Deerfield, IL Dermatologist
Deerfield Dermatology Associates
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 280
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 480-0004
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By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
March 30, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne  

Acne is typically associated with teenagers, but the truth is that it can also be a problem for adults. Even if you have always had clear acneskin and never had to deal with acne in your teenage years, it can still become a problem later in life for a number of reasons, ranging from hormones to stress and other lifestyle factors. The dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates in Deerfield, IL offer a range of acne treatment and skin care options for adults and teenagers.

Adult Acne Treatment in Deerfield, IL

Acne breakouts range from mild to severe, and are most common on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders (but can technically occur anywhere on the body). Skin is covered in tiny pores. They are the openings to the hair follicles, and contain sebaceous glands that produce oils. Pores can become clogged and infected with bacteria, which causes outbreaks of pimples. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the most common types of pimples are:

  • Blackheads
  • Whiteheads
  • Papules
  • Nodules
  • Pustules
  • Cysts

What Causes Acne?

Although some people may be more prone than others, anyone can develop a break out at any time. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Hormones (puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, birth control pills, and menopause)
  • Genetics and family history
  • Side effects from certain medications
  • Skin irritation from make up or other products

How is Acne Treated?

Many acne break outs are temporary and resolve on their own without treatment. However some forms, like cysts, can lead to scarring and should always be treated by a dermatologist in order to avoid permanent scars. Treatments will vary from person to person depending on a number of factors like the type of acne, the cause, individual skin type, and lifestyle factors. A dermatologist may recommend self care and a personalized cleansing routine, over the counter or prescription oral or topical medications, and lifestyle modifications.

Find a Dermatologist in Deerfield, IL

For more information on acne prevention and treatment, and to maintain healthy, clear skin at any age, contact Deerfield Dermatology Associates by calling (847) 480-0004 to schedule an appointment with a board certified dermatologist today.

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Board Certified Dermatologists

Dr. Burton E. Silver, M.D., Emeritus
Marcia E. Johnson, M.D.
Jonathan A. Dalton, M.D.
Divya Singh-Behl, M.D.
Madhuri V. Konanahalli, M.D.

Stefanie Kadolph, MMS, PA-C

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