Swimsuit season is coming up, and that means we’re all getting ready to show a lot more skin. You could be hitting the gym to tone up, or watching what you eat. But, if you’re bothered or embarrassed by acne on your back (or bacne), what do you do? Keep reading. We have an option to help you clear up your skin in time for swimsuit season. Chemical peels can help you treat active acne breakouts, or even the scarring that remains from past breakouts. Keep reading to learn more about back acne and scarring.
Types of scars
Hypertrophic scars are common scars left behind by back acne. These scars can be identified by the extra layers of scar tissue that seem to sit on top of your skin. Other scars, called keloid scars, are shiny and smooth. They can look like growths of scar tissue, too. Sometimes, back acne can produce atrophic scars, which are the type of scar that looks sunken in. These can also be called ice pick scars.
At-home treatments are a good starting point if you have a smaller number of scars and which aren’t very deep or big. Because of the placement of bacne or scarring, you may need a friend or family member to pitch in and reach those tough spots. Make sure to read directions of all treatments you attempt and give yourself time to analyze how well the treatment is going. You don’t want to cause more harm to delicate skin.
There are many types of treatments that we may recommend to treat the scars left on your back in the office. Chemical peels have often shown to help improve acne and even certain types of scarring from acne. While atrophic scars are notoriously difficult to treat, hyperpigmentation and other scarring can be treated with peels. Chemical peels can be used on your face, the back, and even the chest.
Give us a call today at (614) 852-2940 to schedule a consultation about acne, scarring, and chemical peels. We can help you get the beautiful skin you want this summer!