Your Acne Treatment Specialists
Dr. Del Campo and Dr. Danny will customize your treatment based on the severity of your acne, the type of acne lesions, and your medical history.
Who Gets Acne?
Acne affects nearly 85% of all people at some point in their lives. Acne is the term for the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that can appear typically on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.
In addition to these symptoms, there are often significant physical and psychological side effects associated with acne, such as permanent scarring, poor self-image, depression and anxiety.
Acne is not life-threatening, but it can cause physical disfigurement (scarring) and emotional distress.
Dr. Del Campo and Dr. Danny will customize your treatment based on the severity of acne, the type of acne lesions, and your medical history. Make a consultation today for your personalized treatment.
Why Does Acne Occur?
There is no single cause for acne - rather, there are many factors as to why we get these frustrating bumps. Genetics plays a role in the risk of getting acne.
Also, hormones are an important cause of acne bumps - especially in teenagers and menstruating women because their hormones are going through changes.
These fluctuations often increase the oil secretion rate and encourage the abnormal growth of skin cells that can cause acne. Other activities can cause acne, such as friction and heavy sweating.
Stress has been shown to cause outbreaks of pimples. What you consume has a major influence on whether you will have an outbreak, because high glycemic diets and skim-milk consumption are correlated with acne.
Exposure to certain agents, such as greases, solvents, and vegetable oil-based cosmetics, may be the source of zits. These are the important questions that will be addressed in your consultation with our dermatologists.
Acne Treatment at Chicago Skin Clinic
Treatment depends on the cause of the acne. However, we use many methods to treat, control, and prevent acne breakouts.
This ranges from topical prescriptions and oral pills to procedures such as laser therapy, microneedling, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
If you have any questions about acne and acne treatment, call us at (773) 286-8111.
Dr. Del Campo and Dr. Danny can be your acne specialists today.