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
July 02, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Adult Acne  

Acne affects many adults and is one of the most common skin conditions among American adults. You do not have to continue strugglingacne with adult acne. Many treatment options are available and a dermatologist can recommend an effective treatment for your specific type of acne. The physicians at Deerfield Dermatology Associates are your dermatologists for adult acne treatment in Deerfield, IL.

Causes of Acne

Acne is caused by blocked pores. Oil glands in the skin produce sebum, which moisturizes and protects the skin to keep it healthy. However, sebum can also become trapped inside pores and clog them. In healthy skin, sebum is released by the oil glands and carries away dead skin cells and debris as it moves along the hair follicles. The dead skin cells and debris are pushed out through the pores, which helps the skin stay clear. When this process is interrupted, sebum, dead skin cells, and debris gets trapped inside the pores, clogs them, and causes acne.

Acne Treatments

Many adult acne treatments are available in Deerfield. Some treatments work by clearing existing acne, while others prevent acne from returning either by reducing sebum production or eliminating acne-causing bacteria. Mild acne can often be treated with a gently cleansing regimen. Moderate acne is best treated with topical prescription or over-the-counter products. Severe acne might require a combination of topical treatments and oral medications.

Your dermatologist can recommend an effective method for treating your specific type of acne. Adult acne treatments include:

  • Washing the skin with a gentle lanolin-free soap daily to eliminate excess sebum
  • Applying topical over-the-counter products, such as resorcinol, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide, to clear existing acne
  • Applying topical antibiotic prescription products, such as Tetracycline Erythromycin, or Clindamycin
  • Taking oral antibiotic medications
  • Professional extraction of whiteheads and blackheads by a dermatologist

There are many effective treatments for adult acne. Your dermatologist can prescribe the right treatment for you to help clear your skin and prevent acne from returning. For treatment of adult acne in Deerfield, IL, schedule an appointment with one of the dermatologists at Deerfield Dermatology Associates by calling (847) 480-0004.

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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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