Farhaad Riyaz, MD, FAAD, FACMS, FASDS

Farhaad Riyaz, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon

COMPREHENSIVE DERMATOLOGY

 

Dr. Farhaad Riyaz is a double board-certified, fellowship-trained dermatologist who provides the best possible care for patients of all ages. We help patients with acne, skin cancer, sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, rashes, cysts, and provide personalized cosmetic services. As a micrographic skin cancer and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Riyaz is trained to identify skin cancer at the earliest stages and surgically remove skin cancer with cutting-edge techniques. If you want your skin to improve, are worried about sun damage and skin cancer, or just want to look as young as you feel – we can help!

Certified by ABD
Certified by ABD - Mohs
A patient receiving Botox® injections in clinic
ACNE, WRINKLES, AGING
Truly Exceptional Results

We provide the best medicine has to offer to treat even the most stubborn acne, wrinkles, volume loss, and anything that stops people from seeing you the way you see yourself. Dr. Riyaz is an expert in the comprehensive treatment of skin disease and are ready to help you achieve clear skin. 

A patient undergoing mole evaluation during skin cancer screening
SKIN CANCER SCREENING & SURGERY
Expert diagnosis and treatment
As a renowned dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Riyaz can find skin cancer at its earliest stage, and can surgically remove these lesions with skill and precision. We pay particular attention to detail, ensuring both complete removal of any cancerous lesions while achieving the best cosmetic result.

Who We Are

Farhaad Riyaz, MD, FAAD, FACMS, FASDS

Dr. Riyaz is a double board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Riyaz graduated at the top of his class in medical school at the Medical College of Virginia before completing a one year medicine internship, and a three year dermatology residency. In dermatology residency, Dr. Riyaz refined his surgical, laser, cosmetic, and medical dermatology expertise. Dr. Riyaz credits much of his professional and surgical development to mentorship by Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery Dr. Murad Alam and American Academy of Dermatology past-president Dr. Henry Lim.

 

During this clinical training, Dr. Riyaz also studied towards an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He completed fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery and surgical reconstruction at Northwestern University. He is the author of several of textbook chapters and journal articles. He was awarded the Golden Scalpel by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Farhaad Riyaz in clinic

Our services

Rashes

Board-certified dermatologists are the best at treating new-onset and acute rashes, as well as knowing which tests might be helpful for solving difficult and recurrent rashes.

Acne Treatment

Acne is linked to depression. When curing acne Dr. Riyaz feels proud that his patients look and feel healthier afterwards.

Cosmetics

Dr. Riyaz is fellowship-trained in cosmetic dermatology and offers a wide range of botulinum toxins, fillers and lasers to help rejuvenate the skin.

Hair Loss

We know hair loss can be extremely frustrating. In addition to the standard and readily-available over-the-counter and prescription treatments for hair loss, Dr. Riyaz can explain the latest developments in hair restoration and whether they may be right for you.

Skin Checks

Skin cancer and atypical moles can be tricky to find. Dr. Riyaz uses the latest advances in dermatology, such as dermoscopy, to find skin cancer at its earliest stages.

Mohs & Other Surgery

Dr. Riyaz is fellowship-trained in Mohs surgery, reconstructive surgery, and excels at creating a beautiful aesthetic outcome after surgeries such as cyst and lipoma removal.

4.9 / 5.0

Reviews

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Had several bad experiences with dermatologists and was searching for a new doctor when I found Dr. Riyaz. Couldn’t be happier. He put me at ease and I give him my highest recommendation for skin cancer treatment. He diagnosed basal cell carcinoma and removed it with Mohs surgery. The scar is invisible.
Hannah L.
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My wife and I see Dr. Riyaz for Botox every 3 months. I was skeptical when she asked me to go, but now I am in love with how I look. So happy to find a dermatologist I can trust. I wouldn't trust my skin with anyone other than Dr. Riyaz.
Adam C.
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As a doctor sometimes I need help for family members. When my daughter had bad acne, I asked other doctors in the area who they recommended. They all said we should see Dr. Riyaz. My daughter started Accutane and is thrilled with her results.
James H.

Whether he is surgically removing skin cancer, using cosmetic lasers or injectables, or helping a patient with acne achieve clear skin, Dr. Riyaz loves finding ways to partner with his patients to and achieve perfect skin health.

Contact

McLean, VA

In The Press

Take a look at Dr. Riyaz's latest features and appearances in the media.

Healthline: The 16 Best Tinted Sunscreens for All Skin Types in 2022, According to Dermatologists / Jan 20, 2022
Byrdie: 8 Ways to Treat Marionette Lines, According to Derms / Dec 30, 2021
NEWBEAUTY: 100+ Beauty Gifts Dermatologists Give Their Friends and Family / Dec 15, 2021
W Magazine: How to Treat 5 Skin Care Concerns Dermatologists Tackle Every Winter / Dec 8, 2021
WHO WHAT WEAR: This Prescription Cream Hits Backspace on Wrinkles—Here's the User Manual / Dec 2, 2021
NY Mag: The Best Body Lotions, According to Dermatologists / Nov 30, 2021
Women's Health: The Best Tranexamic Acid Products For Hyperpigmentation / Nov 26, 2021
Byrdie: How to Get Liquid Gold Skin: The Glow-Boosting Complexion Trick For Brown Skin / Oct 29, 2021
Coveteur: Could Your Dark Under-Eye Circles Actually Be Melasma? / Oct 5, 2021
WHO WHAT WEAR: 13 Ways You Might Be Damaging Your Skin Barrier, According to Derms / Sep 30, 2021
WHO WHAT WEAR: You're Probably Not Using the Right Face Wash—These Expert Recs Will Change That / Sep 25, 2021
NY Mag: The Best Skin-Care Tech Devices for Every Beauty Concern, According to Dermatologists / Sep 14, 2021
Coveteur: The Ultimate Skin-Care Routine To Get Rid Of Dark Spots For Good / Aug 2, 2021
AEDIT: Why Everyone Is Talking About Skinimalism / Aug 13, 2021
NEWBEAUTY: The 36 Best Fragrance-Free Skin-Care Products, According to Dermatologists / Jul 16, 2021
NEWBEAUTY: Derm Tips on Preventing Hand Dermatitis During These Coronavirus Crazy Times / Mar 10, 2020
NEWBEAUTY: Can This Quick Injection Mimic Liposuction? / Dec 21, 2018

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