We are happy to meet with patients of all ages to address both cosmetic and medical skin concerns. During the consultation and examination process, we gather the information that allows us to design a treatment plan for the elimination of existing symptoms and the maintenance of healthy skin in the long term. Our treatment plans consider the individuality of each patient, taking unique skin characteristics as well as personal preferences into account.
Medical dermatology includes, but is not limited to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as:
- Acne – Often considered a “teenage” problem, acne can develop on the skin at any age. Over-the-counter acne solutions are limited in their ability to meet the unique needs of each person’s skin, which is why professional treatment is vital to reduce flare-ups and prevent scarring.
- Eczema – This chronic condition can cause a great deal of discomfort, embarrassment, and general distress. Eczema tends to run in families in which allergies or asthma is common. This non-contagious condition produces dry, itchy skin that may chronically fade and recur. Moreover, the symptoms of eczema may be different in children than in adults. With professional treatment, eczema can be more easily managed.
- Moles and skin cancer – Moles are areas of the skin in which pigmented cells have grouped together. Most moles are non-cancerous and pose nothing more than a threat to aesthetics. However, some moles may be symptoms of skin cancer. In the US, the number of skin cancer cases continues to rise. Our dermatologists will help patients become knowledgeable about their skin, protect their skin from UV exposure, and recognize signs of skin cancer.
- Psoriasis – Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition for which there is no cure. There are various types of psoriasis. Your dermatologist can reach an accurate diagnosis, help you discover triggers for flare-ups, and manage psoriasis with specific therapies including topical, oral, and injectable medications as well as ultraviolet light treatments.
- Warts and molluscum – These growths, which are more common in children and teens, develop when a virus enters the body through an opening in the skin, perhaps from a scrape or cut. These growths do not harm the skin or health, but can be highly contagious. Many people choose to have them removed to preserve appearance and prevent spreading. Treatment for warts and molluscum is tailored to the developmental stage of the patient to ensure greater comfort and less stress.
At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc., your family’s dermatologic needs are handled with care. Contact us for your consultation with a board certified dermatologist.
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Last Updated - February 2017