Pimples develop when oil glands in our skin become overactive and cause our pores to become clogged and infected with bacteria. This area becomes inflamed, leading to swollen, red lesions filled with pus. While pimples can appear on any part of our body, they are most commonly found on our face, back, chest and shoulders.
Although anyone can suffer from pimple outbreaks, teenagers who are experiencing puberty are most affected by them because of a change in hormones, causing excessive oil to be produced in the skin. Other factors that cause pimples include dehydration, which can cause your skin to produce more oil. Wearing makeup to cover pimples can inadvertently cause even more pimples because doing so clogs the pores and bacteria, increasing the chances for an outbreak. Friction or pressure on your skin, caused by personal items such as smartphones, helmets and backpacks can also cause a pimple outbreak. Other factors include touching your skin with dirty hands, and a hot and humid climate. The menstrual cycle of women is also a factor for developing pimples, due to the change in hormonal levels that the menstrual cycle causes. While stress itself does not cause pimples, it can aggravate the severity of the outbreak.
The Venus Viva™ Acne Scar Removal treatment recommended by Cambridge Medical Group is a medically proven treatment for pimple scars that has been approved by the FDA for dermatological procedures that require ablation and resurfacing of the skin. It uses NanoFractional RadioFrequency and SMARTSCAN™ technology, delivering energy through the epidermis and to the dermis. This generates heat, stimulates fibroblasts, and rebuilds the collagen that helps the body to remove pimple scars without the need for any needles, surgery, downtime or discomfort. Patients can expect to enjoy long-lasting benefits with fewer facial wrinkles and fine lines, reduced pores, and scars after the treatment is complete.
The Rejuran® Healer is an advanced skin healing treatment that prevents ageing skin and stimulates collagen. It does this by enabling the skin to restore its own collagen structure, hence increasing skin elasticity. Furthermore, when sebum secretion is regulated, skin hydration levels will be improved. This promotes better skin texture and prevents future pimple outbreaks. Results are quick and visible, with clearer complexion expected 2 to 5 days after the treatment is completed. For optimal results, Cambridge recommends 3 sessions at an interval of 3 weeks.
NeoGen™ Nitro-Plasma is a clinically proven skin regeneration treatment that uses plasma to deliver heat to a targeted treatment area without affecting the surrounding tissues. This treatment allows the simultaneous treatment of different skin problems, such as pimples and pimple scars, regardless of skin tone. This safe and effective treatment does not require needles nor anaesthetics, meaning that no pain nor downtime is involved. Furthermore, treatment at Cambridge typically takes only 10-20 minutes per session, but the duration is ultimately dependent on the treatment area and the condition of your skin.
The advanced PicoCare 450 Laser with HEXA MLA technology allows for the precise removal of both shallow and deep pimple scars. Cambridge Medical Centre’s quick 10-minute treatment poses less risk, causes less discomfort, and requires fewer treatment sessions while still producing positive results. A topical anaesthetic cream is applied before the treatment commences to increase comfort while a cooling masque is applied immediately after the treatment to calm the skin and accelerate the healing process. The minimal downtime allows normal daily activities to resume soon after the treatment, though activities which expose you to excessive heat should still be avoided during the recovery period.
With more than 10 years of medical aesthetics experience and a graduate of the world-renowned University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Dr Lee aims to draw out one’s natural beauty through the application of safe, minimally invasive and holistic procedures. He is also a key opinion leader in the realm of aesthetic technology, often travelling the world to seek out the latest and most effective treatments.