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Acne Scar Removal

What is acne?

Acne is a condition in the skin where oil, dead skin cells or bacteria plug the hair follicles. Among the common signs of acne are bumps (such as pimples) and scarring (acne scars) that usually appear on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. This is most common in teenagers but can affect people of all ages. Severe cases of acne can significantly affect one's physical appearance and may cause emotional distress to a person.

Types of Acne and Acne Scar Removal Singapore

What are the types of acne?

Depending on your skin type other factors, the type and severity of acne can differ from person to person. Acne types are listed below:

  • Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)
  • Blackheads (open plugged pores)
  • Papule (Small red, tender bumps)
  • Pustules (or pimples; popule with ous at the tip)
  • Nodules (large, solid, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin)
  • Cysts (painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the surface of the skin)

What causes acne?

  • Excess oil production
  • Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
  • Bacteria
  • Excess activity of a type of hormone (androgens)Cysts (painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the surface of the skin)

What worsens acne?

  • Hormones
  • Certain Medications
  • Diet
  • Stress

What are acne scars and what causes them?

Acne scars result from severe cases of acne. When the follicle or pore becomes engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, inflamed blemishes occur. A break in the follicle wall (lesions) results from the swelling of the pore. In severe cases, deep breaks in the follicle wall occur causing the infected material to spill and destroy healthy skin tissue. As a result, the skin will repair the damage by forming new collagen fibres (collagen gives the skin its strength and flexibility), however, the skin will not look as smooth and flawless as before, thus scarring will be observed (acne scars).

What are the types of acne scars?

  • Rolling - broad depressions with a sloping edge
  • Boxcar - broad depressions with sharply defined edges
  • Icepick - these are deep, narrow, pitted scars
  • Hypertrophic (or keloid scars) – thick lumpy scars

Acne Scar Treatment Options in Singapore

Acne scars, especially on the face, is an aesthetic concern and treatments for its removal are sought by many. Treatments will vary depending on some factors such as the type of acne scars you have and how severe the scarring is. A range of treatments for acne scars is now available starting from simple home skincare to surgery. The most suitable treatment will be suggested to you after a thorough consultation with our doctor.

Venus Viva™ Acne Scar Removal in Singapore

Venus Viva™ Treatment is a non-surgical method for acne scar removal. This treatment is not only limited to treat acne scarring but can also help in dealing with sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin issues. This treatment utilizes the combination of two state-of-the-art technology - SmartScan™ and NanoFractional Radio Frequency. This treatment is suitable and safe for all skin types and skin tones and can be customised depending on the required skincare treatment.

How does Venus Viva™ work?

With the combination of SmartScan™ and NanoFractional Radio Frequency, the deep layers of the skin are heated without causing damage to surrounding tissues. The heat will stimulate the skin to heal or repair itself by rebuilding and regenerating collagen. Collagen is a vital component of skin and other parts of the body, and regenerating them via the Venus Viva™ Treatment will give results such as improved skin texture and a smoother skin tone and of course, reduction or removal of acne scars.

How many treatment sessions are required for Venus Viva™?

Best results are usually seen after 3-4 sessions, with 4 weeks interval each session. The number of treatments required for you will be based though on the severity of your condition and on which area needs treatment. Our doctor at Cambridge Medical Group will be able to give you the most suitable treatment plan for you, basing on your skincare needs.

Benefits of Venus Viva™

  • Diminish or reduce wrinkles, deep folds and fine lines on the face
  • Tighten and firming of lax skin
  • Reduce acne scars and improve pigmentation
  • Treat textural issues of the skin
  • Eliminate signs of ageing such as skin dullness
  • No needles or surgery needed; Non-invasive treatment
  • Minimal downtime and minimal discomfort

Read more about Venus Viva Acne Scar Removal

PDRN Skin Healer

The PDRN Skin Healer originated and is popular in Korea and is also approved in Singapore as a treatment for facial skin issues. This treatment deals with various skin issues such as acne scars, wrinkles, and sagging skin. PDRN Skin Healer is composed of Polynucleotides and other beneficial components that facilitate tissue regeneration, improvement in skin elasticity, repair of damaged skin, and minimize signs of ageing on the skin. The treatment also helps in improving skin hydration, even pigmentation, and improve texture and skin tone.

