Monday, June 18, 2018

Acne Scar Treatment Singapore - Reviews and Prices 2017 / 2018

If you are looking for guides on acne scar treatment in Singapore, you are in the right place.

Acne scar treatment Singapore

With tons of low-quality self-help e-books out there and countless advertisements on acne scar treatment, I am not surprised if you are confused and overwhelmed with acne scar treatment information or rather misinformation i.e. recommendations from Facebook friends, neighbours, beauty advisors, acne scar treatment forum recommendations, bloggers, search engine results etc.

We have searched around the internet and have compiled the following relevant credible reference links in order to facilitate your research for 'acne scar treatment Singapore' in one place. Do go through them and complement it with your own research.

This article has been categorized into several sections below.

  • Acne Scar Treatment in Singapore
  • Acne Scar Treatment Reviews in Singapore
  • Fractional CO2 laser Singapore price
  • Acne Scar Treatment Clinics in Singapore

Acne Scar Treatment in Singapore

Step 1: Read more and educate yourself about acne scar treatment from credible websites. 

Do not get confused by a lot of the 'spammy and scammy' sites out there on the internet.

Use good and reputable websites such as WebMD, NIH, NHS, Medscape in order to understand your acne scar condition including prevention, root causes, acne scar treatment that is proven and what is not. 

Guide to Treating Acne Scars and Skin Damage

You may need more than one kind of treatment to smooth your skin. Most are done in the doctor’s office or as an outpatient procedure at the hospital.

Skin resurfacing. The goal is to remove damaged layers of skin so that new, healthy skin appears. There are three major ways your doctor can do this:

  • Laser. A laser creates a more even surface to your skin.
  • Dermabrasion. A rapidly spinning wheel with a rough surface removes damaged skin.
  • Chemical peel. A special type of acid removes the top layer of your skin. This can help with deeper scars.
New skin will begin to form about 7 to 10 days after resurfacing. The area may stay pink from several weeks to several months.

Fillers. Your doctor puts a filler (collagen or fat) into the damaged area with a needle. It puffs up the skin under the scar to help smooth it out. Because your body slowly absorbs the filler, the process needs to be repeated from time to time.

Rolling (or needling). The doctor rolls a device covered in tiny needles over your skin. It’s a safe way to stimulate the tissue under it to grow. You may have to do it several times.

Surgery. Some people need an operation to remove bad acne scars or cysts. Your doctor cuts away or loosens the scars. The area is then repaired with stitches or a skin graft (skin from another area of the body).

Do take note that WebMd is one of the top healthcare sites in the world. Its’ ranked as the 2nd most popular site under the health category -

Chemical Peels for Acne Scars

Both medium and deep chemical peels appear helpful for acne scar reduction.

Types of Chemical Peels:

  • Glycolic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Polyhydroxy acid
  • Amino fruit acid
  • Pyruvic acid
  • Trichloracetic acid (TCA)
  • Jessner's peel
Step 2: Consult a Skin Specialist or Visit an Aesthetic Clinic

If your acne scars don't fade away on their own, it may be time to consider booking an appointment with your dermatologist or your local aesthetic clinic.

Who do you consult? An aesthetic doctor or a dermatologist? If you do a Google search for acne treatment, the search results are mixed with sites from aesthetic clinics and dermatologist clinics.

Aesthetic doctors, or sometimes called aesthetic physicians by the public, are general practitioner medical doctors who have a special interest in aesthetic medicine. Besides offering aesthetic procedures, some aesthetic doctors combine their practice with general practice (GP).

On the other hand, dermatologists are doctors who specialise in the field of treating skin diseases. After graduating medical school, they further pursue courses in dermatology.

Many dermatologists nowadays also offer aesthetic procedures such as dermal fillers and the various laser treatments at their clinics.

According to the guidelines by the Singapore Medical Council, aesthetic practice is not regarded as a specialty or subspecialty. The use of the title of aesthetic plastic surgeon or aesthetic dermatologist or aesthetic physician is therefore not allowed.

