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Acne & Scars

Acne scar treatments depend on the severity of your case. Some acne scars are more superficial and appear in small areas of hypopigmentation, or loss of skin color. Other acne scars are more severe, appearing as deep pits or large, raised scars that can significantly affect skin texture.

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Acne & Scars

Types of acne scars include:

  • Ice pick acne scars: Tiny dots, or deeper, narrow scars.
  • Rolling acne scars: These look like small waves in the skin.
  • Boxcar acne scars: Broader scars with deep, defined edges (like a box).
  • Keloid or hypertrophic (raised) scars: Scarred tissue is raised above healthy tissue.

Acne scar causes

Acne inflammation can often wound the skin. As acne wounds heal, an abundance of collagen can be left behind, forming acne scars that make the skin appear uneven. 

Acne can also cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), a skin discoloration left behind after an inflamed acne wound has caused over-production of melanin in the skin. PIH is not true acne scarring, however, and will usually fade over time.

Acne scar removal

The first step in treating acne scars is to stop new acne from forming. From there, acne scar treatments should be customized based on your skin and scars. 

Always consult with a doctor to determine the best treatment for you and set realistic expectations. In many cases, acne scars can only be improved and not completely removed. 

Read this post for more information on treating acne scarring in Singapore.


30 Sep 2018
Dr Justin is a very professional aesthetic doctor. I went to his clinic as I had a large cystic pimple and within 2 sessions of steroid injection and pus draining, my skin was back to normal! He explains the procedures very clearly. Injection was done very professionally and was really surprised that it wasn’t as painful as expected. Dr Justin also follows up on his patients which is something other clinic will not do! Had a really good experience with his clinic and would definitely recommend people who are facing acne issues or aesthetic issues to pay him a visit! And thank you so much Dr Justin! :)
Treatment Cost : $100
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28 Sep 2017

I had good skin since teenage. However, I started to have adult acne since the start of 2018. Likely due to work stress and hormones. 


My adult acne resolved quickly with the combination of treatments that Dr Boey prescribed for me. Oral medication, acne creams and Hydrafacial.


Dr Boey is a knowledgeable doctor who understands my sensitive skin condition very well.

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27 Dec 2016

I consulted Dr Justin Boey at Sozo Aesthetics for my acne and pigmentation problems. These issues have plagued me since my teenage years, and I am very grateful to Dr Boey for his help. From the start of the consult, he was very meticulous in his assessment of my condition. He was friendly and approachable, and answered all my questions thoroughly.

He recommended the Pico Laser for me, and explained what to expect during the procedure. I have seen significant improvements after each session, and the procedure was painless with no down time at all. I would definitely recommend my friends and colleagues to him!

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22 May 2018

I have acne prone skin and it left me with many scars that even make up can't cover. I see vast improvement after the 3rd session. The scars lightened significantly and most importantly I don't get much pimples anymore. Dr Chua is very patient. He knows my threshold for pain is low, so he recommended treatments that are suitable for me.

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19 Aug 2018

My first visit to Dr Chua was a very comfortable one. Generally, I felt that he showed genuine concern about my condition as he also probed for more details (such as acne history etc.).

Thereafter, he explained to me the different options that were available to me (antibiotics, topical creams as well as lasers), and also explained to me the purpose of each type of treatment well.

There was no hard-selling of any specific treatment, and he allowed me time to think through the different options. Initially, I was hesitant to try the laser (Fotona) due to bad experiences in a beauty salon, but his confidence in his laser treatment swayed me to give it a try, since the first trial promotion was affordable to me.

More than a week post-treatment, with the combination of antibiotics, topical cream and the Fotona laser, my acne cleared up significantly with no new flareups.

Dr Chua is also very easy going and friendly, I've had my second appointment with him and it was also a very pleasant experience. Would have wished to have met him earlier before my condition worsened! I do look forward to a journey of clearing up my acne/scars with him moving forward. Cheers!

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16 Dec 2017

I've never felt so hydrated & acne free ever since I had Rejuran! It's definitely a healer!!! Will be doing it frequently! Thanks Dr Chua!

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19 Sep 2018

After the first treatment, scars are lighter by each day. Dr Shane is nice and gentle. willing to share his knowledge and he answers all questions that I had

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4 Sep 2018

Initially, it can be quite scary as a first timer, but everyone was very thoughtful and caring that made it less frightening.

