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Banish Acne for good

 
 

Personalised Acne Treatments
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What is Acne and what causes it?

Acne is a common chronic inflammatory skin disorder characterised by the formation of bumps such as comedones (whiteheads, blackheads), nodules, and/or cysts on the skin.

The underlying cause of acne involves a combination of factors that affects each other. These factors include Genetic, hormonal, excessive sebum production and environmental factors which contribute to the development of acne.

Understanding these factors is crucial for formulating effective treatment strategies to help stop recurring acne for good.

  • Is there any side-effects for Hydrafacial?
    HydraFacial is generally considered a safe and low-risk procedure with minimal side effects. Most people experience no adverse effects or only mild and temporary reactions. These can include slight redness, temporary irritation, or tightness immediately after the treatment, but these symptoms typically subside within a few hours.
  • Can I apply makeup after my Hydrafacial session?
    Certainly! After your HydraFacial session, feel free to apply makeup as usual. You'll notice that makeup glides on effortlessly, giving you a smooth finish that beautifully enhances your natural glow. Many individuals choose to have a HydraFacial session before special events to ensure they look their absolute best. The treatment not only prepares your skin for makeup application but also imparts a healthy radiance from within, making you feel confident and ready to shine during any important occasion or event.
  • What is the difference between KINS Signature Hydrafacial and other Hydrafacials?
    Experience our exclusive HydraFacial treatment at KINS Clinic, where we have seamlessly integrated our unique Microbiome treatments to enhance the benefits of HydraFacial, leaving your skin clear and radiant. What sets us apart is our commitment to quality – we utilize KINS' proprietary Microbiome treatments to amplify HydraFacial's effects. Moreover, we pride ourselves on using the industry's leading medical-grade HydraFacial machine. Unlike many other beauty clinics that may opt for lower-cost, less effective machines, we prioritize your skin's health and results. Trust us for a superior HydraFacial experience tailored to your skin's needs, ensuring exceptional clarity and a healthy glow.
  • How long does Hydrafacial results lasts?
    A single session of Hydrafacial effects would help protect and retain moisture in your skin for 2-3 weeks. To clear up acne conditions or for maintenance of a youthful and healthy glow, a monthly session of Hydrafacial would be recommended.
  • My teen has acne skin, is he/she old enough to do Hydrafacial?
    HydraFacial is suitable for individuals of all ages and various skin types. If your teenager is dealing with acne, our HydraFacial treatment can be highly beneficial in managing existing acne and preventing new breakouts from forming.
  • How long can Botulinum Toxin treatment last?
    Although results may vary from individual but typically, Botulinum Toxin treatment can last 4 - 6 months on the average.
  • How old do I need to be to do Botulinum Toxin treatment?
    Under Singapore's law, we are unable to provide injectable treatments to patients under 18 years old. If you have any skin concerns, kindly consult with a doctor to check for alternative treatments that are safe for minors.
  • Is Botulinum Toxin treatment painful?
    Individual pain tolerance level differs but Dysport injection feels like a quick prick but widely acceptable and generally painless. The formula also includes anesthetic, which helps to numb the injection site and reduces discomfort and pain.
  • How safe is Botulinum Toxin Treatment?
    Injections of botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) have been used for cosmetic and medical reasons for many years, and safety protocols have advanced over time. Presently, these injections are endorsed for various applications by both the US FDA and Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA). When administered by a well-trained physician in sterile and suitable environments, botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) proves to be safe and effective, with minimal associated side effects.
  • Can I do Botulinum Toxin treatment if I am pregnant/breastfeeding?
    Although there are no proven scientific evidence to support that Botulinum Toxin might be dangerous during pregnancy or in the course of breastfeeding, however we recommend to wait till it ends as a safety precaution.
  • Are there any over-the-counter products that can help with acne scars?
    Yes, there are several over-the-counter (OTC) products that may help improve the appearance of acne scars, although their effectiveness can vary depending on the type and severity of the scars. Ingredients such as Vitamin C, niacinamide, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) can potentially help improve scar appearance. However, OTC treatments require extended periods, ranging from months to potentially years, to produce noticeable improvements in acne scar recovery. In cases where you contend with deep-seated, stubborn acne scars or when OTC remedies fail to yield the desired results, exploring more potent solutions like laser therapy, chemical peels, and advanced procedures becomes essential. For a more accurate diagnosis of your acne scar condition, visiting a dermatologist / acne scar professional for a consultation is recommended. For a precise evaluation of your acne scar condition, it is strongly advisable to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist or a specialised acne scar professional. Their expertise can help you navigate the journey toward smoother, clearer skin.
  • Is there any downtime for vbeam laser treatment?
    Our vbeam laser treatment is non-Invasive and Minimal Downtime: Vbeam is considered a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime. Most people can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. However, some mild redness and swelling may occur temporarily, which typically subsides within a few hours to a few days.
  • Is there any downtime for CO2 Fractional Laser?
    As compared to other laser treatments, CO2 Fractional Laser requires a longer downtime: CO2 fractional laser treatment typically requires some downtime, as the skin needs time to heal after the procedure. Average recovery time 1 - 2 weeks. Recovery may involve redness, swelling, and peeling, which can last for a few days to a few weeks, depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment.
  • Will I be able to see immediate results after 1 session of laser treatment?
    Depending on your redness and acne scarring condition, both vbeam and CO2 Fractional laser are both treatments that require time for your skin to fully heal. For a proper and complete skin recovery, most doctors will often recommend multiple sessions of laser treatments (commonly 3-6) according to your skin condition. The exact number of sessions will depend on the severity of the scars and the individual's response to the treatment.
  • Antibiotics
