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Back Acne

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Back acne and body acne are formed by the same process as facial acne. The pores on the body creates much more oil and sebum and this leads to more occurences of larger nodulocystic acne. This leads to pain and discomfort, even when wearing clothes.


The most common cause of back and body acne is the same issue that plague the face, including hormonal acne which leads to overproduction of oil that leads to breakouts and is linked to the poor keratinization that leads to clogged pores. Reactions to makeup or skin care products can also lead to body acne.


A constant irritation of the skin such as backpacks, workout and backs of chairs etc can lead to an acne condition known as acne mechanica. This is aggravated by moisture and sweatiness due to heat or weather.


SBA Clinic team of doctors will review the various possible causes and treat the back acne with a mix of oral medications such as antibtioics and isotretinoin, and topical creams and oil-controlling products. Treatments such as carbon laser peel and chemical peels are also part of the treatment regimen that has been shown to be effective.


Post acne pigmentation is another annoying concern that SBA Clinic treats. The popular Q-switch laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments if done regularly will help to reduce the acne marks significantly.  This will be great for the confidence of the patients as they would be able to wear more revealing clothes at social events.