Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Male Body Acne

Teenagers are not the only ones that suffer from acne. Adults, specifically men, commonly battle acne as well. Men tend to find that their skin problem areas are on their body rather than the face. Back acne can be an embarrassing condition for men and may require a visit to a dermatologist to address the problem.

What Causes Back Acne in Men?
We are all well aware of the raging hormones that tend to make pimples appear on teenagers, but what about body acne on men? The primary trigger for acne in men is usually sweat. Men tend to sweat more in general, combined with the likelihood of extra gym time. The act of sweating does not necessarily cause the acne flare-up, rather it is the time it remains on the skin that eventually clogs your pores. Clogged pores trap oils and dead skin cells, which leads to zits and painful cystic acne.

What Is the First Plan of Attack?
Fighting body acne in men begins in the shower. Keeping the skin as clean as possible and washing immediately after a sweat session at the gym can ensure your pores are kept clean and open. It is best to pick a cleansing soap that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. An exfoliating body wash can be even more effective at scrubbing away dead skin cells and unclogging pores. Just be sure to change your washcloth after every wash, as acne-causing bacteria can linger. Keeping your sheets clean and changed frequently is also a good idea to combat breakouts for this same reason.
How Can a Dermatologist Help?
If you don’t seem to be winning against your acne battle at home, a trip to the dermatologist is recommended. It may be as simple as getting a prescription for a daily cleanser or getting a chemical peel to improve your mild acne. Olansky Dermatology Associates specializes in adult acne and skin care for men by offering state-of-the-art Laser Treatment or Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy for more severe acne.

With the proper attention and treatment, acne at any age can be eliminated. Make sure you are giving your skin the care it deserves and its rewarded appearance will follow!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.