Back Acne Treatment Options

Like facial acne, back acne - also known as bacne - can be upsetting for the individual and detrimental to self confidence.

Acne in this area is caused by the same factors as facial acne: excess dead skin cells, bacteria and overactive oil glands, but unfortunately it's often harder to treat than acne of the face, due to the back's tougher skin and thousands of sweat-causing glands.

Some people are simply more prone to acne than others, which can be thoroughly demoralising if you put a great deal of effort into your skin care - and even if your acne subsides, you can be left with unsightly acne scars. If you find yourself covering up your skin even during the summer months, or considering a burkhini at the beach, don't fear, there are things you can do to clear up your bacne, and even reduce any scarring.

Treatment Options

Three of the treatments offered by sk:n clinics to help acne sufferers achieve the skin they've always wanted:

  1. Salicylic peels: Get read oil and dirt, suitable for oily skin.
  2. Isolaz therapies: works slightly differently; using lasers instead to purify skin, unclogging pores and helping to achieve clearer skin on your back.
  3. Glycolic peels: Get rid of oil and dirt, glycolic acid ideal for calming any inflammation.

These therapies can actually slow the production of excess oils, too.

Once you've tackled the problem of new acne breakouts, it's time to work on any scarring. Laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion are treatments which can improve the appearance of acne scars.

  • Laser resurfacing uses laser technology to remove the top layers of skin - the damaged cells - leaving the new fresh skin underneath for a smoother appearance.
  • Microdermabrasion works similarly, but uses tiny crystals to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores.

If you suffer from bacne, don't despair. There is treatment for acne available, which can improve your skin and your self-confidence.