My face actually has lesser acne as compared to last time. Pores are slightly smaller as well.

Acne scares wise are still visible but looking forward to seeing the outcome after every session

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22 Mar 2017
Dr Tan came highly recommended by a close friend, and so I decided to make an appointment for myself - my main concerns being acne scars and pigmentation. Was very pleasantly greeted by Dr Tan and he was extremely thorough in answering all my questions and explaining the laser treatment procedures and the technology/science behind each one. I felt really comfortable and at ease during the entire time I was getting the treatment done in his clinic, and on on top of that, came out of the session feeling completely edified. I have been back a few times since, and the experience has always been consistently good. Here's a very talented doctor that's passionate about his work and clearly understands a high level of customer service!
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10 Jul 2017

Visited Dr Tan's clinic before my big day in autumn last year to treat my acne scars. I was pleasantly surprised from his warm and candid demeanour from the get go. Most other aesthetics I've been to were more procedural and nothing much progressed beyond the usual pleasantries.

The treatment was with a new pico laser machine which he made very fast and painless work of and also managed to have a nice conversation throughout. Results were immediate and noticeable from the first treatment and skin was back to normal in a week unlike chemical peels which takes months. After sales was excellent. He called me personally a few days later to check on my recovery and reassured me that everything was on track for my big day. Refreshing experience. Signed up for a package on my second visit.

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3 Dec 2017
Dr Colin Theng is a very caring and friendly person and i feel very comfortable being treated by him for my acne scars and oily skin conditions. I have been seeing Dr Colin Theng for my acne scars and he has been treating me using the laser treatment. I have also done a few botox treatment under him to enhance my look. The results have been extremely satisfactory! I strongly recommend him to others who have similar acne scars or oily skin conditions to Dr Colin Theng as he is very patient and friendly, and is an expert in his field.
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17 May 2018

For some odd reason, my complexion got a lot worse in year 2015 and it started becoming very oily. I used to have combination skin (only oily on T-zone) but a year ago, my entire face gets oily just after say 3-4 hours out. And because of that, I started breaking out more, have more clogged pores and blemishes. I tried a lot of ways to fix my complexion.

I stopped using all beauty products, stuck to one skincare brand which saved my skin few years ago, went for extraction facial but nothing could really stop the blemishes from coming back monthly. My face was bumpy and perpetually oily, I lost confidence in myself.

Even with foundation, it still wouldn’t hide the bumps under the sun and I hate the idea of cake-ing my face to begin with. Dr Lee specialises in natural looking facial rejuvenation techniques such as the COLDJET collagen laser which is non-invasive and with no down-time.

So with the help of just CJL and Dr Lee’s prescribed skincare regime, my complexion has improved significantly over the span of the past 2-3 months.

In addition, I’ve also been doing HIFU+ Facelift which helps in facial contouring and lifting. I think it’s ageing plus the fact that I eat a lot which resulted in a saggier and chubbier face in the past year. I used to have a pretty slim face but now I put on weight on my cheeks very easily. Hence, I’ve started on HIFU+ 3 months back which is a high intensity focus ultrasound which helps to lift those sagging areas on the face comfortably.

I’m super grateful to Cambridge Therapeutics for treatments and skincare that actually work! If you follow me on Snapchat, I’m at Cambridge almost every week to do my treatments and the only reason why I’m so diligent is cos it REALLY WORKS!

Here are photos taken just a week ago right after my CJL and HIFU+ treatment (no face make up).

Also, Dr. Lee is one of the friendliest doctors I’ve come across, and definitely very professional and knows his stuff so don’t worry you’re in good hands!

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8 Apr 2017

Dr Jonathan has treated me since 2012, my acne and scars have improved significantly with combination of laser and chemical peels. Dr Jonathan also helped me to achieve a natural looking fuller and youthful facial look, without overdoing on the botox, fillers and thread lift. I am very very happy with my face under his care.

My mom also went to him for non aesthetic treatment - trigger finger, as he is a very good hand surgeon. He is always very patient when explaining treatment procedures and the science behind each one, and never fails to lay out options available each time. He is very meticulous with details, very confident in his work, and has great precision on his hands. He has great personality and cares for all his patients. Every treatment made me felt safe and at ease, together with his team of warm and friendly Nurses. Would always highly recommend Dr Jonathan to my friends and family.

