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When to see a dermatologist in the 20166 area

It can be hard to figure out when you need to go to see a dermatologist for a skin problem. Chances are, if you’re unsure about whether you should see the dermatologist or not, it might be better to play it safe and make an appointment. There are a few times in general when you should promptly seek a dermatologist’s expertise.

Unusual spots

If you notice a new mole or a spot on your skin that either suddenly appeared or changed appearance, or has an irregular shape, you should visit your dermatologist as soon as possible. These spots or growths could be skin cancer, and the dermatologist may need to remove them if they are malignant or could damage your appearance. In general, it’s a good idea to visit the dermatologist to be screened for cancer once a year.

Unmanageable conditions

Generally, whichever skin problem you have, if it doesn’t clear up in a couple of days or doesn’t respond to over-the-counter treatment, you might want to get help from a dermatologist. If you have a rash that doesn’t clear up on its own, a dermatologist can supply you with prescription medication or help you find the cause and avoid it. Problems such as acne can sometimes fail to respond to commercial solutions, and require treatment from a dermatologist.

Unattractive skin

Another time many people may not realize they should visit the dermatologist is when they want to improve the way their skin looks. Even if there is nothing medically wrong with your skin, problems such as wrinkles and scarring left by acne or even visible veins and sun spots can make your skin look unattractive. Dermatologists want you to have healthy, attractive skin, so many of them offer cosmetic services that can reduce or eliminate wrinkles and treat skin with imperfections such as scars and uneven pigmentation.

If you are experiencing any of these things or are just wondering how to care for your skin, make an appointment with a dermatologist at our office at 21495 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 105, Sterling, VA 20166 this week.


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Rating: 5 5 Star Reviews, Dr. Neeraja C. Mattay, Dermatology Associates (Source: www.yelp.com) The waiting room was large, spacious, clean, and modern. A flat screen TV with medical information and plenty of treatment brochures and pamphlets kept me entertained for the ten minutes we waited. The staff was courteous and efficient. I didn't experience any loud behavior or rudeness whatsoever. We filled out our paperwork and we were treated with the utmost of respect. Waited about ten minutes after that, when we were called in by a nurse who was also pleasant and polite.

We met with Dr. Chaudry, who is new to the practice. So new, in fact, that her name doesn't appear on their brochures yet. She does have a business card at the front desk however. She did not keep us waiting long at all, just a mere few minutes. She was very nice, took time with my son, and gave some great recommendations. She prescribed some low level creams for his mild case of acne but did not try to push anything on us. The nurse submitted the prescriptions electronically for him so all we had to do was go pick them up at the pharmacy of our choice. My son and I both felt comfortable talking to Dr. Chaudry, and I would not hesitate to ask for her again or to recommend her to others. The nurse gave us a discount card to use for the Retin-A the doctor recommended, so the cost would be no higher than $25. I appreciated that.

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Rating: 5Dermatologist in Centreville, VA - Five star reviews
Dr. Neeraja C. Mattay Reviewed by Andy. K.

I recently had an appointment at the Sterling office. Booking the appointment over the phone was easy and fast. Upon arrival, I found the front desk staff to be pleasant and efficient. My wait time was minimal in the waiting room and well as in the back room, which is always a nice thing with any doctor's office. When I did meet with the doctor, we discussed my issues and overall felt like all my questions and concerns were thoroughly answered before I left. No complaints, and will definitely be coming back if need be and recommending this practice to my family and friends.

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