Acne

Many patients, young and old, struggle with chronic acne. Acne can look different on everyone, but no matter what it looks like, it causes a great deal of stress for each individual. Luckily, SkinPerfected can help individuals struggling with acne create a comprehensive treatment plan that gets rid of acne for good. 

Symptoms of Acne

  • Inflammation and redness 
  • Oily or greasy skin texture
  • Skin sensitivity, pain, and tenderness
  • Formation of scars or dark spots
  • Recurrence of acne lesions 

Causes of Acne

Acne can be influenced by a combination of genetic, hormonal, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Some of the primary causes and contributing factors to acne include:

  • Excess Sebum Production
  • Clogged Pores
  • Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Inflammation
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Genetics
  • Dietary Factors
  • Stress
  • Environmental Factors

Our Providers

Meet The Team

Our founding team is composed of dermatology expert providers and managers that have been active participants in the dermatology and aesthetic medical industry for over 20 years each.

Acne Treatments

At SkinPerfected, we take a unique approach to treating acne, focusing on in-office treatments,  medical-grade skincare, and oral supplements rather than relying heavily on prescriptions. 

Our range of treatments includes options such as chemical peels, microneedling, laser therapy, and medical-grade skincare products. These treatments are tailored to each individual’s specific needs and concerns, providing comprehensive care that goes beyond traditional approaches to acne treatment. By combining these approaches, we aim to not only clear existing acne but also prevent future breakouts. 

Schedule A Consultation

If acne is a challenge for you, SkinPerfected offers effective solutions tailored to your needs. Our team of skincare experts will evaluate your skin, address your specific concerns and objectives, and create a customized treatment strategy to help you reach your skincare goals. To learn more about whether you’re a suitable candidate, reach out to us through our online platform or visit our location in Naperville, IL to arrange a consultation.

FAQs

What are the different types of acne treatments available?

There are prescription oral and topical medications as well as in-office procedures like facials and chemical peels that can help to improve acne-prone skin. Everyone responds differently to treatments so it can be trial and error to determine which is best, but we find chemical peels in office can be quite beneficial to help clear out the pores, help acne scars fade faster, and improve the overall appearance of the skin. Hydrafacial has also been studied in acne-prone patients and it has shown dramatic improvements for these patients as well.

How do professional acne treatments differ from over-the-counter products?

Medical grade skincare and professional acne treatments for at-home use have higher amounts of active ingredients in the products so that one can see a discernible change in their skin. At SkinPerfected we have done our homework to ensure the products we carry and suggest will have.

How long does it take to see results from acne treatments?

It usually takes about 6-8 weeks to see at least 50% improvement in one’s acne. It can take up to three months as well to start to see the acne marks from prior breakouts fade so one needs to be patient with the process! Acne is a journey and healthy skin does not happen overnight.

What age is acne the worst?

Acne can affect individuals of all ages, but it is most commonly associated with adolescence and early adulthood. For many people, acne tends to peak during the teenage years due to hormonal changes associated with puberty. However, acne can also persist into adulthood for some individuals throughout their twenties, thirties, and beyond.

What is inside a pimple?

A pimple typically contains a combination of sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Inside the pimple, the trapped mixture of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria creates an ideal environment for inflammation, resulting in the characteristic redness, swelling, and pus associated with acne lesions.

What foods trigger acne?

While the relationship between diet and acne is complex and varies from person to person, certain foods may trigger or exacerbate acne in some individuals. Its essential to pay attention to your bodys response to different foods and consult with a healthcare professional or dermatologist if you suspect a link between your diet and acne breakouts.

Do people with acne age better?

While having acne can be challenging, there is some evidence to suggest that individuals with acne may age more slowly and have fewer wrinkles later in life. However, its important to note that individual factors such as genetics, lifestyle choices, and skincare habits also play significant roles in skin aging, and acne alone is not a guarantee of youthful-looking skin in later years.

Is dry or oily skin better?

Dry skin tends to lack sufficient moisture and may feel tight, flaky, or rough, but oily skin leads to a shiny or greasy appearance, enlarged pores, and increased acne development. Ultimately, the key to healthy, balanced skin is proper skincare and hydration, regardless of whether your skin type is dry, oily, or combination.