    Oral antibiotics are prescribed for their fast-acting anti-inflammatory effects, often providing quicker results compared to topical treatments. Research shows a significant reduction in acne-like breakouts within a month of use. After achieving control, a maintenance approach, like low-dose doxycycline, might be advised to sustain results and prevent antibiotic resistance.
  • Retinoids
    Retinoids helps to reduce acne associated with rosacea and helps to improve skin texture. However, Retinoids may potentially cause skin irritation and worsen redness if used incorrectly. Anyone considering the use of retinoids for rosacea should consult a dermatologist for personalized guidance and supervision.
  • VBEAM Laser treatment
    Vbeam laser therapy is a highly effective treatment for rosacea. This advanced technology uses a targeted laser to specifically target the blood vessels causing redness and visible veins on the skin. By delivering precise bursts of light energy, the Vbeam laser shrinks the blood vessels, reducing redness and improving overall skin tone. The treatment is non-invasive, relatively painless, and requires minimal downtime. It's particularly beneficial for individuals with rosacea as it significantly reduces the prominent facial redness and visible blood vessels associated with the condition, restoring a more even complexion and boosting self-confidence. Multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results, but Vbeam laser therapy offers a safe and efficient solution for managing rosacea symptoms.
  • Azelaic acid
    Research indicates that up to 80% of patients have seen a reduction in rosacea symptoms with azelaic acid usage. Initial tingling or burning sensations are common but usually subside with consistent use. If these sensations persist, discontinue use and consult a professional. Skin lightening is a potential side effect; notify your doctor promptly if this occurs.
  • Metronidazole
    Metronidazole has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that helps with the reduction of both the redness and the acne-like breakouts. In rosacea, the blood vessels under the skin become enlarged, leading to redness and swelling. Metronidazole works to calm down this inflammation, which can visibly decrease redness and alleviate discomfort.
  • Isotretinoin
    Isotretinoin, approved for severe acne and inflammatory rosacea, effectively reduces redness and acne breakouts by controlling oil production in the skin. However, it's a potent medication with serious side effects, including the risk of birth defects. Therefore, it may not be suitable for every patient.
  • Rolling Scars
    Rolling scars create a wavy or undulating texture on the skin's surface. They are caused by fibrous bands of tissue pulling the skin downwards, resulting in a rolling or wave-like appearance.
  • Icepick Scars
    Icepick scars are deep, narrow, and pitted scars that resemble small, deep holes in the skin's surface. They often appear as if the skin was pierced by an icepick or needle.
  • Boxcar Scars
    Boxcar scars are broader depressions in the skin with well-defined edges. They typically have a box-like or rectangular shape and give the skin an uneven, pitted appearance.
  • Keloid Scars
    Keloid scars are similar to hypertrophic scars but extend beyond the boundaries of the original acne lesion. They are raised, firm, and can be larger than the original pimple.
  • Blackhead
    A blackhead is a common type of acne lesion that forms when a pore becomes clogged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, resulting in a small dark spot or plug on the surface of the skin.
  • Cyst
    A cyst is a larger, fluid-filled bump that forms beneath the skin and is typically caused by an infection or blockage in the oil glands. It appears as a raised, painful lump and can vary in size, often requiring medical attention for proper treatment.
  • Papu​les
    Papules are small, raised bumps on the skin that are usually red or pink in color. They occur when the pores become inflamed due to factors like clogged hair follicles, oil, or bacteria. Unlike pimples or blisters, papules do not contain any pus or fluid and may feel tender to the touch.
  • Nodules
    Nodules are large, solid, and painful bumps that develop beneath the skin's surface. They are typically deeper and more severe than other types of acne lesions. Nodules are caused by a buildup of oil, bacteria, and inflammation deep within the pores, and they can take a long time to heal. These stubborn bumps often require medical intervention for effective treatment.
  • Whitehead
    A whitehead is a type of acne blemish that forms when a pore gets clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, resulting in a small, raised bump on the skin's surface with a white or yellowish appearance.
  • Over reliance on medication
    While medications can be effective in controlling acne, it's crucial to be aware of the limitations. Oral medications should only be taken for a maximum of 6 months. We've encountered numerous patients who have sought medication from multiple clinics for their acne treatment. However, it's essential to understand the potential side effects and consequences associated with each medication. The truth is, prolonged use of acne medication leads to diminished effectiveness as the body develops immunity to the treatment. This holds true for any oral medication, as bacteria in our bodies adapt and evolve to counteract the medication, significantly reducing its impact. With each occurrence, stronger doses of medication are required to address the same acne problem, increasing the risks of excessive skin dryness and other side effects on your health. It is essential to acknowledge that relying solely on medication is not the definitive solution for achieving successful acne treatment. Instead, it is crucial to understand how to naturally prevent acne recurrence by taking proactive steps to care for your own Microbiome health. By learning how to maintain a healthy Microbiome, you can effectively sustain clear skin in the long term.
  • Why Acne returns despite treatment?
    Standard self-medication and conventional treatments commonly prescribed by doctors often follow a generic approach. For instance, antibiotics are frequently recommended, but they indiscriminately eliminate both beneficial and harmful bacteria on the skin, leading to excessive dryness and a range of associated side effects. While these treatments may offer temporary relief and short-term results in managing acne, they often fall short in preventing its recurrence and long-term maintenance. Many individuals find themselves disheartened when acne resurfaces within 3-6 months after completing a medication regimen. Medication alone provides only temporary control over acne, lacking the ability to effectively prevent future breakouts and maintain clear skin in the long run. If you have exhausted various skincare products, experimented with over-the-counter creams, and sought assistance from multiple clinics without satisfactory results, we encourage you to consult with our experienced doctors. They will provide you with a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your unique skin needs and concerns.
  • How much does acne treatment cost?
    To halt the growth of active acne, a full treatment will take about 3-6 months depending on your acne severity and condition. Depending on your comfort level and expected speed of recovery, treatment prices starts from $50. For a speedy and effective acne recovery, consult our doctors and get your very own personalised acne treatment today.
