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Acne is the bane of teenaged existence. Unsightly red zits can lead to teasing, low self-image, and even permanent scars. It can make the teenaged years—already a struggle for self-identity and confidence—even more difficult. Fortunately, advances in dermatology have made for some effective methods of acne treatment in Chicago. Mild acne can often be treated with over-the-counter remedies such as topical exfoliants found in cleansers and treatment creams. If you have severe acne, however, or it does not respond to these treatments, you may want to make an appointment with a Chicago dermatologist.

There are several prescription lotions used for acne treatment in Chicago. These lotions, including tretinoin, and other various retinoids are primarily made of Vitamin A and help produce new skin cells and prevent hair follicles from clogging up with oil and bacteria. Your dermatologist may also prescribe oral or topical antibiotics that kill the bacteria residing in pores. Usually, a doctor will recommend topical antibiotics or a short round of oral medication. Teenage acne can also benefit from Blue Light Therapy, which is a light based treatment to further help clarify the skin and improve breakout activity.

There are many other forms of acne treatment in Chicago including laser therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and for very severe acne, the prescription medication Isotretinoin. The acne treatment you choose, however, can be best determined by your dermatologist. Make an appointment with Pinski Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery today and stop the embarrassment and humiliation of acne.

Acne Treatment Chicago – Pinski Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery provides comprehensive acne treatment in Chicago, including antibiotics, glycolic acids, benzoyl treatment, retinoids, Isotretinoin, and more. Call our Chicago location at 312.263.4625 or fill out an online form at For the convenience of our patients, we also have a location in Bourbonnais that can be reached by calling 815.933.2227.

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