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7 Nov 2017
Dr Kelvin Chua is very experienced when it comes to understanding the scarring and acne condition of my face and which treatment is suitable for me. Apart from that, he provides me with a very comprehensive pre, during and post treatment explanation. This really boosts my confidence and understanding of the treatment. After 1 session of CO2 Fractional Laser treatment, visible improvement of my skin can be noticed.
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20 Nov 2017

Have been seeing Dr Chua for some years now. Started when I had acne problems and more recently for old saggy skin, with cheeks drooping and laughing lines getting deeper. He recommended HIFU (thank goodness nothing invasive!!!). After more than 2 months, I’m thrilled with the result! Sides of my cheeks are very much lifted and laughing lines lighten. The strange dent on my Chin has improved too. Definitely a skilful doctor. P.s pardon the lighting of the photos since I’m not good at selfy

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15 Aug 2017
I started having bad breakouts since some years back. I had tried several salon but the problem persisted. A friend of mine recommended me to Dr Kelvin Chua. He is thorough in his examination of my condition. Instead of simply prescribing a course of medication, he planned a course of medical facial for me. And that helps loads! I’m definitely with him for treating the scars that are caused by the breakouts. He’s one doctor that doesn’t make me feel he’s out to squeeze money out of me.
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15 Nov 2018

Had been suffering from acne scars and hyperpigmentation for many years before I had CO2 Laser at Healthsprings. I have had 5 sessions of CO2 laser and skin has greatly improved. Skin becomes smoother and clearer. I'm pleased with the results!

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5 Apr 2018

I have had stubborn severe acne scars mainly on my cheeks for years. I seeked multiple treatments with various Drs before but with no or minimal improvement. Dr David explained to me in detail that there are various methods to treat acne scars.

After examining my scars, he tailored a specific treatment protocol for me. Starting with 2 sessions of subscision + filler followed by laser resurfacing. The subscision and filler procedure was comfortable throughout and Dr David kept me at ease. After just 1 session of subscision and filler treatment I have seen 30% improvement. I'm excited to see the results of my next treatment session! Coming from someone that has had stubborn bad acne scars, I highly recommend Dr David for acne scar treatment!

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19 Aug 2018

Very good, warm and friendly doctor! Dr Lee listens attentively to your concerns and helps to address them accordingly.

My skin has improved very significantly after coming here. I had concerns with my acne outbreaks and scars, but they have been reduced by a lot. This clinic is not just a facial clinic, they also have products that help to address skin and acne concerns too. Highly recommended!

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19 Apr 2018

My experience is life changing, only a girl with severe acne will understand that the struggle is real. People might think this is superficial and skin deep but no!

I used to have a clear skin but then all of a sudden, my life changed with acne. I tried to hide by using different products and make-up, until I couldn't hide it anymore and then I knew I needed help.

I heard about Dr Winston Lee way back but I barely knew about him until I came across this website who introduced trustworthy skin doctors in Singapore.

I was skeptical at first because I feel like I'm so hopeless and I don't trust anyone and any product at this point, because none of them seems working.

But thank goodness, from beginning to end, up to now, all the products and procedures I've done with Dr Winston are working. From a face full of acne, now my confidence is back with clearer skin. Thank you.

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10 Jul 2017

I am a 38 year old man who struggled with active acne throughout late teens and mid 20s, for over 10 years. It started in army days where physical activity caused my sebum and dead skin cells to keep accumulating and of course hygiene was a huge issue. At that time I didn’t have the funds to see a skin doctor, so I relied on drug-store products which I believe aggravated the acne situation. Things started to calm down in my 20s but by this time deep acne scars had begun to set in. These were deep pitted scars which looked an awful lot like the potholes drivers swerve to avoid. Dr Liu recommended a combo of Fractional CO2 Laser with Rejuran Healer. I am very satisfied with the results. After 1 treatment, I am finally seeing that my acne scars are healing. I am looking forward to my next session at Centre for Cosmetic.

