Causes of Acne and Effective Treatments
Acne in Singapore can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal changes,
genetics, stress, and certain medications. When hormone levels fluctuate, the skin's
sebaceous glands produce more oil, which can clog pores and lead to acne. Bacteria on the skin can
also contribute to the development of acne by causing inflammation and infection.
In addition, lifestyle factors such as diet, sleep, and exercise can play a role in
the development and severity of the condition.
There is also a more severe form of infection, known as cystic acne, where infections are trapped beneath the skin and can cause the skin to swell significantly.
Effective management typically include medications, appropriate skin cleansing routines, lifestyle adjustments, and, in some cases, injections to alleviate and manage the condition effectively. Do talk to our friendly doctor to understand more.
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Why Treat Acne Early?
Treating the condition early is crucial for several reasons. Early intervention can prevent the condition from worsening, reduce the likelihood of acne scarring, and minimize any psychological impact.
Prevalence of Acne and Its Psychological Impact
Acne is a common condition amongst adolescents, thought to affect up to 88% of adolescents. Globally, it is thought to affect up to 9.4% of the global population, making it the 8th most common disease worldwide. A study shows that individuals with acne commonly experience feelings such as:
- Feeling unattractive
It's important to note that you are not alone, and such feelings need not be the norm. By addressing one's condition early with professional guidance, individuals can prevent long-term damage to their skin and improve their overall quality of life.
Different Types of Acne Treatment in Singapore
In Singapore, there are various methods available to help manage and treat acne. The most appropriate one for you depends on the severity of your acne, your skin type, and your individual needs. Here are some common options available in Singapore:
- Over-the-counter (OTC) medication: For mild acne, OTC products containing ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and glycolic acid can be effective. These ingredients help to unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and kill bacteria.
- Topical prescription: For moderate to severe acne, a doctor may prescribe topical medications such as retinoids, various mild acids, or topical antibiotics.
- Oral medications: In more severe cases, oral medications like antibiotics, retinoids, or hormonal therapies (for women) may be prescribed.
- Medical procedures: For persistent acne, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or laser and light therapies may be recommended. These can help to reduce inflammation, remove dead skin cells, and minimize scarring.
- Corticosteroid injections: For large, painful acne cysts, your doctor may discuss the option of injecting a corticosteroid directly into the cyst to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Acne Treatment: Before and After Photos
Owing to the regulations of The Ministry of Health (MOH), we are unable to publish before and after photos on our website. However, you may view these photos during your consultation with our doctor to understand more about the treatment you seek.
Why Choose Dr Robert Ong's Acne Treatment in Singapore?
Experienced & Friendly Doctor
Dr Robert Ong listens attentively to your concerns and patiently discusses with you the appropriate treatment options, based on over 20 years of medical and aesthetics experience.
We are priced competitively and affordably. We also have a variety of treatment options depending on your budget and requirements.
Safe & Effective Results
Our treatment options are safe, effective and promotes natural healing for your skin. We strive to keep your experience a comfortable one and will minimize any pain or discomfort, if any.
Acne Treatment Singapore Price
|From $35 to $65
*Prices are subject to GST.
All patients are required to undergo a consultation with our doctor to assess his or her suitability for the relevant treatment(s).