If you have back acne, you don’t need me to tell you why you want to get rid of it, so let’s skip right to the how to part. You can’t exactly reach back there with the topical treatments, and you certainly don’t want to ask anybody to do it for you.
Turns out there is a really cool, easy, fast way to get rid of back acne. It’s called blue light acne treatment.
Blue light acne treatment has been around since 2002, when it was FDA approved for the treatment of mild-moderate inflammatory acne (acne vulgaris.) Usually, back acne is exactly that kind of acne.
At first you could only get blue light acne treatment at your dermatologist for a hefty fee, but soon the market was full of affordable in-home blue light therapy products called acne lights.
Here’s how it works:
Studies have shown that blue light kills acne bacteria by causing it to self destruct. (No other cells in your body are damaged.) In the absence of the bacteria causing the problem, your body’s natural healing process takes over and the back acne gradually disappears over the next week or so. Regular daily treatments can keep it under control for most people.
Blue light acne treatment is 100% natural and works without creams or drugs. It is completely safe, without side effects, and can be very simply self-administered in the privacy of your own home.
What’s the catch?
Acne lights come in two varieties – small, hand-held ones, and larger ones you’d place on a table and sit in front of. Neither lend themselves to back acne treatment. Just like your topical acne treatment, acne lights were designed to treat acne on your face, not your back. Ours are different.
The Perfect Back Acne Treatment
There are a few things that make our lights perfect for back acne treatment:
1. They are very versatile. Besides being hand-held or set on a table, our lights can be clamped on to just about anything. So you can clamp it, say, to the edge of your bathroom door at back/shoulder height, switch it on, and simply stand in front of it for a minute or three and your treatment is done.
2. They have a wide treatment area. Depending on the light you choose, our acne lights put out a 5-12″ treatment diameter, so you can cover your whole back and shoulders in as little as three treatment areas.
3. They have a short treatment time. Again, depending on the light you choose and the severity of your condition, your daily back acne treatments will be done, effortlessly, in 3 minutes or less.
How to Find Out More
To learn everything there is to know about blue light acne treatment, read our article, “Your Guide to Blue Light Therapy for Acne Treatment.”