Back acne is a skin condition commonly referred to as “bacne.” Back acne is one of the most common types of acne, affecting more than half of all people who suffer from acne breakouts. Acne itself is one of the most common skin conditions, which affects over 50 million Americans each year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). When it appears anywhere on the body, acne can make patients feel self-conscious, and when acne appears on the back, it can often take the form of cysts or nodules, which are painful and uncomfortable. Back acne and other body acne can affect patients of any age and gender and there are a wide variety of potential risk factors for developing back acne, including hygiene practices, skin care routine, stress levels, and family history. When navigating acne treatment and prevention, it can feel overwhelming, which is why it is best to consult board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in NYC. Dr. Green is an expert in treating all types of acne, and will help you permanently remove your back acne to achieve clear, healthy skin.
There are many treatment options and prevention practices that can be implemented to cure back acne and prevent future outbreaks. Prevention can be as simple as adjusting your post-workout bathing or increasing the frequency with which you clean your linens. When these changes are not enough to prevent your back acne, there are many over-the-counter topical cleansers and creams available containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to help remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and improve your acne breakouts. When these topical treatments fail to improve your bacne, it is time to consult with Dr. Green to see which combination of cosmetic treatments such as HydraFacials, prescription medications such as oral antibiotics or Isotretinoin (Accutane) may be needed. Dr. Green can also help to determine the best skin care products available to keep your skin clear and smooth.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with over two and a half decades providing some of the most discerning men and women from around the world with the best non-invasive treatment options available for acne and acne scars. In her private dermatology office, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she expertly utilizes the most cutting-edge technology and innovative treatment techniques to give her patients natural-looking and long-lasting results that help them to look and feel like the best version of themselves. She is consistently voted as one of New York’s best physicians by Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and Castle Connolly. When you work with Dr. Green, she recommends the best specially formulated skin care products and in-office cosmetic treatments to deliver optimal results, whether it be Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, laser treatments, or more.
What is back acne (bacne)?
Back acne, also known as “bacne,” is a common type of acne breakout that appears on the back. Although the face is the most common area that patients experience acne blemishes, acne can develop anywhere on the body where there are sebaceous glands. Body acne, including chest acne, back acne, and acne on the buttocks can frequently occur and be frustrating and uncomfortable for many patients. Bacne can develop almost anywhere on the back but is found most commonly along the shoulders and upper back or down to the waist. Any type of acne may develop on the back including whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, papules, cysts, or nodules. While acne breakouts are most closely associated with those who are experiencing hormonal shifts, such as during puberty or pregnancy, back acne can happen to anyone. Back acne breakouts can be caused by a variety of factors unrelated to hormonal changes, such as genetics, lifestyle, medication, skincare, and hygiene practices. When not treated properly or in a timely manner, acne breakouts can lead to acne scars, which are often more challenging to treat than the acne lesions themselves. For this reason it is essential to consult with a board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, as soon as possible for effective acne treatment.
Why Consult a Dermatologist to Treat Back Acne?
One of the most important reasons to consult with an experienced board-certified dermatologist regarding your back acne as soon as possible is that inflammation associated with acne lesions can cause acne scars to form. Acne scars develop when inflammation causes irreparable damage to skin tissue. Acne scars are, often, much more difficult to treat than acne breakouts themselves. Treating acne effectively and immediately is the best course of action for preventing acne scars. Additionally, a dermatologist has the expertise and ability to help determine the underlying causes of the acne breakouts. Identifying any potential contributing factors that may be causing the back acne is an important step in getting the right treatment.
Dr. Michele Green is a board-certified dermatologist with over two and a half decades of experience providing her patients with the best non-surgical treatment options available, including for acne breakouts and acne scars. Whether you are struggling with active acne or acne scars from an old breakout, Dr. Green is here to help. When you consult with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to discuss with her regarding your specific skin concerns and overall aesthetic goals. She will then work with you to create a customized treatment plan that works best for you.
