indicator of health and vitality for millenia.

Besides its role in appearance, it serves numerous critical functions including protecting our bodies from the outside world (environment and infections), maintaining hydration, and even serves as a key component of our immune systems.

With this many roles and responsibilities, medical issues can arise within any part of the skin, and abnormalities may even serve as the first clue to disorders affecting other organs. In fact, there are over 1,500 distinct skin diseases. Needless to say, the skin is a complex entity with numerous key responsibilities for our well-being!

Medical dermatology involves the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of disorders involving the skin and its associated structures.

When evaluating a medical concern, a thorough history and skin examination are crucial for correct diagnosis. Not only do conditions change appearance as they evolve, but they come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. In addition, the same skin condition can appear different on different individuals due to their age and innate skin color. Shadows and variations in lighting can also affect the evaluation of a skin disorder. To complicate matters, certain serious skin conditions are excellent mimics of others, and yes, dermatological emergencies (albeit rare) do exist.

Due to the complexity of medical dermatology, Dr. Patel’s rigorous attention to detail, training is critical to ensure a concern is diagnosed and managed correctly. Without correct diagnosis, a condition may not respond to treatment or even worsen. Suddenly, a problem that may have been straight-forward can turn into one that requires significant time, effort, and resources to manage.

Appropriate treatment of a medical concern requires a thorough understanding of a condition paired with dedication to innovate and remain up-to-date on the latest medical advancements. More importantly, it requires personalized attention to a patient and their unique circumstances.

At House of Dermatology, we are focused on providing ethical, attentive, personalized, and elite care to our patients and community. You can expect a thorough history, skin examination, and discussion of treatment options in a welcoming, professional setting with our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patel. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome in a manner we would expect for our closest loved ones.

Although we could list the 1,500+ dermatological conditions, some of the most common include:

Fungal Infections

Hair Loss







Seborrheic Dermatitis


Seborrheic Keratosis

Skin Cancer

Urticaria (Hives)

Warts & Molluscum

Ideal Candidates for Medical Dermatology

Our Alpharetta dermatology services cater to individuals dealing with a diverse range of skin concerns and conditions. Whether you’re proactively managing your skin health or dealing with specific concerns, our services cater to individuals invested in maintaining healthy, radiant skin. If you’ve noticed changes in your skin’s texture, color, or appearance that cause unease, seeking professional evaluation can offer clarity and peace of mind.

Your Consultation

During your consultation, our experienced skin care specialists will carefully evaluate your skin concerns, medical history, and lifestyle factors. We engage in detailed discussions to understand your goals and concerns thoroughly. With an emphasis on patient education, we explain diagnostic procedures, potential treatment options, and expected outcomes. Our aim is to empower you with knowledge, enabling you to actively participate in creating a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your needs and goals.

Expertise of Dermatologist

Dr. Ravi Patel stands at the forefront of facial rejuvenation, bringing unparalleled expertise and dedication to every individual seeking transformative skincare solutions. Dr. Patel’s contributions have aided FDA approval for multiple ground-breaking medications in dermatology. His current research involves work with melanoma and intravascular b-cell lymphoma and he is passionate about skin cancer prevention, with his work being featured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) annual Skin Cancer report.

FAQsFrequently Asked Questions

What Conditions Does Medical Dermatology Treat?

Medical dermatology encompasses a wide range of conditions, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, dermatitis, hair loss, infections, and more. It addresses issues affecting the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes.

How Does a Dermatologist Diagnose Skin Conditions?

Dermatologists use a variety of methods to diagnose skin conditions. This may involve a visual examination, skin biopsies, patch testing, scraping, or other specialized tests to accurately identify the issue.

Are Skin Screenings Important, and How Often Should I Get Them?

Skin screenings are crucial for detecting skin cancer or other abnormalities early on. The frequency of screenings may vary based on risk factors, such as a personal or family history of skin cancer or excessive sun exposure. Generally, an annual full-body skin exam is recommended.

What Treatments Are Available for Skin Conditions?

Treatments in medical dermatology range from topical medications and oral prescriptions to light therapy (phototherapy) and minimally invasive procedures. The choice of treatment depends on the specific condition and its severity.

How is Skin Cancer Treated?

Treatment options for skin cancer depend on the type, stage, and location. They may include surgical excision, Mohs surgery (a precise technique to remove cancer while sparing healthy tissue), chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy.

Contact Us Today!

Ready to address your skin concerns and embark on a journey towards healthier skin with medical dermatology in Alpharetta? Contact the House of Dermatology to schedule your consultation. Let us help you achieve clearer, healthier skin and regain confidence in your appearance. Get in touch to embark on your journey toward optimal skin health and well-being.