For the avoidance of doubt:
(a) A doctor who is a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon and who provides and performs aesthetic procedures should only employ the title or designation of “Dermatologist” or “Plastic Surgeon” respectively;
(b) A doctor who is a General Practitioner / Family Physician and who provides and performs aesthetic procedures should only employ the title or designation of General Practitioner / Family Physician, as the case may be

So how now? Should you see a General Practitioner or a Dermatologist? 

I would suggest that you short-list the doctors based on the following considerations:
  • How much experience he has with acne scar treatment. 
  • Referrals from reliable doctors and friends, and check out relevant reviews. 
  • Your actual experience during the consultation. Did your doctor take a genuine interest in your problem? Acne scar treatment is not a one size fits all. The best outcomes usually result from a combination of different methods, individualised to your skin type and scar.

Acne Scar Treatment Reviews in Singapore

As mentioned above, there are not many unbiased, evidence-based information on the internet. However, we have curated a few below that I think may be worthy of your reading time.

5 Singapore bloggers share their Fractional CO2 Laser reviews and experiences

What better way to learn about Fractional CO2 Lasers than to have a compressed list of Singapore reviews and personal opinions of those who have undergone this highly sought after procedure? And this is what we, at PlastyTalk, have done for our dearest Plastytalkers.
  1. Jacquline Koh - The Clifford Clinic
  2. Katelyn Tan - DRX Clinic
  3. Shirley Tay - EHA Clinic
  4. Seth Lui - Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics and Surgery
  5. Joey Ong - DRX Clinic

I Had A Procedure For Acne Scars And Regretted It The Next Day

It was only six years ago that my skin stopped flaring up but, of course, the scars remain. So when I was asked to review an aesthetic treatment that purportedly treats scars, I was ecstatic...

Before Dr Lam from Ageless Medical Centre proceeded with the treatment, she briefed me on the technology behind it – it involves using a microneedle, which delivers radiofrequency waves that, in turn, selectively destroys the oil gland...

Acne Scar Treatment: CO2 Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing at Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics & Surgery

Due to my genetics misfortune, I’ve had the worst acne breakouts since my teenage years, which has spread into my adult life with quite widespread scarring on my face. Some bloggers can post photos of their beautiful face to get more readers, while others like myself have to post beautiful food photos instead. Well, at least I get to eat a lot while I’m at it...

Read more:

Acne Scar Treatment: CO2 Laser + TCA Results after 5 Sessions

Do note that again, it takes time for results and there is a resting period of 1 month between each session. So 5 sessions of CO2 laser treatment will take you 5 months at least to finish the procedure and see revealing results. Before we go into the actual results, I want to show the downtime and redness that occurs after each treatment so you have a fair idea of what to expect after a treatment and whether you want to show your face to the world...

Read more:

Acne Scar Treatment in Singapore

Acne scar treatment in Singapore as told by a doctor with no affiliations. On this occasion, I also had the pleasure of picking the brains of my dermatologist colleague, Dr Yew.
Why am I writing this post? Primarily because I’m that clich├ęd long-time acne sufferer myself, with a vested interest in this kind of stuff...

    Fractional CO2 Laser Singapore Price

    National Skin Centre
    This Day Skin & Laser Surgery service is provided at the National Skin Centre, at a reasonable cost.
    The CO2 laser treatment ranges from approximately $160 to $900* per session and the Fractional laser costs approximately $1,300 to $2,000* per session. *Fees are subject to change without prior notice and all costs stated does not include consultations, medications and miscellaneous charges.

    The Clifford Clinic, Dr Chow Yuen Ho:
    The consultation fee is $50 and the cost for the first session of fractional CO2 laser is about $200 before GST. Subsequent sessions are in the $500 range depending on the package signed.

    The Chelsea Clinic, Dr Ewen Chee:
    1 Session: $600, 4 Sessions: $2300. Consultation fees is at $60 but will be waived off if you are signing up for treatments at the clinic.

    Vanessa Phua Aesthetic Clinic, Dr Vanessa Phua:
    The price starts from $950 for a full face. Generally, a few sessions are required to achieve an optimal result. Good skin care will also help in maintenance after laser. My consultation starts from $100.

    Acne Scar Treatment Clinics in Singapore

    If there are any useful information or useful links that we’ve missed, then please let us know in the comments and we’ll try to add them to the post!

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