Body Acne Treatment - FAQs

Why should you use prescription-strength treatment for your body?
Sometimes over-the-counter products just don’t cut it. Prescription-strength treatments are stronger and more effective in treating stubborn body breakouts.

What parts of the body can be treated with the body treatment?
Apostrophe’s body treatment is typically recommended for use for buttne, backne, and chestne (butt, back, and chest). You can learn more about body acne causes here.

What is the texture of the body treatment?
Apostrophe’s body treatment is a creamy acne body lotion that spreads easily onto the skin. Its smooth, creamy formula is also fragrance-free! 

What products should I use alongside the body treatment?
We recommend using a benzoyl peroxide acne body wash alongside our body treatment for best results. Benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin work well together to treat body acne breakouts and prevent antibiotic resistance. 

For dry skin, you may also use a moisturizing cream or lotion as needed after applying the body treatment. 

How can I purchase the body treatment for my acne? 
Apostrophe’s body treatment is available through prescription only.
To get started, you will be asked to submit an online consultation form with information about your medical history and skin concerns, along with photos of the affected areas.
From there, a board-certified dermatologist will review your consultation and see if our body treatment is a good fit for your skin.
Depending on the severity of your body acne, you may also be prescribed an oral medication alongside our body treatment. 
If prescribed, you will be able to purchase your treatment through your Apostrophe patient account. 
Click HERE to get started today! 

Will Apostrophe prescribe oral medications for my body acne?
Depending on the severity of your acne, you may be prescribed oral medications like spironolactone or oral antibiotics alongside a topical treatment to help treat your body acne. All oral medications are only prescribed as needed and under the care of an expert medical professional.

How to apply

  1. Once a day, cleanse your body with a benzoyl peroxide body wash in the shower
  2. Pat the affected area dry with a towel
  3. Spread the treatment evenly across the affected area
  4. If needed, follow with a body lotion or moisturizer.

Pro tip: A little goes a long way! To make it easier to spread, dot the product across the affected area, then connect the dots to rub in.


1% Clindamycin: Targets breakouts and clogged pores by calming inflammation and reducing acne-causing bacteria.
4% Niacinamide: Balances sebum production, evens skin tone, and reduces skin irritation and dryness

Full ingredient list:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Panthenol, PEG-75 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polysorbate 80, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitan Stearate, Steareth-20, Sucrose Cocoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol
*Prescription inactive ingredients are not required by the FDA to be listed in order of concentration.