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17 Feb 2018

I suffered from acne marks, pores and acne for many years. Seen dermatologists but none could help. I did extensive research and found Dr Daniel. I absolutely loved Dr. Daniel. It's such a breath of fresh air to meet doctors that are so down to earth and easy going. He gave me great perspective on the lack of care I've had on my skin the past decade. I received practical recommendations which really helped. And completed a course of Laser, Rejuran and skinboosters to fix my marks, acne and pores. I'm still kicking myself for not finding him earlier.

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26 Feb 2018

👍 Simply the most patient and caring Aesthetic doctor. I have met. I suffer from very bad adult onset acne and have been to dermatologists in the last five years. Most prescribed me oratane, which just dried up my skin. Dr Daniel was the first doctor to magically fix my problem. He was very patient and shared with me a personalized programme, which I felt was very helpful. I now have acne free skin, all thanks to him. Highly recommended to all my friends. From now on, I only trust him with my skin.

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17 Mar 2018

Dr Lim is pretty good!
I have been with him for a few years and even recommended a friend who had a bacterial skin problem that a lot of doctors could not diagnose( friend is now problem free!)While I've had some problems with cystic acne, Dr Lim pretty much saved my face from turning into a massacre. 

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24 Jun 2018

The doctor's knowledge is good and does the procedures with a steady hand. My fifty-cent sized pimple was treated and received immediate relieve. No scarring was formed!

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18 Sep 2018

Thank you Doctor Wan for 1st session of my scar removal and everything were pretty smoothy! The clinic was so beautiful decorated and they've different themes in every room 💕. Doctor Wan was so patient in explaining the whole procedures. The pain was bearable and I could not wait for the next session to see the results together with my scars lightened! (:

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10 Oct 2017

She is not pushy and is nice in general. 

My colleague recommended her to me and I went to her for acne scarring. Her products are really expensive and the waiting time is long. Her treatment is sort of working but I don't think it works for everyone. 

 

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21 May 2017

I never really had a family physician and I never really had a consistent GP. Dr Mark Tang is probably one of the only doctors I've seen at the National Skin Centre since my teenage days when I developed eczema and had some random growth on my face. Recently, I had a very bad acne outbreak and really needed a dermatologist to find out what was happening. I did a quick Google Search and I realised that Dr Tang has just set up his own dermatology practice! What was even more amazing was how Dr Tang could remember most details of my life that I shared with him at my various appointments previously - e.g. doing a law degree, where I went to study, that I used to work in Public Relations. I realised what sets a doctor apart from others is not just about how good they are at treating you, but how they manage the patient relationship as it shows their dedication towards helping us.

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18 Feb 2018

Dr Goh is old-school. Everything in this clinic is very simple and basic. He is very experienced and knowledgeable and many of my friends go to him for their acne and other skin problems, so I went to him for a while. He is very reassuring and you feel good going to him. However, I stopped after a while, as his medications were not working for me. Maybe I should have stayed longer, but I wanted results fast.

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27 Feb 2018

I had good results from Dr Cheong from specialist skin clinic.

Before I went I had suffered from horrible back acne ever since high school which was more than 2 decades. Having my whole shirt back full of blood was very normal for me.

After I visited Specialist Skin and in about 3-4 months of medication I have completed the course and my back acne is now under control. I no longer get crazy acne but 1 or 2 pimples which is still bearable.

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8 Oct 2017

Dr Roland Chu is very good at doctor-patient relations and I feel at ease when consulting him. He is also very professional and I highly recommend him for acne issues

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29 Apr 2018

Dr. Lawrence Khoo is great and I have been seeing him from my teenage years for various skin problems. I went to him for dark scars in the past, which all faded thanks to him and recently went to him for acne. He is very professional and knowledgable. He advice is in-depth where he discusses diet and other lifestyle choices along with medications. I have a very good all-rounded consultation with him when I see him.

 

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16 Oct 2017

So I was recommended by my friends to go to C T Lee clinic and I was treated by Dr. Lee for acne and also eczema (atopy). Dr. Lee gives you good advice and is also quite personable. I recommend him to people with skin troubles. 