What are the different types of acne?
There are several different types of acne that can develop on the back:
Closed Comedones (Whiteheads): Whiteheads are also known as closed comedones and form when the pores or hair follicles are clogged with dirt, debris, and sebum. Whiteheads are called closed comedones specifically because the pore stays closed, trapping the debris under the skin and causing a white top to the bump.
Open Comedones (Blackheads): Similarly to whiteheads, blackheads are formed when oil, dead skin cells, and other debris clog the hair follicle. However, unlike whiteheads, blackheads are open comedones, meaning that the pore is open on the surface of the skin. The open comedones are black in appearance due to the reaction of the sebum in the pore to the air
Papules: Papules are a type of inflammatory acne that appear as red bumps on the surface of the skin. Papules can often feel tender or painful and form when the clogged pore becomes inflamed.
Pustules: Pustules are often times called pimples and, similarly to papules, are a form of inflammatory acne. However, unlike papules, pustules are filled with pus as a result of an accumulation of white blood cells in the area. Often, pustules appear white or yellow in color due to the pus.
Nodules: Nodules develop when a clogged hair follicle becomes infected with bacteria. Nodules may form deeper into the tissue and result in a hard, red bump on the surface of the skin, which is often painful.
Cysts: Cystic acne develops when pus-filled acne is also infected with bacteria. Cysts also form deeper under the surface of the skin and will also form a red bump on the surface, which causes pain and discomfort.
What Causes Bacne or back acne?
Back acne is caused by a buildup of dirt, excess oil, dead skin cells, sweat, and/or other debris clogging the skin’s pores. Clogged pores can trigger an increased production of sebum from the oil glands, known as sebaceous glands, which can further contribute to the buildup of debris in the clogged follicles. Sometimes, when the pores are clogged, naturally occurring skin bacteria known as cutibacterium can become trapped within the pores, leading to an inflammatory reaction and more painful pimples. The pores on the back are also particularly susceptible to sweat acne, which can occur when sweat, friction, and heat combine to clog pores and trap cutibacterium on the surface of the skin. Friction can be caused by backpack straps, sports equipment, non-wicking clothing, hats, and headbands. When friction is involved in causing an acne breakout, this is known acne mechanica. Luckily, there are some easy lifestyle changes that patients can make to decrease your risk of developing acne mechanica on the back.
Why do I have back acne?
There are many risk factors that can contribute to the development of back acne:
Family History: There are biological factors that are a risk in the development of acne on the back and patients who have a history of acne breakouts in their family may be more susceptible to breakouts themselves. Additionally, if there is a family history of overactive sebaceous glands, you may be more likely to have a higher sebum production, which can lead to a higher risk of pores getting clogged with oil.
Hormone Shifts: Changes in levels of hormones can also contribute to the development of back acne breakouts. People who are going through puberty and pregnant people may be more likely to experience body acne due to the hormone fluctuations occurring during these periods of life.
Poor Hygienic Practices: You may be more likely to develop zits on your back if you do not practice proper hygiene. After a workout or any intense sweating, sweat can get trapped on the surface of the skin if you stay in sweaty clothes or do not shower right away. Sweat that remains on the surface of the skin can trap bacteria on the skin and lead to a breakout. Additionally, if you do not change your sheets and pillowcase frequently, dirt, dead skin cells, and other debris can remain on the surface and clog the pores.
Diet: Diets that are high on the glycemic index, meaning rich in carbohydrates and sugars, can trigger acne breakouts. Foods that increase your blood sugar level including breads, sugary pastries, cereals, milk, and soda, can also lead to increased likelihood of back acne breakouts. Limiting intake of these types of food may help to reduce bacne.
Friction: Acne mechanica is a type of acne that is more likely to occur when there is friction between an article of clothing or equipment and the skin. This type of acne breakout is especially exacerbated when there is sweat in the area. As an example when it comes to the back specifically, back acne breakouts often tends to form in the area where the shoulder straps of a backpack rub against the back. Similar breakouts can occur when there is close skin contact with other sports equipment or tight clothing.
