By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
April 17, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne   acne treatments  

Find out the many ways in which we can help you address your acne issues.
 
As you might have already discovered from your own trial and error, there is no perfect solution for treating acne and unfortunately no acneknown cure.  However, there is good news!  There are many new medications that have been made to clear acne lesions and many procedures to help smooth and soften the skin.  Even though there are many reasons one may develop acne, the dermatologists Dr. Jeffrey Berti and Dr. Toula Berti of South Barrington and Willowbrook are here to diagnose, guide and provide many options for reducing your acne flare-ups, ruddy skin and clogged pores.
 
While most people associate acne with those formidable teen years, adults into their 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s can still deal with annoying flare-ups. It’s important to treat acne rather than ignore it, as leaving it untreated could lead to scarring and unsightly discolorations. Plus, reducing your acne symptoms could also greatly improve your self-image. Stop using cover-up, don’t conceal, reveal your healthy blemish free skin.
 
What acne treatments are available?
Many of us know that there are many different acne-fighting products that can be bought buy over-the-counter.   Very often it can feel rather daunting and embarrassing as store clerks provide advice to sell the products, but do not have a medical background to accurately assess which one is needed.  If you find that the acne products you are using are not providing you the results you want then it’s time to speak with our Willowbrook, IL, skin doctors to discover more effective approaches.
 
There are a variety of topical acne products that we can prescribe that have prescription strength and combination treatment. Some topical acne medications reduce oil to prevent acne from forming while others target and destroy acne-causing bacteria from the surface of the skin, and some do both.
 
Those with severe, nodule or cystic acne may require a more systemic evaluation and treatment. In this situation, we provide a complete exam with potential lab screening searching for potential reversible causes or issues.  We may also prescribe oral medications such as antibiotics to target those red, swollen forms of acne and reduce inflammation, or Isotretinoin.
 
There are also specific dermatological procedures that can help improve inflamed cysts, blackheads and scarring with discoloration. Glycolic, natural fruit acid peels, extractions, microdermabrasion and laser therapies can be useful in not only treating current breakouts, but also preventing future breakouts and improving old scars and marks.

Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Ltd is proud to provide the ultimate acne treatment to both teens and adults in the South Barrington and Willowbrook, IL, areas. If you are dealing with acne that you can’t get under control don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help.

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