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27 Jul 2017

I am seeing Dr Wong Su-Ni for my acne scar problems and throughout the treatment journey, she has been most professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Not only is she patient enough to address my every concern and query during my time with her, she also constantly reminds me to carry out the post-treatment care religiously. She’s a good dermatologist whom I will recommend to others who need help with their skin

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27 Oct 2017

I didn't care about my skin at all when I was in University, and the acne became so serious, now leaving horrible looking scars.

I did a lot of research, and seen a few doctors. Honestly, NO PRODUCTS worked for me. NONE. I spent a lot of money, even bought the sea-thing that super hard sell salespeople sold in malls, but only made my skin worse.

I went to see Dr Wong Soon Tee, to try out the AcuPulse treatment. I'm only 2 weeks past my treatment, but my skin has peeled off, the scars are obviously much less deep, and I have friends commenting that my skin is smoother. I feel so much more confident! I'm going back for more treatments.

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3 Apr 2017

I saw Dr Ong for about a year for acne and he put be on oratane low dose. My face is clear now and Dr Ong helped me throughout by counselling me and helping me with the side effects I got from oratane. I would recommend anyone with severe acne to go to him.

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6 Jan 2018

I saw Dr Ang for my acne and he prescribed me oratane capsules. My skin was as smooth as a baby's butt after undergoing treatment with him. It was worth it!

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27 Mar 2018

 I have been seeing Dr Henry Loh off and on since my teenage years and he is really good. He saved my face from the acne getting worse and I am very thankful for that. 

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Anyone who has struggled with active acne breakouts knows the frustration these red glaring bumps bring. However, the scars and blemishes and scars they leave behind can even more troubling. 

The good news is acne scars can be treated. Depending on the type and severity of the acne scar, there are a variety of treatments that can help. 

Watch the video to find out how I help my patients tackle their acne scars efficiently and safely with the PicoPlus PicoScond laser. 

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Meet Dr Justin Boey, an aesthetic doctor who considers himself as a face architect. He is very passionate about helping all his patients look like the best version of themselves through his expertise in creating, shaping, and restoring features. 

His key interests are lasers for pigmentation and acne scars. He has performed more than 5,000 laser treatments till date to help his patients banish pigmentation issues once and for all!

Watch the video to find out what inspired him to become a doctor and why his motto in life is to always make things better.

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Battling acne scars? Find out exactly how much you need to spend to get rid of these pesky marks from an experienced doctor.  

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This guide explains how the PicoLaser can help you with your pigmentation problems.

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These days, everyone who walks into my clinic wants to erase away wrinkles, diminish pore size and achieve a lifted look — all without going under the knife.

They also don’t want shots of Botox or fillers that require regular upkeep — shots that involve just a cosmetic boost but do not help skin regenerate from within.

On top of all those requests, patients always ask to look and feel natural. 

With our patients becoming savvier and more discerning about treatment options available, we knew we had to look into a true multi-tasking skin rejuvenator.

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Lasers have become an indispensable part of the aesthetic industry, with some beauty salons even importing and operating them without a license.

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If you chanced on this post with the question "How to get rid of acne scars?", you're not alone. It's one of the most common skin problems that patients seek me out for. Dealing with acne in your youth is bad enough, but the scars it leaves behind can be a real nightmare.

