Acne

Acne is a common condition that causes blocked pores, pimples, cysts and other lesions on the skin of the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Although teenagers are often affected, adults of any age can suffer from acne. Acne is not life-threatening, but can lead to physical disfigurement and emotional distress. There are several effective treatment methods that improve the skin's appearance and prevent future breakouts.

Causes Of Acne

Acne develops when pores become clogged, either from an overproduction of oil, a buildup of bacteria or a shedding of dead skin cells. When oil, bacteria or dead skin cells build up in the hair follicle, they form a soft plug that forces the follicle wall to bulge and protrude from the skin, causing a lesion. The cause of excess oil production is unknown, but is believed to involve a combination of several factors, including hormones, bacteria, heredity and, in some cases, the use of certain medications. Contrary to popular belief, chocolate, greasy foods and dirty skin do not cause acne.

In the first few months of life, some infants have acne. This is a common condition caused by exposure to maternal hormones in the womb; it clears up on its own within a few weeks or months.

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Morris Dermatology
1499 Lakewood Drive, Unit A
Morris, IL 60450

815.941.5160

Joliet Dermatology
823 129th Infantry Drive, Space 105
Joliet , IL 60435

815.666.1742

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Out of abundance of caution and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are screening patients based on the urgency and acuity of your need for a face to face encounter. If your care is deemed a non-essential healthcare service, your appointment will be rescheduled to a safer time or you will be offered teledermatolgy service using your computer or smartphone.

We are now scheduling telehealth visits for new and established patients, so we can promptly address your skin concerns. Please call the office at 815-941-5160 to set up a telehealth appointment.

If you will be coming to the office due to the essential or urgent nature of your skin condition, we suggest that companions wait in the car for the duration of the visit.

If you develop flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever and/or shortness of breath, contact your primary care doctor for management and please reschedule your appointment with our office to a later date.

These steps protect you, your companions and our clinical staff. Thank you for your cooperation during this challenging time.

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