Medical Dermatology


Acne lesions include blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples on the face, back, neck, shoulders, or chest. Patients can also have deep, large painful cystic lesions.

For most people, acne starts with hormone changes after puberty that cause oil glands to begin operation. It's a cruel joke of Nature that just at the time when kids have the most self-awareness issues in their lives, that acne occurs to muck up the picture even more.

Typical Lesions of Acne

To learn more about Acne call our Elk Grove Village office at 847.364.4717 or make an online apointment.

Call it blackheads, spots, whiteheads, zits, or pimples, nobody likes it whether you are a teen or young adult. Although it cannot be cured, there are many good treatments from simple topicals to strong internal medications.

There are many choices in treating acne. Your course and treatment in our office will be individual - including helping you or your child with the emotional side of acne. Some people who have severe acne are not bothered by it. Others are embarrassed or upset even though they have only a few pimples. We can help you deal with that part of the disease too.

For severe cystic acne,our office can prescribe Isotretinoin -- formerly called Accutane.This amazing medication offers dramatic help for the formerly worst cases of acne and can prevent lifetime scar formation. Dr. Greenberg has been using this medication safely for over thirty years and will discuss the benefits of this for you or your child.

Available Treatments