1. Why do we get back acne?
Just like how pimples forms on your face, acne on your body appears because of clogged pores, which are aggravated by overactive oil glands, accumulation of dead cells, and build-up of bacteria. When oil and dead cells are trapped within your pores, a blockage will occur, which leads to blackheads and then developing into inflammation once bacteria is present.
Having said that, what makes it slightly different is that it can be aggravated by other different factors. Just like your face, your upper body actually has more sebaceous (oil-producing) glands than the rest of your body. Therefore, the pores on the upper half of your body will be more prone to get clogged by excess sebum and dead cells.
2. How can this condition impact my life?
Pimples on your back can cause discomfort, especially when you are wearing skin-tight clothing and carrying a bag. Exercise can also be an uncomfortable experience as sweat, heat, and friction can further aggravate the condition on your back. If the pimples are inflamed, they may even break and allow more bacteria to enter the surface, resulting in higher infection risk.
Many women dealing with back breakouts may feel embarrassed and hence, avoid any clothing that will reveal the unsightly pimples and marks on their bodies. This includes tank tops, spaghetti straps, and sleeveless clothing. Plus, it can be difficult to enjoy yourself at the beach or pool when you are feeling self-conscious about your exposed back. You may even find it difficult to undress in public shower or locker rooms.
It is completely normal to feel all these emotions and be bogged down by such thoughts — you are not being vain! Therefore, if you want to change how you feel about yourself and regain your confidence, going for this process is certainly worth a shot.
3. Why should I consider back acne treatment?
In Singapore’s hot and humid climate, perspiration is considered an almost everyday occurrence. Sweat, alongside heat and friction from your clothing and bags, can trigger back breakouts. If you are generally an active person, exercise a lot, or often leave your long hair touching your back, the risk increases.
While it may be easier for you to apply over-the-counter creams to the pimples on your face, it is a lot harder for you to do the same on your back. Sometimes, you might not even notice that you have this condition until you actually feel it while you are in the shower or scrutinise your back in the mirror. As the surface on your back is considerably thicker than that on your face, curing this condition with standard topical creams may not be enough. Very often, a proper remedy is needed to remove and eliminate your back breakouts effectively.
4. Is back acne treatment in Singapore safe?
Yes, it is a safe way of removing these bumps. Unlike more invasive forms of surgery, our method will not leave you bleeding, scarred, or infected. The advanced technology involved in the procedure will not penetrate the dermis layer. Dermis refers to your next layer, which is made up of fibrous tissue that lends strength and elasticity to your complexion. The dermis holds many nerve endings, blood vessels, and sebaceous glands, so you can rest easy knowing that none of these vital components will be disrupted by the process.
5. Will I experience any pain during the treatment?
It is generally painless. As the surface on your back may be thicker than other regions on your body, you will be able to handle the procedure just fine. Although you may feel slight heat or a sensation similar to a rubber band lightly snapping on you, pain is typically not something you will experience during our session.
6. What are some things I can do to maintain the condition of my skin?
The great thing is that the results are very long-lasting. If you follow a good skincare routine, you will not experience further breakouts on your back. Also, don’t neglect your back while you are in the shower — cleanse that region thoroughly with body wash every day to prevent a build-up of dead cells. Other beneficial skincare habits include weekly exfoliation and daily moisturisation with gentle products. As much as possible, aim to get out of your gym attire and shower shortly after sweaty workouts. This will prevent bacteria from lingering on the surface.