  • How long does a full acne recovery take?
    Depending on your acne severity, a full treatment will take a minimum of 3-6 months to halt new growth of active acne. Consult our doctors to find out more on your recovery time based on your acne condition.
  • Can i have an online consultation?
    For a precise diagnosis of your acne condition, we advise patients, especially those visiting for the first time, to schedule an in-person consultation at our clinic. Following the initial consultation, you can opt for online consultations with our doctors until a physical examination is requested.
  • How long does it take to see an improvement in my acne?
    Your progress in achieving clearer skin can become noticeable as early as one month, depending on the severity of your acne and the treatments you select. Nonetheless, achieving full recovery requires consistent dedication. Feel free to consult our approachable doctors to determine the expected recovery timeline tailored to your specific acne condition.
  • If i do not want to take oral medication, are there other options available?
    If you do not wish to take oral medications, other options include facial treatments, laser treatments and topical treatments. For personalised acne treatment for your acne skin, consult our friendly doctor for advice and more details.
  • How to treat cystic acne?
    Primarily triggered by hormonal changes, cystic acne poses a challenging treatment journey and frequently leads to scarring. Treating cystic acne typically involves a blend of antibiotics, both topical and oral medications, with a healing process spanning several weeks. If uncertain about your cystic acne situation, seeking medical advice from a doctor is crucial to prevent it from worsening and scarring.
  • Can Acne Scars be prevented?
    While you can't always prevent acne scars, taking good care of your skin and avoiding picking or squeezing acne can reduce the risk of scarring. Early and effective acne treatment can also help prevent severe scarring.
  • Are acne scars permanent?
    Acne scars are considered permanent, but their appearance can be significantly minimized with appropriate treatment.
  • Do all acne blemishes lead to scars?
    No, not all acne blemishes result in scars. Proper treatment and care of acne can prevent many blemishes from leaving permanent scars.
  • Microbiome Treatments
    Microbiome treatments primarily focus on balancing and nurturing the skin's microbiota, the community of microorganisms that inhabit the skin's surface. While microbiome treatments may not directly address the physical aspects of acne scars, they can play a role in improving overall skin health, which can indirectly contribute to the healing and recovery process of acne scars in the following ways: Reducing inflammation Enhancing Skin Barrier Function Fighting Infection Improving Wound Healing Enhancing Skincare Product Efficacy Minimizing the Risk of New Acne Breakouts
  • CO2 Fractional Laser
    CO2 fractional laser treatment is an effective option for improving the appearance of acne scars. Here's how CO2 fractional laser helps with acne scars: improve the texture and appearance of both types of scars Stimulates Collagen Production Scar Tissue Resurfacing Customizable to the individual's needs and the specific scar type
  • Vbeam Laser
    The Vbeam laser, also known as pulsed-dye laser (PDL) treatment, is a popular choice for addressing acne redness and marks. After active acne fades, only the acne marks and redness remains. How Vbeam laser treatment can help you treat red marks from acne? Vbeam laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the hemoglobin in blood vessels. When the laser energy is absorbed, it generates heat, which selectively targets and constricts the blood vessels responsible for the redness. By reducing the blood flow to the affected area, Vbeam helps diminish the redness associated with acne and promotes a more even skin tone. Benefits of Vbeam Laser Treatment: Targets and diminish redness from acne Fades Post-Inflammatory Erythema (PIE) marks by reducing the redness and promoting skin healing. improves skin texture and tone Non-Invasive and Minimal Downtime
  • How many sessions of CO2 Laser treatment do i need?
    Depending on your acne scarring condition, the average number of sessions required to treat acne scars ranges from 2 - 6 sessions. Mild Acne scars: 1-3 sessions Severe Acne Scars: 6 sessions and above Consult a doctor for more details on your skin condition to determine the number of sessions you require to see results.
  • What is the aftercare for co2 laser treatment?
    Avoid any exfoliation or products containing acidic ingredients Use a gentle cleanser for the first week Moisturise face to prevent skin dryness Apply sunscreen of at least SPF50 Avoid direct sun exposure for the first week Do not pick on scabs after laser session
  • Is there any downtime for co2 laser treatment?
    For CO2 laser treatments, there would be a downtime of 4-6 days for your skin to heal and for the redness to subside.
  • How long does a fractional co2 laser session take?
    Each session typically takes 20-30 minutes to complete depending on your acne scar condition. Consult our doctors for more detailed information.
  • When will I be able to see results with a Fractional CO2 Laser?
    In a single session, results from CO2 fractional laser treatment typically become noticeable within a few days to a week after the procedure. However, the full benefits, such as improved skin texture and reduced imperfections, continue to develop over several weeks as the skin heals and collagen production increases. We suggest undergoing three sessions for mild acne scarring and up to six or more sessions for severe cases. Ideally, each session should occur monthly for the maximum effectiveness and results. However, patience is key, as individual results may vary based on the specific skin concerns being treated. It's essential to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to optimize the outcome and maintain the rejuvenated appearance of your skin.
  • Are there any side effects of Vbeam laser treatment?
    Common side effects are generally mild and may include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising.
  • How many sessions do I need to see results?
    The number of sessions needed varies depending on the specific condition being treated and individual skin characteristics. You may be able to see some results after 1 session, however for optimal and lasting results, 3 - 6 sessions is often recommended.
  • Is Vbeam laser painful?
    Patients may experience a mild tingling or snapping sensation during the procedure, but discomfort is typically minimal. Topical numbing cream or cooling devices may be used to enhance comfort during treatment.
  • How long does a Vbeam laser treatment session take?
    The duration of a Vbeam laser session depends on the size and complexity of the treated area. Typically, sessions can range from 10 - 30 mins. Consult a doctor regarding your skin condition for more details.
  • Is there downtime after a Vbeam laser treatment?
    There is usually minimal downtime associated with Vbeam laser treatments. Patients may experience mild redness or swelling immediately after the procedure, but these effects typically subside within a few hours to a few days.

