Breakouts got you down? You’re not alone! Acne or commonly known as ‘pimples’ or ‘zits’ is the most common skin concern in Singapore. While it often starts during puberty, it can linger into your 20s and 30s (Adult Acne).
Every individual’s skin is different and there may be a combination of different types of scar and effective treatment involves a tailored approach based on the specific characteristics of the scars. Early intervention plays a crucial role in managing acne. Leaving it untreated can lead to scarring, which can be challenging to address later.
But don’t stress – our docs know just the right plan to keep your skin scar-free and glowing. Let’s beat those breakouts together!
What is Active Acne?
Doctors call it “Acne Vulgaris,” but you can just call it annoying. Acne happens when hair follicles get clogged with oil (called sebum) and dead skin cells.
Acne can occur almost everywhere! The most common spots for breakouts are the face, particularly around the cheeks and forehead.
Types Of Acne:
The blemishes associated with noninflammatory acne are closer to your skin’s surface and usually aren’t swollen or painful.
The pimples associated with inflammatory acne are deep in your skin and contain pus. They’re inflamed (swollen), so they tend to be sore or painful.
Non-Inflammatory vs Inflammatory Acne:
Clogged pores due to excess sebum and dead skin cells
Bacterial infection within clogged pores
Present, causing redness, swelling, and tenderness
Comedones (whiteheads & blackheads)
Papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts
Whiteheads: Small, white bumps with closed pores
Papules: Small, pink or red bumps without pus
Can range from mild to severe (with potential scarring)
Less likely, but possible with picking or squeezing blemishes
More likely, especially with severe nodules and cysts
What are the causes of Acne?
These are the common factors that causes acne which includes:
- Emotional Stress
- Hormone fluctuations
- Sugary or Dairy-Heavy Diet
- Harsh Cosmetics
OUR PERSONALISED APPROACH
Acne can be complicated to treat and may require a combination of treatments. The treatment options will be discussed with you during consultation with our doctor, and a customised treatment plan will be worked out for you.
No two faces are the same, and neither are our treatments.
Customised treatment plans always work best. We tailor each treatment plan to your specific needs, ensuring you get the results you desire. Our patient’s journey starts before their booking – and continues after their COVE experience.
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We require new patients to attend a consultation with our Doctor so we can better understand your aesthetic concerns. At Cove, we genuinely care for our patients. Consultations are in-depth, never rushed, and we will never recommend treatments that you do not need. Simply drop us a WhatsApp or a phone call to book an appointment!
Come On Over
It’s time to come into COVE and meet us for your consultation! During this phase, we encourage you to maintain an open mind. While you may have a vision in mind, our doctors may offer different advice based on their assessment of your condition and desired treatment outcomes.
Begin Your Transformation
You’ve consulted our Cove Experts, and the treatment plan has been discussed with you. We’re now ready to make your transformation happen! To ensure no time is wasted, we recommend starting your treatment in the same session as your consultation. You’ll love how each visit to COVE is a boost to your self-confidence!
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