Acne Scar Treatment Singapore

Acne Scar Treatment Singapore

Close up view of a female patient having acne scars on her face.
Close up view of a male patient having acne scars on his face.
Close up view of a female patient having acne scars on her face.

Acne scars can be frustrating and affect one's self-esteem and confidence, especially if they are severe. Fortunately, there are several acne scar treatment options available in Singapore. These treatments seek to reduce the appearance of scars and improve the skin's overall texture.

The 6 acne scar removal treatments we provide at Medical Aesthetics are:

  • Chemical Peel
  • Fractional Laser
  • Intralesional Injection of Triamcinolone
  • IPL Facial Rejuvenation
  • Needle Subcision
  • Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars (TCA Cross)
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What are Acne Scars?

Acne scars are permanent marks on the skin that develop due to acne breakouts. When acne penetrates deeply and damages the underlying tissues, the body's healing process can lead to the formation of visible scars. These scars can take different forms, such as pitted depressions, rolling indentations, or raised bumps, depending on the severity of the damage and the body's response.

How Do Acne Scars Form?

Acne scars form as a result of the skin's healing process after acne inflammation. When acne lesions heal, the body may produce too much or too little collagen. Excess collagen leads to raised scars, while a deficiency results in pitted or depressed scars. The severity and duration of acne can influence the type of scars that develop, as can factors like genetics and skin type.

Different Type of Acne Scars

Understanding the type of acne scar you have is essential in determining the most suitable treatment.

Atrophic Scars

Atrophic scars are the majority of acne scars, and sit below the surrounding skin's surface. They form when the skin doesn't make enough fibroblast during the healing of acne, leading to a depression. There are three main types of atrophic scars: ice pick, rolling, and boxcar scars.

  • Ice Pick Scars: These are deep and narrow scars that go into the skin's dermis. They look like small round holes, similar to what you would get if you punctured your skin with a sharp object.
  • Rolling Scars: These have rounded, sloping edges and are wider and shallower than ice pick scars. They give the skin a wavy appearance.
  • Boxcar Scars: These are round or oval with steep vertical sides. They're wider than ice pick scars but do not taper to a point.

Different types of acne scars: Icepick scar, Boxcar scar, Rolling Scar.

Recommended Treatments for Atrophic Scars

  • Needle Subcision: This treatment is especially effective for rolling scars. It breaks up the fibrous strands that create the scar's depression, elevating the scar to be level with the surrounding skin.
  • Fractional Laser: This can be effective for all types of atrophic scars. It helps stimulate collagen production, which can fill out atrophic scars.
  • Chemical Peel: Chemical peels can help with atrophic scars by removing the top layers of skin, encouraging the regeneration of new skin cells. This process can reduce the appearance of scars by smoothing the skin's surface and promoting a more even skin tone.
  • Trichloroacetic Acid Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars (TCA Cross): A high concentration of Trichloroacetic Acid is applied directly to the scar, causing a controlled burn, which leads to the skin's healing and collagen production. Over time, this process can raise the scar closer to the skin's surface level.

Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars

Both of these scars sit above the surrounding skin's surface. They form due to excessive collagen production during the healing process. While hypertrophic scars remain within the original injury's boundaries, keloid scars spread beyond the initial injury site.

Recommended Treatments for Hypertrophic and Keloid Scars

  • Intralesional Injection of Triamcinolone: This technique is usually used for Keloids and some hypertrophic scars.
  • IPL Facial Rejuvenation: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can help reduce the redness and improve the texture of raised scars.
  • Fractional Laser: It can help in remodeling the collagen and flattening the raised scars.

What is the best age to get Acne Scar Treatment?

It is recommended that patients wait until their acne is under control before pursuing acne scar treatments. If you are having problems with controlling your acne outbreaks, you may also talk to our doctor for help. Some treatment options for acne may include:

  • Oral medications
  • Topical treatment (such as acne creams, gels, face wash)
  • Medical procedures such as Chemical Peels, LED Light Therapy, Laser Peels etc

Emotional Impact of Acne Scars

We understand that dealing with acne scars can be a challenging experience. Data shows that individuals with acne scars can feel self-conscious and less attractive. It's important to know that these feelings are shared by many, and you are not alone.

Acne scarring can cause individuals to feel self-conscious and less attractive.

With the right support and information, managing and improving the appearance of acne scars is more achievable than ever. We believe in a future where every individual feels confident and comfortable in their skin, and we're here to support you on that journey.

