At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Sterling area with their skin care concerns. Skin cancer can be a scary diagnosis. This is why our team speaks with patients about skin cancer and the process for treating it to put their minds at ease.
Skin cancer experts should be consulted when there is concern for a wound, scar, mole, or other skin irregularity that raises concerns. Our professionals are experts in the practice that can provide thorough examinations, biopsies, diagnosis, and treatment for skin cancer.
There are several different types of skin cancer, and each one can present itself in a myriad of ways. This is why patients are encouraged to visit their dermatologist at least once a year for an annual skin cancer check. This examination is performed from head to toe to check for lesions or growths that may indicate if a skin cancer is present. Sometimes it is biopsied to check for cancerous cells and then patients are advised as to how to proceed if cancer is diagnosed.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and is constantly exposed to the elements. Our team encourages patients to take good care of their skin to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. This includes daily use of sunscreen to reduce the amount of UV rays getting to the skin. Patients are also urged to avoid tanning beds and excessive sun exposure.
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Sterling. 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 Sterling and Centreville locations. Our Sterling location can be reached at (703) 450-5959 and is conveniently located in Suite #105 at 21495 Ridgetop Circle. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.