About Us

Dr. Charlotte Smith Hand

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Charlotte Smith Hand is a board-certified dermatologist focusing on skin cancer prevention and detection as well as general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
A native of Wadley, Georgia, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Georgia, where she graduated summa cum laude. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon and Columbus, Georgia where she founded the Dermatology Specialty Interest Group. Dr. Hand graduated with honors from her medical school class and was an inductee of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

She completed one year of internal medicine and three years of dermatology residency training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta during which she spoke at several regional and national conferences including the American Academy of Dermatology and the Georgia Congress of Clinical Dermatology. She has been published several times in national dermatology literature. Dr. Hand is trained in both adult and pediatric medical and surgical dermatology, and she stays up-to-date on the latest techniques and treatment options available for her patients through continuing medical education. Her interests include skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and surgical removal of skin cancer, rashes, acne, and cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Hand loves spending time with her husband and college sweetheart, Carson, and their cockapoo, Winnie. They enjoy spending any free time with family and friends on the lake, traveling to new places, and cheering on the Dawgs in Athens on fall Saturdays.  Dr. Hand is excited to serve the CSRA community, the place she calls home, and continue pursuing her passion for dermatology and patient care.

Amanda Alexander, NP-C

Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner

Amanda is an Augusta native and currently resides there with her husband and son. With a decade of nursing experience, she has had the privilege of working in both dermatology and critical care. Amanda completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Augusta State University, and recently obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern University. As a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, she is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to individuals and families. 

Amanda is passionate about dermatology, as she is given the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in patients’ lives through the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of skin conditions, ranging from chronic ailments to acute concerns. Additionally, she finds fulfillment in promoting preventive measures and educating patients about proper skincare routines to maintain healthy skin.

Ashlynn Newman, MA

Medical Aesthetician

Ashlynn attended cosmetology school at Georgia Institute of Cosmetology, where she earned her Master Cosmetology license in 2018. Shortly after, she earned her Assistant Laser Practitioner license from Dermani Med Spa in Atlanta, GA. Ashlynn began her career at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center of Augusta in 2021, offering a wide variety of aesthetic treatments to patients.

Working in aesthetics provides Ashlynn with the opportunity to create a treatment and skincare regimen for her patients, all while educating each on the science behind the chosen plan. Combining her knowledge of dermatology and aesthetic skin care, Ashlynn is dedicated to helping patients achieve radiant and healthy skin.

Currently offering aesthetic laser treatments, chemical peels, dermaplaning, facials, and complimentary skincare consultations.


Your skin is a reflection of your overall health.  Many medical conditions first present themselves through your skin. That’s why we believe everyone needs a dermatologist they can trust.

For three decades, the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center of August has been the first line of defense for thousands of patients in the CSRA and beyond.

Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center of Augusta is among the most respected dermatological practices in the country.  The majority of our patients are referred to us from other medical practices.

We specialize in general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

We also can help you with CareCredit® so you can enjoy your new look right away, and we accept most major insurance.  We’ll do our best to help you achieve the fresher, younger look you want.

Contact us and let us know how we can help you.  We are now accepting new patients for all services.

Cosmetic Services


Complete dermatologic care for your medical needs is our mission.  We offer consultation for any cosmetic concerns you may have.  Rest assured, while we provide clear communication to your primary care provider for medical consultation, our cosmetic services are discrete and tasteful.


We will provide honest answers with the hope of forming a long term relationship with our patients.  Our goal is to keep you healthy and beautiful - inside and out.

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