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Dermatologist
45155 Research Place, Suite 140AshburnVA20147
(65)

I had an excellent visit. I was seen right away. Loved my doctor and her assistant. We touched on all of my concerns (fully, but swiftly keeping the pace of the visit moving forward.) I felt we had a very productive and efficient appointment. - wish I hadn't put the visit off for so long thinking I needed a bigger chunck of my afternoon to accommodate the visit. I would absolutely recommend and will be returning!

Appointments available Wed, Aug 21
Appointments available Wed, Aug 21
Dermatologist
45155 Research Place, Suite 140AshburnVA20147
(713)

She is so informative, understanding and kind. I look forward to my next appointment.

Appointments available Wed, Aug 21
Appointments available Wed, Aug 21
Dermatologist
45155 Research Place, Suite 140AshburnVA20147
(191)

Dr. Cheddar was prompt, kind, and knew exactly how to help with my issue. Highly recommend!

Appointments available Wed, Aug 21
Appointments available Wed, Aug 21
Dermatologist
19455 Deerfield Ave, #311LansdowneVA20176
(502)

I have been going to Dr. Nguyen for years and continue to receive excellent and very professional care. She is thorough and explains everything so that it is understandable.

Appointments available Thu, Aug 22
Appointments available Thu, Aug 22
Internist
21001 Sycolin Rd, Suite #180AshburnVA20147
(75)

We got acquainted, took her time with lots of detailed medical questions.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Dermatologist
Sterling
21495 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 105SterlingVA20166
(52)

The doctor addressed the concerns that had brought me to the visit and noticed some other possible problems as well. She was very professional, very efficient and gave me some information about the types of problems I had and a plan to target those. Great visit!

Appointments available Tue, Sep 3
Appointments available Tue, Sep 3
Dermatologist
Sterling
21495 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 105SterlingVA20166
(181)

Professional, courteous.

Appointments available Tue, Oct 1
Appointments available Tue, Oct 1
Internist
44050 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Suite 179AshburnVA20147
(38)

thought she was very professional and really listened.

Appointments available Mon, Aug 19
Appointments available Mon, Aug 19
Family Physician
43810 Central Station Dr, 160AshburnVA20147
(424)

awesome.

Appointments available Mon, Aug 19
Appointments available Mon, Aug 19
Pediatrician
19415 Deerfield Avenue, Suite 213LansdowneVA20176
(80)

My father-in-law came in from Colorado, and was very hesitant having a new doctor whether he needed it or not. He was also very scared that if he had anyone with an accent he wouldn't be able to hear or understand what was being said to him. My father-in-law came back and said that I had picked the perfect doctor for him. He made my father-in-law feel comfortable, and obviously Dr. Abedin got his sense of humor because "Dad" LOVED HIM...which does not happen often. I highly recommend Dr. Abedin.

Appointments available Fri, Aug 23
Appointments available Fri, Aug 23

Acne

Acne is a condition that involves an inflammation of the skin that occurs when the pores are blocked by dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Acne usually appears on the face, forehead, back, chest and shoulders. It commonly impacts teenagers, but people of all ages can get acne. Common signs include pimples, painful lumps just below the surface of the skin, red tender bumps, blackheads and whiteheads. 

Usually, acne is a product of excess oil production, dirt or dead skin cells clogging the hair follicles, bacteria or hormonal changes. Certain medications, a carbohydrate-rich diet, and stress, can end up worsening acne. Genetics also play a role in getting acne, as you are likely to develop it if both your parents had it. Mild acne is treatable with over-the-counter medication. However, a dermatologist or a skin specialist would be able to help with severe cases. Acne could also be an indication of an underlying condition, so it is advisable to visit a physician if acne persists.

What are the causes of acne?

Four main factors contributing to acne are:

  1. Excessive oil production.
  2. Hair follicles blocked by dead skin cells and oil.
  3. Bacteria.
  4. Excess activity of androgen.

Acne generally appears in regions with most oil glands, such as the face, forehead, shoulders, upper back and chest. Hair follicles are connected to these oil glands. The hair follicle walls might bulge and develop a whitehead, or the pore may be open and could darken, resulting in a blackhead. Pimples, on the other hand, are red spots that appear as the blocked hair follicles become inflamed and infected with bacteria.

What can worsen acne?

Multiple factors can trigger acne, including:

  1. Hormones: During puberty, androgens increase, causing the oil glands to enlarge, which worsens acne. 
  2. Medication: Drugs containing corticosteroids, testosterone or lithium can end up worsening acne. 
  3. Diet: Skim milk and carbohydrate-rich foods such as bread, bagels and chips may worsen acne. 
  4. Stress: Stress is known to cause acne.

When should I see a doctor for acne?

Acne can heal with self-care remedies and over-the-counter medications. If such remedies don’t work, you should visit your primary care doctor. They are skilled at prescribing stronger medications and, subsequently, treating acne. If it still persists, it is advised that you visit a dermatologist. For many women, flare-ups are common about a week before menstruation, and acne may clear without any treatment for women who use contraceptives. Generally, in older adults, severe acne could be a sign of underlying disease and might require immediate medical attention. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some popular nonprescription acne cleansers and lotions can cause a severe reaction. 

 

What are the risk factors associated with acne?

Although acne is more common among teenagers, it can affect anyone. People going through hormonal changes and those with a family history of acne are especially vulnerable. Friction on your skin can also facilitate the development of acne. 

 

What is a pediatric dermatologist?

A pediatric dermatologist is a physician who treats and manages skin disorders in children. Their responsibilities include diagnosing skin conditions, prescribing medication and performing minor procedures whenever needed. If you need one, you can make instant appointment bookings with the best pediatric dermatologists, right at Zocdoc.com! 

Acne treatment

A dermatologist is skilled at assisting you in three ways:

  1. Controlling the spread of acne.
  2. Avoiding damage to the skin.
  3. Making scars less noticeable.

Usually, acne is treated in three primary ways: using topical medications, oral medications and therapies. You can read more about the various treatment methods on the Mayo Clinic website.

 

What should I expect from a doctor’s visit for acne?

The doctor might try to gauge the severity of the acne based on your condition. The doctor might ask you questions about the duration of the issue and the treatments you have tried before.

 

What are some quick tips to help me with a visit for acne?

Make a list of all the questions you want to ask your doctor about acne in advance. Make a list of all the treatments and medications you’ve already tried for the condition, as well as any medications you’re currently taking. You can also bring a picture of your acne for more clarity. Remove makeup before your appointment so that the dermatologist can fully examine your acne. Be sure to check with your insurance provider before making the appointment so you know whether the visit is covered. 

 

How much does a visit for acne treatment cost?

The cost for an acne consultation falls somewhere between $75 and $125 on an average. The treatment cost might vary based on your location, insurance provider and other factors. 

 

Where can I find a doctor for acne treatment near me?

At Zocdoc.com!  You can book an appointment with top-rated acne doctors who are available in your location. Booking is simple, secure and free! Not only this, but you can filter your search online to book with female dermatologists or with doctors who speak your preferred language.

 

Sources:

American Academy of Dermatology

Mayo Clinic

The content herein is provided for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Medical information changes constantly, and therefore the content on this website should not be assumed to be current, complete or exhaustive. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, please call your doctor or 9-1-1 (in the United States) immediately.

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