Acne Treatment

Acne is a sometimes painful, always embarrassing condition that no one should have to deal with past their teen years (and even then…why suffer if you don’t have to?).

Many adults mistakenly think they are in a tiny minority of cursed people who are beset by adult acne when the reality is that it’s a very common problem that many people struggle with throughout their lives! One of the keys to effectively managing your acne is understanding it, and while acne can and does vary from person to person, there are a few steps you can take to understanding acne in general so that you can better understand and seek out the treatment option that’s best for you.

Simply put, acne results when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Bacteria that live in our pores multiply under these circumstances, resulting in acne. Acne is also a catchall phrase for the many forms it can take. From relatively minor blackheads to hugely irritated red blemishes, the root cause ultimately rests with the condition of the skin, which is also affected by factors such as diet and stress. However, every body is different, and so what works for one person struggling with a particular type of acne may not work for another person—though they may be struggling with the exact same kind. Genes also impact the type of acne we have, and other external factors such as birth control can play a role as well.

During our one-on-one consultations, we’ll come up with a treatment plan together to conquer your acne. We always take into account lifestyle and acne history, so don’t be shy about telling us about your struggles! We want to hear you, and we want to help you.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Safvi received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Northwestern University, becoming Board Certified in Interventional Radiology and Phlebology.


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Dr. Safvi is one of the best doctors I have ever met. He is very down-to-earth, and therefore you immediately feel at ease. Having sunspots removed made my hands look ten years younger.

-Bernadette Cuttone

7804 W. College Drive,
Suite 3N Palos Heights, IL 60463

721 Route 22,
Lake Zurich, IL 60047