Acne Scar Treatment: Before and After Photos

Owing to the regulations of The Ministry of Health (MOH), we are unable to publish before and after photos on our website. However, you may view these photos during your consultation with our doctor to understand more about the treatment you seek.

Why Choose Dr Robert Ong's Acne Scar Treatment in Singapore?

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Experienced & Friendly Doctor

Dr Robert Ong listens attentively to your concerns and patiently discusses with you the appropriate treatment options, based on over 20 years of medical and aesthetics experience.

Affordable Treatments

We are priced competitively and affordably. We also have a variety of treatment options depending on your budget and requirements.

Safe & Effective Results

Our treatment options are safe, effective and promotes natural healing for your skin. We strive to keep your experience a comfortable one and will minimize any pain or discomfort, if any.

Acne Scar Treatment Singapore Price

Treatment Price*
Consultation From $35 to $65
Chemical Peels From $105
Needle Subcision From $150
IPL Facial Rejuvenation From $250
Fractional Laser From $400

*Prices are subject to GST.
All patients are required to undergo a consultation with our doctor to assess his or her suitability for the relevant treatment(s).

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Medical Aesthetics, prices start from $105, depending on the choice of treatment. Treatment options may include chemical peels, needle subcision and fractional laser. Talk to our friendly doctors for more information.

In Singapore, acne scar treatments options include topical treatment, laser therapy, chemical peels, and needle subcision, all of which are available at Medical Aesthetics. Their effectiveness on fading acne scars depends on the type of scars you have. Talk to our friendly doctors for more information.

The best treatment for acne scars depends on the type, severity, and location of the scars, as well as individual skin type. Some effective treatments include:

  1. Laser Resurfacing: Targets the top layers of the skin to improve skin texture.
  2. Chemical Peels: Uses acids to remove the top layer of the skin, promoting new skin growth.
  3. Topical Treatments: Products containing retinoids, vitamin C, or alpha hydroxy acids may help lighten the scar and rejuvenate the skin.
  4. Needle Subcision: A surgical technique to break up fibrous bands beneath the skin.
Consult our friendly doctors to discuss your acne scar treatment options.

Yes, acne scar treatment is possible. Various methods, from topical treatments to surgical interventions, can significantly reduce or improve the appearance of acne scars. The effectiveness of the treatment often depends on the type and severity of the scar. Speak to our friendly doctors to determine the best treatment approach for your case.

The cost of treating acne scars can vary widely depending on the type of treatment, the severity of the scars, and the required number of sessions. Treatments like chemical peels and topical treatment are generally more affordable. Laser treatments and subcision may be priced higher. Both sets of treatments come with their respective advantages and considerations. Speak to our friendly doctors to determine the best treatment approach for your case.

The success of treatments depends on the type and severity of the scar, the chosen treatment method, and the individual's skin type and healing response. Consult our friendly doctors to provide insight into the most effective treatment options for specific scars.

To expedite the fading of acne scars, consider the following treatments:

  1. Laser Resurfacing: Targets the top layers of the skin to improve skin texture.
  2. Chemical Peels: Uses acids to remove the top layer of the skin, promoting new skin growth.
  3. Needle Subcision: A surgical technique to break up fibrous bands beneath the skin.
Consult our friendly doctors to find the best treatment for your skin type and scar severity.

Some mild acne scars may fade over time without treatment. However, deeper or more severe scars often require intervention to reduce their appearance. Natural remedies and skincare routines can sometimes provide some relief. For more optimal results, please talk to our friendly doctors for professional advice.

Acne scars can be persistent, but they are not always permanent. Over time, some scars may fade naturally. However, deeper scars might require treatments like laser therapy or chemical peels for faster and more significant improvements. Consult our friendly doctors today for personalized advice and treatment options.

Salicylic acid is primarily used to treat acne due to its ability to penetrate oily skin and unclog pores. While it can help reduce the appearance of some scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation by exfoliating the top layer of skin, it is not a specific treatment for deep acne scars. For significant acne scars, other treatments such as chemical peels, laser treatments, or needle subcision might be more effective.
Dr Robert Ong of Medical Aesthetics and also a director of Central 24-HR Clinic Group.
Dr Robert Ong graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1993. His working experience includes Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Toa Payoh Hospital, Alexandra Hospital (AH) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). The training he had in various Medical and Surgical Departments - Orthopedics, Anaesthesia, Neurosurgery ICU and Accident & Emergency, has helped in shaping his professionalism. Read more