Medication: There are some prescription medications that can increase your likelihood of developing body acne, including corticosteroids, androgens (also known as male hormones), and lithium.
Skin care: Skin care products such as some lotions and creams, may have a high oil content and can therefore contribute to producing excess sebum and clogging your pores. Patients with acne-prone skin should ensure that their skincare products are labeled as non-comedogenic, which means that they will not clog the pores. Some patients with back acne may scrub their backs to exfoliate, but instead of clearing bacne, the friction can actually exacerbate the condition by irritating skin.
High Stress: Patients who are struggling with a stressful environment or anxiety may be more likely to develop acne breakouts across the body. Stress can lead to the overproduction of certain hormones, which can then trigger the increased production of sebum from the oil glands. This increased sebum production can clog the pores and contribute to bacne and other acne breakouts.
How to prevent back acne
While some of the risk factors for developing acne are biological, such as family history or changes in hormones, many risk factors are behavioral and can thus be adjusted in order to decrease the risk of acne on the back.
Hygienic Practices: One way to prevent back acne is to improve your hygienic practices, particularly surrounding work outs and other activities that make you sweat. To start, it is better to wear moisture-wicking, loose-fitting workout clothes during activities rather than tight clothing that traps sweat. Breathable fabrics will help to reduce the amount of sweat being trapped on the surface of the skin. Further, it is best to shower as soon as possible after a workout in order to wash away any sweat that has remained on your skin. Dr. Green recommends the use of an oil-free body wash. If showering isn’t possible immediately after exercise, it is recommended to use cleansing wipes to remove as much sweat as possible before changing out of dirty workout clothes.
Reducing Friction: As acne mechanica forms as a result of sweat and friction, to prevent breakouts on the back it is important to reduce the use of equipment that may rub up against the skin. Instead of wearing a backpack, try an over the shoulder or rolling bag to reduce the friction of straps down the back. If you must share sports equipment, make sure to wash it in between each use.
Use Oil-Free Skin Care Products: In order to reduce oily skin, it is important to keep the skin hydrated with light, oil-free cleansers, lotions, face wash, and body wash. When looking for this type of product at the store, look for labels that say “noncomedogenic” or “oil-free.”
Wear Sunscreen: Exposure to the sun can dry out the skin, which can then lead to an overproduction of sebum. The increased sebum levels can clog the pores and lead to acne blemishes. For that reason, it is very important to wear sunscreen anytime you are outside during the day in order to protect your skin from a variety of skin conditions, including acne and rosacea.
Reducing Stress: Mental and emotional wellness are also important for physical wellness. Stress can lead to hormone imbalances, which can lead to an increased sebum production. As much as possible, try to find ways to decrease levels of stress and anxiety in order to reduce the likelihood of acne blemishes.
Does back acne go away on its own?
In some cases, breakouts of bacne can resolve on their own over time. By making certain adjustments in hygiene and lifestyle practices, patients can ensure they are keeping their skin clean, which can help to reduce the back acne breakouts, too. If, however, back acne persists despite adhering to recommended skincare and hygiene protocol for maintaining clear skin, then it is best to consult with a board-certified dermatologist. An experienced dermatologist, such as Dr. Green in NYC, can help determine the underlying causes as well as the best treatment options for your skin condition. Cases of severe acne may require prescription acne medication or other acne-clearing procedures that are exclusively available at a dermatologist’s office.
How to get rid of back acne with the help of a dermatologist
When navigating the many treatment options for back acne, it is best to begin by consulting a board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Green. Dr. Green can help determine the combination of oral medications, skincare products, in-office procedures, and topical treatments that will work best for your type of acne and lifestyle. Patients with severe acne or recurring breakouts may require stronger medication than patients for whom breakouts are less severe. For those struggling with severe acne, Dr. Green can prescribe antibiotic topical or oral medication or recommend more targeted treatment, such as acne surgery. Dr. Green can also recommend the best noncomedogenic skincare products available from her proprietary MGSKINLABs, Inc.
