Body Acne: Causes & Treatments

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Body Acne: Causes & Treatments
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Have you been struggling with body acne? We know that dealing with body acne can be different from dealing with facial acne. Body blemishes can sometimes be harder to reach and more stubborn to get rid of BUT with some help and patience, we can help you get your body acne back under control. Read on to learn about the different treatments and products we offer that can help cater to this issue.

What Causes It?

To combat body acne, it helps to understand how it all works. To break it down, all acne starts the same way where the body’s pores shed dead skin cells faster than normal. Body acne has many causes but 4 of the main factors are genetics, hormones, lifestyle choices and stress. These body blemishes commonly appear more on the back, chest, shoulders, and buttocks due to the amount of sebaceous glands (oil-producing glands) in those areas.

Unfortunately, even after the blemishes have been treated, you can be left with unwanted dark scars or uneven skin texture which can be tough to get rid of. Luckily, we have solutions for all of these conditions.

Treatments For Acne

When it comes to body acne, we offer a few different options. Note: With any transformative treatments, you should plan on doing a series of at least 3 treatments (in conjunction with proper homecare) to achieve the absolute best outcome. Remember, clear skin is a marathon, not a race!

VI Peels are highly recommended for battling acne because they target multiple acne symptoms all at once. The VI Peel Purify is specifically formulated for acne prone skin. It clears out dead skin cells to open pores, kills acne-causing bacteria and soothes inflammation and redness. Keep in mind these peels do require a 5-7 day downtime but once healed healthy, brighter, lighter skin will be revealed!

The Face Reality Back Peel is a heavy-duty peel formulated with a higher concentration of acids while also being safe for any and all skin types. It’s a great option for increasing cell turnover which in turn will lighten dark spots and unwanted pigmentation at the same time.

Laser treatments present an alternative way to battle acne. The Acne Dual-Light Treatment is ideal for treating the root causes of acne on the surface. This treatment utilizes both red & blue lightwaves to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, which prevents new blemishes from forming in the first place.

IPL Photofacials do not prevent acne but instead help by removing the unwanted dark spots left behind by blemishes. The IPL is essentially a virtually painless treatment in which a bright light is pulsed and passed through the epidermis, drawing out the pigment-producing cells and dispersing the uneven pigment. It’s a quick and effective way to remove unwanted pigmentation that requires very little downtime.

Microneedling also doesn’t prevent acne, but is highly recommended for treating acne scarring. While microneedling, we incorporate the use of growth factors and stem cells which aids in the resurfacing of the skin, prompts collagen production and smooths out the uneven texture leftover by acne scars. Microneedling requires a five to seven-day downtime, but once healed, smoother more resilient skin will be revealed.

Choosing the Right Products

Establishing a consistent homecare regime is a MUST if you really want to get your acne under control. The purpose of using products at home is for skin maintenance in between your treatments. If you need help choosing the right products, follow this guide:

The Face Reality product line is specifically formulated for acne-prone skin. For body acne, we highly recommend:

-Acne Face & Body Wash: contains 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide which reduces bacteria and aids in peeling the inside of the pore.

Acne Face & Body Scrub: contains 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and is a physical exfoliant that will help with removing excess dead skin cells from the surface.

-Antioxidant Scrub: contains Green Tea Extract, Licorice Root Extract and Mushroom Extract that will aid in soothing acne as well as being a physical exfoliant to help remove excess dead skin cells from the surface.

-EltaMD UV Clear: SPF that was MADE for acne-prone skin. Helps to calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to discoloration and breakouts associated with acne. It contains ingredients such as niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid to help promote healthier-looking skin.

-Acne Med (2.5%, 5% or 10%): Contains a Benzoyl Peroxide gel for unclogging pores and killing acne-causing bacteria. This can be used all over an affected area or is great as a spot treatment for stubborn blemishes. If going outside, be sure to pair it with sunscreen!

-Sulfur Spot Treatment: Great for inflamed acne! Contains 6% sulfur providing acne lesions instant relief from redness and inflammation. It does not contain any harsh ingredients and is a great spot treatment on the fly.

Depending on the type and severity of your acne, we can build you a full customized regimen to help get you started on your journey to clear skin!

Clear Skin Is Yours for the Taking!

You don’t have to face acne alone, our talented estheticians can provide you with aesthetic care plans that include treatments and skincare products to ensure your skin will be clear and bright! Call us to schedule a free acne consultation! (702) 919-0017 or book online on our website.

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