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Dear MTLL, Thank you for the question. Acne is common when a child hits puberty and this is the age that acne starts developing. It is not uncommon to see acne starting in children from as young as 10 and 11 years old. You can certainly start acne treatment for a 12 year old ...
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Hello Faceneedshelp, Thank you for your pictures. You seem to have a mix of box and ice-pick scars. I'd use mainly combination lasers for that, including some ablative lasers. This still depends on personal assessment and your skin type. Additionally, some deeper scars will be...
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Dear Nur, Sorry to hear about your recurrent acne, red marks and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It must be really frustrating for you to have to deal with all these marks. PIH is a common complication of skin inflammation such as acne. How do you get rid of PIH on...
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Dear Danny, This is a very good question. The answer is: Yes . It is safe to do lasers/micro-needling/TCA while on Accutane. The latest research published in February 2018 concluded that " a 6-month delay is not necessary for all procedures ". (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29488816) ...
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Hi Jacqueline, Adult acne is truly annoying and can be a challenging condition to treat, especially if you have combination or sensitive skin. The appearance of acne during adulthood can be surprising, especially if you did not have acne in your younger days. Skin conditio...
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Hi TH, Effectiveness of Low Dose Accutane for Acne Yes, low dose Isotretinoin (aka Roaccutane/Accutane/Acnotin) is proven to be effective in reducing mild acne and further breakouts over the long term. The low dose Isotretinoin regime can also reduce oily skin (seborrhoea). Low Dose Acc...
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Hello Sabrina, It seems like you have inflamed acne with post inflammatory erythema (PIE) and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation (PIH). There are many treatment options for acne and usually a combination approach will give you the best result. Topical cream (retinoid/ an...
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Dear Ian, Without a photo of the lump on your neck, it would be difficult to advise you on the likely diagnosis or treatment plan. Neck cysts are not uncommon and is usually a benign lesion due to a collection of oil or fluid in a sac (often lined by skin tissue). The treatmen...
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Good day Danny, Thank you for your question and close-up photos. From your photo, you have a combination of scars - rolling scars and boxcar scars. This is how your scar looks from a cross-section. How effective is INTRAcel RF for deep pitted acne scars? INTR...
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Dear Afiqah, It is difficult to be sure from the photo what the cause of your rash is. A possible diagnosis is facial eczema. Often times, if the rash is persistent, there may be a triggering factor or aggravating factor. This includes contact with products that are too harsh ...
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Hi R, You seem to be suffering from mild papulopustular form of acne, and it is a good idea to control them early, lest you be left with more scars to deal with in the future. Basic treatment of acne include the use of retin or differin topical creams/gels (approx 30-50 SGD a tube, lasts a...
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Hi JT, thanks for your pictures. There is no evidence that pimples are caused by 'toxins' in the body. However stress and hormonal imbalances are a major cause, which increases the activity of the oil glands. You seem to be suffering from papular acne, which can be treated with ...
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Dear Nur, Sorry to hear about your recurrent acne, red marks and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It must be really frustrating for you to have to deal with all these marks. PIH is a common complication of skin inflammation such as acne. How do you get rid of PIH on...
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Dear Allan My advice is to achieve good control of your acne before we start scar treatments. To achieve good control of your active acne, you would most likely need to restart isotretinoin. If this does not help, you might need other treatments like chemical peels and Hydraf...
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Hello Jingjing Thank you for your question. From the picture it looks like you have a mixture of acne scars (ice pick/ rolling/ boxcar) and acne marks. There are many ways of dealing with acne scarring and Intracel is just one of them Fractional ablative laser resurfacin...
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Hi Charlene, From your picture, those look like clogged pores / closed comedones. There are several treatments available to improve and smooth the skin. I usually combine treatments for this condition so as to achieve as optimal a result as possible. 1) Topicals I wo...
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Dear Mw1221 It is quite common for acne to leave red marks as they heal. These will gradually fade with time, provided active acne is treated and no new acne spots form. Lasers can be used to treat these marks to result in faster lightening. I often use the VBEAM pulsed dye la...
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Understand the frustrations. Relapse of acne after Isotretinoin is not uncommon. But usually the recurrence is milder than the baseline acne condition since the medications change the pathophysiology of the skin (less oily). Various issues like hormonal or stress can lead to a pr...
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Hi Janice, Sorry to hear that your Q-switched treatments have been ineffective for your acne scars and hyper pigmentation. From your photo, you have Depressed Acne Scars like Ice pick scars. You also have Post-Acne Erythema (Redness). Q-switched Nd:YAG nanosecond Lasers ...