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  • Is there any side-effects for Hydrafacial?
    HydraFacial is generally considered a safe and low-risk procedure with minimal side effects. Most people experience no adverse effects or only mild and temporary reactions. These can include slight redness, temporary irritation, or tightness immediately after the treatment, but these symptoms typically subside within a few hours.
  • Can I apply makeup after my Hydrafacial session?
    Certainly! After your HydraFacial session, feel free to apply makeup as usual. You'll notice that makeup glides on effortlessly, giving you a smooth finish that beautifully enhances your natural glow. Many individuals choose to have a HydraFacial session before special events to ensure they look their absolute best. The treatment not only prepares your skin for makeup application but also imparts a healthy radiance from within, making you feel confident and ready to shine during any important occasion or event.
  • What is the difference between KINS Signature Hydrafacial and other Hydrafacials?
    Experience our exclusive HydraFacial treatment at KINS Clinic, where we have seamlessly integrated our unique Microbiome treatments to enhance the benefits of HydraFacial, leaving your skin clear and radiant. What sets us apart is our commitment to quality – we utilize KINS' proprietary Microbiome treatments to amplify HydraFacial's effects. Moreover, we pride ourselves on using the industry's leading medical-grade HydraFacial machine. Unlike many other beauty clinics that may opt for lower-cost, less effective machines, we prioritize your skin's health and results. Trust us for a superior HydraFacial experience tailored to your skin's needs, ensuring exceptional clarity and a healthy glow.
  • How long does Hydrafacial results lasts?
    A single session of Hydrafacial effects would help protect and retain moisture in your skin for 2-3 weeks. To clear up acne conditions or for maintenance of a youthful and healthy glow, a monthly session of Hydrafacial would be recommended.
  • My teen has acne skin, is he/she old enough to do Hydrafacial?
    HydraFacial is suitable for individuals of all ages and various skin types. If your teenager is dealing with acne, our HydraFacial treatment can be highly beneficial in managing existing acne and preventing new breakouts from forming.
  • How long can Botulinum Toxin treatment last?
    Although results may vary from individual but typically, Botulinum Toxin treatment can last 4 - 6 months on the average.
  • How old do I need to be to do Botulinum Toxin treatment?
    Under Singapore's law, we are unable to provide injectable treatments to patients under 18 years old. If you have any skin concerns, kindly consult with a doctor to check for alternative treatments that are safe for minors.
  • Is Botulinum Toxin treatment painful?
    Individual pain tolerance level differs but Dysport injection feels like a quick prick but widely acceptable and generally painless. The formula also includes anesthetic, which helps to numb the injection site and reduces discomfort and pain.
  • How safe is Botulinum Toxin Treatment?
    Injections of botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) have been used for cosmetic and medical reasons for many years, and safety protocols have advanced over time. Presently, these injections are endorsed for various applications by both the US FDA and Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA). When administered by a well-trained physician in sterile and suitable environments, botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) proves to be safe and effective, with minimal associated side effects.
  • Can I do Botulinum Toxin treatment if I am pregnant/breastfeeding?
    Although there are no proven scientific evidence to support that Botulinum Toxin might be dangerous during pregnancy or in the course of breastfeeding, however we recommend to wait till it ends as a safety precaution.
  • Are there any over-the-counter products that can help with acne scars?
    Yes, there are several over-the-counter (OTC) products that may help improve the appearance of acne scars, although their effectiveness can vary depending on the type and severity of the scars. Ingredients such as Vitamin C, niacinamide, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) can potentially help improve scar appearance. However, OTC treatments require extended periods, ranging from months to potentially years, to produce noticeable improvements in acne scar recovery. In cases where you contend with deep-seated, stubborn acne scars or when OTC remedies fail to yield the desired results, exploring more potent solutions like laser therapy, chemical peels, and advanced procedures becomes essential. For a more accurate diagnosis of your acne scar condition, visiting a dermatologist / acne scar professional for a consultation is recommended. For a precise evaluation of your acne scar condition, it is strongly advisable to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist or a specialised acne scar professional. Their expertise can help you navigate the journey toward smoother, clearer skin.
  • Is there any downtime for vbeam laser treatment?
    Our vbeam laser treatment is non-Invasive and Minimal Downtime: Vbeam is considered a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime. Most people can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. However, some mild redness and swelling may occur temporarily, which typically subsides within a few hours to a few days.
  • Is there any downtime for CO2 Fractional Laser?
    As compared to other laser treatments, CO2 Fractional Laser requires a longer downtime: CO2 fractional laser treatment typically requires some downtime, as the skin needs time to heal after the procedure. Average recovery time 1 - 2 weeks. Recovery may involve redness, swelling, and peeling, which can last for a few days to a few weeks, depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment.
  • Will I be able to see immediate results after 1 session of laser treatment?
    Depending on your redness and acne scarring condition, both vbeam and CO2 Fractional laser are both treatments that require time for your skin to fully heal. For a proper and complete skin recovery, most doctors will often recommend multiple sessions of laser treatments (commonly 3-6) according to your skin condition. The exact number of sessions will depend on the severity of the scars and the individual's response to the treatment.
  • Antibiotics
    Oral antibiotics are prescribed for their fast-acting anti-inflammatory effects, often providing quicker results compared to topical treatments. Research shows a significant reduction in acne-like breakouts within a month of use. After achieving control, a maintenance approach, like low-dose doxycycline, might be advised to sustain results and prevent antibiotic resistance.
  • Retinoids
    Retinoids helps to reduce acne associated with rosacea and helps to improve skin texture. However, Retinoids may potentially cause skin irritation and worsen redness if used incorrectly. Anyone considering the use of retinoids for rosacea should consult a dermatologist for personalized guidance and supervision.
  • VBEAM Laser treatment
    Vbeam laser therapy is a highly effective treatment for rosacea. This advanced technology uses a targeted laser to specifically target the blood vessels causing redness and visible veins on the skin. By delivering precise bursts of light energy, the Vbeam laser shrinks the blood vessels, reducing redness and improving overall skin tone. The treatment is non-invasive, relatively painless, and requires minimal downtime. It's particularly beneficial for individuals with rosacea as it significantly reduces the prominent facial redness and visible blood vessels associated with the condition, restoring a more even complexion and boosting self-confidence. Multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results, but Vbeam laser therapy offers a safe and efficient solution for managing rosacea symptoms.
  • Azelaic acid
    Research indicates that up to 80% of patients have seen a reduction in rosacea symptoms with azelaic acid usage. Initial tingling or burning sensations are common but usually subside with consistent use. If these sensations persist, discontinue use and consult a professional. Skin lightening is a potential side effect; notify your doctor promptly if this occurs.
  • Metronidazole
    Metronidazole has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that helps with the reduction of both the redness and the acne-like breakouts. In rosacea, the blood vessels under the skin become enlarged, leading to redness and swelling. Metronidazole works to calm down this inflammation, which can visibly decrease redness and alleviate discomfort.
  • Isotretinoin
    Isotretinoin, approved for severe acne and inflammatory rosacea, effectively reduces redness and acne breakouts by controlling oil production in the skin. However, it's a potent medication with serious side effects, including the risk of birth defects. Therefore, it may not be suitable for every patient.
  • Rolling Scars
    Rolling scars create a wavy or undulating texture on the skin's surface. They are caused by fibrous bands of tissue pulling the skin downwards, resulting in a rolling or wave-like appearance.
  • Icepick Scars
    Icepick scars are deep, narrow, and pitted scars that resemble small, deep holes in the skin's surface. They often appear as if the skin was pierced by an icepick or needle.
  • Boxcar Scars
    Boxcar scars are broader depressions in the skin with well-defined edges. They typically have a box-like or rectangular shape and give the skin an uneven, pitted appearance.
  • Keloid Scars
    Keloid scars are similar to hypertrophic scars but extend beyond the boundaries of the original acne lesion. They are raised, firm, and can be larger than the original pimple.
  • Blackhead
    A blackhead is a common type of acne lesion that forms when a pore becomes clogged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, resulting in a small dark spot or plug on the surface of the skin.
  • Cyst
    A cyst is a larger, fluid-filled bump that forms beneath the skin and is typically caused by an infection or blockage in the oil glands. It appears as a raised, painful lump and can vary in size, often requiring medical attention for proper treatment.
  • Papu​les
    Papules are small, raised bumps on the skin that are usually red or pink in color. They occur when the pores become inflamed due to factors like clogged hair follicles, oil, or bacteria. Unlike pimples or blisters, papules do not contain any pus or fluid and may feel tender to the touch.
  • Nodules
