Are you one of the UK's acne suffers who develops the condition on their back ? More than 50% of suffers do. The condition also commonly affects the face and chest. Unsurprisingly sufferers say acne on the back is the most awkward place to treat.
Acne is a skin condition that develops as spots ranging in severity from blackheads which most people are familiar with, all the way through to puss filled cysts. The condition is common in teenagers and adult women and can have a significant impact on self-esteem, school, work and relationships. It’s linked to depression, anxiety and sleep problems. Touching or scratching acne can make it worse leading to permanent scarring.
Acne is usually graded by GPs using a scale from 1 to 5, with five the most severe. There are of course a range of treatments available but having a personalised treatment plan is preferable.
Back Acne Treatments
Mild or small amounts of acne can often be treated by a non-prescription topical cream or ointment containing benzoyl peroxide. For more severe acne a prescription medication may be recommended. There are a wide range of tablets and topical preparations and it may take some trial and error to find the most effective one. Common treatments include antibiotic tablets, azelaic acid and topical retinoids. For adult women, hormone therapy may be recommended.
Treatments can take months to work, so some patience is needed. Some treatments can also cause side-effects so it’s important to be alert burning or drying of the skin or whatever side-effect is linked to your product.
Any treatment regime for back acne which includes gels, lotions or creams presents certain challenges. Just how do you get complete coverage of the affected area ?
A useful Aid
Thankfully there is an aid that solves this problem once and for all. The BackBliss Medical Cream Back Applicator helps you reach and apply cream to your back. Ergonomic in design, it’s been designed to specifically to help you treat those hard to reach areas. The Applicator comprises a handle, applicator pad and pad. It’s easily assembled, and the pad itself is non-absorbent. Using the applicator will allow you to apply your medication more accurately, making it go further.
A Double Pack contains 4 pads, 2 handles, 2 pad backs, a custom travel pouch and free hook for hanging. Single packs are also available. In either case, our customers swear by it.