Acne scars on the back are unsightly, and we understand it. If you haven’t worn an off-the-shoulder top in a while, you may have forgotten about them. Those scars have now ruined the look of your entire ensemble.
The recurrence of acne is entirely natural. Things like bras, purses, and gym gear brush against our skin daily, causing irritation and even acne. Back acne can occur due to the natural processes of our skin being disrupted by these outside influences (aka backne).
What Causes Backne and Back Acne
It’s easy to understand: acne on the back and acne on any other part of the body are the same thing. Interestingly, our faces, shoulders, backs, and buttocks have the most significant oil glands. As a result, breakouts are more common in various body parts.
Acne develops as a result of a chain reaction in the skin. The sebaceous glands go into overdrive and produce copious amounts of oil. The epidermal cells that line the hair follicles change as a result. Pores become clogged, and germs and dirt are trapped as a result of using these products together. Inflammation and redness are the results of this procedure. Finally, your back or shoulders are covered in pustules, pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads due to full-blown cystic acne.
What Triggers Backne
Concealing acne on the back or shoulders with clothing or makeup can, paradoxically, make it worse. A dress might make you sweat or irritate your skin because of the friction, and makeup can clog up your pores.
How To Deal With Backne and Back Acne
Dealing With It At Home
If you have a limited number of scars that aren’t too deep, at-home treatments are a wonderful place to start.
To get rid of acne scars, the first thing you need to do is wash your body with a body wash that has an anti-acne formula. Removing bacteria and other pollutants from scar tissue and the surrounding areas is an essential step in your daily or post-workout shower.
The scrub is the next phase in the process. When it comes to fading back acne scars, don’t be afraid to exfoliate those sometimes-delicate scarred areas. Our skin is continually renewing itself with new cells and shedding old ones. Use a body scrub or exfoliant regularly to increase the rate of cell turnover in your body. As a result, the scars on your body will heal more quickly.
A body lotion may be the last thing you want to attempt if you have acne or scars on your skin. Toxic skin creates more oil when it is over-cleaned, which can cause blocked pores, breakouts, discoloration, and scarring if not addressed. The lotion comes in in this situation. When you take care of your skin, you help scar tissue repair and fade more quickly by keeping it hydrated and nourished.
A dermatologist may offer a variety of in-office procedures to treat acne scars on your back. Some have been clinically shown to minimize scarring, while others require additional research to verify its efficacy.
Chemical peels have been demonstrated repeatedly to be effective in treating acne and some types of acne scarring. Acne scars can be treated with strong chemical peels that contain glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and other hydroxyl acids. This technique can be used to remove acne scars from the face as well as the back.
An acid or a mixture of acids is administered to your skin during a chemical peel and allowed to enter your skin cells. Several of these acids will only be on your skin for a short time.
In addition to the VI Peel and Microneedling, hydra facial can treat “Backne” as an additional alternative. When combined with Blue LED light therapy to target germs and decongest the skin, glycolic acid and salicylic acid are used in this treatment to decrease oil production. To begin, the back is thoroughly washed to help with extractions by softening the sebum. The skin is gently exfoliated using a glycolic and salicylic acid peel using a vortex tip.
After that, you’ll do extractions before using hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and firming peptides to really hydrate and moisturize your skin. After a HydraFacial for the back, the skin seems moisturized and healthy. For best results, go in for treatments once a month.
Back acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, pore reduction, and fine lines and wrinkles can all be treated with microneedling.
Using sterilized needles to prick the skin, this procedure stimulates the body’s immune system, resulting in the production of new collagen and elastin, which helps repair the injured areas while also rejuvenating the surrounding skin.
It takes about 5-7 days for the healing process to complete with little to no downtime. Three treatments are advised for best results.
Even so, minor adverse effects are to be expected, such as bruising or inflammation that usually subsides within a few days of treatment.
If your upper back and shoulders are prone to acne, you’re not alone. Teenagers and young adults are more likely than others to have acne scars on their shoulders and upper back. Acne can be tough to cure on your own, and if it is severe or widespread, it may be impossible to care for yourself. And that’s when our assistance can be of use to you.
There are several ways to combat acne scars.You can prevent new ones from emerging while also having a rejuvenating spa treatment with Indulge Aesthetics Medical Spa that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and looking your best. With our exceptional services, we can let you enjoy the summer months without feeling self-conscious. We see a lot of patients with this problem, and we can help you find the best treatment to get rid of it and improve the health of your skin.
If you’d like to book an appointment to learn more about treating this type of acne, you can contact us. During your consultation with Indulge Aesthetics Medical Spa, our highly trained skin care specialists will check your back to determine the best treatment for you.