At Alinea Medical Spa, we offer some of the world’s most advanced treatments to resolve back acne scars, and treatments to help you avoid future acne breakouts.

Back acne scar removal NYC

Our process includes:

  • Diagnosis and assessment of back acne scars
  • Multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic back acne
  • Comprehensive customized treatment plan for active back acne and scars

Types of back acne scar treatment

  • Subcision scar removal
  • Laser resurfacing
  • IPL PIH treatment
  • PRP (platelet rich plasma)
  • Dermal fillers
  • Chemical peels
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Top specialist for back acne and back acne scars

  • Dr. Ammar is a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Expert in the field of surgical and regenerative cosmetic procedures
  • He has an extremely high success rate treating the appearance of back acne scars

Best back acne scar treatments at Alinea Medical Spa

Nordlys Ellipse Frax 1550 Laser

Back acne scar laser treatment is best suited for shallow to medium-depth acne scars, such as boxcar scars, rolling scars and icepick scars. For deeper scarring, subcision surgery may be a more appropriate treatment option.

Selective Waveband (SWT®) IPL

Our advanced IPL system works to improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of red and brown hyperpigmented back acne scars by targeting both red and brown pigments to produce a more even tone to discolored skin.

Subcision Scar Revision

Subcision may be the ideal approach to treat pitted scars. Subcision involves releasing acne scar tissue that creates the pitted look on the skin. A special needle is used to release the scar tissue fibers directly under the skin to smooth its appearance.

PRP (platelet rich plasma)

PRP works best when combined with other therapies such as microneedling. It involves concentrated healing factors extracted from your own blood, injected to boost the body’s production of collagen to improve the appearance of back acne scars.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers restore the volume loss characteristic of deep acne scars. Particularly after undergoing subcision scar removal, fillers can be injected to further smooth any dimpling on the skin’s surface.

Chemical peels

Chemical skin peels have been the gold standard for a variety of acne scars for many decades. Peels are very useful for resurfacing both the top and deeper layers of skin to minimize both pitted and hyperpigmented acne scars.

Causes of back acne

Acne scars and marks on the back are formed by the natural reaction of the skin to injury, with skin and soft tissues changing in appearance as the result of the damage of chronic cystic acne.

Back acne scars range from mild to superficial – generally impacting the top layer, or epidermis – to deeper and more severe scars, such as icepick. These types of scars affect the skin’s structures at the dermis level and often require surgery to correct.

Some acne scars are the result of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This type of scarring appears as dark marks or reddened skin that remains discolored from acne breakouts. PIH can take many months (or years) to fade without treatment.

Harsh or inappropriate acne treatments can worsen the appearance of acne scars by drying the natural skin oils and moisture in the skin, impairing skin healing.

Our multidisciplinary approach at Alinea Medical Spa

Visible, pitted, or discolored acne scars affect your self-esteem and confidence level. Fortunately, a multitude of highly effective and advanced treatments are available to treat acne scars on the back and shoulders to dramatically improve the skin’s appearance.

Resolving older, deep back acne scars does not happen overnight and in most cases will require a long-term with various modalities. To achieve the best possible results a customized approach and diligent adherence to our recommendations will lead to a remarkable improvement.

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Controlling acne breakouts on the back

If you currently have an active acne breakout on your back, we will work to help you treat the problem before a back acne scar removal treatment. Live cystic acne harbors an underlying bacterial infection that can be spread to other areas and result in serious complications.

As your cystic acne heals it poses the possibility of creating additional acne scars and marks. We will address active acne breakouts first, and once resolved, we can get to work smoothing away the scars with one of our advanced treatments.

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What causes back acne?

Back acne breakouts are triggered by excess oil, sebum, and the accumulation of dead skin cells inside your pores. Once the pores become blocked, harmless bacteria begin to proliferate in the sebaceous glands, causing an inflammatory response. This leads to the red pustules of acne appearing on the back or other area of the face or body.

The most common contributing factor to back pimples is related to hygiene issues, such as not showering immediately after a workout, using irritating skin products, or wearing clothing that prevents your skin from breathing.

In other cases, back acne may be caused by an underlying health condition such as PCOS, food allergies or a hormonal imbalance. An accurate diagnosis by a qualified medical professional will help you determine the cause of your back acne and the appropriate treatment options.

Treatment for back acne at Alinea Medical Spa in New York


During your initial consultation, one of our specialists will examine the affected area, review your medical history, and determine the cause of your unique case.

Treatment plan

A customized multi-approach treatment plan may be necessary to get active blemishes under control and prevent future breakouts.

Multi-step approach

Your treatment strategy may involve any of the following over the course of six months or longer:

  • Topical medications
  • Dietary modifications
  • Light therapy
  • Chemical peels
  • Regular skin treatments such as HydraFacial


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What kind of topical medication can be used as a back acne dark spot remover?

If you no longer have active blemishes, we may recommend any number of topical products to improve dark spots, such as retinoids, hydroquinone, or a series of professional chemicals peels.

What back acne treatments are best for me?

The most suitable acne treatment approach depends on several factors, including your age, gender, how long you have had the condition and other factors. The fastest route to having smooth, blemish-free skin is to schedule an appointment with a back acne specialist for a thorough consultation and personalized treatment plan.

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