Regardless of age, many patients suffer from acne. Over 85% of adolescents and young adults are afflicted by acne and to no surprise, it is the most common skin disease treated by physicians. Acne occurs when there is an overabundance of natural bacteria Propionibacterium acnes present in the skin. Inflammation is caused when the bacteria blocks follicles - the blockage moves into the dermis which results in red pumps, pustules and nodules. Treatment may include oral and topical medications, laser treatments, fractional skin resurfacing and chemical peels.Request a Consultation
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Carolyn I. Jacob, M.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist, Harvard-Trained Cosmetic and Laser Surgeon, and an Associate Clinical Instructor at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Founder and Medical Director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, located at 20 West Kinzie in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Dr. Jacob is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. In Biology, and attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She was Chief Resident of Dermatology at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, and completed a Laser Surgery Fellowship at Harvard, SkinCare Physicians. Dr. Jacob is a well-known expert on all medical skin issues, and has been published in numerous articles and medical textbook chapters on dermatology and cosmetic and laser surgery. As a matter of fact, she trains other physicians on injectable cosmetic aesthetics. She lectures nationally and internationally, and her expertise has been featured on Dr. Oz, Good Day Chicago, Windy City Live, NewBeauty Magazine and Online media including CBS, USA Today, ABC, FOX News, Chicago Tribune, Esquire, Allure, Forbes, and Self Magazine.more...