Joliet Dermatology

(815) 666-1742

Morris Dermatology

(815) 941-5160

Acne


Treating Your Acne

Acne

Acne can be uncomfortable. The blemishes can also make you self-conscious about your appearance and lower your self-esteem. Your dermatologist can help you enjoy blemish-free skin again. Dr. Cary Ann Jenkins at Morris Dermatology and Joliet Dermatology in Morris and Joliet, IL provides a wide range of dermatology services, including acne treatment, for people of all ages.

What You Need To Know About Acne and Acne Treatment

The most common cause of acne is a buildup of excess oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and debris that plugs up your pores. Bacteria on the skin and hormonal fluctuations are two other causes of acne. You can do a lot to prevent acne if you:

  • Cleanse your face at least twice each day
  • Always remove makeup before going to bed
  • Clean off your cell phone regularly
  • Stay hydrated and exercise regularly to help flush out toxins
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Avoid touching your face

If you develop acne, you can seek out the services of a dermatologist. There are several effective professional treatments for acne, including:

  • Products to unblock your pores
  • Antibiotics to kill underlying bacteria causing an infection in your pores
  • Isotretinoin products to treat severe acne and cystic acne
  • Laser light therapy to kill the underlying bacteria causing acne
  • Extraction: using an extraction tool to remove the entire blemish
  • Hormone products to treat hormone-related acne

Even when acne resolves, it can still leave unsightly acne scars behind, making your skin appear uneven, blotchy, and rough. Your dermatologist can help smooth out your skin with skin resurfacing treatments, including:

  • Laser therapy to resurface skin and fade away acne scars
  • Chemical peels slough layers of skin, diminishing the appearance of scars
  • Microdermabrasion gently removes dead skin and diminishes the appearance of scarring
  • Microneedling to soften and lessen the appearance of acne scars

Want To Know More About Acne and Acne Treatment?

To find out more about the causes, prevention, and treatment of acne, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Cary Ann Jenkins at Morris Dermatology and Joliet Dermatology in Morris and Joliet, IL. You can reach her in the Morris, IL location by calling (815) 941-5160 or in Joliet, IL by calling (815) 666-1742, so call today.

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Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

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Friday

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Saturday

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Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
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Saturday
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