How to treat back acne at home
There are many over-the-counter acne treatments, including topical skincare products and body washes, that can be used to effectively treat mild breakouts of back acne at home. To start, you may want to acquire a lotion applicator in order to reach difficult areas of your back, which can easily be purchased online. When looking for body washes or topical creams to treat acne, it is recommended to select skincare containing active ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinoids. Benzoyl peroxide is an anti-bacterial ingredient that helps to clear the bacteria that causes acne. There is an abundance of body washes and topical creams available for purchase over the counter that contain benzoyl peroxide. When using these products it is best to leave the body wash or cream on for 2-5 minutes before rinsing off, as benzoyl peroxide can stain clothing, towels, and sheets. As such, it is important to gently but thoroughly clean the area after use. Benzoyl peroxide can be found in different strengths but a product with 5.3% benzoyl peroxide is a good place to start, as a common side effect of stronger concentrations is dry and irritated skin. Retinoids are also helpful in unclogging the pores and can be paired with benzoyl peroxide in order to enhance the treatment. Retinoid gel should be applied on a daily basis for best results. Curating a proper skincare regimen for acne can be a challenge, especially considering that using too many acne treatments concurrently may cause skin irritation and exacerbate breakouts. Even if you are only interested in using skincare products at home for acne treatment, it is important to consult with a dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC, to ensure that your skincare routine includes the products best suited to your specific skin concerns, needs, and goals.
How to clear back acne with topical and oral medications
When it comes to treating severe types of acne, such as cystic acne or nodular acne, topical creams on their own typically do not suffice. After your initial acne treatment consultation with Dr. Green, she may determine that effective treatment for your skin condition requires prescription treatment with an antibiotic medication. Oral or topical antibiotics help to reduce the prevalence of acne-causing bacteria on the skin. Commonly prescribed topical antibiotics include Erythromycin and Clindamycin. Commonly prescribed oral antibiotics for acne include Minocycline, Tetracycline, and Doxycycline. In some cases, it may be necessary to use corticosteroid injections in order to decrease the amount of inflammation in severe acne pustules and cysts. These injections may also be used in conjunction with acne surgery, which is a procedure that extracts comedones from your pimples in order to extract sebum and debris. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will evaluate your skin condition, discuss with you in-depth regarding your medical history and any family history of acne, and may provide you with a prescription treatment in order to best treat your breakout.
Accutane as a Back Acne Treatment
For many patients with persistent or severe acne breakouts on the back, Accutane (oral isotretinoin) is an ideal treatment option. Accutane is an oral vitamin A derivative that works in a number of ways to permanently eliminate and prevent all types of acne breakouts, including bacne. Accutane shrinks the oil glands in the skin, destroys acne-causing bacteria, prevents the production of excess sebum, and provides anti-inflammatory effects. Accutane can only be prescribed by a dermatologist, like Dr. Green in New York City, who monitors treatment and makes adjustments as necessary. Most patients require a 5-month treatment course, and monthly routine check-ups and blood tests are required while undergoing Accutane treatment. It is incredibly important that patients on Accutane do not become pregnant and do not consume alcohol while taking the medication. Patients that may become pregnant are required to have a pregnancy test each month before their prescription is filled.
The main side effect associated with Accutane is dryness, which resolves on its own shortly after completing the course of treatment. Accutane is also very photosensitizing, and patients should limit sun exposure and use proper sun protection throughout their treatment. Accutane used to be considered a “last resort” treatment option, reserved for when all other acne treatments have failed. However, Accutane is now a very common prescription treatment for treating all types and severity of acne and preventing future acne breakouts and new acne scars from forming. The majority of patients that choose to take advantage of Accutane do not experience another breakout once they’ve completed their treatment. When you consult with Dr. Green for your back acne treatment plan, she will provide you with all of the pertinent information for safe and successful Accutane treatment.