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Hi YN, Thanks for sharing your pictures. Your pores appear enlarged and visible from underlying congestion. This can clog up and enlarge the surface opening. Proper skincare can cause the pores to shrink. BHAs can penetrate pores and unclog them. Medical skincare like retinoi...
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Hi JY, Thank you for your close-up photo. Yes, chemical peels can be used for active acne to reduce clogged pores and treat PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Glycolic acid and salicylic acid peels are the best chemical peels for active acne. They also help to fade PIH. Chemical peels wh...
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Hello Siti, Hormonal acne usually affects the lower 1/3 of the face (jawline/ chin) and it can be related to menses. From what you have described (increased facial hair and irregular periods), you may want to see a gynaecologist to rule out a condition known as polycystic ovar...
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Dear JC, Treatment of acne scars is multi-modality based: mainly subscision +/- filler and laser-resurfacing procedures. The first and most important step is to have your scars examined (both seen under proper lighting and felt ) by a physician. 1) Purely based on the p...
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Dear Hlow You have quite a number of icepick scars. I would probably combine TCA Cross and Fractional Laser for the best results. However, there would be a fair bit of social downtime experienced. I think thats the main consideration for your kind of acne scars. Secondly, i w...
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There are several effective acne scar removal options for the depressed scar on your nose. In my experiences, a combination of scar removal treatments will give you the best results. The most suitable treatments for your depressed scar are Fractional CO2 Laser, Subcision + ...
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Hello Lazy Thank you for your question. For oily skin and milia, you can consider Topical retinoids (Differin/ Retin A 0.025%) Chemical peel (AHA/ BHA) Carbon laser As for your pores, I would recommend Fractional ablative laser resurfacing Microneedli...
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Hello Sabrina, It seems like you have inflamed acne with post inflammatory erythema (PIE) and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation (PIH). There are many treatment options for acne and usually a combination approach will give you the best result. Topical cream (retinoid/ an...
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Hello Suki, I believe Acnexel is a type of microneedling radio frequency treatment which can help to improve acne scarring through collagen stimulation, and improve acne through killing acne bacteria and reducing sebum production. This kind of treatment may trigger acne outbr...
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Hi Santhosh, I would consider a consult with a doctor to properly diagnose your condition. Your pictures are unclear but I do see some comedonal acne. That is a mild form of acne that is easily treated with just some skin topicals. Get it properly diagnosed to be sure. If i...
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Hello Yannick, TCA cross is an effective method of treating large pores and deep ice pick acne scars. It will help to break down the scars and stimulate collagen formation to lift the deep scars/ pores. There may be slight redness at the treated areas for 1 to 2 weeks. The best ...
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Hello Faceneedshelp, Thank you for your pictures. You seem to have a mix of box and ice-pick scars. I'd use mainly combination lasers for that, including some ablative lasers. This still depends on personal assessment and your skin type. Additionally, some deeper scars will be...
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Dear Gina, Thank you for the question. The small bumps on the forehead do look like clogged follicles or comedones. There are prescription medicines such as tretinoin cream that can help to clear and control these bumps. Treatments like chemical peels may also help to speed up...
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Hello Joshua Thank you for your question. There are many options available to treat oily and acne prone skin Topical retinoid (Retin A/ Differin) Chemical peel (Salicylic acid) Oral isotretinoin/ antibiotic Carbon laser peel I will recommend starting wit...
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A short answer to your questions is - I think you could still consider stabilising your skin further before doing fractional laser (which would be great for you) as lasers being heat-based therapies in my experience does incite some acne outbreaks.. not great if you are still bat...
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Hello Bemme Thank you for your question. You can try topical retinoids (retin A/ differin) which will help with mild acne scars, acne control, skin texture and oily skin. Use it at night for 1 to 2 months, and you should be able to see some results. However it is not enoug...
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When I saw your picture, I think the main concern you would have is the textural uneven-ness that has occured due to the past acne flares. As such my preference would be to first treat the un-even appearance and slowly work it towards the surface imperfections. 1) Subcision with ...
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Hi mermer1978, Oh dear! I'm so sorry to hear that your acne breakout has left several scars. You are absolutely right in seeking treatment for your scars early. Rest assured, you can treat and improve ice pick scars with these effective treatments. These are the commo...
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Hello From your photo, you have several depressed box and pitted scars on the cheek. In my opinion, the best option would be to treat with an aggressive fractional CO2 laser to induce formation of new collagen and improve appearance of the skin. This can also be combined with ...
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Dear Tram, An aggressive session of CO2 laser can indeed result in a few weeks of post inflammatory erythema. I have not seen your "before" pictures and will not be able to comment on the cause of your red spots. I would advise you to go back to the doctor who treated you to dis...
