Acne is one of the most common skin conditions treated by a dermatologist. It is most common in the teenage years but may persist well into adulthood. In addition to causing physical discomfort and permanent scarring, it is associated with lack of self-confidence and social embarrassment.
Several factors contribute to the formation of acne, including increased oil production, plugged sebaceous pores, bacteria residing on our skin, hormonal fluctuations and our body’s inflammatory response. There are two main types of acne: non-inflammatory lesions (blackheads or whiteheads) and inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules or cysts). Acne Treatment is determined by the type and severity and includes topical and oral medications. Procedures, such as light therapy, chemical peels and laser resurfacing are used to improve symptoms and the associated scarring. In general, combination therapy is essential for the successful management.
We want you to know that acne treatment is extremely effective when used consistently and appropriately. Please call us at 630-596-8045 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Basko and her team will set realistic expectations and formulate an expert plan for you to manage your acne.