    Nodules are large, solid, and painful bumps that develop beneath the skin's surface. They are typically deeper and more severe than other types of acne lesions. Nodules are caused by a buildup of oil, bacteria, and inflammation deep within the pores, and they can take a long time to heal. These stubborn bumps often require medical intervention for effective treatment.
  • Whitehead
    A whitehead is a type of acne blemish that forms when a pore gets clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, resulting in a small, raised bump on the skin's surface with a white or yellowish appearance.
  • Over reliance on medication
    While medications can be effective in controlling acne, it's crucial to be aware of the limitations. Oral medications should only be taken for a maximum of 6 months. We've encountered numerous patients who have sought medication from multiple clinics for their acne treatment. However, it's essential to understand the potential side effects and consequences associated with each medication. The truth is, prolonged use of acne medication leads to diminished effectiveness as the body develops immunity to the treatment. This holds true for any oral medication, as bacteria in our bodies adapt and evolve to counteract the medication, significantly reducing its impact. With each occurrence, stronger doses of medication are required to address the same acne problem, increasing the risks of excessive skin dryness and other side effects on your health. It is essential to acknowledge that relying solely on medication is not the definitive solution for achieving successful acne treatment. Instead, it is crucial to understand how to naturally prevent acne recurrence by taking proactive steps to care for your own Microbiome health. By learning how to maintain a healthy Microbiome, you can effectively sustain clear skin in the long term.
  • Why Acne returns despite treatment?
    Standard self-medication and conventional treatments commonly prescribed by doctors often follow a generic approach. For instance, antibiotics are frequently recommended, but they indiscriminately eliminate both beneficial and harmful bacteria on the skin, leading to excessive dryness and a range of associated side effects. While these treatments may offer temporary relief and short-term results in managing acne, they often fall short in preventing its recurrence and long-term maintenance. Many individuals find themselves disheartened when acne resurfaces within 3-6 months after completing a medication regimen. Medication alone provides only temporary control over acne, lacking the ability to effectively prevent future breakouts and maintain clear skin in the long run. If you have exhausted various skincare products, experimented with over-the-counter creams, and sought assistance from multiple clinics without satisfactory results, we encourage you to consult with our experienced doctors. They will provide you with a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your unique skin needs and concerns.
  • How much does acne treatment cost?
    To halt the growth of active acne, a full treatment will take about 3-6 months depending on your acne severity and condition. Depending on your comfort level and expected speed of recovery, treatment prices starts from $50. For a speedy and effective acne recovery, consult our doctors and get your very own personalised acne treatment today.
  • How long does a full acne recovery take?
    Depending on your acne severity, a full treatment will take a minimum of 3-6 months to halt new growth of active acne. Consult our doctors to find out more on your recovery time based on your acne condition.
  • Can i have an online consultation?
    For a precise diagnosis of your acne condition, we advise patients, especially those visiting for the first time, to schedule an in-person consultation at our clinic. Following the initial consultation, you can opt for online consultations with our doctors until a physical examination is requested.
  • How long does it take to see an improvement in my acne?
    Your progress in achieving clearer skin can become noticeable as early as one month, depending on the severity of your acne and the treatments you select. Nonetheless, achieving full recovery requires consistent dedication. Feel free to consult our approachable doctors to determine the expected recovery timeline tailored to your specific acne condition.
  • If i do not want to take oral medication, are there other options available?
    If you do not wish to take oral medications, other options include facial treatments, laser treatments and topical treatments. For personalised acne treatment for your acne skin, consult our friendly doctor for advice and more details.
  • How to treat cystic acne?
    Primarily triggered by hormonal changes, cystic acne poses a challenging treatment journey and frequently leads to scarring. Treating cystic acne typically involves a blend of antibiotics, both topical and oral medications, with a healing process spanning several weeks. If uncertain about your cystic acne situation, seeking medical advice from a doctor is crucial to prevent it from worsening and scarring.
  • Can Acne Scars be prevented?
    While you can't always prevent acne scars, taking good care of your skin and avoiding picking or squeezing acne can reduce the risk of scarring. Early and effective acne treatment can also help prevent severe scarring.
  • Are acne scars permanent?
    Acne scars are considered permanent, but their appearance can be significantly minimized with appropriate treatment.
  • Do all acne blemishes lead to scars?
    No, not all acne blemishes result in scars. Proper treatment and care of acne can prevent many blemishes from leaving permanent scars.
  • Microbiome Treatments
    Microbiome treatments primarily focus on balancing and nurturing the skin's microbiota, the community of microorganisms that inhabit the skin's surface. While microbiome treatments may not directly address the physical aspects of acne scars, they can play a role in improving overall skin health, which can indirectly contribute to the healing and recovery process of acne scars in the following ways: Reducing inflammation Enhancing Skin Barrier Function Fighting Infection Improving Wound Healing Enhancing Skincare Product Efficacy Minimizing the Risk of New Acne Breakouts
  • CO2 Fractional Laser
    CO2 fractional laser treatment is an effective option for improving the appearance of acne scars. Here's how CO2 fractional laser helps with acne scars: improve the texture and appearance of both types of scars Stimulates Collagen Production Scar Tissue Resurfacing Customizable to the individual's needs and the specific scar type
  • Vbeam Laser
    The Vbeam laser, also known as pulsed-dye laser (PDL) treatment, is a popular choice for addressing acne redness and marks. After active acne fades, only the acne marks and redness remains. How Vbeam laser treatment can help you treat red marks from acne? Vbeam laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the hemoglobin in blood vessels. When the laser energy is absorbed, it generates heat, which selectively targets and constricts the blood vessels responsible for the redness. By reducing the blood flow to the affected area, Vbeam helps diminish the redness associated with acne and promotes a more even skin tone. Benefits of Vbeam Laser Treatment: Targets and diminish redness from acne Fades Post-Inflammatory Erythema (PIE) marks by reducing the redness and promoting skin healing. improves skin texture and tone Non-Invasive and Minimal Downtime
  • How many sessions of CO2 Laser treatment do i need?
    Depending on your acne scarring condition, the average number of sessions required to treat acne scars ranges from 2 - 6 sessions. Mild Acne scars: 1-3 sessions Severe Acne Scars: 6 sessions and above Consult a doctor for more details on your skin condition to determine the number of sessions you require to see results.
  • What is the aftercare for co2 laser treatment?
    Avoid any exfoliation or products containing acidic ingredients Use a gentle cleanser for the first week Moisturise face to prevent skin dryness Apply sunscreen of at least SPF50 Avoid direct sun exposure for the first week Do not pick on scabs after laser session
  • Is there any downtime for co2 laser treatment?
    For CO2 laser treatments, there would be a downtime of 4-6 days for your skin to heal and for the redness to subside.
  • How long does a fractional co2 laser session take?
    Each session typically takes 20-30 minutes to complete depending on your acne scar condition. Consult our doctors for more detailed information.
  • When will I be able to see results with a Fractional CO2 Laser?
    In a single session, results from CO2 fractional laser treatment typically become noticeable within a few days to a week after the procedure. However, the full benefits, such as improved skin texture and reduced imperfections, continue to develop over several weeks as the skin heals and collagen production increases. We suggest undergoing three sessions for mild acne scarring and up to six or more sessions for severe cases. Ideally, each session should occur monthly for the maximum effectiveness and results. However, patience is key, as individual results may vary based on the specific skin concerns being treated. It's essential to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to optimize the outcome and maintain the rejuvenated appearance of your skin.
  • Are there any side effects of Vbeam laser treatment?
    Common side effects are generally mild and may include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising.
  • How many sessions do I need to see results?
    The number of sessions needed varies depending on the specific condition being treated and individual skin characteristics. You may be able to see some results after 1 session, however for optimal and lasting results, 3 - 6 sessions is often recommended.
  • Is Vbeam laser painful?
    Patients may experience a mild tingling or snapping sensation during the procedure, but discomfort is typically minimal. Topical numbing cream or cooling devices may be used to enhance comfort during treatment.
  • How long does a Vbeam laser treatment session take?
    The duration of a Vbeam laser session depends on the size and complexity of the treated area. Typically, sessions can range from 10 - 30 mins. Consult a doctor regarding your skin condition for more details.
  • Is there downtime after a Vbeam laser treatment?
    There is usually minimal downtime associated with Vbeam laser treatments. Patients may experience mild redness or swelling immediately after the procedure, but these effects typically subside within a few hours to a few days.

