Back Off Bacne: Unveil Smooth, Clear Skin This Summer

by Laser Clinics Team on February 20, 2024

Back Off Bacne: Unveil Smooth, Clear Skin This Summer

Summer is the season for baring it all and showing off glowing, sun-kissed skin. However, for many, the presence of back acne, or "bacne," can put a damper on that confidence. This common skin problem affects countless individuals, but the good news is that it's not something you have to live with. 

In this blog, Laser Clinics Australia explores the causes of bacne and how it can be effectively treated and managed, ensuring that you can confidently flaunt clear, smooth skin in summer and beyond.

What Causes Bacne?

  • Excess sebum production: Just like facial acne, overproduction of sebum (oil) by the sebaceous glands can clog pores on the back, leading to the formation of acne.
  • Dead skin cells: Over time, our skin naturally sheds dead cells, which can accumulate on the surface. When these dead cells mix with oils and bacteria on the skin, they can clog pores, leading to blockages. This blockage can then result in the formation of acne.
  • Bacterial Overgrowth: When pores on the skin become clogged, a type of bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes, which naturally resides on the skin, can start multiplying rapidly. This overgrowth of bacteria triggers inflammation and leads to the formation of acne.
  • Hormonal fluctuations: Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during puberty, menstruation, or hormonal imbalances, can increase sebum production and contribute to the development of acne.
  • Friction and sweat: Tight clothing, excessive sweating, and friction from backpacks or sports equipment can exacerbate existing acne or contribute to its formation.

How to Prevent Bacne?

  • Maintain good hygiene: Shower regularly, especially after sweating, to remove excess oil, sweat, and bacteria from your skin.
  • Use non-comedogenic products: When selecting skincare and body care items, opt for those labelled as 'non-comedogenic.' These products can help prevent the buildup of oils and debris in your pores, reducing the likelihood of acne formation.
  • Wear loose clothing: Opt for loose-fitting clothing made of breathable fabrics to minimise friction and allow your skin to breathe.
  • Shower after exercise: If you engage in physical activity, make sure to shower promptly afterward to prevent sweat and bacteria buildup.
  • Avoid harsh scrubbing: Vigorous scrubbing can irritate the skin and worsen acne. Instead, use gentle cleansers and exfoliants formulated for acne-prone skin.
  • Seek professional help: Consult a dermatologist or skin care professional for personalised advice and treatment options tailored to your skin type and concerns.

How Can We Help?

At Laser Clinics Australia, we understand the frustration that comes with dealing with back acne or bacne. That's why we offer a range of advanced body treatments designed to target and clear back acne effectively. Here are some of our top treatments:

  1. Forever Clear by BBL Hero: This cutting-edge acne treatment uses light therapy to help you achieve clear, calm, and radiant skin. It involves a three-step process, targeting acne-causing bacteria with blue light, soothes inflammation with yellow light, and boosts collagen production with infrared energy.
  2. Blue LED Light Therapy: Blue light therapy works by killing acne-causing bacteria on the skin's surface, reducing inflammation and promoting healing. Our Blue LED Light Therapy treatment is gentle, non-invasive, and suitable for all skin types, making it an excellent option for clearing bacne without downtime.
  3. Kleresca® Acne: Kleresca® is a breakthrough acne treatment that is scientifically proven to reduce inflammation. It harnesses the power of fluorescent light energy to stimulate the skin's natural repair processes and kill acne bacteria.  This painless treatment reduces pimples, redness, and inflammation, resulting in balanced, smoother skin.

With the right skincare routine and professional treatments from Laser Clinics Australia, you can banish back acne and reveal clear, radiant skin for summer and beyond. Our trusted team of highly skilled Therapists can help identify your concern and tailor a treatment plan for you. Don't let bacne hold you back from enjoying the summer sun with confidence - book a consultation now