What helps with back acne?
There are many ways to approach reducing back acne, including behavioral changes, improving hygiene, over-the-counter topical creams, prescription treatments, and in-office procedures. Although acne is an incredibly common skin condition, every individual may breakout for different reasons, and thus each patient requires a customized acne treatment plan in order to appropriately and effectively clear their breakouts. The first step in eliminating back acne blemishes is to consult with an experienced dermatologist, such as Dr. Green in NYC. With over two and a half decades of experience, Dr. Green can examine the type of acne you are dealing with and provide a recommendation for the best course of action. In some cases, you may be able to implement simple lifestyle changes, such as wearing loose-fitting, moisture-wicking clothing while working out and showering immediately after becoming sweaty. Changing your diet to limit intake of sugar and carbohydrates may also help to reduce back acne. Dr. Green may also recommend a change in the skin care products you use, favoring non-comedogenic lotions, cleansers, and body washes for acne-prone skin. Over-the-counter topical creams containing benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, or salicylic acid may also be effective topicals for reducing mild to moderate acne.
Some patients may find that their acne is too severe to be eliminated with lifestyle changes or over-the-counter medications. For those patients, Dr. Green may prescribe a topical or oral antibiotic to reduce the amount of acne-causing bacteria in the affected area. Oral antibiotics are typically recommended for cystic and nodular acne. There are also in-office procedures that can help to reduce the signs of acne, such as laser therapy, chemical peels, and acne surgery. Laser therapy can help to reduce signs of redness using the V-Beam laser, while chemical peels can help to exfoliate the skin and promote skin cell turnover. Acne surgery may be required to clear a deep acne lesion of sebum, dead skin cells, and other debris.
Is back acne normal?
Back acne is a very common skin condition that affects more than 50 percent of people who experience acne. Acne breakouts occur most frequently on parts of the body with a high concentration of sebaceous glands, including the face, back, chest, and buttocks. When dealing with any type of acne, the best first step is to consult with an expert dermatologist, such as Dr. Green, so you can receive a personalized treatment plan.
Why am I getting back acne? What does back acne mean?
There are many factors that may contribute to back acne breakouts. Some risk factors are biological, such as having a family history of acne or shifts in certain hormone levels. A dermatologist can provide the right prescription treatments for addressing acne breakouts that are hormonal or genetic. Other factors include hygiene and skincare practices, diet, medications, and stress. Good hygiene and a proper skincare routine can significantly reduce the risk of developing back acne. Some examples of behaviors that may cause back acne include wearing tight clothing, failing to shower directly after a workout, failing to clean clothes in between work outs, and a high glycemic index diet. The risk of developing back acne can be greatly reduced by modeling behaviors that help keep skin clean.
Is back acne hormonal?
Hormonal imbalances can potentially contribute to the presence of back acne or ‘bacne’. Although hormones may shift for a number of reasons, the most common are puberty and pregnancy. During these periods, androgen hormone levels shift significantly, which can trigger the body to produce excess sebum from the sebaceous glands. Excess oil that is produced may clog the pores, leading to acne breakouts. High stress or feelings of anxiety can also cause hormone levels to shift, which can similarly cause the body to produce more sebum. During your initial consultation with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she may order certain blood tests that can detect systemic hormonal imbalances. Part of effectively treating acne breakouts is determining which underlying factors may be contributing to the condition, which is why consulting with a dermatologist is so important when it comes to achieving clearer skin.
