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What's a good remedy for acne on my back?

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Dr. Kenneth Dembny
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Back Acne Treatment

Salicylic acid peels work nicely for acne on the back.
See a licensed aesthetician to perform these peels. You may require several to start, and maintenance peels may be helpful to keep your skin more pimple-free or reduce the number and/or frequency of breakouts.

In brief: Back Acne Treatment

Salicylic acid peels work nicely for acne on the back.
See a licensed aesthetician to perform these peels. You may require several to start, and maintenance peels may be helpful to keep your skin more pimple-free or reduce the number and/or frequency of breakouts.
Dr. Kenneth Dembny
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Gels/creams for acne

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.

In brief: Gels/creams for acne

For treatment of acne, over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide gel/cream is helpful.
If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin (adapalene) gel can be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. Oral contraceptives (for women) and oral antibiotics are options also. If acne is quite severe, a dermatologist may prescribe oral accutane.
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