What is acne?
When oil and dead skin cells clog pores, inflammation and infection known as acne results. There are many names for acne, including whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and blemishes. When acne is severe it can literally mean that hundreds of pimples are covering the face, back, chest, and neck.
- The skin’s pores become clogged from natural oils and shed skin cells.
- Hormones, including those that come with puberty; PMS, pregnancy, or menopause for women; and stress.
- Oil-based skin products and cosmetics can contribute, making existing acne worse.
- Genetics. If one parent had severe acne, your chance of experiencing it is higher.
How we help
If you struggle with acne, or need a diagnosis and to discuss treatment options with a professional, 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.