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How to exfoliate with back acne
When looking to treat or prevent back acne it is important to be gentle when washing the treatment area. Some patients believe that scrubbing or exfoliating the skin with a loofah or back brush helps acne but in reality, the harsh friction of these products can actually make acne worse. When treating back acne, it is best to use noncomedogenic soaps and gentle cleansers. Adapalene is an OTC retinoid product that is great for gently exfoliating skin to keep the pores clear. For some patients, Dr. Green may recommend the use of a chemical peel in order to exfoliate the skin in a controlled manner and stimulate skin cell turnover. A chemical peel is a type of non-invasive cosmetic treatment that is used to accelerate the rate of skin cell turnover, sloughing away dead skin cells from the skin’s surface and unclogging pores. Chemical peels are beneficial as an acne treatment, but also help improve dullness, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. There are many different types of chemical peels, and Dr. Green works with each patient on an individual basis to customize their treatment based on their unique needs and overall aesthetic
How to treat back acne at home
There are many over-the-counter acne treatments, including topical skincare products and body washes, that can be used to effectively treat mild breakouts of back acne at home. To start, you may want to acquire a lotion applicator in order to reach difficult areas of your back, which can easily be purchased online. When looking for body washes or topical creams to treat acne, it is recommended to select skincare containing active ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinoids. Benzoyl peroxide is an anti-bacterial ingredient that helps to clear the bacteria that causes acne. There is an abundance of body washes and topical creams available for purchase over the counter that contain benzoyl peroxide. When using these products it is best to leave the body wash or cream on for 2-5 minutes before rinsing off, as benzoyl peroxide can stain clothing, towels, and sheets. As such, it is important to gently but thoroughly clean the area after use. Benzoyl peroxide can be found in different strengths but a product with 5.3% benzoyl peroxide is a good place to start, as a common side effect of stronger concentrations is dry and irritated skin. Retinoids are also helpful in unclogging the pores and can be paired with benzoyl peroxide in order to enhance the treatment. Retinoid gel should be applied on a daily basis for best results. Curating a proper skincare regimen for acne can be a challenge, especially considering that using too many acne treatments concurrently may cause skin irritation and exacerbate breakouts. Even if you are only interested in using skincare products at home for acne treatment, it is important to consult with a dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC, to ensure that your skincare routine includes the products best suited to your specific skin concerns, needs, and goals.goals.
Does sunscreen help with bacne?
Wearing sunscreen outside is very important in helping to reduce the risk of back acne. While many people believe that exposure to the sun helps to clear up acne, in reality, the sun’s rays can dry up the skin. In order to keep your skin hydrated, your body then produces more oil. Excess oil can clog the pores and lead to acne breakouts. Wearing sunscreen outside helps to protect the skin from drying out and thus helps prevent the overproduction of sebum. Patients should be advised to find a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is non-comedogenic, meaning that it will not clog the pores. Sunscreen should be reapplied every ninety minutes when outside and washed off at the end of the day in order to keep the skin clear.
How do I know what to use for back acne?
There are many possible solutions when it comes to treating back acne and achieving clearer skin. It can feel difficult to navigate all of the options and the abundance of acne-fighting over the counter products may be overwhelming. That is why it is best to begin by consulting with an expert dermatologist, such as Dr. Green in New York City. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will examine the treatment area, your skin condition, and discuss with you regarding medical history and history with acne breakouts. Then, Dr. Green can make a recommendation about which treatments or series of treatments will work best to address your unique needs. With her proprietary MGSKINLABs, Inc products, Dr. Green also has the best skin care products to keep your skin hydrated, clear, and smooth.
How to Treat back acne scars
One of the most important reasons to have your acne breakouts treated by a dermatologist as soon as possible is to prevent acne scars from developing. Acne scars form as a result of the inflammation associated with the acne lesions causes irreparable damage to the underlying skin tissue. The eMatrix, Fraxel, Vivace, and V-Beam Lasers, and chemical peels are some of the most effective treatment options for improving the appearance of acne scars and redness available at the office of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green.
