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, there are a variety of different treatments that 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.
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 as well as avoiding any products that can clog pores will help to keep acne under control. Remember to choose products that are “noncomedogenic”, 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 actually 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. Depending on what your acne is caused by, your treatment options can vary. If your acne simply consists of red bumps and no open sores, a 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) 534-0700 for more information or to schedule a consultation. Since each case is unique, acne treatment costs may vary based on several different 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!