Acne

Jane H. Lisko, MD -  - Board-Certified Dermatologist

Jane H. Lisko, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist located in Eden Prairie, MN & Fridley, MN

As many as 85% of teens and young adults between the ages of 12-24 have minor-to-severe acne and in some cases, it trickles into adulthood or flares up again later in life. If you struggle with acne breakouts, you can get the comprehensive treatment you need at the office of Dr. Jane H. Lisko, MD. With clinic locations in Eden Prairie and Fridley, Minnesota, you have a convenient office nearby to get the acne treatment you need. Book your appointment online, or call either location directly.

Acne Q & A

What are the symptoms of acne?

Acne, which can develop anywhere on your body, occurs when your hair follicles get clogged with oil, debris, and dead skin cells. Depending on the severity of your acne, you may experience:

  • Closed plugged pores, known as whiteheads
  • Open clogged pores, which are blackheads
  • Red bumps with pus at the tips, like pimples
  • Red and tender bumps, such as papules


In severe cases, you can also develop large bumps deep below the surface of your skin that can become quite painful. These are known as nodules or cystic lesions.

When should I see a dermatologist for acne?

Even though acne isn’t a serious medical concern, if left untreated, it can permanently damage your skin and lead to scars. This is why it’s important to schedule an acne evaluation at the office of Dr. Jane H. Lisko, MD, if you experience:

  • Painful bumps or irritation
  • Persistent or worsening acne
  • Acne that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter remedies


Dr. Lisko examines your skin and talks with you about your personal medical history. She spends time educating you about why you have acne, so you can work together to find the best solutions for your specific needs.

How is acne treated?

Treating acne involves resolving your current breakout and helping your skin heal to prevent future flare-ups. Your acne treatment plan from Dr. Lisko may include a combination of the following therapies:

  • Topical or oral retinoid medications
  • SkinMedica® clinical-grade acne solutions
  • Antibiotics to fight bacteria and inflammation
  • Prescription-strength salicylic or azelaic acid ointments


Dr. Lisko also offers personalized HydraFacial® treatments right in the office. The HydraFacial is a form of hydradermabrasion that cleanses and hydrates your skin, while delivering acne-fighting solutions to promote skin clarity.  

If you’re female, Dr. Lisko could recommend combined oral contraceptives to stabilize your hormones and prevent future acne breakouts. No matter which type of acne treatment is right for you, Dr. Lisko works diligently to help you resolve embarrassing and uncomfortable acne breakouts.

Get started on your personalized acne treatment plan at the office of Dr. Jane H. Lisko, MD, right away. You can conveniently book an appointment either online or over the phone.