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7 Acne Treatments That Your Derm Would Approve

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We know that sense of dread when you see a zit emerging… and the first things we reach out for: spot treatments! Over-the-counter acne patches!

But those don’t always work, so what do we do when we want our acne to go away, fast?

At LS Aesthetic Clinic, we’ve rounded up various acne treatment programs we offer that cater to a range of acne conditions, as well as those acne scars that just won’t go away.

  1. LASER TREATMENTS
    At LS Aesthetic Clinic, we offer multiple laser programs to treat acne and acne scars.

    Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


    • Carbon Laser Peel
      This involves the application of a carbon cream on your face prior to your laser treatment and has the effect of:
      • Reducing acne breakouts
      • Minimising pore size
      • Lightening acne scars
      • Controlling sebum production

    • Lasers for Acne & Acne Scars
      Our other laser programs, such as the Dual Yellow laser, also help to address acne concerns by reducing breakouts and facial redness, smoothing out acne scars and promoting the growth of newer, smoother skin.

      And the great thing is, most of these laser procedures are tolerable, comfortable, and have no downtime! Feel free to apply makeup or resume your daily activities immediately post-treatment.

  2. ACNE PEELS
    These are mild chemical peels that can safely resurface the skin while reducing the appearance of acne scars.

    Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


    If you find yourself backing off after hearing the word “peel”, don’t fret! At LS Aesthetic, we have acne peels that work their magic while having absolutely no downtime and no peeling of the skin afterwards. You’ll be able to resume your daily activities right after treatment!
  3. ACNE FACIAL PROGRAMS
    We offer a series of customised acne facial packages to not only reduce acne breakouts, but also clear comedones and reduce hair follicle infections (which by the way, can be perfect breeding grounds for acne bacteria). This can be done through the use of specialised machines we use, to provide services such as:

    • Microdermabrasion
    • Hydradermabrasion
    • Ultrasonic Cleansing

    • Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic

      Our acne facial treatments can also be combined with laser treatments for even more effective results!
  4. BLUE LIGHT THERAPY
    Since acne is actually caused by p.acnes bacteria, having blue light therapy actually helps to eliminate the bacteria before they multiply and cause that unwanted acne breakout.

    Why blue light though? Blue light – specifically at a wavelength of 415 nm – has been scientifically proven to kill acne-causing bacteria by effectively shutting down the bacteria cells’ metabolisms.

    Blue light therapy can be easily tailored into our acne facial programs for a more holistic approach towards fighting unwanted acne.
  5. ORAL MEDICATION
    For those with moderate to severe acne, stronger medications can be prescribed to keep acne under control. These medicines work by reducing oil production, as well as killing acne-causing bacteria and reducing inflammation.

  6. Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


  7. INTERLESIONAL CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS
    Relax! This doesn’t sound as scary as it seems. A mild corticosteroid is injected directly into the acne cyst and studies have shown that within 24 hours, your acne cyst will disappear! It will feel a little like an ant bite, as with most injections, but at LS Aesthetic, we take steps to make this process as comfortable for you as possible.

    Do take note though: this is generally considered as a last resort option for a severe cyst, or an emergency solution if you want to get rid of a sudden huge zit before an important social occasion.
  8. MEDICAL-GRADE ACNE SKINCARE
    It’s important to adopt a holistic, 360° mindset when it comes to fighting acne. Hence, apart from acne treatments, having a skincare routine specially tailored to treat acne is just as important.


    Laser Treatments, Acne Peels, & Hydradermabrasion for Acne-Prone Skin | LS Aesthetic Clinic


    At LS Aesthetic, we offer a complete range of skincare products ranging from cleansers and scrubs, to moisturisers and acne creams, for various skin types and conditions.

    Our skincare range is medical-grade, meaning that it meets high medical-quality standards, and is also sourced from reputable medical suppliers.
So when you see zits that don’t seem to go away, don’t despair! There’s always a treatment for that.