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Hi Lffa, Thank you for the question. There are a number of treatments for treating acne. Simple over the counter medications like benzoyl peroxide can be helpful. However, I do note that you have quite a bit of inflammatory acne on your face. If the acne is persistent and rec...
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For me, I actually like using IPL (Intense pulsed light) for red/brown lesions. or consider using Yellow-laser for these lesions. Add on a topical Vitamin C serum, and they should pretty much be disappearing soon! Winston
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Good day Danny, Thank you for your question and close-up photos. From your photo, you have a combination of scars - rolling scars and boxcar scars. This is how your scar looks from a cross-section. How effective is INTRAcel RF for deep pitted acne scars? INTR...
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Hi Kimchheng, It is good that you are seeking help for bad cystic acne! You are right, Isotretinoin (Acnotin, Roaccutane, oratane) is a very effective treatment for your cystic acne. Most patients would improve on low dose isotretinoin after 3 months of treatment. It is extre...
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Hi Eralyn, I usually combine different treatments for such cases. This include topicals, oral medications and machine driven treatment. For your case, besides topical antibiotics, oral Isotretinoin (eg.Oratane) will be worth considering in combination with machine-driven t...
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Hi Allan, You have got several issues at the moment: 1) Active Acne 2) Post-inflammatory erythema (red spots) 3) Atrophic acne scars - ice pick, box, rolling The AGNES provides a good option for active acne as: 1) It is a permanent way of destroying the over-active sebac...
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Dear Fiona, From the picture alone, these multiple little pearly-white bumps just under the surface of your skin appear to be milia. They are cysts containing keratin (a type of skin protein), and most commonly arise on the face. Unlike pimples, blackheads or whiteheads, they can...
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Dear Naz, It seems like you are still having moderate Acne despite trying different facial products. Face wash and scrubs are an essential part of Acne control. In particular, face wash and scrubs that contain AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) like Glycolic acid help to reduce acne ...
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Thanks for your enquiry. And yes, adult acne is like the MOOOOSTTT annoying thing possible. I have patients who started popping out at age 32/50 and whatever lies in between. And generally the outbreaks are quite numerous. I generally have a much lower threshold for starting i...
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Dear Nightsky, For acne scars and large pores, there are various treatments than can be used including chemical peels and laser treatments. The fractional laser is good treatment option for depressed scars. Usually 3 to 4 sessions may be required and the expected improvement ...
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If downtime is not an issue, yes several overseas doctors would advise doing Ablative laser therapy to improve the scarring issue. The only downside are the increase in downtime, risk of pigmentary changes (hypo pigmentation or hyper pigmentation concerns). You will probably need t...
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Dear Wonderchild, Sorry to hear about your persistent acne. Don't worry, there are effective solutions for your acne! Differin contains Adapalene, which is a third-generation topical retinoid. Both Differin and Adapalene work by reducing comedones and oil production. They...
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Dear Kahsheng, Thank you for your question. TCA CROSS ( trichloroacetic acid chemical reconstruction of skin scars ) is a good technique for atrophic acne scars, especially of the ice pick morphology, but there is some variation in technique among doctors as each doctor has their own prefer...
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Hi Troubled, acne is indeed a bothersome but controllable affair. Most of the time it is about proper skin care and control until the sebaceous gland activity settles but this can take several years. Do refer to my previous post here: Treating Acne for managing acne. Control...
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Dear Austin Casey, It appears that you have a slight contour depression in between the brow area. However, I am not certain if it is due to the acne and it does not look like a newly formed scar. An atrophic scar is an indented scar that heals below the normal layer of skin tissu...
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Dear Nita, Thank you for your question. As my colleagues have expertly explained, it is difficult to assess from the pictures. Ideally, we assess your skin growths under lighting in a 3D manner. Differentials include: 1. Milia 2. Keratin plugs These can be easily...
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Dear Arpin, You look like you are suffering from mild to moderate papulo-nodular acne. I do not see any acne cysts so far. I would likely recommend a mix of lifestyle changes, skincare/topical creams and possibly medicines to improve your acne. Lasers can also help resolve ac...
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Hello J, Thank you for your question. Good to hear that your acne is now under control. There are different types of acne scars and they can be treated in a few ways: Topical retinoids (differin/ retin A) Chemical peels (glycolic acid/ TCA/ Jessner) Fractional ablati...
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Hi Jacqueline, Adult acne is truly annoying and can be a challenging condition to treat, especially if you have combination or sensitive skin. The appearance of acne during adulthood can be surprising, especially if you did not have acne in your younger days. Skin conditio...
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