Allen A. Flood, MD Dermatology -  - Dermatologist

Allen A. Flood, MD

Dermatologist located in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Acne Specialist

Acne is usually thought of as a problem people have in their teens and early adulthood, but it can affect people of all ages. Whether it’s caused by hormones, or a need for a different cleansing regimen, Dr. Allen A. Flood will assess your acne to determine its causes and get you back on track to a clear complexion.

Acne Q & A

by Allen A. Flood, MD

Isn’t acne just a part of growing up?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. It appears mostly on the upper body, face, neck, chest and back. Acne is a skin condition involving clogged pores where bacteria thrive and inflammation results. According to the Mayo Clinic, about 75% of teenagers get acne. Acne doesn’t discriminate. Acne can affect people of all ages. But regardless of your age, a doctor should diagnose this skin condition to prevent worsening conditions and future scarring. Dr. Flood has many years of experience successfully treating people with mild to severe cases of acne.

Can I just stay away from fried foods, chocolate, and sodas to prevent acne?

Acne is primarily caused by your body’s oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores and bacteria. Some of these conditions may be caused by skin hygiene, cosmetics, environmental oils, some foods, hormones and your family genetics. Your consultation with Dr. Flood will help him see the causes and provide the best treatment for your acne.

Why am I still getting acne as an adult?

It’s not uncommon for adults to get acne. In fact, some people who never had acne as a teenager can get acne as an adult. Adult acne can also be caused by hormones, which is frequently why women suffer from acne. Some women have reactions to oral contraception while others don’t. Hormonal changes like menopause, menstruation and pregnancy can also cause acne. Athletes may suffer outbreaks from drugs prescribed for injuries containing corticosteroids that may make acne worse. Make an appointment with Dr. Flood and let him determine the real cause of your adult acne and how to best treat it. Call or schedule an appointment online. The practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.

Insurance

Dr. Allen A. Flood takes the following insurance options and many more. If you do not see your insurance listed here, please feel free to contact our office, and our staff will be able to assist you.

Aetna
Assurant
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CarePlus Health Plans (Florida Medicare)
Cigna
Coventry
Golden Rule
Humana
Medicaid
Medicare
United Healthcare
WellCare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr Flood knows dermatology and can quickly diagnose your problem and prescribe the proper methods and medicines to help remedy your problem."

    Zoe J.
  • RateMDs

    "I found Dr. Flood to be very knowledgeable about his subject and his treatment of my condition to be very effective."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I walked into Dr. Flood's in the midst of a horrible breakout... and within a week it was clear and my skin has been clear for years now. I can't recommend him enough."

    Annie C.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Flood's experience is worth the wait. He is an experienced doctor with a dedicated team. This office offers many treatments that other dermatologists outsource."

    Jessica A.
Location
Allen A. Flood, MD Dermatology
650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 420
Capitol Hill

Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-719-0855
Fax: (202) 547-9092
Office Hours

Get in touch

202-719-0855