Dr. Allan Kok understands the emotional distress acne can cause and has more than 10 years of experience treating various acne conditions. For more information, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > 5 Common Misconceptions About Acne

5 Common Misconceptions About Acne

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Acne: a lot of us have it, but more often than not, we get confused by the numerous myths surrounding acne and what causes it.

LS Aesthetic Clinic tackles 5 of the most common acne myths head-on, and clears up the confusion surrounding these myths.


5 Common Misconceptions About Acne | LS Aesthetic Clinic

MYTH #1: Greasy foods cause acne.
There is little scientific evidence to prove that greasy or oily foods cause acne outbreaks. However, dairy-related products have been proven to aggravate acne formulation.

MYTH #2: Acne is caused by dirt on my skin.
Acne is not caused by dirt, but rather by p. acnes, a type of bacteria that occurs naturally on our skin. However, if p.acnes bacteria is trapped in clogged pores, the bacteria will multiply, eventually leading to an acne outbreak.

Hence, it is important to exfoliate your skin regularly, to ensure that your pores are not clogged by excess sebum or dirt that provide a breeding ground for p.acnes bacteria to multiply.


5 Common Misconceptions About Acne | LS Aesthetic Clinic


MYTH #3: Having acne means I don’t wash my face often enough,
That’s definitely not true! You can’t get rid of acne breakouts simply by washing your face more often. In fact, washing your face too frequently and aggressively can lead to more irritated skin and make any existing acne breakouts much worse.

Instead, wash your face 1 – 2 times a day with warm water and a cleanser containing glycolic or salicylic acid – these are active ingredients proven to be effective in fighting acne.

MYTH #4: The stronger the skincare product, the better it is for treating acne.
This is not always true. Using products that are too harsh for your skin can actually be counter-productive – this just leads to traumatised, irritated skin, and that’s what we definitely don’t want!

Use what your dermatologist recommends, follow his/her acne skincare protocol, and you’ll be just fine.


5 Common Misconceptions About Acne | LS Aesthetic Clinic


MYTH #5: Drying up acne spots with toothpaste or other drying chemicals can help to clear acne.
People often think that putting toothpaste, alcohol, or other drying chemicals can help to clear dry up a pimple. But in fact, when your skin is dry, it produces even more oil. If more sebum is produced and this ends up clogging your pores, any p. acnes bacteria trapped inside can easily multiply, leading to further acne outbreaks. Using proper acne targeted spot treatments recommended by your dermatologist will be more effective in clearing up those unwanted pimples – fast!

So, whenever you find yourself swimming in the sea of myths surrounding acne and acne formation, ignore them lest you end up doing something to aggravate an acne breakout instead! Speak with your dermatologist about acne treatments, such as laser treatments, oral medication, or acne facial treatment programs, as well as skincare routines that will work for you, and your skin will thank you.

Dr. Allan Kok knows the distress that acne can cause, and has more than 10 years of experience in treating different acne conditions. For more information, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com.We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > A Step-by-Step Skincare Routine for Acne-Prone Skin

A Step-by-Step Skincare Routine for Acne-Prone Skin

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Acne – most of us have it, but many of us don’t know how to properly handle it. For those with acne-prone skin, having a good skincare routine is a good first step to fight acne growth, and lighten blemishes.

At LS Aesthetic Clinic, we offer a wide range of medical-grade skincare products not just for your daily skincare routine, but also to address any skin problems, such as acne.

We’ve also put together a comprehensive day and night skincare routine specially for those with acne-prone skin, along with tips on how to best take care of your skin!

DAY

Acne Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic

  1. Scrub
    • Using a facial scrub helps to gently remove dead skin cells on the outer surface layer of your skin.
    • This prevents a buildup of dead skin cells, which can otherwise cause clogged pores, in turn trapping dirt and bacteria which can cause acne breakouts.
    • If you prefer to exfoliate your skin at night, feel free to skip this step in the morning.

  2. Cleanser
    • Use a facial cleanser to ensure that any remaining scrub particles are thoroughly removed.
    • Given that acne-prone skin tends to be on the oily side, an astringent cleanser, such as our Acne Cleanser, is useful in removing excess sebum. Our Acne Cleanser has astringent properties, but is also specially formulated to ensure that it is not overly drying for skin.

