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Acne Sterling - Image for AcneAcne is often regarded as a “teenage” problem. However, this is not necessarily the case. Acne may be seen on patients of all ages, including young children and older adults. The physicians in our practice work with patients to clear the skin of existing acne and minimize the risk of future breakouts. Keeping the skin healthy can prevent embarrassment and the problem of scarring.

Leaving acne untreated is not a favorable approach to take. The scars left by a breakout can affect you emotionally as well as physically, regardless of your age. Your dermatologist understands the toll that acne can take on your emotional well-being, and will develop a plan to restore skin health as quickly as possible.

The typical response to an acne breakout is to resolve the issue of oily skin with an over-the-counter product. Some doctors even recommend this approach to their patients. Our dermatologists believe that because each person’s skin is unique, the treatment for acne should be customized. The standard over-the-counter products contain minimal concentrations of active ingredients, and they have the potential to cause further irritation.

Dermatologic treatment for acne is designed by your doctor for your skin. We base treatment on your skin type and the severity of your acne, careful to prescribe treatment that will not cause excessive dryness. Some patients respond well to topical medication, while others require oral antibiotics to destroy the unhealthy bacteria. In some cases, Accutane is the most suitable solution. Our practice offers these proven therapies, as well as innovative treatments such as blue light therapy, pulsed dye lasers, and fractional laser resurfacing.

Acne can be a recurring problem. For this reason, we create a treatment plan that addresses both immediate and future needs. Over time, dermatologic needs can change. We see you through them so you can enjoy healthy, beautiful skin.

You do not have to suffer with acne for life. Contact our office for a personal consultation with an experienced dermatologist.

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Dr. Neeraja C. Mattay Reviewed by Joyce D.

I am so appreciative to Dr. Mattay for her wonderful patient manner in carefully explaining diagnoses, procedures, and treatments with thoroughness, resources, and immediate follow up after procedures over the years. I recently had a “coolsculpturing” procedure administered by Lauren Kellmel, Esthetician, to remove stubborn fat from my mid-section. The procedure was painless, involved no surgery or invasive procedures, and no down time. I wanted to ensure the procedure targeted the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected, so I was extremely impressed by the free consultant session in which Lauren shared all aspects of the procedure and was very patient to respond to my questions. I felt totally prepared for the procedure and have been extremely happy with results.

I highly recommend Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia for the very best in patient centeredness, knowledgeable and current techniques, and in their skin, face and eye products. Thank you.