Body / back acne
Blackheads and pimples don’t only appear on the face. There are plenty of other places those breakouts can pop up. The chest, neck, shoulders and upper arms, and even the butt are all common places to get pimples. Back acne is so common it even has its own name: bacne.
If you’re dealing with back and body acne, know that it’s completely normal and you’ve got plenty of company. Body acne can happen to anyone, both teens and adults (but it’s a shade more common in males than females).
Causes of body/back acne
Body acne is caused by the same factors that trigger facial acne, namely:
- overactive oil glands
- excess dead skin cells
- and proliferation of acne-causing bacteria
When oil and dead skin cells become trapped within the follicle, or what we commonly call the pore, it can create a blockage. This blockage becomes a blackhead and can progress to an inflamed pimple if bacteria invade.
Body acne is generally confined to the back and upper half of the body, as opposed to your legs.
Like the face, the upper half of the body has more sebaceous glands per square inch than other areas of the body, so the follicles are more likely to become plugged with excess sebum and dead skin cells.
How does body/back acne look like?
Different types of treatment for body/back acne
The Q-switched laser has long been used by our parent clinic, Mizu Aesthetic Clinic, to eliminate and control acne. By combining the Q-switched laser with the Quasi-long pulsed Q-switched mode, we have successfully treated acne by killing p.acne bacteria, while at the same time reducing inflammation and redness. Read more
Discover the true science of LED Phototherapy with Aeras Healite II Photodynamic therapy for acne treatment. Photodynamic therapy is traditionally a 2-step procedure performed at a medical clinic that helps shrink oil glands and clear acne.
A photosensitizer is first applied to the skin which makes it sensitive to light – LED light is then shone on the skin to activate the photosensitizers to kill acne-causing bacteria, and shrink oil glands. Read more
A chemical peel consists of a blend of acids and other ingredients to help reduce clogged pores, oil production, and to dry out acne lesions.
The Aeras Clinical Acne Peel is specially formulated by our doctors with a unique blend of AHA + BHA acids to combat acne and at the same time selected ingredients to soothe the skin and reduce redness caused by acne. Read more
- Aeras Deep Cleansing Acne Facial
For mild to moderate comedonal, papular, and pustular acne.
This doctor-designed medi-facial helps to cleanse deeply and exfoliate to reduce clogged pores, oil production, and redness.
Specially formulated ingredients are used to clean the skin and unclog pores before precise extractions to minimize injuries to the skin. The facial treatment also incorporates medical grade Aeras Healite II LED therapy or Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (depending on your condition), to help reduce acne and bacteria.
- Aeras Ultra-Healing Acne Facial
For moderate to severe papular, pustular, and cystic-nodular acne.
This unique facial blends in both medical LED therapy and clinical ingredients to target more severe inflammative acne. From our Aeras blend honey-oat purifying mask to Skinceuticals calming Phytocorrective masque, the ingredients are carefully selected to help reduce moderate to severe inflammation and redness.
With proven clinical studies showing a significant reduction in p.acne bacteria from the Aeras Healite II treatment, this procedure is incorporated into the facial to further reduce inflammation.