Back Acne

Either blackheads, pustules, pimples or even post-inflammatory pigmentation from breakouts, back acne, or “bacne” is a condition our team is more than qualified to treat here at Continental Skin Clinic London.

What is back acne?

Acne on the back can be caused by a build up of bacteria in blocked hair follicles. People may also experience back acne from factors such as hormonal changes, diet, and certain medications.

Causes of Back Acne

Acne in general is caused by various factors, however back acne may occur via:

  • Sweating
  • Hair products
  • Hormonal changes
  • Diet
  • Hygiene
  • Medications

How we can help

At Continental Skin Clinic London we can treat back acne via:

  • Healite II LED: Our LED therapy treatment utilises the power of blue light to kill acne causing bacteria, while also calming inflammation from active spots.
  • Chemical Peels: AHA and BHA chemicals peels can be applied to the entire back to help in shrinking active acne, while also preventing the formation of new breakouts.
  • Hollywood Carbon Peel: This treatments shrinks the appearance of pores, and gently exfoliates skin cells. This can prevent the hair follicles from becoming blocked by dead skin.
  • Extractions: We offer extractions for back acne, especially for blackheads that may need to be removed through mechanical means.

We recommend having a consultation prior to the treatment, where our experts will assess the areas you wish to treat and generate a bespoke treatment plan for you.

How to prevent back acne

Acne is caused by bacteria that lives naturally on our skin. However it forms when this bacteria becomes clogged in hair follicles, either due to an increase of sebum, dead skin cells, or other factors such.

To prevent back acne, you can adopt some lifestyle changes such as:

  • Regular showers
  • Topical products
  • Healthy diet
  • Treatments at Continental Skin Clinic London

Treatments for Back Acne

Fractional Microneedling RF

Many patients want to look younger. With age, the quality and elasticity of the skin deteriorate, creating fine lines and wrinkles,

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Carbon Laser Peel

Becoming an increasingly popular treatment amongst Hollywood celebrities in the lead up to red carpet events, a Hollywood Carbon Laser Peel .

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Chemical Peels

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution that breaks down the top layer of skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cells.

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When the pores on your back get clogged with dirt, dead skin cells, sweat and an oil called sebum, this can lead to breakouts.

Here at Continental Skin Clinic London, we offer many treatments that can help alleviate back acne. We also provide home care treatments to maintain long term results after treatment.

Back acne is very similar to acne on the face, so yes, it can be hormonal as well.

Back acne can sometimes clear on its own, however it is best to get a consultation from a qualified therapist such as those at Continental Skin Clinic to assess your skin.

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