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Acne Specialist

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center

Board-Certified Dermatologists & Aesthetic Dermatology located in Downtown DC, Washington, DC

Acne affects up to 50 million people every year in the United States. Though there are many effective over-the-counter treatments for acne, consulting with a skin care expert may help clear up your skin faster and prevent permanent acne scars. At Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center in Washington, DC, the team of board-certified dermatologists offers many advanced treatment options for acne. They work one-on-one with you to develop a plan that gives you the best results. Call the office or book an appointment online today. Telemedicine consultations are available.

Acne Q & A

What is acne?

Acne develops when your hair follicles plug up with dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria. Normally, your hair follicles serve as an opening that helps your skin shed dead cells. When your sebaceous glands produce excess oil, it traps the dead skin cells in the follicle. 

Bacteria from the surface of your skin may fall into the follicle and then multiply in the warm, moist environment.

Plugged follicles cause skin blemishes like:

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Pimples
  • Nodules
  • Cysts

Acne affects people of all ages but is most common in teens. 

When should I seek medical care for my acne?

Acne is a common skin problem and you may be able to find an effective over-the-counter treatment to help clear up your skin. You should seek medical care if over-the-counter treatments fail to improve your acne.

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center also recommends you schedule an acne consultation if your condition is severe or ongoing. 

Even if your acne is mild, getting professional help for your skin condition may keep your skin clear and prevent acne scarring.

What can I expect during an acne consultation?

You can expect a patient-centered exam when you come in for an acne consultation at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center. 

During your consultation, your dermatologist asks about your acne and at-home care. They review your medical history, hormonal history, and general lifestyle habits. They also closely examine your skin and blemishes. 

To confirm or rule out a medical condition that may explain your breakouts, your provider may perform diagnostic tests such as blood work. 

How is acne treated?

Your dermatologist at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center creates a personalized acne treatment plan based on the severity of your skin condition and your medical history. 

The innovative dermatology practice offers many advanced acne treatments, including:

  • Accutane┬«
  • Numerous Prescription topical therapies
  • Spironolactone
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Advanced topical therapies
  • Chemical peels 
  • Dermal infusions
  • HydraFacial┬« 
  • Acne facials

When it comes to clearing up acne, no single treatment works for all. Your dermatologist works closely with you to help you find the medications and therapies that provide the best results to improve the look and health of your skin.

To schedule your acne consultation with the experts at Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and Aesthetic Dermatology Center, call the office or book online today. 

 

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LOCATION

Metroderm DC: Medical, Laser, and
Aesthetic Dermatology Center
1712 I Street NW, Suite 712
Downtown DC
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-2223Fax: 202-659-0289

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