Sterling area dermatologist explains acne and effective treatment options

May 7, 2019

treatment for acne from Dermatologist in Sterling

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. Acne is a common problem that affects not only teenagers but adults as well. Many adults who experience acne during their teenage years will often struggle with it later on as well. This is actually the number one reason patients visit a dermatologist in the Sterling community, for the treatment and prevention of acne.

treatment for acne from Dermatologist in SterlingAcne results in the development of pustules and blemishes on the skin. They can be large, painful, and unattractive. When patients are interested in addressing this problem, they need to work closely with a dermatologist who can diagnose the type of acne and determine the best treatment solution.

Acne is often broken down into two categories such as non-inflammatory and inflammatory. Non-inflammatory acne is referred to as comedones and it includes whiteheads and blackheads. Inflammatory acne can be a result of the body fighting an infection and may appear as cysts, nodules, pustules, and papules. Dr. Neeraja Mattay finds that many patients want to control their acne for comfort, aesthetics, to rebuild their confidence, and to reduce the likelihood of acne scarring on the skin.

Dr. Neeraja Mattay will determine the type of acne and then develop a treatment plan that is most appropriate based on patient needs. Inflammatory acne often benefits from antibiotics to fight the infection and a skin care regimen to keep the skin clean, moisturized, and protected from the elements. Patients may use oral medications to control their acne from the inside out while also undergoing regular appointments at our practice for treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser therapy. When many treatments are combined, patients will notice faster, effective results.

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.

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