The above photo shows a teenager BEFORE she came to see Dr. Signore for treatment of ACNE PIMPLES which began four years ago. She tried over-the-counter acne products, but they made her facial skin red & irritated.
The photo above shows Dr. Signore's same patient AFTER 19 weeks of treatment with her individualized homeopathic medicine which she took by mouth. As you can see, her ACNE PIMPLES have improved AFTER taking the homeopathic remedy that Dr. Signore prescribed. He asked her numerous questions to determine what her CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDY was. (NOTE: No antibiotics or topical acne lotions or creams were used.)
This is Dr. Signore's same patient AFTER EIGHT MONTHS of acne treatment. Her FACE IS SMOOTHER and she has LESS NEW RED PIMPLES. She is also taking flaxseed oil twice a day. She also used an over-the-counter glycolic acid toner for a short while. As you can see, her ACNE PIMPLES HAVE IMPROVED with classical homeopathic medicine. In addition, this patient's INSOMNIA (DIFFICULTY SLEEPING) ALSO IMPROVED and her DYSMENORRHEA (PAINFUL MENSTRUAL CRAMPS) IMPROVED while taking her constitutiional homeopathic medicine for her acne pimples. Sometimes, seemingly unrelated medical issues may improve during homeopathic medical treatment. (Note: NO ANTIBIOTICS WERE PRESCRIBED.)
Acne vulgaris is probably the most common reason for patients to see a dermatologist in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 70% of all high school students have acne pimples. Acne is commonly seen in teenagers, but it is important to know that acne pimples often occur in adults, in their 30s, 40s, and even their 50s. There is no cure for acne pimples except time itself. Since there is no cure for acne, we must try to keep it under control until patients "outgrow" it.
At Dr. Signore's office, we feel it is important to treat acne for the following reasons: 1. Our patients come to us because they want to look their best. 2. When our patients' acne pimples clear up, they often feel better about themselves. 3. Their self-confidence and self-esteem may improve when their complexions improve. 4. Of course, we treat acne because we also try to prevent acne scarring.
This is a photo of a patient who came to Dr. Signore's dermatology office. She had facial pimples (ACNE VULGARIS) for ten years. But, for the last two years, her acne had worsened with increased emotional stress.
This is the same patient's three year follow-up photo after being treated by Dr. Signore with her individualized HOMEOPATHIC CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDY which she took by mouth intermittently. She also applied a glycolic acid face cream. It took about six months for her acne pimples to noticeably improve. Homeopathic medicine for acne is gentler, but slower, than conventional acne treatment with oral antibiotics. (Note: no antibiotics were given.) Interestingly, this patient's SADNESS and GUILT IMPROVED greatly, and her EXCESSIVE SWEATING (HYPERHIDROSIS) and her INSOMNIA ALSO IMPROVED while taking her homeopathic natural remedy. It is not uncommon for seemingly unrelated medical conditions to improve during homeopathic treatment of skin diseases. If you wish to have classical homeopathic medicine for your acne pimples, MAKE SURE TO ASK FOR A 2 HOUR INITIAL HOMEOPATHIC OFFICE VISIT when you call to make an appointment with Dr. Signore.
This patient came to Dr. Signore's Tinley Park dermatology office for treatment of her ACNE PIMPLES. She had been treated by her previous dermatologist with antibiotics by mouth, but she had become allergic to one and had stomach upset from the other. So, she was interested in trying natural homeopathic medicines for her acne.
The above photo shows this same ACNE patient after 4 months of natural HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES which she took by mouth for her ACNE PIMPLES. Dr. Signore first took a two-hour homeopathic history. Based on her unique physical and emotional characteristics, Dr. Signore selected homeopathic sodium chloride which she took first. Then, Dr. Signore prescribed another common homeopathic mineral remedy which noticeably helped clear her ACNE. (She also used topical adapalene, benzoyl peroxide 2.5% wash and gel, and glycolic acid toner. She also took a probiotic supplement that Dr. Signore prescribed. As you can see, her ACNE VULGARIS is under much better control. She is getting fewer new pimples. (Note: no oral antibiotics were prescribed.) One additional advantage of classical homeopathic medicine is that other seemingly unrelated medical issues often improve. While taking homeopathic treatment, this patient's terrible MENSTRUAL CRAMPS improved considerably and her HYPERHIDROSIS (excessive sweating) also improved. Finally, her energy level improved while taking her HOMEOPATHIC CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDY.
This patient came to see Dr. Signore for treatment of ACNE VULGARIS (Acne Pimples)
This photo shows the same patient TEN WEEKS after beginning treatment by Dr. Signore with natural CLASSICAL HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE. She had already tried conventional acne treatments (topical creams and oral antibiotics) but she now wanted to try a natural approach. After filling out a questionnaire, she scheduled a 2 hour initial homeopathic office visit, where Dr. Signore asked many questions about her acne, but also about her personality, diet, sleep, exercise, and many other details of her life. Based upon this, Dr. Signore prescribed her individualized CONSTITUTIONAL HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY which she took by mouth each day (which in her case happened to be a common homeopathic mineral remedy). As you can see, her complexion has improved and she is getting fewer new pimples. In addition to her homeopathic medicine, which she took by mouth, she also applied GLYCOLIC ACID CREAM and ADAPALENE GEL 0.1% every day for her acne. NOTE: NO ANTIBIOTICS WERE USED.
At Dr. Signore's Tinley Park dermatology office, our acne patients can choose from conventional dermatology treatments, such as prescription creams and lotions which use benzoyl peroxide, topical antibiotics (clindamycin), adapalene (Differin), and others. Dr. Signore may also prescribe oral antibiotics such as doxycycline or minocycline when indicated by the severity of acne pimples. Often, we use a gentle, low potency benzoyl peroxide acne wash in conjunction with the above regimens to help get the acne under control.
We often have our acne patients take natural probiotic supplements (eg. Lactobacillus acidophilus) by mouth or flaxseed oil supplements. For some individuals, avoiding processed sugar- or high fructose corn syrup-containing foods can also help them gain control over their acne pimples.
In addition to conventional acne therapy, Dr. Signore's patients can also choose classical homeopathic medicine, a natural form of complementary medicine, for treatment of acne pimples. Homeopathic medicine can be of help in patients who wish to avoid the use of antibiotics. If you wish to be treated with homeopathic medicine, make sure to request a two hour homeopathic office visit when you call for your appointment.
Please call Dr. Signore's dermatology office at: (708) 429-2992 to schedule an appointment. You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Robert J. Signore, D.O., P.C. Dermatology 17730-C Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 (708) 429-2992 Phone (708) 429-3699 FAX
If you have a medical emergency, or your condition worsens, go to an emergency room immediately, or call 911