How to get rid of back acne scars – Back acne scars are embarrassing despite being covered by clothes. The scars make it impossible to wear a top or dress with an open back. Bacne causes damage to the skin and this is because your skin may be creating very little tissue or too much of it. Hypertrophic or keloid scars form if your skin makes more tissue and atrophic scars result in in a back where little tissue is created.  Hypertrophic scars appear like thick raised patches on the skin, while atrophic resemble little depressions on the skin.  Some of the common treatments for such a condition include acne scar surgery, microdermabrasion, chemical peel treatments and laser resurfacing. Depending on the nature and severity of the acne, you can select the most appropriate treatment.

Scar surgery

Acne scar surgery entails removing the scarred skin tissue by surgery. It is very effective for severe acne. After removal of the damaged skin, skin from another area of your body (usually the back of your ear) is grafted onto the affected area and allowed to re-grow and fill the craters.

Chemical peels

Chemical peel treatments can either be done at home or at the hospital. This method is effective for treating all types of acne scars. You can apply the peels depending on severity of the scarring. High strength peels are most effective for deep scars while low concentration peels can be used on mild scars. Home peels are quite affordable and you can administer them yourself without the need to consult your doctor.

Laser treatment

Laser resurfacing is a type of surgery whereby the doctor uses a laser beam to burn and destroy the damaged scar tissue. It is quite expensive and would be considered as a method of last resort. There is no blood lost during this surgery and it is quite safe.


Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure that uses small crystals to exfoliate the skin. In this procedure, the crystals are sprayed on the skin and the dermatologist “buffs” the affected area. It works to remove the aged, damaged skin and give way for new, scar-free skin to grow. It is most effective for mild acne. This procedure is painless and feels like getting a facial massage. It is however not recommended for treatment of severe acne scars and craters.

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