Body acne develops in a similar way to facial acne. However, the skin on the body can be thicker than that on the face and often has larger pores, making for more severe acne at times.
Similar to traditional acne, back (Bacne) and chest acne can also be caused by stress and hormones. Back and chest acne can also occur due to the clothing that we wear and our daily activities. Perspiration and tight fitting clothing are factors that can explain why many physically active men and women are prone to back (Bacne) and chest acne. Synthetic materials such as Lycra and Polyester trap in perspiration which then mixes with surface oils. This results in clogged pores and may cause whiteheads and pimples.
“Have you ever loved a low back dress so much but knew that you wouldn’t feel confident in it due to the spots on your back?
Back acne or body acne, also known as “Bacne” tends to form on the back, upper arms and the chest and can take several forms: pimples, blackheads, pustules and cysts, which are painful and form deep under the skin’s surface.”
The Carbon Laser Peel and Accelera Acne Laser treatment used to treat facial acne can also effectively be used to eliminate and prevent back and body acne.
We would expect you to see clearance of active acne, a more even skin tone, improved skin texture, and also reduction in previous acne scars.
The Accelera Laser has minimal downtime. Like most lasers at Mizu, it does not break the continuity in skin tissue during treatment.
There might be mild flushing and redness of the treated area which usually resolves after about 30-60 mins. However, like all medical treatments, there is a chance of side effects and complications.
Depending on the severity of your acne, it may require 2-5 treatment sessions. Each session is done about 2-4 weeks apart.
At Mizu, we believe in an individually tailored aesthetics program where one would be recommended a series of treatments that can include combination treatments. Depending on severity, patients with acne problems can choose one of our individually tailored programs to include both the Accelera Laser acne treatment together with a Carbon Laser Peel for better results.