Medical Dermatology

True Dermatology strives to offer comprehensive dermatologic care with expertise and compassion to ensure that you receive the best possible evaluation and treatment of your skin condition. The specialty of general dermatology includes the medical diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. We are currently accepting new and return patients (self-referred) or patients referred by other physicians. We are experts in performing skin screenings and close evaluation of all types of skin lesions and moles.  Additionally, we can diagnose and manage rashes, hair loss, and nail problems.

A few of the skin conditions we see and treat in medical dermatology include:

Hair Loss
Autoimmune diseases
Melanoma and other skin cancers
Nail diseases
Transplant Dermatology

“Invest in your skin. It’s going to represent you for a very long time.”

-Linden Tyler


At True Dermatology, we take a personalized approach to your cosmetic evaluation.  All cosmetic procedures are performed by Dr. Patel.  During your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Patel will make recommendations based on concerns you would like addressed.  Most procedures may be performed immediately following your consultation.  We offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures to help you look your best.


Some of the cosmetic services we currently offer include:

Botulinum toxin
Chemical Peels
Surgical Removal of Benign Lesions (skin tags, unwanted moles)
Torn Earlobe Repair


Would you leave the sunscreen home on sunny or cloudy days?

Neither. Sun damage to the skin is caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. It penetrates through clouds, haze, and even tinted windows! It is present in the summer and winter.

Therefore, it is important that you and your kids practice sun protective measures routinely. Although we are experts in skin cancer, the most important defense against sun damage is PREVENTION.


Here are some helpful tips to reduce sun damage:

Avoid outdoors during 10 a.m and 4 p.m
Stay in the shade
Wear clothing that covers arms, legs, and head
Broad Spectrum Sun Screen
Avoid indoor tanning

For specific product recommendations and questions please see us at True Dermatology and stay updated with our blog for more tips.

For a skin check, please call to schedule an appointment today at 205-791-7677 . We are proud to serve Alabaster, Pelham, Helena, Calera, Jemison, Chelsea, Prattville, and the surrounding Birmingham areas