Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Body Acne Treatment

Mild body acne often responds to good daily skin care and over-the-counter treatments. Try using a salicylic acid wash every day. Pads containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can be wiped over affected areas. You may also want to try a lotion containing an alpha hydroxy acid, such as glycolic or lactic acid. Alpha hydroxy acids help to speed cell turnover, rapidly exfoliating the skin and reducing the number of pore blockages.

When treating body acne, you typically can use several acne treatment products at once without causing excessive irritation (for example, a salicylic acid wash plus a benzoyl peroxide lotion). The skin on the back, chest, shoulders, and upper arms is tougher than facial skin, and can generally tolerate more powerful treatments. However, the skin on the neck is fairly sensitive. Use treatment products slowly and carefully in this area. If you notice excessive irritation, dryness or peeling on any area of the body, scale back or discontinue use of the treatment product, and consult your doctor.

Moderate to severe forms of body acne can be difficult to control, and need to be treated by a physician. Topical and oral medications are often prescribed. Common treatments include:
  • Retin A
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Accutane (isotretinoin)
Accutane is used for very severe forms of acne, or after other treatment options have been exhausted, as it carries significant potential side effects.

As with facial acne, it takes time to control body acne. You will most likely have to try several treatment products or medications before finding the one that works best for you. Fortunately, most cases of acne can be successfully cleared, given time and patience.

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