Finding the right treatment for your Acne

At KINS Clinic, we believe that acne treatments should never be one-size-fits-all.

We understand the importance of tailoring treatments to meet the unique needs of each individual.
 

That's why our dedicated team of doctors personalises acne treatments specifically for you, taking into account your microbiome health and acne condition.

As a general acne treatment guideline at KINS Clinic, we simplified our acne treatments into 4 levels to help you understand and prepare you on potential acne treatments that your doctor may propose during the actual consultation. 

Acne Treatment Options:

Option 1: Facial Treatment

 

In the initial phase of treatment, our focus is on managing inflammation. Employing a tailored combination of treatment methods, medications, and post-care products, we can successfully minimize redness and inflammation in the skin. 

 

At KINS Clinic, we use HydraFacial, a patented technology, employs vortex cleansing to purify pores and eliminate micro-blockages that contribute to pimples and acne breakouts. Simultaneously, the facial clears debris and congestion, including blackheads and whiteheads, promoting a thorough cleanse, extraction, and hydration of the skin. After clearing the skin, we utilize Blue Light Therapy to effectively kill off any P.Acne Bacteria on the skin and to strengthen the skin barrier to prevent further inflammation. 

After the blue light therapy, we use our signature Aloe Vera mask to soothe redness and cool down the skin, retaining all the moisture within the skin. 

As the last step of our Level 1 acne treatment, we complete the routine with our treatment by ending with a Microbiome treatment, using KINS Signature Microbiome skincare products developed by our labs in Japan to help strengthen your skin barrier while improving cellular recovery to help you speed up your acne inflammation recovery. 

Option 2: Laser Treatments

 

In any acne treatment plan, laser treatments play a pivotal role. Lasers effectively focus on the P. acnes bacteria responsible for causing acne breakouts on the skin. Moreover, lasers can be personalized to the acne condition of each individual by setting different wavelengths to target the excess blood vessels around inflamed areas, including scars and pigmentation left behind post-acne healing.

 

For those seeking a treatment with minimal downtime, our Vbeam laser treatment is a great and effective choice. When administered by a skilled professional, laser treatment for acne is not only swift but also yields excellent results. A single session typically lasts between 10 to 15 minutes, allowing patients to resume their daily activities shortly after the treatment.

Option 3: Topical Treatments

Topical medications offer a variety of targeted ingredients demonstrably effective in managing acne vulgaris. Common topical agents fall into three main categories:

Topical Retinoids: Tretinoin, Adapalene, and Tazarotene are prescriptions that effectively target comedonal acne (blackheads & whiteheads) by keeping skin pores clean and preventing future breakouts.

 

Antibacterial Agents: Benzoyl peroxide, Clindamycin, and Erythromycin are antibiotic warriors that fight acne-causing bacteria, reducing their numbers and calming inflammation.

 

Keratolytic Agents: Salicylic acid, Hydroxy acid, and Azelaic acid act like gentle exfoliators, dissolving away dead skin cells that clog pores and contribute to pimples. Imagine them as pore-clearing cheerleaders, helping trapped pimples shrink and fade.

Option 4: Oral Treatments 

Recommended only for serious acne conditions, there are generally 3 types of oral medications that a doctor may prescribe, depending on your acne and health condition:

Oral Antibiotics: Helps your body to fight acne bacteria and reduce inflammation. Oral antibiotics like Doxycycline, Tetracycline, Minocycline, and Erythromycin tackle the P. acnes bacteria that contribute to acne, calming inflammation and reducing breakouts.

 

Oral Isotretinoin: Recommended for stubborn and tough acne. When other treatments fall short, oral isotretinoin, a powerful retinoid, steps in. It shrinks oil glands, clears inflammation, and tackles even severe nodulocystic acne effectively.

 

Hormonal Therapy: Helps balances your hormonal level to attain clearer skin. For hormonal acne, options like birth control pills and Spironolactone can be powerful allies. They help regulate hormones to prevent breakouts before they start.

 

In addition to undergoing clinical acne treatments, it is imperative to ensure that your daily skincare routine is well-balanced and tailored to your specific skin type to sustain the achieved results. Incorporating a range of Microbiome skincare products can help strengthen and boost skin recovery and prevent acne bacteria and inflammations without feeling tightness or excessive dryness. 

 

At KINS Clinic, we offer a diverse array of topical and oral medications customized to address your unique skin condition, ensuring optimal results. In cases of severe cystic acne and nodular acne, oral medication may be recommended.