  3. Toner
    • For those with sensitive or normal skin, look for a gentle toner that softens and calms skin. Our Rosewater Toner has skin-replenishing ingredients that sooths and refreshes your face after cleansing.
    • For those with very oily skin, the use of a toner with slightly higher astringent properties, such as our Toner A33, can help to further remove excess sebum.

  4. Eye Cream
    • Always apply your eye cream before any other face creams, so that it can absorbed first before the application of other products.

  5. Acne Face Cream
    • For those struggling to tackle comedones, whiteheads, and blackheads, using a face cream specially targeted for acne-prone skin can help to minimise acne growth and clear skin.
    • Our Acne Face Cream contains the active ingredients zinc and niacinamide, both of which have anti-inflammatory effects, help to reduce sebum production, and reduce acne breakouts.

  6. Moisturiser
    • Using a moisturiser ensures that your skin is kept hydrated. Opt for an oil-free moisturiser to ensure that your skin is adequately moisturised without making your skin even more oily.
    • If your skin is on the dry side, you have the option of applying moisturiser first before acne face cream.

  7. Acne Spot Treatments/Acne Blemish Treatments
    • Spot treatments specifically targets active acne lesions, helping them to subside more quickly.
    • Acne blemish creams or gels can be applied to blemishes that previous acne breakouts have left behind, and can be highly useful in lightening unsightly blemishes.

  8. Sunblock
    • Use an oil-free sunblock to prevent the clogging of your pores.


NIGHT

Acne Skincare Tips | LS Aesthetic Clinic


  1. Makeup Remover
    • At LS Aesthetic Clinic, our Makeup Remover contains micellar water, which draws out dirt on your skin, including makeup, excess sebum, and grime, without stripping your skin of its natural oils and moisture.
    • If you prefer the option of double cleansing, use an oil-based makeup remover first, before using a water-based makeup remover to ensure all traces of the oil-based makeup remover is cleansed.

  2. Cleanser
    • Use a gentle, water-soluble cleanser to remove debris, oil, and any remaining makeup remover.

  3. Scrub
    • At night, a facial scrub should be used after your facial cleanser to ensure that all makeup, dirt and debris accumulated from your daily activities are cleansed away before exfoliating. The general rule of thumb is to always exfoliate on clean skin!
    • Gentle scrubs can be done daily, once a day, but for those with more sensitive skin, stick to exfoliating your skin twice a week.

  4. Facial Sheet Masks
    • Facial sheet masks are a great way of restoring skin-loving ingredients to your skin. For those with acne-prone skin, look out for masks specially formulated for acne-prone skin, and avoid masks that have high alcohol content.

  5. Toner
    • For those with sensitive or normal skin, look for a gentle toner that softens and calms skin. Our Rosewater Toner has skin-replenishing ingredients that sooths and refreshes your face after cleansing.
    • For those with very oily skin, the use of a toner with slightly higher astringent properties, such as our Toner A33, can help to further remove excess sebum.

  6. Eye Cream
    • Always apply your eye cream before any other face creams, so that it can absorbed first before the application of other products.

  7. Acne Face Cream
    • For those struggling to tackle comedones, whiteheads, and blackheads, using a face cream specially targeted for acne-prone skin can help to minimise acne growth and clear skin.
    • Our Acne Face Cream contains the active ingredients zinc and niacinamide, both of which have anti-inflammatory effects, help to reduce sebum production, and reduce acne breakouts.

  8. Acne Spot Treatments/Acne Blemish Treatments
    • Spot treatments specifically targets active acne lesions, helping them to subside more quickly.
    • Acne blemish creams or gels can be applied to blemishes that previous acne breakouts have left behind, and can be highly useful in lightening unsightly blemishes.

Now that you have a rundown on the step-by-step routine, taking care of your skin shouldn’t feel like such a daunting task! For further acne-related queries or concerns, feel free to consult our Medical Director, Dr. Allan Kok - give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at enquire@lsaestheticclinic.com. We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.