Back acne, sometimes called “bacne,” is fairly common among acne sufferers. Having acne on back and chest is a sign that acne is more likely to be severe. Back, like the face, has numerous sebaceous glands that secrete sebum, an oily substance. Sebum, along with dead skin cells and bacteria, can build up in the hair follicles on the back and clog them.

Back and body acne affects males and females, teens and adults.

It’s not likely that certain articles of clothing or gear cause body acne. However, the friction caused by certain apparel may aggravate existing cases of body acne. Rubbing or pressure on the skin can irritate already inflamed follicles and exacerbate breakouts. It’s best to avoid sources of friction when you’re trying to heal body acne. Sources of friction include: tight-fitting clothing, too-snug collars, backpacks, purse straps, and athletic pads or gear.

Treatment options:

  • Purifying Back Medifacials
  • Body Exfoliation
  • Body Polishing
  • Prescription Medication