When we think of acne, we commonly think of spots and pimples that form on the face, but more than half the people who suffer from acne can also develop body acne. When acne develops on your back, it is known as back acne (bacne) and it is similar to facial acne in its variety of causes and how it manifests itself. Back acne can also range from mild acne to severe acne.
Learn about how bacne forms and how to get rid of back acne or acne scars.
Many of the causes of back acne are the same as for facial acne, including:
For acne scars on the face, neck, chest or back, they form under similar conditions. When acne is left untreated or pimples are picked at, it leaves room for pigmentation to occur, and this leads to acne scarring.
Though not all acne scarring is the same, you may find that pigmentation left behind by previous back acne breakouts are the most common.
If you want to get ahead of back acne, there are some preventative measures you can put in place to keep your skin clean and prevent acne development.
Preventative measures to avoid acne can be great when done consistently, but what should you do if back acne gets worse or when simple lifestyle changes prove ineffective?
Just as there are various types of over-the-counter acne creams or steroidal medication prescribed by a dermatologist, you can find a suitable treatment to get rid of bacne.
Some of these treatments are also capable of addressing back acne scars, though not all can work efficiently for both active acne and acne scars on the face, neck, chest or back. That is why Illumia Medical’s team of board-certified aesthetic doctors developed a treatment protocol that effectively targets these additional areas.
With Illumia Medical’s unique approach to aesthetics and plastic surgery, the Forever Clear™ Acne Program is a personalized, step-by-step program that is tailored towards your specific condition and your skin goals. You may have one or two types of acne, followed by boxcar acne scars, and require a certain form of treatment to tackle these concerns.
Up to 15 acne and acne scar treatment solutions are available at Illumia Medical, each with its own specialized techniques meant to target certain conditions. Our team of well-trained aesthetic doctors have a combined experience of over 20 years in treating dermatological conditions, including acne and acne scars.
A unique treatment plan will be curated to your skin type and concerns, and can target:
It is important to remember that there is no miracle or overnight cure for acne. The skin is an incredibly complex organ that is constantly regenerating itself, and thus skin issues cannot be fixed overnight.
However, with the right treatment and proper care, skin issues can be significantly improved and maintained over time.
For mild scarring, you may try treating it with the right skincare routine. Incorporating alpha-hydroxy-acids (AHAs) into your daily routine can help by gently exfoliating the outer layer of the skin to remove discolouration and rough skin.
Another at-home option is retinoids. These are rich in Vitamin A and help to speed up your cell regeneration process, encouraging cell turnover and improving the texture of your skin. Subsequently, this also helps reduce discolouration and making scars less noticeable.
For severe acne scarring, at-home bacne solutions may not be sufficient, and may require the help of a dermatologist or skincare expert to alleviate it entirely. Some treatments to address back acne scars that can be incorporated into your acne treatment plan can include:
It is important to visit a dermatologist or skincare expert before deciding on the treatment you want to proceed with. A proper skin analysis and diagnosis of your acne scarring condition will provide your aesthetic doctor with more details to recommend the best treatment for your case.
When choosing the clinic for your treatment, ensure you only choose MOH-approved clinics and board-certified doctors. Ask to see before-and-after photos of past clients so that you know exactly what you will be getting.
Schedule a skin analysis and consultation with our aesthetic doctor Dr Ong Xiang Ning today.
*Individual results may vary.
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