Pimples don’t just appear on your face, they can also pop out on your back. This usually happens when a combination of oil, dirt, and surface sweat goes into the pores of your back and clogs them.
Apart from being challenging to treat, back acne (also known as bacne) can also prevent you from showing off your backside or wearing backless outfits.
Clearing up those blemishes on your back is more than just about showering after a workout, exfoliating, and wearing loose-fitting clothing. While these things can help, active ‘bacne’ require proven treatments to get rid of them effectively.
In Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we rounded up two solutions that will help you win over bacne. However, do note that the suitable treatment for you will depend on the severity of the skin condition.
1. Anti-Acne Peel
Cutis Anti-Acne Peel is a type of salicylic chemical peel treatment that is well-known to address active acne. This solution is derived from willow plant, which has been found to be effective in penetrating the skin to cleanse enlarged pores.
This chemical peel solution helps reduce acne by killing the acne-causing bacteria and unclogging pores due to its high yet safe concentration. Cutis Anti-Acne Peel is ideal for mild and moderate acne vulgaris and can be used to treat the face, neck, and back.
After the chemical treatment, it is likely for the skin to become temporarily more sensitive to the sun. It is recommended to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin against the UVA and UVB rays. You might also want to consider wearing comfortable clothing that covers your back, especially when going outdoors.
2. VI Peel
The VI Peel is a stronger type of chemical peel treatment than can effectively deal with both active acne and acne scars. This is made from scientifically proven ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Phenol, Retinoic Acid and Vitamin C to help you maintain clearer and healthier looking skin.
It is designed to improve your skin tone and clarity, eliminate age spots and freckles, soften lines and wrinkles, and stimulate production of collagen. Its special formulation can also be used to reduce hyperpigmentation, clear acne skin conditions, and reduce or eliminate acne scars.
The VI peel treatment provides a deeper and more effective results than regular chemical peels, but it is safe for patients of all skin types, including those with dark complexion. The solution is applied topically, which gives a slight tingling sensation (for a few seconds), which subsides almost immediately.
Your skin may appear tan or reddish after the application of the solution. After the procedure, you will be advised to avoid engaging in strenuous exercise or any activity that will make you perspire.
On the second day, you can expect the actual peeling process to begin which last from three to seven days. Once the peeling is completed, your skin will look healthier and clearer.
3. Laser Genesis
To improve the results, Anti-acne peel and VI Peel can be safely combined with Laser Genesis, a US FDA approved treatment which reduces the inflammation and helps heal potential scarring from acne without downtime.
Laser Genesis works by utilizing non-invasive laser technology to safely, discreetly and effectively treat the skin. You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation.
This treatment also reduces enlarged pores, skin redness and works to improve the texture of your skin by stimulating collagen growth and promoting skin healing with repeated treatments.
Don’t let zits invade your back. If you’re struggling with back acne for quite some time now, it is time to consider these chemical peel treatments available at aesthetic clinics in Singapore. Make sure to only consult an experienced aesthetic doctor that is known to provide good results.
Contact Cutis Laser Clinics today and schedule a consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, to banish your acne and bacne.