How does PDRN Skin Healer work?

The method makes use of the micro-injection technique (using micro-needles) to deliver treatment to the skin. The PDRN Healer Skin “droplets” are placed very carefully and meticulously in the inner layer of the skin. Because micro-needles are used, the procedure is less painful and comfortable for patients, with less bruising compared to other treatments. A numbing topical cream is also applied before treatment for more comfort.

What are the benefits of PDRN Skin Healer?

  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines on the face
  • Anti-ageing effects by repairing damaged skin cells
  • Have a younger and more radiant skin
  • Minimize or remove acne scars
  • Increase skin elasticity and firmness

How many treatment sessions are required?

It is recommended to have 3 - 6 sessions at a 3-4 week interval to gain optimum results. Treatment can be repeated every 4-6 months to further improve skin.

Is there any downtime for PDRN Skin Healer?

There is just minimal to no downtime for this treatment.

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Neogen™ Plasma Skin Regeneration

Neogen™ Plasma Skin Regeneration is a non-laser technology proven to perform skin regeneration and skin resurfacing using plasma energy. This treatment helps in dealing with a lot of skin issues. Here are some reasons to undergo this treatment:

  • Reduce pore size and tightens skin
  • Improves overall skin tone and skin texture
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treat acne and acne scarring
  • Reduce stretch marks

How does Neogen™ Plasma Skin Regeneration work?

In Neogen™ Plasma Skin Regeneration, Nitrogen gas is converted into plasma energy which is then administered to the area required for treatment using a handpiece. By the use of a handpiece, the plasma is delivered in controlled pulses, and tissue is rapidly heated. On the skin’s surface, this heating action removes old and damaged cells while below the skin’s surface, it promotes collagen production. This treatment can work on different layers of the skin and our doctor can adjust the level of “heating” delivered to the skin, to achieve the required results.

How many treatment sessions are required?

It is recommended to have 3 - 4 sessions to gain optimum results. The number of sessions can vary depending on the issue being treated and on area treatment is required.

Is there any downtime for Neogen™ Plasma Skin Regeneration?

Patients will usually need 3-7 days to recover from the treatment but downtime can vary depending on the depth of the treatment performed and skin issue treated.

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PicoCare 450 Laser + HEXA MLA

PicoCare 450 Laser + HEXA MLA is a combination of two advanced technology:

What can PicoCare 450 Laser + HEXA MLA do?

  • PICO Laser – emits optical pulses that are ultrafast and has an ultra-short pulse duration of one TRILLILIONTH of a second. Due to this advanced laser technology, compared to traditional lasers, PICO lasers show better results with fewer treatment sessions.
  • HEXA Microlens Array (HEXA MLA) - an advanced extension handpiece of the PICO Laser that allows light energy to be focused 15x more, allowing more accurate and precise treatment of acne scars without damaging the surrounding tissues.

Through the combined technologies of PicoCare 450 Laser + HEXA MLA, scars in the deeper layer of the skin can be treated without severe pain and achieve good results in treating acne scars.

Will the process be painful?

For comfort during the treatment, a topical cream will be applied. It would take just 10 minutes for each session (with an interval of every 4 weeks for acne scars). For post-treatment, a cooling mask will be applied to quicken the healing process of the skin.

What are the advantages of PicoCare 450 Laser + HEXA MLA?

Here are the highlighted advantages of this combined technology:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Clinically proven results
  • Less number of sittings required
  • Negligible to Minimal downtime
  • Optimally targets only the pigment to be removed
  • Faster visible results
  • Minimal damage to the surrounding healthy tissues

Read more about PicoCare 450 Laser + HEXA MLA

Dr Shirley Kwee



321 Orchard Road #07-04/07
Orchard Shopping Centre
Singapore 238866

Operating Hours

Mon to Fri: 10am - 7.30pm
Sat: 10am - 3pm
Sun & PH: Closed

Dr Lee Mun Heng

Ngee Ann City


391B Orchard Road #08-05A1
Ngee Ann City Tower B
Singapore 238874

Operating Hours

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Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 3pm
Sun & PH: Closed

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