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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.

    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.

    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!
    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!
    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.
    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.

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    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.
    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 We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.

Blog > The Complete Guide to Chemical Peels

The Complete Guide to Chemical Peels

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Always wanted to learn more about how chemical peels can rejuvenate your skin but fear the thought of how they sound? LS Aesthetic Clinic breaks it down for you: what chemical peels really are, how they work, and why there really is nothing much to fear at all.

Chemical Peels for Acne, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What are chemical peels?
A chemical peel is an aesthetic treatment used to promote the growth of new, rejuvenated skin, through the application of a chemical solution, which encourages the exfoliation of dead skin cells.

What can it do for my skin?
Chemical peels can be applied to the face, neck, or hands. The benefits are multifold! They can:

  • Reduce fine lines caused by UV damage and aging

  • Reduce pigmentation (age spots, freckles, or melasma)

  • Improve the appearance of mild scars (e.g. acne scars or chicken pox scars)

  • Treat certain types of acne

  • Promote the growth of new, smooth, and rejuvenated skin

  • Improve skin texture and tone

Are chemical peels safe?
When a chemical peel is administered by an experienced doctor, it is a very safe procedure.

Do they hurt? Is there any downtime?
Chemical peels may sting slightly, but they do not cause a lot of pain. It will most likely feel like a prickly sensation that most patients report as highly tolerable.

What you feel will also depend on the type of peel you choose! The stronger the peel, the stronger the prickly sensation you are likely to feel.

The level of downtime also depends on the type of peel you choose. While mild peels have no downtime, stronger peels might see your skin peeling and a couple of days worth of downtime.

Chemical Peels for Acne, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What are the different types of chemical peels?
There are essentially 3 types of chemical peels:

  1. Superficial peel: Also commonly known as the “lunchtime peel”, this form of chemical peel only penetrates the outer layers of your skin, gently exfoliating dead skin cells and rejuvenating your skin without any form of peeling or downtime. Such peels often contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), which include naturally-occurring fruit acids such as glycolic or citric acids.

  2. Medium peel: These use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to penetrate the outer and middle layers of your skin, and can be effective in treating moderate wrinkles, pigmentation from aging or UV damage, as well as acne.

  3. Deep peel: This is the most aggressive form of a chemical peel that penetrates several layers of skin to produce skin rejuvenation from within. This allows for a faster rate of new collagen production as compared to other peels, but also results in aggressive skin peeling and a longer downtime period. At LS Aesthetic Clinic, we do not offer or recommend deep peels as there are better treatment alternatives with less downtime.

Chemical Peels for Acne, Pigmentation | LS Aesthetic Clinic

What can I expect during a chemical peel?
While procedures vary depending on the type of peel, your skin will be cleansed thoroughly, followed by the application of a medical degreaser to ensure that the treatment area is free from any oils.

The chemical peel will be applied onto your skin for a controlled amount of time, following which your skin is cleansed with cold water or a neutralising agent to stop further chemical reactions.

How do I take care of my skin after a chemical peel?
Always, always avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun! Use a mild cleanser in your skincare routine, and make sure to apply moisturisers and sunblock liberally to speed up the healing process.

If you opt for a stronger peel, refrain from picking at any peeling skin too!

Who are good candidates for chemical peels?
Most patients who wish to treat their acne, wrinkles, or pigmentation concerns are generally suited for chemical peels, but it is advisable to give your doctor an accurate medical history, such as existing cardiac or diabetic conditions, so that your doctor can choose the chemical peel that is best suited for you.

Those with darker skin tones can run the risk of getting uneven skin tones should they opt for overly aggressive chemical peels. If this applies to you, do consult your doctor on what chemical peel works best for you! You can still have good results, but should opt for superficial or less aggressive peels just to be on the safe side.

If you’d like to get in touch with us on the chemical peel treatments we provide and what works best for your skin condition, give us a call at +65 6738 4700 or email us at We provide honest advice, quality care, and affordable prices.