Centreville, VA patients suffering from acne may be unsure of their treatment options. Customized treatment plans for acne patients may include traditional topical or oral medications or services such as skin peels. At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to helping individuals achieve the results they desire and offer a variety of treatments for patients suffering from conditions such as acne.
Causes of Acne
Although more often found in teenagers, acne can strike adults also. Nearly 8 out of 10 teenagers get acne. It is considered a normal part of growing up. Acne is caused by the hormonal changes that occur during puberty. Although it usually improves with age, adults may still suffer. With 35% of women in their 30s battling breakouts, acne can strike at any time. All skin types may be affected. The most common reasons for breakouts include:
- Hormonal changes
What are Chemical Peels?
The biggest point to remember with acne is not to pop or pick at the breakouts. Seeking help from a dermatologist can get you on the path toward clearer skin. Chemical peels are often used for patients who want to rejuvenate their skin or improve the texture and tone of their skin. These treatments use a specific mixture of ingredients that are applied to the skin and quickly washed off. The specified ingredients are chosen to stimulate turnover of skin cells. This helps reduce the appearance of acne or acne scars while improving the skin’s texture and tone.
At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia we offer a range of peels from mild to higher concentrations. We tailor the chemical solution used to each patient’s specific need. Chemical peels are safe and are administered by a trained esthetician. This quick, effective treatment has been used for years on various skin types. Patients get results in a single treatment.
If you struggle with acne or acne scarring, 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.