acne treatments in Elgin

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The best acne treatments heal at the source.

Dealing with acne can feel overwhelming, especially when there is so much conflicting information regarding acne. At Dundee Dermatology we offer personalized, professional acne treatments in Elgin tailored to your needs. By treating acne and acne scars at the source, our dermatologists achieve superior results. We take your medical history, lifestyle, and important factors into account to treat and heal acne at its source.

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Targeted treatments for clearer skin

Acne vulgaris

Teenage acne

Hormonal acne

Pregnancy acne

Acne scars

Treatment Types

Acne-clearing facials

LED light therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT)

Chemical peels

Laser skin resurfacing



Acne Treatments in Elgin at Dundee Dermatology

Comprehensive Skin Assessment

Understanding your skin takes more than a quick examination. You’ll meet with a dermatologist for an in-depth acne treatment consultation to find the best solutions for your goals. We’ll discuss different factors that can affect acne, such as relevant medical history, lifestyle, and predispositions.

Part of our consultation process is an electronic imaging. We’ll take high-resolution images of your skin to pinpoint specific treatment areas and use these images to measure progressive results. After your skin assessment, your doctor will prescribe a treatment or combination of acne treatments aligned with your needs.

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Clinical Research

Always at the forefront, Paul Getz, MD leads our clinical research contributions to the medical dermatology community.

Dundee Dermatology regularly participates in leading-edge clinical research on medications, medical devices, and other innovations.

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Relevant Research

Frequently Asked Questions

A majority of our acne treatments in Elgin are in-office, professional skin treatments. Common side effects after these treatments can include increased sensitivity, redness, a “sunburn” feeling, and peeling.

If you’re prescribed medicine for acne, we will go over any side possible effects with you before beginning your treatment.

The best way to find out which acne treatments in Elgin are right for you is with a skin consultation. Our dermatologists will meet with you to learn about your experience with acne and work to find the root cause and recommend solutions. We may recommend one or a combination of treatment techniques to clear your skin.

Acne treatments in Elgin at Dundee Dermatology include but are not limited to:


HydraFacials rejuvenate all skin types and will leave your skin glowing. Our patients love the HydraFacial treatment because it is gentle yet produces beautiful results. During this medical-grade exfoliation treatment, use anti-aging serums enriched with antioxidants, each customized to your skin’s specific needs!

LED Therapy

This technique uses light to reduce inflammation and kill the bacteria that causes acne. We use the LIGHTWAVE™ Technologies system to deliver LED therapy. A combination of red, infrared and blue light wavelengths treat both acne and acne scars by killing bacteria and stimulating cell renewal and repair.


PhotoDynamic Therapy uses light-sensitive chemicals are applied to the skin. Your oil glands and skin bacteria absorb them for 30 minutes before you’re treated with the activating light. This shrinks the skin’s oil glands and reduces skin oiliness, oil in the pores, and the formation of comedones. This is especially helpful for moderate to severe acne.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels use formulations to get rid of dead cells to soften acne scars and even control acne, leaving you with smoother, vibrant skin. The type of chemical used depends on the severity of your condition and can range from alpha and beta hydroxy acids to retinoic and trichloroacetic acid (TCA).


Otherwise known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling creates micro-injuries to the skin’s dermis to trigger new collagen and elastin production. Safe for all skin tones, we can use the advanced MicroPen EVO™ system to improve acne scars, under-eye puffiness and crepiness, large pores, fine lines, and uneven skin tone on the face, neck, chest, and hands.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing employs different types of lasers that can treat a range of scar types, including depressed acne scars. The lasers used can be ablative or non-ablative, depending on your particular situation. Ablative treatments will provide the quickest results but you will experience some down time. Our patients treated with non-ablative laser skin resurfacing can resume normal activities right after the procedure.

A dermatologist is the best doctor for acne treatments; only an MD knows skin and causes of acne as well as a board-certified dermatologist. Our dermatologists at Dundee Dermatology have years of education and experience treating acne and other skin conditions to improve the wellbeing of our patients with science-backed techniques.

Just like the condition itself, how quickly you see results varies between individuals and their specific treatment plan. Many people notice changes in the following week or two following their treatments, while others may take several weeks for results. We’ll establish realistic expectations with you during your initial consultation and throughout the treatment process.

Our office staff at Dundee Dermatology works hard to answer insurance questions and assess your coverage. Contact our office to learn more about insurance coverage for acne treatments.

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Care that’s more than skin-deep.

Dundee Dermatology serves the Chicago Northwest suburb region with decades of experience in medical dermatology. We understand the impact of healthy skin on your well-being. Our doctors and staff all focus on a singular goal: results that deliver.

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