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Start your aesthetic journey with us today.

Active Acne

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:

Non-Inflammatory Acne

The blemishes associated with noninflammatory acne are closer to your skin’s surface and usually aren’t swollen or painful.

Inflammatory Acne

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:

Feature Non-Inflammatory Acne 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
Generally mild
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:

  • Genetics
  • Emotional Stress
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Sugary or Dairy-Heavy Diet
  • Medications
  • Harsh Cosmetics

Recommended Treatments


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. 

Pico Laser

Pico Laser improves the synthesis of elastin and collagen by using high energy rather than heat. The generation of these proteins in our body leads to smoother and better skin texture with firmer skin.

Acne Laser

Cove's Acne laser targets active acne through light therapy, tackling bacteria, inflammation, oil glands, and texture. It tackles stubborn cases faster with fewer side effects, potentially preventing future breakouts and improve existing scars.

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.


Book a Consultation

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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