Body Aesthetics

Top 5 Ways to Treat Butt Acne

By Lushful Team

March 1, 2023

Learn how to treat butt and back acne with a variety of remedies that can be easily added to your skincare routine, or can be conducted by a few appointments to a local MedSpa, such as body chemical peels or laser hair removal.

A Real Pain in the Butt.

Tired of those little red bumps on your butt? Well, it’s important to find the root cause of your buttne. For some, it’s as simple as creating a butt skincare routine that focuses on exfoliation and moisturizing. While others will need further intervention.  Buttne treatment varies depending on the individual. 

Laser Hair Removal

For many (especially men), buttne stems from ingrown hairs and folliculitis. Unfortunately, this is often a chronic issue for many people with hair growth on their butt and the best course of action for eliminating the root cause is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal targets the root of the hair in the follicle to destroy that follicle from producing more hair. By eliminating the follicle, you’re preventing future breakouts that stem from folliculitis and ingrown hairs. It takes several treatments to see the final results of laser hair removal, but patients should expect to see improvement with every session. Laser hair removal is a great option for those looking to treat  butt and body acne, while also removing hair. 

Using Benzoyl Peroxide 

A well-known ingredient for dealing with body acne, it can be available over the counter in pharmacies in the form of gels, cleaners, or spot treatments. You can also get benzoyl peroxide in various concentrations depending on how severe your back and butt acne is. Benzoyl peroxide works by killing bacteria beneath the skin and works particularly well for inflammatory acne, traditionally characterized by red bumps containing pus. While some people can tolerate a higher concentration of benzoyl peroxide over another, it’s important to see what type of acne body wash works best for buttne treatment.


Daily Usage of Body Moisturizer 

Body moisturizer after a shower is another way to clear body acne, while also helping to prevent you from developing wrinkles and having dry skin. Contrary to popular belief, moisturizer will not make your skin greasy and oily, and may actually help to prevent buttne. This is because when your skin is dried out after a shower, your skin’s immediate response is to make more oil. If you have oily skin, it’s recommended to find a daily moisturizer that advertises that it’s either oil-free, non-comedogenic or won’t clog pores. Dermatologists recommend you apply moisturizer directly to your skin after you shower because it traps much-needed water in your skin and helps keep your skin fresh and soft. 

Exfoliate in the Shower

Another addition to your routine to help get fresher skin and potentially get rid of back and butt acne is to add exfoliation to your shower routine. Exfoliating your skin with an acne-fighting body scrub will result in your removing the top layer of dead skin cells that would otherwise continue to clog up your pores and cause acne. We recommend utilizing a body wash with either benzoyl peroxide if you have active buttne or salicylic acid if you’re trying to prevent future breakouts. 

Body Chemical Peels 

If you are dealing with more intense acne, or acne scars as well, full body and butt chemical peels are the gold standard for dealing with back and butt acne. Results from a medical grade peel, such as the Reve Peel can be fully appreciated 3-4 weeks after your treatment. Dr. Bustamante will provide you with a full regimen to maintain your results from your body/butt chemical peel. Lushful Aesthetics specializes in many procedures addressing the aesthetic improvement of the butt with treatments such as Body/Butt Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Body/Butt Microneedling, and the Lushful Instant BBL.