Body Acne Treatment

Facts about Body Acne Treatment

Body acne is very similar to facial acne in both its treatments and its symptoms, and individuals that have facial acne are most likely to develop body acne.

  • Body acne like facial acne could be managed using a range of products. When OTC treatment methods aren't sufficient, prescription oral medications can be used. Such antibiotics usually consist of erythromycin and tetracycline or tetracycline derivatives, and they avoid the development of bacteria on the skin's surface. However, the issue with antibiotics is that acne-causing bacteria can develop a resistance to the medicines gradually.

Mild body acne treatment

Mild body acne usually overcomes with good daily skin care and over the counter treatments. Try using a salicylic acid wash daily. Pads consisting of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can be cleaned over affected places. You may also try a lotion consisting of an alpha hydroxy acid, like lactic acid or glycolic acid. Alpha hydroxy acids help to speed up cell turnover, quickly shedding the skin and minimizing the number of pore blockages.

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  • When dealing with body acne, you often can use many acne treatment products at the same time in the absence of inducing severe inflammation (as an example, a benzoyl peroxide lotion plus a salicylic acid wash). The skin on the shoulder, chest, upper arms and back is stronger compared to facial skin, and can usually withstand more strong treatments. However, the skin on the neck is relatively sensitive. Apply treatment method carefully and with care in this area. If you see extreme dryness, peeling or irritation on any part of the body, lessen or stop use of the treatment product, and speak with your dermatologist.

Moderate to severe body acne treatments

Moderate to severe types of body acne could be hard to manage, and must be managed by a doctor. Topical and oral medicines are usually prescribed. Most common treatments include:

  • Retin A
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Accutane (isotretinoin)

Accutane is used for highly severe forms of acne, or following other treatment choices have been exhausted, since it brings considerable potential adverse effects.

Similar to facial acne, it takes some time to manage body acne. You will probably need to go for many treatment products or drugs before getting the one that works best for you. Luckily, many cases of acne could be effectively gotten rid of, given time and patience, such as

  • Regular Skin Care for Body Acne.
  • Exfoliation Fundamentals.

Besides antibiotics, there are a handful of other oral medications that can manage body acne. Contraceptive pill are in some cases prescribed for females to control hormone production and control acne breakouts. For extreme cases of body acne, isotretinoin an active ingredient in Accutane could be prescribed. This kind of oral medication manages body acne by lowering the size of the sebaceous glands and avoiding excessive oil production.

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