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. When you can find skin treatments at spas, dermatologists, and even in hotels or at parties, it can be hard to know where to turn for the pampering you want to give your skin. While a spa may be the first place you think of to get a facial or even a more invasive cosmetic treatment, it is not always a good choice. In fact, there are many reasons why you would be better off visiting a dermatologist for skin treatments.
Though a simple facial scrub may be easy enough for a spa to provide, most other cosmetic treatments are much more complicated and could damage your skin if handled incorrectly. Dermatologists are doctors who have the medical training to understand the way skin functions, what causes skin problems, and how to treat those problems safely and effectively.
This means that when you have a problem such as acne or wrinkles, a dermatologist will be able to determine what is causing that skin problem and can find the appropriate treatment. For example, there are different types of wrinkles, and a dermatologist will know the difference and will be able to determine if Botox or a dermal filler will be the right solution.
Another thing to consider is that, as doctors, dermatologists will review your medical history. As with other treatments, skin treatments usually involve different ingredients and components that could react badly with your skin if you are allergic to them or have certain skin conditions. A dermatologist will make sure that he or she knows your medical history before giving you any treatment to avoid damaging your skin. More invasive treatments like Botox and laser therapy will be safest and yield the most natural results when provided by a dermatologist.
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.