Ask the Skincare Expert: I Suffer From Acne on My Back. What Type of Treatments or Products Can Help This?

The summer months are a time to spend more time outdoors and slip into that bathing suit for fun in the sun. However, if you are suffering from acne on your back, known as bacne, your desire to go shirtless or wear that bikini top may be shattered. Here at Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer solutions for your bacne so you can focus on having fun, not your bacne.

What Causes Bacne?

Our skin has hundred of sebaceous glands which secrete sebum, an oily substance. When you mix this sebum with a build up of dead skin cells and bacteria, you can experience acne. This can occur on any area of the body, including the back. This can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment for many individuals.

There are many types of acne that can occur on the back. These include whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. A visit with one of our skin experts at our office can help to determine which treatment plan is needed to eliminate your bacne.

Treatment Options

Practicing good skincare is the key to preventing bacne. At our office, we offer a wide range of professional skincare products to help you keep your skin healthy and clear. These include PCA, ZO Medical and Skinceuticals. Also the makeup line Jane Iredale.

For those who are already suffering from bacne, chemical peels can help to obtain smooth, acne-free skin. This treatment entails a chemical solution to be applied to the top layer of the skin, which with causes dead and dull skin cells to peel away. Light to medium chemical peels are great for treating acne and acne scars.

A consultation with one of our skin experts can help to create an individualized treatment plan for you.

If you are living with bacne and desire a smooth, acne-free back, contact our office today! We will work with you to find the right treatment for your case. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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