The V-Beam laser is considered the gold standard for treating redness, including that which is associated with acne scars. The V-Beam relies on pulsed dye light energy which is converted to heat and absorbed by the red pigment in skin, leaving surrounding skin unharmed. The V-Beam laser is an effective treatment for a variety of skin types, sensitive skin, and an effective treatment for both atrophic and hypertrophic scars. V-Beam can also be used to improve the appearance of broken blood vessels, rosacea, and stretch marks, among other concerns. With the V-Beam laser, a short series of 4 to 6 treatment sessions, each spaced one month apart, is typically necessary to effectively reduce the appearance of acne scars. The inclusion of the Dynamic Cooling Device, which shoots a burst of cool air before each laser pulse, allows patients to have redness reduced without any downtime or discomfort.
The Fraxel Dual laser is considered to be one of most effective treatment options for atrophic acne scars. Fraxel utilizes two different wavelengths to target both uneven skin texture and uneven tone. While the surface layers of skin are left intact, the middle layers of skin sustain controlled, microscopic injuries. This stimulates the natural wound healing process of skin, inducing the production of new collagen and elastin. Most patients with acne scarring require a short series of Fraxel treatments to achieve their ideal results. The procedure takes less than an hour to complete, and the most common side effects are typically mild inflammation or redness for the first 48 hours post-treatment.
The eMatrix RF Laser is a very popular acne scar treatment option that is safe for patients of every skin tone and skin type. The eMatrix relies on works radiofrequency technology to deliver heat deep within the dermis, triggering the natural wound healing process of the skin and resulting in collagen remodeling and new collagen generation. The production of new collagen helps create a more even skin texture, reducing the appearance of acne scars. The eMatrix laser has minimal downtime, with the most common side effects including some redness and peeling in the treatment area for up to 48 hours.
Chemical peels are a type of skin resurfacing treatment that involve the topical application of a peeling agent to exfoliate the topmost layers of skin, helping to slough away dead skin cells and imperfections, stimulating new collagen production, and revealing new, healthy skin cells underneath. Chemical peels can be used to treat unwanted pigment, active acne lesions, and acne scars alike. Dr. Green will customize your chemical peel treatment to guarantee that you get the best results. After a chemical peel, the skin will typically appear red and sensitive, but the healing process is brief and patients will typically experience smoother, restored skin in a matter of days.
If you are frustrated by back acne scars and are looking for a solution, Dr. Green in NYC is here to help. With over 25 years of experience providing her patients from around the world with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options available, Dr. Green has helped countless individuals achieve their ideal aesthetic goals to look and feel like the best version of themselves. When you consult with Dr. Green for your back acne or back acne scar treatment, she will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is best suited to your unique needs.
How to reduce back acne: back acne treatments with a dermatologist
Back acne is a skin condition that can be difficult to resolve and, for many, may cause feelings of self-consciousness. It is essential to seek back acne treatment from a board-certified medical professional as soon as possible in order to best prevent acne scarring, since acne scars are often even more challenging to treat than the breakouts themselves. If you find yourself struggling with the presence of back acne, there are luckily plenty of prevention methods and treatment options available that can help. Scheduling a consultation with an expert, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, is the best way to understand the type or types of acne that you are experiencing, potentially discover the underlying causes of your acne, and receive the most appropriate, effective treatment.
Dr. Green can then personalize your back acne treatment approach and will select the best skincare products, appropriate prescription treatments, and recommend the in-office non-invasive treatments to help you clear your complexion for the long-term, leaving you with healthy, radiant, smooth skin that lasts. Dr. Green in New York City is recognized and appreciated around the world for her experience and expertise when it comes to providing optimal cosmetic results for her patients. She is consistently voted as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, and New York Magazine for her excellent Botox and dermal filler injections, chemical peels, laser resurfacing treatments, skin tightening and fat removal treatments, and more. To get started with eliminating your back acne, call the NYC office of Dr. Michele Green at 212-535-3088 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation for clear, smooth, and healthy skin.