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Back Acne


According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), 40 to 50 million Americans have acne at any given time, making it the most common skin condition in this country. For most people, acne starts in puberty and resolves itself in the late teens or early 20s. For others, acne can persist into their late 20s and even their 30s. Severity can also vary from a few spots to large clusters that appear on the face, neck, chest, and back. Left untreated, dark spots and permanent scars can develop as the skin clears. The AAD recommends the use of over-the-counter products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid once or twice a day, over the entire back (not just the affected areas).

Fortunately, there are now many treatment options available for acne. To find out which ones may be most effective for you, please call our office to set up an appointment. Our practice offers a wide range services and comprehensive information about many different skin conditions. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care to help you maintain healthy skin. To learn more, visit our website at


P.S. If back acne fails to resolve with the use of over-the-counter topical creams, the dermatologist may prescribe antibiotics to kill bacteria and reduce inflammatio

Dr. Michael Freeman

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