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Get Your Acne Treatment in Singapore With Us & Say Hi to a Clear Face!

Get Your Acne Treatment in Singapore With Us & Say Hi to a Clear Face!

At New York Skin Solutions, our consultants understand the importance of clear and healthy skin. Our Activ-Clear Acne Treatment provides a comprehensive solution to tackle skin problems and give you the confidence of smooth and radiant skin.

Read on to understand what acne is and how treatment at New York Skin Solutions can help put an end to acne woes.

What is Acne and How Does It Occur?

Acne is a skin condition caused by clogged hair follicles. These pores are clogged due to a build-up of sebum (oil produced in the skin) and dead skin cells. Hormone changes, comedogenic products (that contain pore-clogging ingredients) and medication are triggers for acne problems and may even exacerbate them.

Acne can be broadly divided into two categories – inflammatory and non-inflammatory. Non-inflammatory acne – blackheads and whiteheads – do not cause swelling. Inflammatory acne is when the clogged hair follicles have skin bacteria festering deep within the pores causing swelling and inflammation.

What are The Different Types of Acne?

1. Blackheads

Blackheads are clogged open pores. Also known as an open comedo, these bumps on the skin are exposed to the air and oxidise, turning the collection of dead skin and oil black. Blackheads are easily managed by maintaining clean skin and regulating the amount of sebum produced.

2. Whiteheads

Whiteheads are similar to blackheads but are considered closed comedones, where the skin covers the clogged pore. Whiteheads can be treated using products with a low concentration of retinol, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide.

3. Papules

Papules occur when the walls surrounding your clogged pores break down from severe inflammation. This results in small and hard red or pink bumps that are tender to the touch.

4. Pustules

Pustules, like papules, form when the walls around your clogged pores break down. These bumps look like whiteheads surrounded by red rings. These pimples contain pus and can cause scarring if picked at or scratched.

5. Nodules

Nodules are solid, raised bumps on the skin. They lie deeper within the skin and occur when clogged, swollen pores are further irritated and grow larger. Prescription medication is required to treat these deep-lying inflammation.

6. Cysts

Cysts are pus-filled pores that lie even deeper in the skin than nodules. These large red or white bumps are a combination of sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria that are often painful to the touch. A cyst is a severe infection that often comes with scarring. Treatment for this type of acne is difficult and requires a visit to a dermatologist.

Can Acne Disappear?

Depending on the severity of the acne, the treatment duration will vary. Non-inflammatory acne can be treated with a combination of a good diet, proper skin care and effective skin products. However, inflammatory acne (such as cysts) requires additional support such as medication prescribed by your dermatologist.

Activ-Clear Acne treatment

The Activ-Clear Acne Treatment targets the underlying factors that contribute to acne. The treatment has been specially designed to not only treat acne breakouts, but also manage oil secretion to prevent future outbreaks. It unclogs and purifies pores, as well as lightens acne scars on your face. It is so effective that you can see visible results after only 90 minutes. Improve your skin condition and manage your acne breakouts by visiting any of New York Skin Solutions’ Singapore outlets.