The reason why you are likely reading this page is because either you or your loved ones are seeking treatment for moderate to severe acne and its disfiguring effects. You are probably yearning to get back your previous clear skin, blemish-free and scar-free skin and seeking how to get rid of acne.
Our Acne Treatment Clinic is helmed by lady doctors Dr Grace Ling and Dr Lim Luping who have a combined experience of more than 40 years in family practice and medical aesthetics. Our doctors are are down-to-earth and caring doctors with the heart of family physicians.
Over the years, Dr Grace Ling and Dr Lim Luping have encountered patients who have suffered from acne resulting in damage to not only their skin but their self esteem and confidence. Our doctors put their heart and expertise into devising a customised plan to treat acne and pimples holistically, restoring clear skin again. As doctors, it gives us great satisfaction to personally help a patient transform their “acne and pimple” skin back to clear and radiant skin, resulting in an improved social and work life.
We understand fully well that acne, pimples and its disfiguring effects can affect have an emotional and psychological impact on one’s life regardless of your age or profession. It especially affects students and young people due to puberty, stress or hormone imbalance. Our doctors daily consult and treat a wide range of patients from all parts of Singapore who are suffering from acne, pimples and even scars. Our patients range from students, fresh graduates, to young working executives to even mature adults who suffer from acne. Patients who have previously been treated by us also bring their kids to see Dr Grace and Dr Lim when their own kids develop adolescence acne to prevent the development of scars. Dr Grace and Dr Lim are both mothers themselves so are able to connect well with younger patients as well.
Dr Lim Luping herself was a sufferer of teenage acne too which resulted in scarring too as a result of lack of access to treatment resources during her youth. Now with advanced acne treatment technology and protocols, her acne scars have improved significantly. Dr Grace also suffered from mild to moderate acne as a young adult so understands fully well what acne sufferers are going through. It was also because of their own acne issues that our doctors who are childhood friends teamed up to develop their own line of skincare.
We have compiled questions here that our patients who have acne and pimples frequently ask us.
For starters, we have a 3-Step Acne Clear Program Trial :
[3-Step Acne Clearance Trial : 1x Acne Deep Laser + 1x Acne Clear Laser + 1x Hydra Acne Clear Peel] @$199
To start your acne treatment journey with us, do whatsapp us @ 87263383 for an appointment with Dr Grace LIng/ Dr Lim Luping.
How to get rid of Acne?
The good news we have to share is that acne can be treated! You do not need to suffer in silence anymore.
Your journey with us begins with an all important consultation (1st time consultation fee $60) with our doctors Dr Grace Ling and Dr Lim Luping. Our first consultation includes the following :
- A detailed assessment by our doctor – we will assess the areas that the acne is affecting, the type of acne ( blackhead, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules. cysts) , family history of acne, possible causes of acne etc
- Discussion of patient’s concerns, preferences, schedule, budget
- Formulation of a holistic and customised treatment plan
- Regular follow up to assess progress and further fine tune treatment
There are many causes that contribute to acne, including genetic, hormonal etc. Not every acne treatment works for everyone who has acne so a customised plan has to be drawn up for each patient. In our Acne Treatment Clinic, we treat acne using a holistic approach depending on the severity of acne, as we believe that this is the best way. Frequently acne is not treated by a singular form of therapy but rather a holistic protocol. We also require the cooperation of the patients in complying with treatments prescribed by our doctors.
Acne can be a frustrating condition to battle with, especially for teenagers. If left untreated it can frequently lead to unsightly blemishes, scarring resulting in low self esteem and even depression. Some people who have mild acne apply over the counter formulations which may work to a certain extent. For moderate to severe acne, majority will require help from a medical doctor.
As acne can trouble a person for quite several years especially during puberty or young adulthood, we also want to encourage and assure you not to be discouraged or upset if the acne comes on and off. Acne can be aggravated and triggered by various factors through different stages of life. We will lend you our support and listening year and do our best to deliver the most optimal treatment at each season. Do persevere with the treatment plan and we will journey with you to restore clear skin again. Once the acne clears, you must continue to follow our doctors advice to maintain the skin to prevent recurrence of acne breakouts. It has given us great satisfaction to journey with many of our patients through these years with good success.
