Skin Of Color

At Georgia Dermatology Partners, we have a variety of treatments to help various skin conditions in skin of color (SOC). Some of the most common concerns reported by patients with skin of color include hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, ingrown hair bumps, eczema, hair loss, melasma, and vitiligo just to name a few. We offer customized approach to various dermatological conditions.

  • Topical and Custom Proprietary Compounded Prescriptions
  • Brightening Creams (available in several formulations)
  • Brightening Wipes (available in several formulations)
  • Hydroquinone Free brightening Creams
  • Acne Creams (available in several strengths)
  • Antiaging topical prescriptions
  • Physician Recommended sunscreens for SOC
  • Chemical Peels
  • VI Peel available for hyperpigmentation and acne (multiple formulations)
  • Vi Peel available for face and body
  • Mini Melanage Peel
  • Revel and Enlighten Peel
  • TCA cross hatch for pitted acne scars
  • Our Sophisticated Laser Technology

At GDP, we offer cutting-edge and sophisticated laser technology designed to deliver optimal dramatic, and safe results. Safety is our top priority.

We strive to provide patients with maximum results while taking into consideration their complexion and skin type. Each treatment plan and protocol is individualized to every patient. We have the ability to combine procedures to optimize each session.

Common Procedures we treat:

  • Acne Scars
  • Stretch Marks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Ingrown Hairs
  • Mole removal
  • Aerolase
  • Diode
  • GentleMax
  • Fraxel
  • Ultherapy

Our highly trained and experienced team consists of board-certified dermatologists, fellowship-trained laser surgeons and laser certified technicians, and Aestheticians. They will perform state-of-the-art treatments to address all your skincare needs.

Dr. Alia Brown

Dr. Alia Brown, director of Georgia Dermatology Partners Aesthetics, joined GDP in 2010. While at Meharry Medical College as an Honor’s Graduate and inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Upon completion of her residency in dermatology, Dr. Brown wanted more extensive training and experience in the areas of laser medicine and injectables. She then was awarded a fellowship position with world-renowned Laser and Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. David J. Goldberg at Skin Laser Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ. During her tenure, she authored multiple book chapters, was involved in numerous cosmetic studies and did multiple speaking engagements at national meetings.

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After joining GDP, Dr. Brown wanted to share her expertise and novel treatment approach, with her patients. She developed a special interest area for cosmetics, antiaging, and skin of color. She started Georgia Dermatology Partners Aesthetics to deliver the most current, and customizable procedures to patients. The practice now has over 20 lasers and the aesthetics team has grown to include multiple aestheticians, laser technicians, and skincare consultants available in all practice locations.

Dr. Brown specializes in partnering with patients to deliver the healthiest, most beautiful skin possible. As a highly skilled skin laser and surgery specialist, she has a focused interest in cosmetic dermatology, including laser medicine and injectables. She places a high priority on her patients’ well-being and enjoys designing the most appropriate and successful treatment path for everyone.

Dr. Brown is a member for American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, American Society of Laser Surgery Medicine, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. In her free time, Dr. Brown enjoys traveling, exercising, and volunteer work with several civic organizations. Dr. Brown is married and has four children.

Dr. Jessica Mercer

Dr. Jessica Mercer, Co-Managing Partner and Director of Dermatopathology, joined Georgia Dermatology Partners in 2014 as a dermatologist and dermatopathologist, a subspecialty in which she studies skin, hair, and nails on a microscopic level. This additional expertise gives her an advantage in masterfully approaching challenging dermatological conditions. In addition to her immense skill, she is regarded for her compassion towards patients and her attention to detail. She values a dynamic patient-physician relationship and works side by side with her patients in order to understand their medical history and develop a treatment plan that is personalized and successful. She has trained at highly acclaimed academic programs and has a comprehensive practice that includes general dermatology, pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and surgical dermatology.

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Dr. Mercer has a special interest in hair loss conditions and has effectively treated many patients through innovative medical therapies and procedures. Once a diagnosis is established, she develops a comprehensive and customized regimen for each patient. She stays abreast of cutting-edge therapeutics for alopecia such that her patients have access to the best treatment options available. She is a thought leader in the field, and her expertise has been recognized through features in publications and national awards.

Dr. Mercer is a member of American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, Skin of Color Society, American Medical Association, Dermatology Foundation, Medical Association of Georgia, Atlanta Association for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Georgia Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also formerly served as Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. In her free time, Dr. Mercer enjoys international travel and recreation, mentorship, and community service, exploring new shops and restaurants, taking in local sports games, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Mercer is an exceptionally skilled dermatologist, who is committed to providing solutions. She loves the confidence that patient’s gain through their treatment journey, and she is passionate about empowering patients to look and feel their absolute best.

We offer free skincare consultations to help you understand your skin and explore your options. To request an appointment with one of our skin of color specialists, click the request appointment button below.

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5 Convenient Locations

Monday to Friday – 7am-5pm
Saturday – 8am-12pm
Sunday – Closed


2383 Pate St
Snellville, GA 30078


117 Lee Byrd Rd
Loganville, GA 30052


1515 River Pl
Suite 300 and Suite 360
Braselton, GA 30517


3929 Peachtree Road
Suite 300
Brookhaven, GA 30319


1239 Friendship Road
Suite 100
Braselton, Georgia 30517

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