Active Acne Treatment
There are different ways to treat active acne. Treatments for Active Acne aim to exfoliate the corneum stratum, reduce inflammation, normalise skin renewal and reduce sebaceous gland activity. We provide several effective procedures for these:
Acne (Active Acne) Treatment: Chemical Peels
Exfoliating chemical peels are customised to individual patient skin type, for gentle exfoliation and normalisation of sebaceous activity. This is a quick and economical lunch time procedure with minimal downtime and high patient satisfaction. Chemical Peels are effective for quick control of outbreaks as well as for maintenance skin conditioning treatments to keep you skin looking its best.
The Aesthetic Studio Singapore offers a complete range of specialised chemical peels at various strengths and tailored to your individual needs. The most commonly utilised peels (superficial peels) are painless and have little to no downtime. These can rapidly control outbreaks, decrease sebaceous activity and restore a healthy balance to the skin. A series of peels is usually required to obtain a significant benefit from the procedure - typically 4-6 performed at intervals of 2-4 weeks.
Also available in our clinic, deeper peels with trichloracetic acid 20% to 40%, and Jessner's peels for skin rejuvenation and improvement of scars.
Acne (Active Acne) Treatment: Blue Light Acne Treatment
For particularly sensitive skin types, blue light treatments are gentle yet effective in reducing the bacteria responsible for acne infections (propionibacterium acnes), without dryness or redness caused by other treatments. The AGNES Acne Treatment device allows Selective Sebaceous Gland Destruction, that precisely targets and destroys the sebaceous gland, without thermal injury to the surface skin epidermis; Providing a permanent solution to chronic recurring acne without having to resort to oral medication such as oral isotretinoin.
This unique technology uses tiny partially insulated needles and square waveform monopolar and radiofrequency energy to selectively destroy the problematic sebaceous gland while protecting the surface of the skin (the epidermis) from heat injury.
Blue light treatments can be combined with IPL/BBL treatments to reduce skin redness.
For particularly sensitive skin types, blue light treatments with IPL/BBL/LED are gentle yet effective in reducing the bacteria responsible for acne infections (propionibacterium acnes), without dryness or redness caused by other treatments. Sciton Broadband Light (BBL™) and Omnilux blue™ are FDA approved treatment that has now proven to be helpful in the treatment of acne.
Acne (Active Acne) Treatment: SCITON BROADBAND LIGHT (BBL™) FOR ACNE
Sciton Broadband Light (BBL™) is a FDA approved treatment that has now proven to be helpful in the treatment of acne. Utilising a filter for shorter wavelengths of BBL™ in the blue-light spectrum, the procedure selectively attacks the p-acnes bacteria on the surface and in the sebaceous gland that contribute to acne.
This is an excellent alternative to oral medications such as Accutane or long-term antibiotics, especially for patients who are sensitive to or cannot take oral medications. Along with a home skincare program designed for acne-prone skin, you can experience significant long-term clearance. The procedure can be combined with microdermabrasion or chemical peels also to further improve results.
The procedure has minimal discomfort and each treatment session last 20-30 minutes. Patients can return to work or school immediately after the procedure.
To achieve maximum improvement with BBL™, a series of 8 weekly treatments is most effective. Most patients will need periodic touch up treatments ranging from monthly to every 6 months, depending on your acne type and severity.
Acne (Active Acne) Treatment: Omnilux for acne
Similar to BBL™, Omnilux pioneered the combined use of 415nm (Omnilux blue™) and 633nm (Omnilux revive2™) as essential tools for the management of acne, delivering proven wavelengths, optimised intensities, and clinically validated output energy for superior clinical effectiveness. Omnilux treats mild to moderate and cystic acne through an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory process. Omnilux’s clinical evidence demonstrates up to an 81% clearance of inflammatory lesions 12- weeks post therapy.
Both Sciton Broadband Light (BBL™) and Omnilux are an excellent alternative to oral medications such as Accutane or long-term antibiotics, especially for patients who are sensitive to or cannot take oral medications. Along with a home skincare program designed for acne-prone skin, you can experience significant long-term clearance. The procedure can be combined with microdermabrasion or chemical peels also to further improve results.
Acne (Active Acne) Treatment: LASER SPECTRA® FOR ACNE
Laser Spectra carbon suspension peels are an effective treatment for quickly controlling more severe acne breakouts and provides additional benefits such as pore size reduction, reduction of oiliness, fine lines and improvement of post-inflammatory pigmentation.
Spectra® Peel is a carbon-assisted laser skin rejuvenation treatment, which uses a photothermal effect and photochemical superficial peeling to control acne inflammation, reduce sebum production, unplug pores and minimise pore size. Spectra® Peel can also improve some acne scars, uneven pigmentation and poor skin texture. Dead skin, sebum, skin oils and colonising bacteria (Proprionibacterium acnes) clog pore openings (blackheads and whiteheads) and enlarged pore size all contribute to acne.
This safe and non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure is highly effective in controlling oily skin and sebaceous activity; unclogs and minimises pores to reduce breakouts and improve appearance. There is minimal discomfort and patients can return to work immediately afterwards. The protocol intervals are between 14 to 21 days with repeated treatments from 4 to 6 treatments for best results. This procedure can be performed on the face, chest or back. Read more about Spectra Peel treatment.
Treatment for Acne Scars
Poorly controlled Acne often causes disfiguring scars. Scars can take different forms (rolling scars, depressed scars, pitted scars etc.) which often require a combination of treatments including subcision, dermal fillers, TCA CROSS treatments, Laser resurfacing (with Erbium or Fractional CO2 lasers) and others.