Those in the Palatine or Naperville area that desire clearer skin can receive comprehensive acne treatment from Schaumburg Dermatology. Whether you just have a few small blemishes or severe acne, various treatments can be tailored to your individual needs.

The Basics of Acne

Acne is caused when your pores become clogged by oil and dead skin cells. When germs accumulate in your pores, it can lead to redness, swelling, and pus. It is quite common for acne to begin after puberty because the skin becomes oilier due to hormones. Acne may also be genetic.

Acne Symptoms

Whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples are all associated with acne. Acne can be present on the face, back, chest, or shoulders. Those who have cystic lesions, which are large and deep pimples, can even experience pain if these lesions become infected.

How to Treat Acne

Keeping your skin clean and avoiding any products that can clog pores will help keep acne under control. Remember to choose ” non-comedogenic” products, use a mild soap or acne wash to cleanse your skin once or twice per day, and do not pick at or scrub pimples, as it may cause acne to get worse or lead to scarring.

When washing your face or using over-the-counter treatments doesn’t work, consider talking to a dermatologist who can prescribe a prescription gel or skin cream. Your treatment options can vary depending on what your acne is caused by. If your acne simply consists of red bumps and no open sores, topical cream or lotion is a good option. If bacteria is present and you suffer from inflammation, you may want to try isotretinoin or oral antibiotics. If you experience hormonally-influenced breakouts, birth control or spironolactone may be a great option for you.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are in the Palatine or Naperville area and would like to treat your acne, contact Schaumburg Dermatology at (847) 534-5507 for more information or to schedule a consultation. Since each case is unique, acne treatment costs may vary based on several factors. When you come in for a consultation at our office, we will evaluate all cosmetic skin issues, discuss your options, and go over pricing. We look forward to meeting with you!