Acne Overview

Acne typically affects the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. These breakouts can be cystic (deep) or superficial like blackheads and whiteheads. When left untreated, acne can leave long-term scarring. Acne is the number one skin care disorder in men and women of all ages in the United States

Acne Treatment, Chicago

What Causes Acne?

Acne is caused by overprotective or enlarged sebaceous glands (oil glands). Bacteria grow in these areas creating congestion in the pores and causing breakouts in the skin. 

Different Types of Acne

Acne can be mild, moderate, severe, or even hormonal. Some patients only have a few outbreaks with minor inflammation while others suffer from deep, widespread lesions that are painful, red, and inflamed. Acne is not just found among teens but commonly found in adults as well.

acne highlights on troubled skin

What Treatment Options Are Available?

Our goal is to help you heal existing acne, stop new breakouts from forming, and to prevent the occurrence of acne scarring. During your in-person consultation, our board-certified dermatologists will customize a treatment plan that best suits your skin.

We use the latest approved medications and skin care as well as other natural and homeopathic treatments to safely and effectively rid you of acne. For severe or aggressive acne, we offer Accutane and newer prescription regimens. Hormonal acne requires different treatment options.

We also offer treatments for patients who suffer from stubborn acne scars. We have a wide range of options from chemical peels, microneedling, ablative laser treatments, and fillers.