You expose your face to the world every day, but during the summer months your back and chest are also on display. These areas are often ignored during the winter months, so it is important to know how to whip them into shape when necessary. Dr. Schweiger explains that, “A combination of a simple prescription regimen, a quick series of in-office treatments, and regular use of an at-home device will help most patients keep their chest and back acne-free all summer long.”
Here is what you need to know about acne treatments for the body:
- Prescription medications, such as oral antibiotics and topical combination medications, can help to clear acne on the chest and back. These medications can often be taken and applied once daily, so it is easy to stick to the prescription regimen. Your dermatologist will review the most effective acne medications for your body.
- In-office treatments, such as the Isolaz acne treatment and chemical peels, can be very effective treatments for body acne. These in-office treatments often help to clear acne faster than prescription medications can work. Additionally, these in-office treatments will lighten marks left behind from old acne, as they work towards clearing active acne.
- At-home devices, such as the Clarisonic cleansing brush and the Tria Blue LED light, can fight acne in between visits to the office. The Clarisonic brush helps to keep pores clean. The Tria Blue LED light is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory; it can boost the efficacy of in-office light treatments with only five minutes of daily use.