Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment Diagnosis

Acne, the scourge of many adolescents, unfortunately is something that not everyone outgrows from. Its destructive aftermath results of scarring and colour pigmentation to the face can often be long-lasting, with damaging psychological impact to one’s self-esteem and general mental health.

Thankfully, with today’s medical advancement, almost all types of acne scars can be safely removed and treated effectively by doctors. By assessing your skin under different light conditions, facial animations, touching, and stretching, our doctors are able to provide accurate diagnoses and recommend effective treatment plans for all types of acne scars, such as boxcar scars, rolling scars, ice-pick scars, pitted scars, hypertrophic scars and atrophic scars.

Acne Scar Removal

Fotona Starwalker Scar Laser

Unlike traditional fractional CO2 laser treatment for scar resurfacing, the latest Fotona StarWalker Scar Laser Resurfacing System uses revolutionary ASP (Adaptive Structured Pulse) technology to achieve scar improvement without the heightened risk of post-resurfacing hyperpigmentation that Asian skin is more prone to under the traditional CO2 laser treatment, as well as other limitations.

This method combines the power of a Pico Laser and the energy of a Q-Switched Laser to effect a minimally-invasive, safe and low-downtime scar removal procedure. It offers precise and uniform resurfacing treatment that even resolves deep-lying skin pigments. With its reduced risk of unwanted side-effects, you will find this treatment to be both comfortable and satisfying.

Apart from treating a wider range of acne scar conditions, the procedure is able to provide both deep and superficial skin resurfacing in one session, and is also capable of addressing multiple skin problems at the same time, such as pores, photo and other age related skin damages.

Chemical Peels for Scar and Pores

The chemical peels method is another alternative to treating acne scar problems in a safe and non-invasive manner that is also customizable to the type of skin condition. This treatment involves applying a chemical solution to the face and letting it do its magic. It is effective against a multitude of skin problems and conditions.

Chemical peels are excellent in reducing acne and lightening acne scars and skin pigmentation. It also effectively treats wrinkles, exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin at the same time for that ever-youthful look.

Chemical solutions often used are Glycolic acid, Salicylic acid, Trichloroacetic acid, Lactic acid and Mandelic acid.

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Scar Subcision

Acne often leaves behind depressed scars looking like craters. An effective treatment for that is the scar subcision method, where special needles are used to break down scar tissue. This process stimulates collagen growth, and triggers scar repair and healing phase, letting nature works its magic at improving the appearance of scars overtime.

This procedure is often combined with other treatment methods such as lasers, chemical peels, and skinboosters as added measures for even better improvement.

Subcision can treat various scar types, scar depths, and skin types, and can improve upon both new and old acne scars. This process is suitable for both males and females.

Acne scar subcision is suitable for Boxcar Scars, Rolling Scars, Icepick Scars and Pitted/Depressed Scars.

The number of sessions required depends on the scar location, depth and type. As a general estimate, 2-4 sessions should give the best results.

Bruising and redness are normal after subcision and should lessen during the healing phase. After the procedure, there will be redness and swelling which can last for 2-3 days. There may be bruising which lasts for roughly 7-10 days.

Skinboosters for Scars

Restylane Skinboosters

Made of stabilized hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance found naturally in the body, Restylane Skinboosters serves up another a great way of treating deep acne scars. It is a non-invasive, low downtime procedure whereby the compound is administered via injection over the course of 2-3 treatment sessions, 2–4 weeks apart, and it works by filling in acne scars, giving the skin a smooth and radiant glow.

Rejuran PDRN Skinboosters 

This procedure makes use of the key ingredient Polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), a derivative of salmon DNA that is highly similar to our human DNA and is commonly found in newly formed tissues.

PDRN is a proprietary and registered drug of medical-grade that helps in tissue repairing, and is anti-ischemic and anti-inflammatory. It is very effective in helping scars to heal and rejuvenate, and is highly acclaimed in the medical aesthetics field with proven effectiveness in clinical trials.

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