Acne in Naperville, IL
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What Is Acne?
Acne affects approximately 60 million people every year, making it one of the most widespread skin ailments in the U.S. While many cases tend to be mild and can be controlled with medication and a daily at-home cleansing regimen with medical-grade skin care, other patients have a more serious condition that causes scarring. Acne normally is a combination of whiteheads, pimples, blackheads, and little cysts, as well as additional itchy, red, and inflamed areas on the skin. Caused by a mix of dead skin cells, bacteria, and clogged pores, it is most often found in teens and middle-aged adults (hormonal acne) but can affect anyone at any age. Acne most frequently appears on the face, chest, and back.
From the innovative mind of acclaimed dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey T. S. Hsu comes a cutting-edge skin repair concept designed to help improve and manage difficult-to-treat skin conditions like acne. Dr. Hsu is changing the paradigms of skin care treatments. His unique approach has proven to treat acne on the cellular level, fixing the root cause of the problem. To return the skin to a healthy, glowing complexion, the Oak Dermatology team, under the direction of Dr. Hsu, can offer numerous treatment options, ranging from custom at-home daily skin care regimens to prescription drugs and laser treatment. If you suffer from acne or its effects, please contact our Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL location to schedule a consultation with our team.
How Do You Treat Acne?
Research indicates that over-the-counter drugs alone do not treat acne effectively. Oak Dermatology approaches the treatment of acne from a 360-perspective and treats the cause of acne on a cellular level. Under the guidance of Dr. Hsu, with his pioneered approach to skin health restoration, our team offers a variety of treatment alternatives to control acne and its symptoms. For milder cases of acne, prescription drugs, such as topical solutions and creams that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and retinoids, may provide relief. Additionally, oral antibiotics can be helpful solutions. Along with topical and oral prescriptions, laser therapies can help cleanse and attack dead skin cells beneath the top skin layer.
Oak Dermatology's highly specialized team is also excited to offer the TheraClear™ treatment, an FDA-approved acne treatment that combines 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.
Extractions, chemical peels, and medical-grade skin care and facials may also help, depending on the severity and type of acne you have.
Visit our Acne Scars page to learn about the treatment options that can help diminish acne scarring.
Oak Dermatology Reviews
I took my 11 year old daughter to see Stephanie Tracey, PA-C for acne on her face and seborrheic dermatitis on her scalp. I was impressed by how knowledgeable she was and how she explained everything to my daughter so that she would understand, without feeling self-conscious. She was extremely thorough and took her time with us. Her medical assistant was also very kind, pleasant and helpful. I will be recommending Stephanie and Oak Dermatology to family & friends.
I would like to express my appreciation for the over 10 years of excellent healthcare that I have received from Dr. Hsu. Recently, I experienced cystic acne as a result of a medication that I had been prescribed. Dr. Hsu cleared up the acne but the texture of the skin on my nose and chin was thick and red. Dr. Hsu performed a HALO treatment and my skin looks better then before this episode. I am thrilled with the results. Additionally, Dr. Hsu's staff is amazing. They were consistently supportive and ready to answer all of my questions, even if I asked the same ones more than once. Oak Dermatology offers the best in medical expertise coupled with excellent support staff!
worked with Stephanie Tracey and did Theraclear for my daughter's acne and it worked great. In addition she did a great job with my Botox. Great place combines knowledge/skilled service and a wide selection of products
I 100% recommended Dr. Stephanie Tracey! She is the absolute best. Dr. Tracey makes you feel totally comfortable and helps you understand rather than just giving you information. She had helped my acne so much I feel like a completely different person! I am so thankful to call her my dermatologist
Oak Dermatology are the best! Staff was super accommodating and friendly. They took the right amount of time before and during the consultation. The nurse practitioner (Emily) who helped us with an acne issue was very attentive to my sons questions. Emily’s assistant (Esley) was extremely friendly and thorough both before and after the consultation. We had all the info we needed after the visit. Great practice, will definitely be coming here for myself and family.
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Fresh, Healthy Skin
Getting rid of stubborn acne can be a frustrating task, but Oak Dermatology may have the right solution for you to achieve fresh, healthy skin. We encourage you to call us to schedule a consultation now. We will offer a comprehensive skin analysis and make a tailored treatment program to help clear up and freshen your complexion as soon as possible.