Acne Treatment in Naperville, IL

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Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages. It occurs when the hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. At Oak Dermatology, a leader in treating acne from teen acne to hormonal acne, our expert providers can customize acne treatments based on your specific needs.

Acne commonly presents as whiteheads, pimples, blackheads, or cysts (alone or in clusters). The exact cause of acne is not fully understood, but it is thought to be due to a combination of factors, including hormonal imbalances, genetics, and environmental triggers. Through initial examination, we can properly diagnose your acne skin condition in order to prescribe the most effective treatment plan. Treatment plans may include a combination use of topical prescription drugs or medical-grade acne products for daily corrective purposes, as well as laser therapies. Find out more about how we can treat your acne at our Naperville, Itasca, or Joliet, IL office.

Welcome to Oak Dermatology, your ultimate destination for all things related to effective acne treatment. If you're tired of battling stubborn pimples and seeking expert guidance on achieving clear, radiant skin, you're in the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the recommendations of dermatologists, discuss the best acne treatments, and provide insights on both professional and at-home solutions.

Oak Dermatology offers many therapy options to control and maintain acne. For less severe cases of acne, prescription medications, such as topical solutions and creams that contain retinoids, salicylic acid, sulfur, and benzoyl peroxide, can help. There are also oral antibiotics, such as tetracycline, minocycline, or doxycycline, that are helpful to use. Depending on what type of acne you have, we may suggest acne facials, chemical peels, radiofrequency microneedling, and/or extractions.

You may qualify for laser therapies at Oak Dermatology. Laser acne treatments have been proven effective in deep cleaning and eliminating bacteria and dead skin cells on your skin. It can also help reduce inflammation and redness linked with acne. There are many opportunities for you to try to get your skin healthy and clear.

One laser therapy is the TheraClear™ treatment, an FDA-approved acne treatment that combines a vacuum suction to remove dirt and oil from the skin and BroadBand Light™, which heats the skin to kill bacteria. Treatments are virtually painless and can be performed on the face, back, and chest.

For better precision, we also have Cutera AviClear™, a device approved by the FDA for the treatment of mild, moderate, and severe acne. The laser light from the device selectively targets and suppresses sebaceous glands to eliminate acne at the source, providing long-term solutions to acne for all skin types. Our very own Dr. Ashish Bhatia helped pioneer the AviClear technology.


Dr Tsu and staff are so kind, knowledgeable, and always take their time to listen, explain what is happening with your skin and partner with you to achieve the best outcomes. Not only am I his patient but Oak dermatology is my go to referral for any of my clients looking for a dermatologist office. Nothing but rave reviews and beautiful results.

K.P. Google

This was my first visit to Oak Dermatology in Itasca. The office staff was very friendly and competent and the medical staff was very knowledgeable and took time to explain my diagnosis and treatment plan.

D.K. Google

I went in to get my skin looked at and didn’t know what to expect. I was taken care of by Rachel Sulfridge and can’t say enough about her. She is attentive and answers every question or concern I had. Never makes you feel like she is rushing to get to another patient or that you are just a number which is so common these days. I highly recommend her if you are visit Oak Dermatology.

B.K. Google

Oak Dermatology is my second home. They’re a lot and the staff is like family. I can send Emily and Dr Bhatia text messages at any time for a question and they respond always and not bothered at all. Emily and Sam a wonderful team and Dr Bhatia and Sarah as well. The comfort and care the whole staff (from the reception staff to the nurses and Drs are Amazing. They r my go to friends in the medical field that I enjoy my visits with. Thanks Oak Dermatology for being wonderful

S.R. Google

The team at Oak Dermatology was great. My appointment was thorough and every one of my questions were answered. I would recommend them for your dermatology needs.

M.K. Google


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It's time to put your best face forward. No more masking acne with makeup, feeling painful breakouts, or living with the embarrassment that can come from acne. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at Oak Dermatology at one of our Chicago locations. Let's clear your skin and give you a fresh, healthy complexion again.

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