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FAQ

  • Is there any side-effects for Hydrafacial?
    HydraFacial is generally considered a safe and low-risk procedure with minimal side effects. Most people experience no adverse effects or only mild and temporary reactions. These can include slight redness, temporary irritation, or tightness immediately after the treatment, but these symptoms typically subside within a few hours.
  • Can I apply makeup after my Hydrafacial session?
    Certainly! After your HydraFacial session, feel free to apply makeup as usual. You'll notice that makeup glides on effortlessly, giving you a smooth finish that beautifully enhances your natural glow. Many individuals choose to have a HydraFacial session before special events to ensure they look their absolute best. The treatment not only prepares your skin for makeup application but also imparts a healthy radiance from within, making you feel confident and ready to shine during any important occasion or event.
  • What is the difference between KINS Signature Hydrafacial and other Hydrafacials?
    Experience our exclusive HydraFacial treatment at KINS Clinic, where we have seamlessly integrated our unique Microbiome treatments to enhance the benefits of HydraFacial, leaving your skin clear and radiant. What sets us apart is our commitment to quality – we utilize KINS' proprietary Microbiome treatments to amplify HydraFacial's effects. Moreover, we pride ourselves on using the industry's leading medical-grade HydraFacial machine. Unlike many other beauty clinics that may opt for lower-cost, less effective machines, we prioritize your skin's health and results. Trust us for a superior HydraFacial experience tailored to your skin's needs, ensuring exceptional clarity and a healthy glow.
  • How long does Hydrafacial results lasts?
    A single session of Hydrafacial effects would help protect and retain moisture in your skin for 2-3 weeks. To clear up acne conditions or for maintenance of a youthful and healthy glow, a monthly session of Hydrafacial would be recommended.
  • My teen has acne skin, is he/she old enough to do Hydrafacial?
    HydraFacial is suitable for individuals of all ages and various skin types. If your teenager is dealing with acne, our HydraFacial treatment can be highly beneficial in managing existing acne and preventing new breakouts from forming.
  • How long can Botulinum Toxin treatment last?
    Although results may vary from individual but typically, Botulinum Toxin treatment can last 4 - 6 months on the average.
  • How old do I need to be to do Botulinum Toxin treatment?
    Under Singapore's law, we are unable to provide injectable treatments to patients under 18 years old. If you have any skin concerns, kindly consult with a doctor to check for alternative treatments that are safe for minors.
  • Is Botulinum Toxin treatment painful?
    Individual pain tolerance level differs but Dysport injection feels like a quick prick but widely acceptable and generally painless. The formula also includes anesthetic, which helps to numb the injection site and reduces discomfort and pain.
  • How safe is Botulinum Toxin Treatment?
    Injections of botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) have been used for cosmetic and medical reasons for many years, and safety protocols have advanced over time. Presently, these injections are endorsed for various applications by both the US FDA and Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA). When administered by a well-trained physician in sterile and suitable environments, botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) proves to be safe and effective, with minimal associated side effects.
  • Can I do Botulinum Toxin treatment if I am pregnant/breastfeeding?
    Although there are no proven scientific evidence to support that Botulinum Toxin might be dangerous during pregnancy or in the course of breastfeeding, however we recommend to wait till it ends as a safety precaution.
  • Are there any over-the-counter products that can help with acne scars?
    Yes, there are several over-the-counter (OTC) products that may help improve the appearance of acne scars, although their effectiveness can vary depending on the type and severity of the scars. Ingredients such as Vitamin C, niacinamide, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) can potentially help improve scar appearance. However, OTC treatments require extended periods, ranging from months to potentially years, to produce noticeable improvements in acne scar recovery. In cases where you contend with deep-seated, stubborn acne scars or when OTC remedies fail to yield the desired results, exploring more potent solutions like laser therapy, chemical peels, and advanced procedures becomes essential. For a more accurate diagnosis of your acne scar condition, visiting a dermatologist / acne scar professional for a consultation is recommended. For a precise evaluation of your acne scar condition, it is strongly advisable to schedule a consultation with a dermatologist or a specialised acne scar professional. Their expertise can help you navigate the journey toward smoother, clearer skin.
  • Is there any downtime for vbeam laser treatment?
    Our vbeam laser treatment is non-Invasive and Minimal Downtime: Vbeam is considered a non-invasive procedure with minimal downtime. Most people can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. However, some mild redness and swelling may occur temporarily, which typically subsides within a few hours to a few days.
  • Is there any downtime for CO2 Fractional Laser?
    As compared to other laser treatments, CO2 Fractional Laser requires a longer downtime: CO2 fractional laser treatment typically requires some downtime, as the skin needs time to heal after the procedure. Average recovery time 1 - 2 weeks. Recovery may involve redness, swelling, and peeling, which can last for a few days to a few weeks, depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment.
  • Will I be able to see immediate results after 1 session of laser treatment?
    Depending on your redness and acne scarring condition, both vbeam and CO2 Fractional laser are both treatments that require time for your skin to fully heal. For a proper and complete skin recovery, most doctors will often recommend multiple sessions of laser treatments (commonly 3-6) according to your skin condition. The exact number of sessions will depend on the severity of the scars and the individual's response to the treatment.
  • Antibiotics
    Oral antibiotics are prescribed for their fast-acting anti-inflammatory effects, often providing quicker results compared to topical treatments. Research shows a significant reduction in acne-like breakouts within a month of use. After achieving control, a maintenance approach, like low-dose doxycycline, might be advised to sustain results and prevent antibiotic resistance.
  • Retinoids
    Retinoids helps to reduce acne associated with rosacea and helps to improve skin texture. However, Retinoids may potentially cause skin irritation and worsen redness if used incorrectly. Anyone considering the use of retinoids for rosacea should consult a dermatologist for personalized guidance and supervision.
  • VBEAM Laser treatment
    Vbeam laser therapy is a highly effective treatment for rosacea. This advanced technology uses a targeted laser to specifically target the blood vessels causing redness and visible veins on the skin. By delivering precise bursts of light energy, the Vbeam laser shrinks the blood vessels, reducing redness and improving overall skin tone. The treatment is non-invasive, relatively painless, and requires minimal downtime. It's particularly beneficial for individuals with rosacea as it significantly reduces the prominent facial redness and visible blood vessels associated with the condition, restoring a more even complexion and boosting self-confidence. Multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results, but Vbeam laser therapy offers a safe and efficient solution for managing rosacea symptoms.
  • Azelaic acid
    Research indicates that up to 80% of patients have seen a reduction in rosacea symptoms with azelaic acid usage. Initial tingling or burning sensations are common but usually subside with consistent use. If these sensations persist, discontinue use and consult a professional. Skin lightening is a potential side effect; notify your doctor promptly if this occurs.
  • Metronidazole
    Metronidazole has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that helps with the reduction of both the redness and the acne-like breakouts. In rosacea, the blood vessels under the skin become enlarged, leading to redness and swelling. Metronidazole works to calm down this inflammation, which can visibly decrease redness and alleviate discomfort.
  • Isotretinoin
    Isotretinoin, approved for severe acne and inflammatory rosacea, effectively reduces redness and acne breakouts by controlling oil production in the skin. However, it's a potent medication with serious side effects, including the risk of birth defects. Therefore, it may not be suitable for every patient.
  • Rolling Scars
    Rolling scars create a wavy or undulating texture on the skin's surface. They are caused by fibrous bands of tissue pulling the skin downwards, resulting in a rolling or wave-like appearance.
  • Icepick Scars
    Icepick scars are deep, narrow, and pitted scars that resemble small, deep holes in the skin's surface. They often appear as if the skin was pierced by an icepick or needle.
  • Boxcar Scars
    Boxcar scars are broader depressions in the skin with well-defined edges. They typically have a box-like or rectangular shape and give the skin an uneven, pitted appearance.
  • Keloid Scars
    Keloid scars are similar to hypertrophic scars but extend beyond the boundaries of the original acne lesion. They are raised, firm, and can be larger than the original pimple.
  • Blackhead
    A blackhead is a common type of acne lesion that forms when a pore becomes clogged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, resulting in a small dark spot or plug on the surface of the skin.
  • Cyst
    A cyst is a larger, fluid-filled bump that forms beneath the skin and is typically caused by an infection or blockage in the oil glands. It appears as a raised, painful lump and can vary in size, often requiring medical attention for proper treatment.
  • Papu​les
    Papules are small, raised bumps on the skin that are usually red or pink in color. They occur when the pores become inflamed due to factors like clogged hair follicles, oil, or bacteria. Unlike pimples or blisters, papules do not contain any pus or fluid and may feel tender to the touch.
  • Nodules
