What is the best way to treat back acne?

What are my back acne treatment options?

Answers from doctors (4)


Skiin

Published on May 08, 2018

It is very hard for us to reach our full back area. Bath brushes with handles can aid in the cleansing process. Of course, if you have a more serious issue with acne, always seek the attention of a dermatologist. Mild acid cleansers with azaelic or others can help reduce the bacteria associated with acne. Treat your back like your face, receiving professional back facials can help clean the pores more effectively.

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Answered by Skiin

It is very hard for us to reach our full back area. Bath brushes with handles can aid in the cleansing process. Of course, if you have a more serious issue with acne, always seek the attention of a dermatologist. Mild acid cleansers with azaelic or others can help reduce the bacteria associated with acne. Treat your back like your face, receiving professional back facials can help clean the pores more effectively.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Feb 12, 2010

The best first treatment for back acne is to wash with a Benzoyl peroxide wash every day in the shower.

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

The best first treatment for back acne is to wash with a Benzoyl peroxide wash every day in the shower.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Feb 12, 2010

There are many different acne options for the back. Below are a few, listed from the easiest and most traditional, to the more expensive and less traditional options.

Over the counter products. If you decide to try over the counter products we suggest looking for a body wash that is "glycolic acid" based antibiotics. Once you decide to go the medical route, often the first prescription offered will be some form of antibiotic.
Accutane. Accutane is an excellent alternative for severe acne, but side effects are many. Consider carefully with your physician. Laser treatments and photodynamic therapy. We typically see patients for laser treatments after they have considered or tried all of the above.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

There are many different acne options for the back. Below are a few, listed from the easiest and most traditional, to the more expensive and less traditional options.

Over the counter products. If you decide to try over the counter products we suggest looking for a body wash that is "glycolic acid" based antibiotics. Once you decide to go the medical route, often the first prescription offered will be some form of antibiotic.
Accutane. Accutane is an excellent alternative for severe acne, but side effects are many. Consider carefully with your physician. Laser treatments and photodynamic therapy. We typically see patients for laser treatments after they have considered or tried all of the above.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Rejuve

Published on Feb 12, 2010

Depending on what kind of acne you have on your back you will likely need the following:
1. oral antiobiotics
2. multi topical regimen
3. If have large number of cysts you may need accutane

Answered by Rejuve (View Profile)

Depending on what kind of acne you have on your back you will likely need the following:
1. oral antiobiotics
2. multi topical regimen
3. If have large number of cysts you may need accutane

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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