Ashburn area dermatologist emphasizes the importance of proper skin care
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It should be cared for to keep it healthy and beautiful. Patients can negatively affect their skin in many ways, so it is important for Ashburn area men and women to visit their dermatologist regularly to monitor their skin and develop a proper skin care routine.
The skin is susceptible to the elements. UV rays put the skin at high risk for developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is becoming a serious issue because patients who have not cared for their skin properly and have not protected it from UV rays are dealing with cancer years after the fact. Patients who have used tanning beds or spent excessive amount of time in the sun are at a much higher risk of developing skin cancer. Dr. Neeraja Mattay at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. recommends patients visit their dermatologist regularly for skin cancer screenings.
Skin cancer screenings should be done annually and they can help detect signs of skin cancer early enough for effective intervention. Skin cancer, when left untreated, can spread and become life threatening, especially if it is melanoma. Skin cancer should not be taken lightly and patients should be proactive in protecting their skin and having annual screenings done.
Additionally, proper skin care regimens can keep problems such as acne at bay. Acne is a common problem that many patients experience at some point in their lives, and many adults deal with the condition as well as teenagers. Both men and women may struggle with acne and need to seek dermatological care to address it effectively. Proper products and techniques can help control acne, as well as topical or oral medications.
Skin care can also include proper prevention of skin cancer and other problems with sunscreen and moisturizers to keep skin healthy and hydrated. Patients may also speak to the team at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. to learn about anti-aging treatments such as injectables or skin rejuvenation services, which may include laser therapies and chemical peels.