What are the diiferent kind Acne Treatments available?
We care enough to devise a holistic and customised plan for each patient on the 1st consultation. This may include (but not limited to) :
- Oral medication
- Topical medication
- Acne treatment skincare : doctor designed skincare specially for daily home use ( Dermagold skincare suitable for acne or oily skin eg Purifying Cleanser, Elite Miracle C+ , brightening Revitalizer, Botanical Acne Gel, Skin Clear Peel ) This will complement the in-clinic treatments and oral / topical medications
- Sun Protection : We strongly advise sun protection as exposure to UV rays may worsen the marks and blemishes caused by acne and pimples. Sun protection can be topical sunblocks or oral supplements eg crystal tomato , heliocare max240 etc
- In-clinic treatments to control and manage acne In-clinic treatments of acne complications eg blemishes and scars
Of the various in-clinic treatments, our we recommend a starter [Acne Clearance Program $1888] to begin with :
8 sessions Acne Deep Laser + 8 sessions Acne Clear Laser + 4 sessions Aqua Acne Clear Peel
- Acne Deep Laser – a deep laser to balance the skin and oil control restoring glow to the skin and also stimulate collagen
- Acne Clear Laser – a blemish clearing and toning laser on the superficial level to lightening acne marks and blemishes , also shrinks oil glands resulting in better oil control of the skin
- Aqua Acne Clear Peel – a gentle but effective Korean peel comprising 2 steps :
1) first step using milk acid and botanicals ( Pneumatic Infusion of peel cocktail of Salicylic acid, honey extract, tea tree extract and spiraea ulmaria) – penetrates oil glands to unclog pores, remove surface dead cells and reduce oil production revealing clearer cleaner skin
2) second step using Pneumatic Infusion of anti-oxidant cocktail to calm & nourish the skin and restore balance
You can do also choose 1st time trial [Acne Clearance Trial] @$199 : 1 x Acne Deep Laser + 1x Acne Clear Laser + 1x Hydra Clear Peel
All these 3 treatments work in harmony to clear acne supported by the other home therapy like medications, creams and sun protection.
How does Acne Laser work?
Our Acne Clearance Laser comprise 2 types of Laser done in the same setting :
- Acne Deep Laser – deep wavelength laser that goes deep down inside the skin to restore clear and glowing skin and reduce appearance of scarring from acne
- Acne Clear Laser – blemish clearing laser to lighten acne marks and also regulate and shrink the oil glands
Laser is based on the use of focussed laser light therapy to restore balance to the skin, reduce oil and sebum production, shrink pores and reduce acne blemishes.
How often should I do the Acne Clearance Laser?
Acne Clearance Laser ( Acne Deep Laser + Acne Clear Laser) can be done more frequently initially during an acute acne outbreak eg weekly or fortnightly. Once the active acne has subsided and improved, maintenance using acne laser can be done once per month.
What causes your acne or pimples?
Almost everyone has encountered some acne or pimples on their skin before sometime in their life. Some may be transient but unfortunately some may be quite long lasting. Teenage years and young adult years are frequently accompanied by acne and pimples.
Acne appears when a pore in our skin clogs. This clog begins with dead skin cells. Normally, dead skin cells rise to the surface of the pore, and the body sheds the cells. When the body starts to make lots of sebum (see-bum), oil that keeps our skin from drying out, the dead skin cells can stick together inside the pore. Instead of rising to the surface, the cells become trapped inside the pore. Sometimes bacteria that live on our skin, p. acnes, also get inside the clogged pore. Within the pore, the bacteria have a perfect environment to multiply very quickly. With loads of bacteria inside, the pore becomes inflamed (red and swollen). If the inflammation goes deep into the skin, an acne cyst or nodule appears. (Reference : American Academy of Dermatology www.aad.org)
You may have heard of the term Acne Vulgaris. It is the medical term used to describe long-term or chronic skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is characterized by blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. Cystic acne is frequently associated with acne scars and should be treated as early as possible to prevent acne scarring.
