Pimples tend to pop out when we least want them to, like before a major event or a big date! But, sometimes it’s more than just a minor annoyance. Many people experience enough pimples on a consistent basis that specialized skin care solutions are needed. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Centreville area with their skin care concerns.
Pimple outbreaks begin when oil from your oil glands clog up the openings for your hair follicles. While most acne occurs for adolescents, 20 percent of all acne occurs in adulthood. It most commonly develops on the face but can appear on the neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms.
Treatment for acne:
Treatment can vary depending on the severity of the acne and length of time it has lasted. Sometimes, we can recommend a certain skincare regimen that will help clear up and prevent future outbreaks. Other times we take a two-prong approach which involves a skincare regimen and medication to help. We have options for the most severe acne cases as well.
Caring for your skin with acne:
- Clean your skin the right way: This means finding the cleanser right for your specific skin type. We can help you determine this. We typically recommend twice-daily cleansing.
- Exfoliate: Exfoliation helps keep your pores free of excess skin cells. We will recommend the best exfoliating product for you.
- Moisturize: Many people want to skip this because of already having oily skin. However, moisturizing with the right product can ease dryness, flakiness, and peeling, all of which commonly occur with acne treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about the services and 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.