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How to Treat Back Acne with an Exfoliating Back Treatment

Back acne can be uncomfortable, and it can keep you from going shirtless or backless in warm weather. Why put up with that? An exfoliating back treatment from Eterna Cosmetic Surgery can help you achieve clearer, healthier skin and restore your confidence to show off your shoulders and back!

You don’t have to be a teenager to suffer from acne. And, once you’ve had it, the after-effects are often permanent even if the acne itself is no longer active. Many people are left with uneven or pitted skin, patchy redness, and various types of scars. Many adults also deal with the ongoing frustration of blackheads or whiteheads, which are actually milder forms of acne also caused by clogged pores.

These issues are frustrating enough when acne affects your face, but back acne presents an additional set of problems.

DIY Treatments for Back Acne Are Inconvenient, to Say the Least

Anyone who has ever tried to scratch an itch or apply lotion on their back knows this is nearly impossible. You can’t reach all that area, and you can’t see what you’re doing without looking over your shoulder into a mirror. So over-the-counter or prescription medications that can be easily and effectively applied on your face or shoulders simply don’t make sense to treat back acne.

We Recommend an Exfoliating Back Treatment!

Anyone who has ever had an exfoliating facial treatment knows how much smoother and healthier their skin looks afterward. The process of exfoliation removes dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface, trapping oils and dirt within your pores. Exfoliation also helps reduce the skin’s natural oil production, reducing risk of acne breakouts in the future.

Even if you don’t suffer from acne, your body’s natural exfoliation process slows as you age. So getting regular exfoliating treatments can benefit everyone and all skin types to maintain a bright complexion and keep your skin smooth, healthy, and radiant.

But there are more reasons to get an exfoliating treatment for back acne. There are more sebaceous (oil producing) glands on the back than most other skin, so oil build-up and clogged pores can be a bigger problem. In addition, skin is thicker on your body than on your face. That means your back can endure a more aggressive exfoliation than we would use for a facial treatment.

Different Treatments for Different Acne

At Eterna Cosmetic Surgery, we offer several different exfoliating treatments. The best one for you depends on your skin and desired treatment goals but also the type(s) of acne you need to address. For example:

  • Active acne such as raised pimples requires mechanical or enzymatic exfoliation such as diamond tip microdermabrasion, HydraFacial, exfoliating cleansers, enzyme peels, Microneedling or Morpheus8
  • Deep cystic acne would benefit more from Microneedling or Morpheus8 (which combines microneedling with radiofrequency-based treatment)
  • Superficial acne breakouts can be treated with regular facials

An exfoliating treatment for back acne can improve the look and feel and overall health of your skin, and it can help keep your skin healthier. If you’re ready to do something about your back acne – something that really works and doesn’t require you to be a contortionist -- let’s talk about which exfoliating treatment would work best for you. 

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