What is “Bacne” and How is it treated?
At Long Island Dermatology, Dr. Carol Huang is one of the best dermatologist Manhasset has to offer. In her years of experience, she has seen patients with a host of different skin issues. One of the most common being body acne or back acne, sometimes referred to as bacne. Bacne is characterized by the presence of whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts along a patient’s back. They occur in both men and women, and aren’t very dependent upon age.
Bacne, like other forms of acne, is caused mainly by hormonal changes, excess oil production and bacteria, and excess dead skin cells that clog your pores. Excessive sweating and tight clothing are also major causes of bacne. As a dermatologist Manhasset, Dr. Huang and her staff treat patients of all ages, and often entire families. As a result, she is able to see that body acne is sometimes hereditary.
Despite being one of the newest dermatology practices, Dr. Carol Huang is one of the foremost dermatologist Manhasset has seen. She employs some ofthe following treatment options in order to treat bacne:
· Topical Creams, washes, and Ointments: using salicylic acid based cleansers, such as body washes, shower gels, and face wash, can help alleviate acne from any part of the body as well as the face. The best options, especially for the body are those with exfoliating beads/scrubs, as the body’s skin isn’t too sensitive and it will also remove blemishes. Also try creams and ointments containing either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
· During exercise or any time you sweat, don’t wear overly tight clothing or spandex. This clothing can irritate the skin and lead to breakouts. Loose, breathable fabrics work best.
· Shower immediately after working out or on a hot day. Excess dirt, oil, or sweat will cause breakouts and it’s important to wash your body off immediately.
· Using an exfoliator. Either a scrub with beads or an actual brush.
Keeping a steady regimen will ensure you eliminate and prevent future breakouts. Contact Long Island Dermatology today if your acne persists.