    Nodules are large, solid, and painful bumps that develop beneath the skin's surface. They are typically deeper and more severe than other types of acne lesions. Nodules are caused by a buildup of oil, bacteria, and inflammation deep within the pores, and they can take a long time to heal. These stubborn bumps often require medical intervention for effective treatment.
  • Whitehead
    A whitehead is a type of acne blemish that forms when a pore gets clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, resulting in a small, raised bump on the skin's surface with a white or yellowish appearance.
  • Over reliance on medication
    While medications can be effective in controlling acne, it's crucial to be aware of the limitations. Oral medications should only be taken for a maximum of 6 months. We've encountered numerous patients who have sought medication from multiple clinics for their acne treatment. However, it's essential to understand the potential side effects and consequences associated with each medication. The truth is, prolonged use of acne medication leads to diminished effectiveness as the body develops immunity to the treatment. This holds true for any oral medication, as bacteria in our bodies adapt and evolve to counteract the medication, significantly reducing its impact. With each occurrence, stronger doses of medication are required to address the same acne problem, increasing the risks of excessive skin dryness and other side effects on your health. It is essential to acknowledge that relying solely on medication is not the definitive solution for achieving successful acne treatment. Instead, it is crucial to understand how to naturally prevent acne recurrence by taking proactive steps to care for your own Microbiome health. By learning how to maintain a healthy Microbiome, you can effectively sustain clear skin in the long term.
  • Why Acne returns despite treatment?
    Standard self-medication and conventional treatments commonly prescribed by doctors often follow a generic approach. For instance, antibiotics are frequently recommended, but they indiscriminately eliminate both beneficial and harmful bacteria on the skin, leading to excessive dryness and a range of associated side effects. While these treatments may offer temporary relief and short-term results in managing acne, they often fall short in preventing its recurrence and long-term maintenance. Many individuals find themselves disheartened when acne resurfaces within 3-6 months after completing a medication regimen. Medication alone provides only temporary control over acne, lacking the ability to effectively prevent future breakouts and maintain clear skin in the long run. If you have exhausted various skincare products, experimented with over-the-counter creams, and sought assistance from multiple clinics without satisfactory results, we encourage you to consult with our experienced doctors. They will provide you with a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your unique skin needs and concerns.
  • How much does acne treatment cost?
    To halt the growth of active acne, a full treatment will take about 3-6 months depending on your acne severity and condition. Depending on your comfort level and expected speed of recovery, treatment prices starts from $50. For a speedy and effective acne recovery, consult our doctors and get your very own personalised acne treatment today.
  • How long does a full acne recovery take?
    Depending on your acne severity, a full treatment will take a minimum of 3-6 months to halt new growth of active acne. Consult our doctors to find out more on your recovery time based on your acne condition.
  • Can i have an online consultation?
    For a precise diagnosis of your acne condition, we advise patients, especially those visiting for the first time, to schedule an in-person consultation at our clinic. Following the initial consultation, you can opt for online consultations with our doctors until a physical examination is requested.
  • How long does it take to see an improvement in my acne?
    Your progress in achieving clearer skin can become noticeable as early as one month, depending on the severity of your acne and the treatments you select. Nonetheless, achieving full recovery requires consistent dedication. Feel free to consult our approachable doctors to determine the expected recovery timeline tailored to your specific acne condition.
  • If i do not want to take oral medication, are there other options available?
    If you do not wish to take oral medications, other options include facial treatments, laser treatments and topical treatments. For personalised acne treatment for your acne skin, consult our friendly doctor for advice and more details.
  • How to treat cystic acne?
    Primarily triggered by hormonal changes, cystic acne poses a challenging treatment journey and frequently leads to scarring. Treating cystic acne typically involves a blend of antibiotics, both topical and oral medications, with a healing process spanning several weeks. If uncertain about your cystic acne situation, seeking medical advice from a doctor is crucial to prevent it from worsening and scarring.
  • Can Acne Scars be prevented?
    While you can't always prevent acne scars, taking good care of your skin and avoiding picking or squeezing acne can reduce the risk of scarring. Early and effective acne treatment can also help prevent severe scarring.
  • Are acne scars permanent?
    Acne scars are considered permanent, but their appearance can be significantly minimized with appropriate treatment.
  • Do all acne blemishes lead to scars?
    No, not all acne blemishes result in scars. Proper treatment and care of acne can prevent many blemishes from leaving permanent scars.
  • Microbiome Treatments
    Microbiome treatments primarily focus on balancing and nurturing the skin's microbiota, the community of microorganisms that inhabit the skin's surface. While microbiome treatments may not directly address the physical aspects of acne scars, they can play a role in improving overall skin health, which can indirectly contribute to the healing and recovery process of acne scars in the following ways: Reducing inflammation Enhancing Skin Barrier Function Fighting Infection Improving Wound Healing Enhancing Skincare Product Efficacy Minimizing the Risk of New Acne Breakouts
  • CO2 Fractional Laser
    CO2 fractional laser treatment is an effective option for improving the appearance of acne scars. Here's how CO2 fractional laser helps with acne scars: improve the texture and appearance of both types of scars Stimulates Collagen Production Scar Tissue Resurfacing Customizable to the individual's needs and the specific scar type
  • Vbeam Laser
    The Vbeam laser, also known as pulsed-dye laser (PDL) treatment, is a popular choice for addressing acne redness and marks. After active acne fades, only the acne marks and redness remains. How Vbeam laser treatment can help you treat red marks from acne? Vbeam laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the hemoglobin in blood vessels. When the laser energy is absorbed, it generates heat, which selectively targets and constricts the blood vessels responsible for the redness. By reducing the blood flow to the affected area, Vbeam helps diminish the redness associated with acne and promotes a more even skin tone. Benefits of Vbeam Laser Treatment: Targets and diminish redness from acne Fades Post-Inflammatory Erythema (PIE) marks by reducing the redness and promoting skin healing. improves skin texture and tone Non-Invasive and Minimal Downtime
  • How many sessions of CO2 Laser treatment do i need?
    Depending on your acne scarring condition, the average number of sessions required to treat acne scars ranges from 2 - 6 sessions. Mild Acne scars: 1-3 sessions Severe Acne Scars: 6 sessions and above Consult a doctor for more details on your skin condition to determine the number of sessions you require to see results.
  • What is the aftercare for co2 laser treatment?
    Avoid any exfoliation or products containing acidic ingredients Use a gentle cleanser for the first week Moisturise face to prevent skin dryness Apply sunscreen of at least SPF50 Avoid direct sun exposure for the first week Do not pick on scabs after laser session
  • Is there any downtime for co2 laser treatment?
    For CO2 laser treatments, there would be a downtime of 4-6 days for your skin to heal and for the redness to subside.
  • How long does a fractional co2 laser session take?
    Each session typically takes 20-30 minutes to complete depending on your acne scar condition. Consult our doctors for more detailed information.
  • When will I be able to see results with a Fractional CO2 Laser?
    In a single session, results from CO2 fractional laser treatment typically become noticeable within a few days to a week after the procedure. However, the full benefits, such as improved skin texture and reduced imperfections, continue to develop over several weeks as the skin heals and collagen production increases. We suggest undergoing three sessions for mild acne scarring and up to six or more sessions for severe cases. Ideally, each session should occur monthly for the maximum effectiveness and results. However, patience is key, as individual results may vary based on the specific skin concerns being treated. It's essential to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to optimize the outcome and maintain the rejuvenated appearance of your skin.
  • Are there any side effects of Vbeam laser treatment?
    Common side effects are generally mild and may include temporary redness, swelling, or bruising.
  • How many sessions do I need to see results?
    The number of sessions needed varies depending on the specific condition being treated and individual skin characteristics. You may be able to see some results after 1 session, however for optimal and lasting results, 3 - 6 sessions is often recommended.
  • Is Vbeam laser painful?
    Patients may experience a mild tingling or snapping sensation during the procedure, but discomfort is typically minimal. Topical numbing cream or cooling devices may be used to enhance comfort during treatment.
  • How long does a Vbeam laser treatment session take?
    The duration of a Vbeam laser session depends on the size and complexity of the treated area. Typically, sessions can range from 10 - 30 mins. Consult a doctor regarding your skin condition for more details.
  • Is there downtime after a Vbeam laser treatment?
    There is usually minimal downtime associated with Vbeam laser treatments. Patients may experience mild redness or swelling immediately after the procedure, but these effects typically subside within a few hours to a few days.

This page has been medically reviewed by Dr Summer Zhang

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