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Back Acne Treatments in Santa Monica

We can find a lot of information online about facial acne, but there is less information available about treatment options for back acne. When cystic acne affects the body, the remnant scars can be devastating for the physical appearance of the skin. Cystic acne on the body can lead to red marks and scars followed by atrophic cystic scars with discoloration.

Back acne that occurs in clusters can be uncomfortable both emotionally and physically. Our approach to back acne involves a combination protocol that starts with a topical application of retinoid creams and hydroxy acid washes in order to dry the skin and reduce sebum content from oil glands. Our Santa Monica plastic surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center then focuses on laser delivery to reduce the pore size and deactivate oil producing sebum that can lead to clogged pores.

We begin by offering hydrafacial treatments for back acne that use vortex extraction with enzymes to declog pores and reduce inflammation within the skin. The hydrafacial is a patented treatment that can detoxify inflamed pores and restore harmony to the skin balance. It is an excellent first line treatment for congested pores and clogged oil glands.

Hydrafacial also delivers alpha and beta hydroxy acid to further reduce keratinization of clogged pores. Treatments take between 30 and 60 minutes and can significantly reduce oil congestion and cystic acne. These hydrafacial treatments are followed by topical skin regimens and lasers to reduce inflammation and cystic acne.

In our Santa Monica plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology medical spa we offer comprehensive acne scar treatments and the hydrafacial system to patients who are suffering from cystic acne. Teenagers and adults are good candidates for the hydrafacial treatment. To schedule a consultation for hydrafacial, please call our office at 310-998-5533 or visit our Santa Monica medical spa located on Montana Avenue.