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The 7 surprising reasons we get bacne—and expert-recommended ways to treat it

Body Acne


Banish Back Acne for Clear Skin

Exclusive Body Treatments at Markham

If you're struggling with back acne, you're not alone. Our experienced skincare professionals in Markham are here to help you regain your confidence and reveal clear, radiant skin. 

How to Get Rid Of Back Acne

What is Back Acne?

Back acne, also known as "bacne," is a skin condition characterized by the presence of acne lesions, such as pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads, on the back. Similar to acne on the face, back acne is caused by the clogging of hair follicles with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Hormonal fluctuations, genetics, sweat, and friction are common contributing factors.

What are the different types of back acne? 

  1. Comedones: Comedones are the most common type of acne and are classified into two forms:

    • Open comedones (blackheads): Hair follicles clogged with oil and dead skin cells that appear as small black dots on the skin surface.

    • Closed comedones (whiteheads): Hair follicles blocked by oil and dead skin cells, resulting in white or flesh-colored bumps.

  2. Papules: Papules are small, red, raised bumps on the skin that can be painful or itchy. They do not contain pus.

  3. Pustules: Pustules are a further progression of papules, characterized by red, inflamed bumps with a visible white or yellow pus-filled center.

  4. Nodules: Nodules are deep-seated cysts within the skin, forming larger, hard lumps that are often painful and inflamed.

  5. Cysts: Cysts are the most severe type of acne, forming sac-like structures filled with pus. They can cause pain, inflammation, and scarring.



  1. Hormonal changes, especially during puberty, increase sebum production and can clog pores.

  2. Bacteria on the skin contribute to inflammation and acne.

  3. Clogged hair follicles from dead skin cells and excess oil lead to blackheads and whiteheads.

  4. Inflammation is involved in the development and progression of acne.

  5. Family history can influence your likelihood of developing acne.

  6. Certain factors like diet, stress, medications, and products can worsen acne in some individuals.

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Effective Back Acne Treatments in Toronto

1. Body Peel

How Body Peel Treats Back Acne?

Body peel is a targeted solution for back acne. Chemical peels exfoliate the skin's surface, dissolving the bonds between dead skin cells and unclogging pores, which helps prevent the accumulation of oil, debris, and bacteria responsible for acne. Notably, certain exfoliants regulate oil production and stimulate skin renewal, promoting the growth of healthier skin cells. As the top layer is shed, skin texture improves, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne is reduced. 


  1. Consultation: Meet with a skincare professional to assess your skin and discuss your concerns.

  2. Pre-treatment Preparation: Your skin will be deep cleansed by nud masks and prepared for the peel.

  3. Treatment: The chemical peel solution is carefully applied to your skin.

  4. Monitoring: The professional will monitor your skin's reaction during the application.

  5. Neutralization or Self-Neutralizing: The peel may be neutralized or left to self-neutralize.

  6. Post-treatment Care: Medical-grade back mask and repair cream to nourish, repair and protect the skin. 

  7. Healing and Recovery: Your skin will undergo a healing process, which may include redness, peeling, or flaking.

Duration: 45 mins

Who is it for:

  • Individuals with acne-prone or oily back skin can benefit from body peel to reduce breakouts and improve skin clarity.

  • Those with mild, shallow acne scars may find improvement in the appearance of their skin texture.

  • People seeking to brighten their skin tone can achieve a more radiant complexion.

  • Those looking to combine chemical peel treatment with PicoSure or IPL Photofacial can target pigmentation issues and achieve a brighter skin tone.

  • Individuals dealing with acne scars, closed comedones, and large pores on their back.


Serene Cometic Clinic Body Peel

A body peel for addressing back acne is a specialized treatment involving the application of a chemical solution. This solution, containing exfoliating agents like AHAs or BHAs, gently removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and promotes skin renewal. This helps prevent acne formation and enhances skin texture. Expert application ensures safe and effective results.

2. Body Clear

How Body Clear Treats Back Acne?

Body Clear, utilizing intense pulsed light (IPL), effectively address back acne by targeting acne-causing bacteria through light absorption. The absorbed light generates heat within the bacteria, leading to its destruction and subsequent reduction in inflammation. Additionally, it stimulates collagen production, improving skin texture and minimizing acne scars. By controlling sebaceous gland activity and addressing pigmentation irregularities, it offers a comprehensive approach to treating back acne and promoting clearer, healthier skin.


  1. Consultation: Meet with a skincare professional to do a skin analysis and assess your skin and discuss your concerns.

  2. Pre-treatment Preparation: Cleanse the skin and apply a cooling gel.

  3. Protective Eyewear: Wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes.

  4. Body Clear: Apply the IPL device to target areas, emitting pulses of intense light.

  5. Light Energy Application: The light energy heats and breaks down targeted areas, stimulating collagen production.

  6. Cooling Measures: Use a Medical-grade cream mask for comfort.

  7. Post-treatment Care: Medical-grade facial repair cream nourishes, repairs and protects the skin.

Duration: 45 mins

Who is it for

  • Individuals with active back acne lesions.

  • People seeking to reduce inflammation and prevent new acne breakouts.

  • People with acne scars or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on their back.

  • Individuals looking to improve overall skin texture and tone on the back.

  • People with excess oil production contribute to acne.


Serene Cometic Clinic Body Clear

Body Clear uses intense light to target and destroy acne-causing bacteria on the back. This reduces inflammation, prevents breakouts, and stimulates collagen production for improved skin texture and reduced scars. The treatment also helps control excess oil production and addresses pigmentation issues, resulting in clearer and healthier skin.

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