What Is Back Acne?
What Kind Of Scarring Can Occur With Back Acne?
How Do Your Clients Prevent Back Acne At Home?
Preventing acne in the first place is key. So, what can your clients do to prevent these painful skin eruptions? Below we will lay out several simple options that your clients can do at home to help keep acne from occurring.
Use An Acne-Medicated Body Wash: If your clients have back acne, suggest that they use an acne-specific body wash with ingredients like salicylic acid that helps with cell turnover and help minimize the inflammation, and help break down the clogged pores.
Avoid Backpacks: As mentioned above, friction, rubbing, and trapped heat from clothing and accessories like backpacks can cause a type of acne known as acne mechanica.
Wear Breathable Clothing: To avoid trapping heat and sweat, make sure your clients wear breathable fabrics like cotton so the skin can breathe.
Don’t Pick Back Acne: Just like the skin on our faces, picking pimples can lead to scarring. So you should inform your clients that while it may be tempting (and even reachable in some instances depending on where the back acne is located)—just don’t do it. If their acne needs to be popped, they should turn to a professional to do the job properly.
Don’t Sunbathe: It may sound tempting to disguise your back acne with a tan, but in reality the sun will increase the redness and discolorations the acne will leave behind and will cause any scarring that occurs to take even longer to fade and heal.
What Kind Of Treatments Can You Offer Your Clients To Address Back Acne Scars?
Chemical Peels: Chemical peels use an array of acids at various strengths to help assist with cell turnover, kill acne bacteria, and help reduce the discoloration and scarring often left behind from acne. Depending on the depth of the peel, chemical peels have minimal downtime and deliver lasting results. According to one study, a single application of a chemical peel can improve a scar’s appearance by up to 90 percent.
Plason: Plason is the first non-invasive device available in the United States that offers two different technologies that are clinically proven—Plasmaportation, which is based on the concepts of atmospheric plasma and Sonoportation, which is based on ultrasonic technology.
Plason empowers practitioners to treat a wide variety of skin conditions due to the device’s unique ability to deliver the plasmaportation (named PlasmaClear) as a standalone treatment or to combine it with the sonoportation (named PlasmaFacial).
During the treatment session, the Plason handpiece showers the skin with a positive and negative ion stream, plasma, and actively charged molecules. The ions coupled with the plasma benefit the health of the skin’s cells while also eliminating bacteria and sterilizing all skin types. PlasmaClear can reduce active acne, reduce sebum, improve the skin’s texture and tone, and increase absorption of serums applied immediately following the treatment session. The PlasmaFacial, which can be used on the body, helps to improve the skin’s elasticity by stimulating the body to create more collagen, which will help to minimize the scars from back acne.
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion manually exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin. Because the dead skin cells are immediately suctioned away, this treatment can help with improving the appearance of acne scars. Microdermabrasion also helps with congested pores, skin texture, and skin discoloration.
Rejuvapen: Rejuvapen utilizes needles that pierce the collagen formed during the wound healing cycle to change the pattern of the scar itself. As the healing process from the treatment takes place, new collagen fibers are reformed with a different pattern making the scar less visible.