Donate to Acne Research, Patient Care and Education

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, yet there is limited accurate information about this condition and its many challenges. As many as 50 million Americans suffer from acne–during puberty and adolescence and, potentially, well into adulthood. Northwestern Medicine’s dermatologists work tirelessly to find innovative ways to treat acne and to help people to keep their skin healthy. You will help to advance this important work by making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of acne-related research and care at Northwestern Medicine. 

Many people equate acne with pimples on the face, but the fact is that acne breakouts include numerous types of blemishes that can appear anywhere on the body, including face, neck, back, chest, shoulders, upper arms and buttocks. Acne blemishes include blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules and deeply painful cysts and nodules. Genetics play a role in whether or not a person develops acne, as do other factors, such as hormone levels, stress and certain medications.

For patients with acne, Northwestern Medicine’s dermatologists develop a treatment approach that takes into consideration a person’s age and the severity of his or her acne. Treatments might include antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, drainage and retraction, phototherapy and, in cases of severe acne, laser surgery. In addition to treating the physical pain and symptoms of acne, Northwestern Medicine’s care providers strive to help patients cope with the emotional and psychological effects of acne, as well.   

Your Acne Care, Research and Education Donation

When you donate to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will help dermatologists at Northwestern Medicine to further advance education, research, advocacy and care related to acne and other diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Your generosity has the power to make a great difference in the quality of life of many people affected by acne and other challenging skin conditions.

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