The common areas that can be affected by acne are face, chin, back and even occasionally the chest. Although acne is not life threatening or a serious health risk, it can be extremely annoying and even cause damage to self-esteem.
Some patients ask " What are the best product for acne " ?
To be honest, there is no one single “best” product for acne and pimples. As acne is caused by multiple factors ranging from genetics , lifestyle to hormones, the treatment approach is best to be holistic and customised according to each individual’s needs. Many patients have asked about home use products that can help them deal with acute outbreaks or for spot treatment.
In our acne treatment clinic, we recommend patients with oily and acne prone skin to follow a proper skincare suited for them. Our doctors have designed skincare that can used daily to maintain skin balance and oil balance. For spot treatment, our patients are using the our Botanical Acne Gel ( suited for sensitive skin and mild to moderate acne) and our Skin Clear Peel ( for spot treatment).
Chemical Peel Vs Hydra Acne Clear Peel
Chemical peel has been used widely in the past to improve acne. Many patients who have been battling with acne most likely have tried out chemical peels to treat acne. Chemical peels, though effective for some patients, is associated with downtime that many modern busy people cannot accept. In our acne treatment clinic, we have progressively found that our patients prefer not to do chemicals as there are other options available that may be equally, if not even more effective, compared to chemical peel without the downtime of a chemical peel.
Although we stiil used chemical peels with discretion in our practice according to patients’ preferences and needs, many of our patients prefer our Hydra Acne Clear Peel which is a korean medi-aesthetics device. It can help unclog pores and also balance oil and sebum production. Best of all, there is no downtime associated with this procedure and it leaves the skin feeling very clean!
Laser Vs Chemical Peel for Acne
From our experience, laser is definitely superior to chemical peels in the treatment of acne and its blemishes. The advantage of acne clearance laser over chemical peel is that it has no downtime and is a swift and comfortable lunchtime treatment that is affordable to the masses.
How to Get Rid of Back Acne?
Quite a number of people have back acne associated with facial acne as well. It can be quite annoying and unsightly especially for swimwear and also back baring clothing. Back acne can be treated successfully using a holistic approach. The blemishes left by the back acne can also be removed with Acne Clearance Laser Therapy. You may whatsapp 87263383 to consult our doctors for further advice to remove your back acne.
Is there any downtime for the Acne Clearance Program?
From our experience, there is no downtime associated with our Acne Clearance Program! Our Acne Deep Laser and Acne Clear Laser is a swift lunchtime procedure that has no downtime and very acceptable and tolerable for almost all of our patients. The Hydra Acne Clear Peel is also a procedure with no downtime. Our patients leave the clinic with their skin feeling clean, clear and refreshed!
Our Treatment Philosophy
Our Acne Treatment Clinic is, however, more than just medicines, creams or high-tech procedures although we strongly believe in delivering results. Our doctors believe that acne treatment need a holistic approach and we care enough to walk the journey with you. Medications, cream and machines are only tools in the holistic care of the patients that require acne treatments. We care enough to listen to your concerns and will work with you to devise a plan suitable for your preferences, schedule and budget. Our practice is intimate and cosy – you can trust us to handle your concerns with confidentiality and professionalism and you have our assurance that we will do our best to help you.
We care enough to listen to you and each patient matters to us. We are not a mass market aesthetics outlet or spa so do not believe in hard-sell policies. Our doctors are down to earth and sensible and are passionate in delivering results. We aim to give you unbiased and proven advice to ensure that you receive the most optimal treatment to suit your preferences, budget, schedule and needs.
I need your doctor's help to get rid of my acne! Please contact me :
1 HarbourFront Place #01-10 HarbourFront Tower 1 Singapore 098633
Whatsapp +65 87263383 for an appointment
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