Acne, Marks & Scarring

Troubled by Acne Issues?

What is Acne?

Acne is a medical term to describe the spectrum of skin diseases that arise from oil glands in the skin. These include:

  • Excessive oiliness
  • Comedones (clogged pores eg blackheads and white heads)
  • Inflamed, red and painful acne papules and pustules (“pimples” or “zits” in laymen term)
  • Inflamed, red and painful acne nodules and cysts (more severe and deep “pimples”).
  • Acne marks and scarring

What is Acne caused by?

Acne is caused by a complex interplay of genetics, hormonal influence (eg androgens), excessive sebum (oil) production, formation of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), inflammation and infection from bacteria (P. acne) in the oil glands of the skin of the face, chest, and back.

Other factors that can aggravate Acne further
  • Inappropriate squeezing at the lesions
  • stress
  • peri-menstrual flares for ladies above 30 years old
  • unsuitable cosmetics (thick, greasy, comedogenic)
  • diets that are high in sugar and diary products
  • Hot humid climate
  • Certain medications (topical or oral)

Who are prone to develop Acne issues?

Acne is a very common skin issue, and can still occur in middle-aged adults, especially in ladies above 30 years old onwards, so it is not just only confined to teenagers and adolescents, contrary to popular belief,

Why do we need to treat Acne skin issues?

Acne can worsen and form permanent scarring on the face or skin if left untreated, and it is also considered rather unsightly and may affect a person’s self-esteem and quality of life.

Patients need to be aware that active acne is considered a skin disease, so it is not readily treated with over-the-counter skincare products or non-medical beauty skincare providers. Accurate medical diagnosis and good clinical experience from a doctor are critical in providing the most effective medical treatments.

How One Face Clinic can help you.

Our Doctor with years of clinical experience in acne issues, prefers a personalized and friendly approach to address each patient’s concerns. During the preliminary consultation, our Doctor will:

  • Conduct an assessment of your acne issues
  • Physically examine your acne problems and the health of your skin
  • Evaluate the cause of your acne
  • Discuss on suitable and customised options for your treatment
  • Monitor treatment progress closely through photographs
First Consultation Process
  • Step 1

    Photo & Digital Skin analysis

  • Step 2

    Doctor’s assessment & diagnosis

  • Step 3

    Advise on treatment details and cost

Learn more on treatment details

1st Line Treatment

Topical Acne Creams and Skincare Balance

An easy-to-follow skincare regimen that works to reduce oiliness, clogged pores load and acne inflammation on the face, while minimizing skin irritation.

2nd Line Treatment

Medications

Oral medications (eg. antibiotics or isotretinoin) for acne may be required for more severe conditions. Pimple steroidal injections can also be a quick symptomatic remedy for localized areas of inflamed acne.

If the clogged pores are deeply embedded in the skin, medical extractions by Doctor are sometimes indicated to remove them thoroughly.

Maintenance

In-house Care Programs

Learn more about our In-house Care Programs

We would like to make the treatments affordable for you

Many patients are unaware that not all skin issues require laser treatments and some can be effectively treated with just topical skincare products or oral medications. Topical treatment starts from $250 including doctor consultation fees. If laser treatments are required, our Laser Program starts from $1000.

We hope that patients do understand that there is no “one-size fits all” treatment plan. Every individual’s skin type is different, and depending on the type and severity of the skin issues, treatment costs can vary widely for everyone.

We highly recommend patients to come down for a full assessment (no obligation) by our doctor to devise a personalized treatment plan for you in order to more accurately gauge your cost of treatment.

We believe in delivering Results to you. Do you know?

One Face Clinic has many patients with satisfactory results after our treatments. However, due to local authority regulation, we are unable to illustrate the before and after photos on our website.

You may inquire on these photos when you visit us at One Face Clinic.