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Acne

Are you depressed and embarrassed by your acne?

You are not alone. Around 85% of people between the ages of 12 to 25 suffer from different kinds of acne. In fact, acne breakouts do not only happen in your teenage years! Even when you are in your late twenties or thirties, you can still suffer from “adult acne”. In most cases, if not properly treated, acne can leave permanent scars on your skin.

With over 20 years of medical experience, Dermatologist Dr. Wong Soon Tee has treated thousands of patients with all kinds of acne – from mild to severe. Many parents brought their teenage children to see him, and many young adults regret not coming to see him earlier!

If you have acne, don’t wait until it gets worse before you see a Skin Specialist/Dermatologist.

The primary objective of seeking early treatment for your acne is to stop the outbreak and prevent it from forming scars. Prevention is recommended because it is easier, less expensive, and less time-consuming to prevent a breakout than to treat acne scars.

Applying his wealth of experience and evidence-based approach, Dr. Wong will help you fight acne, so you can enjoy clear and healthy skin without the scarring.

How do you get acne?

  • Over-production of sebum from the oil glands.
  • Formation of white and black heads due to blockages at the pore of the oil gland.
  • Bacteria growing easily in these blocked glands leading to inflammation, redness, swelling and pus!

Before you notice it, outbreak of acne is starting to show on your face, neck, shoulder and back. The non-inflammatory acne consists mainly of whiteheads and blackheads and these will not cause scarring. The inflammatory acne consists of red bumps, painful pussy bumps and cysts, which often lead to acne scars.

Why do you need to see a Dermatologist? 

Acne is very common and many people try to self medicate. When self-medication is not effective, it is important to consult Dermatologist to help sort out your acne problem.

Dermatologists are specialists in both medical and cosmetic skin problems. Every dermatologist spends 6 to 8 years to complete his or her specialist’s training, first in general medicine and later in medical and surgical dermatology. Dermatology training focuses on the skin, hair and nails and dermatologists undergo rigorous assessments and examinations before being given accreditation by the Ministry of Health in Singapore.

Dr Wong is an accredited dermatologist for 20 years and is therefore an expert in the treatment of medical and cosmetic skin problems, and of course, acne.  Thus, seeking his help is indeed a smart move to improve the appearance of your skin.

Consult a dermatologist if:

  • You are not sure if the spots on your face are acne.
  • Self-medication and home remedies did not work and your acne is worsening.
  • Your self-esteem is affected and you are upset or depressed about it.
  • You have irregular period, increase facial hairs and weight problems along with acne.

What treatment will Dr. Wong recommend?

  1. Mild acne– Exfoliation to clear the whiteheads and blackheads and to stop the acne zits from appearing is the main objective.
    1. Hydra-facial TreatmentHydrafacial treatment achieves good skin exfoliation. It also includes salicylic acid aided extraction, to clean clogged pores to clear whiteheads and blackheads. This gives a thoroughly cleansed and brighter face with better acne outbreak control. The skin is better hydrated and the skin texture is also improved.
    2. Helios Carbon Laser Peel– This is a soft laser peel to remove dead skin cells and deeply cleanse the pores to control outbreaks. In addition to controlling the outbreak, the heat generated from the laser also improves the skin pores and rejuvenates the skin.
    3. M22 OPT Acne Treatment This acne buster device delivers a powerful and targeted blue light beam to kill the bacteria in the acne. It is especially ideal for pregnant ladies, patients with multiple antibiotic allergies, and patients with sensitive facial skin intolerant to topical medications.
    4. Dermatologist Skincare Products – Specially formulated and selected by Dr Wong to elegantly control and to clear mild acne.
  2. Moderate acne– Eradicating the bacteria and controlling the inflammation is the main objective for this type of acne.
    1. Oral medications and acne creams–Using his experience and after considering his patient’s treatment history and preference, Dr Wong will choose the most appropriate antibiotics and acne creams to control the pimple outbreak.
    2. Helios Acne Laser Toning– Helios Acne Laser Toning is able to lighten and reduce the acne marks and give one a bright and clean face. Combining this laser treatment with oral medication often produces excellent results.
  3. Severe acne 
    1. Isotretinoin  — Oral Isotretinoin is the ultimate weapon against acne. It is highly effective and it prevents scarring.

Not sure which treatment is good for you? Call 66941121 or whatapp 97244911 for your first consultation now!

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