Although prescription medications have become the mainstay of many back acne treatment regimens, dermatologists are now finding that the secret weapon for treating back acne is actually a series of in-office laser and light-based treatments. Back acne tends to respond more slowly to prescription medications, even stronger treatments such as isotretinoin. In-office laser and light-based treatments for acne work more quickly than prescription medications and can help provide a dramatic improvement in your back acne before tank top season arrives.
Dr. Schweiger explains that, “In-office treatments for acne, such as the Isolaz acne laser and Photodynamic Therapy, work by killing acne causing bacteria, cleaning out excess oil and debris from the pores, and decreasing excess oil production on the skin. These mechanisms help to clear acne, particularly on the back, more quickly than prescription medications alone and significantly more effectively than over-the-counter treatments for body acne.”
Your dermatologist or dermatologist PA will recommend the best course of treatment for your back acne. It is a good idea to ask them about this secret weapon for treating back acne, as laser and light-based acne treatments work quickly and effectively. These in-office treatments are commonly combined with prescription medications and at-home treatments, such as the Clarisonic brush.