1 in 4 men and 1 in 2 women are affected by acne in Singapore. With the country’s hot and humid weather, it makes it more challenging to manage this acne skin problem. But this does not mean that it cannot be solved. Walking down the streets of Singapore, you can easily spot many with great skin these days. But what makes one acne-laden and the other smooth and clear?
What causes Acne?
Most people develop acne vulgaris in their teens or twenties. Genetic factor plays a huge role. It is also often multifactorial, simplified to four easy-to-understand points below.
- Seborrhoea – partly due to increased androgen (male hormones)
- Comedo formation
- Colonization of pilosebaceous unit (pores) with P. Acne. Bacteria.
With it simplified, it makes this skin condition much more comfortable to tackle and manage.
Be patient it takes time…
It is essential to understand that the process of acne formation starts from microcomedones, and that takes about 10-12 weeks before it becomes the visible full-blown inflammatory acne. Therefore, be patient when you are trying to treat acne condition. Do not expect miracles to happen, and remain optimistic.
How to treat it?
Most people are familiar with the over-the-counter topicals, and if you are keen to take oral medication, consult with a doctor is very accessible in Singapore. The options are countless these days. But, the more time and cost-effective solution would nevertheless be lasers and light therapy. It would save you from all the miffy sides effects of the topicals and orals medication.
Lasers and Light Therapy
Lets cut the chase and talk about the solution that makes the difference. Pore Perfection Program is designed to treat the pilosebaceous unit (the skin pores) that is the fundamental problems to all acnes. This treatment helps to go straight down into the pores and grooves where the culprit of the acne sits. At the same time, it kills off the nasty bacterias organisms living on the skin and treats the scars from the previous acne by stimulating the skin to produce collagen, says Dr Mavis Pak, Aesthetic Physician at SW1 Clinic.
Vbeam Perfecta is the most advanced Pulsed Dye Laser Technology; Gold standard FDA approved machine that treats all the red looking skin and inflammatory looking skin. Backed by countless researched and scientific articles, it is well-proven to be an effective solution. A laser is by far the fastest way to get rid of all the pesky red scars.
Facials and spas
Facials are not bullshitting, which many practical-thinking Singapore would claim. With the stressful climate in this country, and the long working hours and high expectations, there is a severe lack in the notion of self-care or wellness. Facial and spas treatment does not just help with treating the condition that you are aiming at safely and comfortably. It helps promote this sense of well-being, with lots of positive vibes in the process. Half the battle won when your mind is in the right place. Over at SW1 spa, you can kick back and relax in the aesthetically pleasing interiors, with the trusted beauty sages taking care of you with the royalty treatment that you deserve.