5 doctors weighed in:

What causes back acne and is it completely treatable? Also, will scars eventually disappear?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treatable

Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones.
It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options.

In brief: Treatable

Acne is caused by inheritance, plugging of pores and hormones.
It is treatable. See a doctor for treatment options.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Acne on the back usually requires at least a short course of systemic treatment. Remember never to use an antibiotic as sole Rx for acne.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complex illness

Acne involving the trunk, like all acne, is a complex, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, chronic illness that will eventualy remit with age but at a time that cannot be predicted.
Systemic medication is usually required when it's on the trunk. The oral contraceptive pill may be a choice for you. The scars will not disappear on their own; i'm simply sorry you were not treated early.

In brief: Complex illness

Acne involving the trunk, like all acne, is a complex, non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related, chronic illness that will eventualy remit with age but at a time that cannot be predicted.
Systemic medication is usually required when it's on the trunk. The oral contraceptive pill may be a choice for you. The scars will not disappear on their own; i'm simply sorry you were not treated early.
Thank