It is less common than facial. Which IMO validates the point that "dirtiness" is evidently not the cause of acne
Why Do I Never See Anyone With Body Acne?
Posted 02 February 2013 - 05:33 PM
Does he get any cystic acne on his shoulders and back?
I get a lot of pimples (have about 9-10 on each shoulder blade), and a lot of dark marks/pigmentation.
Maybe you should look into accutane?
It is weird though that none of my parents suffered from body acne (and neither did my grandparents, or atleast i do not think so).
yes he gets the cystic acne on shoulders and back. We are trying to avoid Accutane at all costs, although not completely ruling it out. I took it as a teenager, so I'm very familiar with it. It helped a lot with my skin, and fortunately I have not suffered any serious health effects from it.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:53 PM
txn, how bad was your acne and what age did you take it
It was pretty bad... I suffered for years as a child, then as a young teen I tried the Tetracycline/Retin-A routine, and it seemed to help for a little while, then stopped working...then it was worse. I had cystic acne on my cheeks (plus back/shoulders), and resorted to Accutane around the age of 16.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:20 AM
did you get cystic acne only after trying the antibiotic route?
or did you alrdy have it?
also, were you moisturizing your back when you took accutane?
It was so long ago that I can't exactly recall if the cystic stuff came after the antibiotics... but I'm pretty sure I had it already. No I was not moisturizing my back... I don't remember it getting too dry, and I don't really remember my face getting terribly dry... but like I said, it was so long ago. Maybe I was on a lower dose?
Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:16 PM
I think body acne is more common than one may think. I think it depends on where in the world you live i.e colder climate, less skin exposure and warmer climate, more skin exposure. Whenever it's "warm" in the UK I always see people with body acne, that and other skin disorders like psoriasis. Also, when I travel to a hot climate again, I see people wearing skimpy clothing with body acne. I have persistant body acne and I always where shirts that cover my back/chest regardless of the weather.
I live in Arizona and so many people here have back acne even if its the only place they have it but no one seems too embarrassed enough to hide it, i even have it but mostly scaring i think its just the weather and all the sweating...
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