The skin is the largest organ of the body. It should be cared for to keep it healthy and beautiful. Patients can negatively affect their skin in many ways, so it is important for Ashburn area men and women to visit their dermatologist regularly to monitor their skin and develop a proper skin care routine.
The skin is susceptible to the elements. UV rays put the skin at high risk for developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is becoming a serious issue because patients who have not cared for their skin properly and have not protected it from UV rays are dealing with cancer years after the fact. Patients who have used tanning beds or spent excessive amount of time in the sun are at a much higher risk of developing skin cancer. Dr. Neeraja Mattay recommends patients visit their dermatologist regularly for skin cancer screenings.
Skin cancer screenings should be done annually and they can help detect signs of skin cancer early enough for effective intervention. Skin cancer, when left untreated, can spread and become life threatening, especially if it is melanoma. Skin cancer should not be taken lightly and patients should be proactive in protecting their skin and having annual screenings done.
Additionally, proper skin care regimens can keep problems such as acne at bay. Acne is a common problem that many patients experience at some point in their lives, and many adults deal with the condition as well as teenagers. Both men and women may struggle with acne and need to seek dermatological care to address it effectively. Proper products and techniques can help control acne, as well as topical or oral medications.
If you are interested in learning more about the treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.