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Dermatology Center of Loudoun, offering the services of board-certified dermatologists Jane T. Nguyen, M.D. and Smeena Khan, M.D.. Our goal is to provide you with outstanding skin care in a warm, friendly environment. We realize you have a choice with respect to your medical care and appreciate the trust you have placed in us.
Diagnosis and treatment of medical skin conditions, such as acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis,molluscum, hair loss and scalp disorders, nail conditions, rosacea, and rashes
Skin cancer screenings and mole evaluations
Skin biopsies to diagnose skin cancers, growths, and rashes with results interpreted by experienced board-certified dermatopathologists
Surgical procedures, including the removal of moles, skin cancers, cysts and fatty growths
Cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels, skin tag removal, BOTOX®, Restylane/Perlane and repair of torn earlobes
Consultation for skin rejuvenation, including prevention and treatment of sun damage, age spots, and wrinkles
Laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) procedures to treat numerous conditions, including sun damage, broken blood vessels, spider veins, rosacea, and hair removal.
Acne vulgaris is a disorder of the oil glands in the skin that results in comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), pustules, and cysts. It usually occurs on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms. Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, with nearly 85% of the population having acne at some point in their lives. Acne usually begins during puberty, but it can affect any age. Causes of acne include heredity, hormones, and stress.
Age spots, or lentigines, are flat brown spots that are caused by sun exposure. Age spots usually appear on the face, chest, and back of the hands.
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is an itchy inflammatory disorder associated with dry skin. Eczema is often linked to asthma and seasonal allergies. It usually begins during early childhood, often during the first year of life, with spontaneous remission later in life. Eczema classically affects the face, neck, hands, and creases of the elbows and knees.
Molluscum contagiosum is a self-limited viral skin infection caused by a poxvirus. Molluscum appears as skin-colored or white bumps with a characteristic central dimple. It is transmitted via skin-to-skin contact, and molluscum typically affects children or sexually active adults. Molluscum lesions, which can be distributed throughout the body, can persist up to 6 months or more before undergoing spontaneous resolution.
Psoriasis is a hereditary inflammatory skin condition that affects 1-2% of the population. Psoriasis usually appears as scaly red plaques, most commonly on the elbows, knees, scalp, hands, and feet. Triggers for psoriasis include physical trauma, certain infections, stress, and medications. Psoriasis is often accompanied by arthritis, and more recently, it has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks.
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by episodic flushing, symmetric redness, papules and pustules on the face. Rosacea can also be associated with rhinophyma (enlarged nose) and eye lesions (blepharitis, conjunctivitis). Rosacea typically affects adults with fair complexions. Triggers of rosacea include heat, sun, alcohol, and spicy foods.
Skin Cancer Treatment
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, with over 1 million new cases a year. Sun exposure and fair complexion are risk factors for skin cancer. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Any non-healing unusual growth should be evaluated to rule out skin cancer. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, appearing typically as an abnormal or changing mole. The classic features of melanoma include asymmetric shape, irregular borders, uneven color, and enlarging diameter. Melanoma tends to spread to the lymph nodes and other organs, so early detection through regular skin screenings is crucial.
Warts, or verruca, are caused by an infection of the skin by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many types of warts, including common warts, plantar warts, flat warts, and genital warts. Warts are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and can persist for years if not treated.
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