“Blemishes, bumps, pimples, comedones…etc” All these are different names for the same condition: Acne Vulgaris, or simply acne.
Acne is a skin disease that is common in teenagers and young adults. However, it can affect anyone, regardless of age. Some adults continue to experiencing acne issues well beyond their teenage years and undergo treatments to get rid of them. If severe, acne can even affect one’s self-esteem.
Some of the common areas of acne breakouts include the face, back and chest.
Here’s a guide to where you can seek effective acne treatments in Singapore, and how much the treatments roughly cost.
1. The Clifford Clinic
The Clifford Clinic has been around for more than 10 years. Run by two celebrity doctors, Dr Gerard Ee and Dr Chow Yuen Ho, the clinic offers both acne and acne scar removal treatments.
Other than oral medications such as Doxycycline and Roaccutane, they also offer different types of laser treatments, chemical peels and several other cutting-edge medical technologies to treat acne. The Clifford Clinic is also the first clinic to bring in selective follicle treatment – AGNES Acne Treatment.
AGNES works by selectively targeting acne prone follicles on the face. The doctor will scrutinise your face and identify all the blocked and damaged pores on your skin. Then, with a very fine wire attached to the AGNES machine, a tiny electrical current is introduced into the pore to zap the oil-producing gland. This reduces the gland’s size and controls the amount of oil that it produces. With no oil, there can be no blockage, and with no blockage, there can be no pimple.
AGNES Acne starts from $800 at Clifford Clinic. The clinic has also recently bought in Gold Photothermal Therapy (Gold PPT) that treats acne at source.
The Clifford Clinic is located at 24 Raffles Place, #01-03 Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621.