Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. There are many treatment solutions for different stages of acne problems.
Face & Neck
Acne Control & Scar Removal
At our centre, we understand that each individual has different skin conditions and healing abilities. We customize personal treatment programs so the skin receives the remedy it really needs for optimal care and results. There are various solutions for different levels of acne breakout and scaring.
Depending on the severity of the acne problem, it can be controlled using a combination of the following oral medication, topical and laser treatments. These treatments can help to bring down acne activity, prevent new breakouts and is a vital step to prevent unsightly scars. During the course of treatment, individuals may need to change their skin care regime and include acne control cosmeceuticals to complement their recovery program.
To calm acne-prone skin, control sebum production and reduce skin inflammation.
Acne Laser Treatments
To tighten pores, reduce inflammation, exfoliate, reduce sebum protection, prevent new breakouts, and remove black or white heads for a pore-deep cleaning effect.
To remove dead skin cells, reduce bacteria build-up and speed up the skin renewal process.
Light therapy with anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to eliminate bacteria responsible for acne breakouts.
CONTROL BREAKOUTS WITH MEDICATION & ACNE LASER TREATMENT
Depending on the severity of the acne problem, it can be controlled using a combination of the following oral medication, topical and laser treatments:
ACNE SCAR REMOVAL & LIGHTENING
Individuals with acne history may have remaining scars or skin discoloration, ice pick scars, rolling scars or box car scars. The scars can be treated by our professionals with different types of lasers. After sequential scar lightening treatments, it can improve skin discoloration and reduce the depressions responsible for the uneven skin tone and texture
In cases where there is severe depression, fractional laser or other lasers administered on the surface of the skin has its limitations. As a result, they produce less significant improvements. Treating scars with severe depressions will require laser subscision to rejuvenate the scars inside out. This acne scar treatment method produces much better results and can bring about dramatic improvements to the skin texture, appearance and elasticity.
Laser subcision is done by running a laser probe between both the upper and lower layers of the skin. This helps to induce collagen regeneration and acne scar removal or remodeling by encouraging the body’s natural healing mechanisms to replace damaged scar tissue with healthy, non-pigmented tissue. The natural healing process will remove unsightly scars, pigmented markings and smoothen pock marks. In most cases, it takes one acne scar treatment to improve depressions and one should expect around 7 days’ downtime.
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Fillers & Botox
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps provide fullness and elasticity. Hyaluronic Acid diminishes as we age, causing skin to lose volume while increasing the chances for wrinkles and folds to appear. Dermal fillers can help to counter this by filling in lines and creases in the face. Resulting in a volumising and plumping effect.
They can be used for:
Dermal fillers are administered through a few small injections into the dermis, after which it is gently massaged to ensure it spreads across the treated area to fill creases and wrinkles. Typically, these fillers require minimal downtime. Results are immediate, and can last for at least 9 to 12 months. At our centre, the fillers we use are Restylane, Radiesse as well as free fat grafting. If you are considering ‘longer lasting’ fillers, free fat grafting may be suitable for you.
BOTULINUM TOXIN (BOTOX®)
As we age, our skin becomes much more susceptible to sagging and wrinkles. BOTOX® can help to counter this problem by inhibiting the contraction of muscles, thus the ability to diminish undesirable facial wrinkles.
They are used to:
BOTOX® is administered into the skin to relax the facial muscles. Typically these treatments require no downtime. Results can be seen within 5 – 7 days, and can last for at least 4 to 6 months.
Threadlift is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive facelift technique using sutures which are commonly referred to as threads. The threads are inserted beneath the skin to reposition sagging skin or plump up wrinkles and lines, resulting in a semi-permanent lifting effect. Apart from skin regeneration benefits from collagen synthesis and skin tightening, it also brings about overall improvements to the skin tone and skin quality.
There are two main types of threadlift for skin and face rejuvenation. Depending on the skin laxity and the desired outcome, our surgeon will recommend dissolvable or non-dissolvable threads for your treatment plan.
Depending on the level of lift required, the surgeon will recommend one of the two types of threads available to achieve your desired results.
Dissolvable thread lift uses FDA-approved PDO threads that will be broken down naturally by the body’s enzymes. Commonly used to regenerate collagen and elastin fibres vital for anti-ageing, it helps to improve wrinkles, and firms and lifts the skin for a slimmer V-line effect. PDO thread lift results can last for approximately 1 year or more depending on the individual’s lifestyle and habits.
Moderate ThreadLift – MEGA V-Lift
The dissolvable threads for a moderate lift comes with mini barbs for better grip and also allow skin tissues to adhere better. It produces better lifting results and is a good option for those who want more dramatic face lift results without the down-time. Both thread and barbs will eventually be broken down by the body’s enzymes, and new collagen and elastin fibres will fill in and the skin will feel tighter and more lifted. Moderate thread lift can be used to achieve similar effects to brow lift, face lift and neck lift surgeries.
Depending on one’s expectations, the surgeon will recommend the number of threads to achieve the desired results. A moderate lift can last for approximately 3 years or more depending on the individual’s lifestyle and habits.
For individuals with minor to moderate skin laxity issues.