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Finding the right pimples and acne scars treatment can be a challenge. The reason is simple enough. Not every treatment is suitable for you because both pimples and acne scars are unique to each person. Some people suffer from multiple types of acne and a combination of ice pick scars, boxcar scars, or rolling scars. In many cases, it’s a combination of pimples and scar types that may require a multimodal treatment approach.

But you don’t really have to worry.  The right diagnosis with an experienced doctor can easily lead you to the best acne scar and acne treatment solution for your skin.


Why Is Early Treatment of Acne Important?

Acne can develop at any age, especially during the teenage years. However, acne can strike at will, whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or beyond. In women, pregnancy and menstrual cycles are known to trigger acne attacks due to an increase in hormone level. Without proper treatment at the earlier stage, anyone can be a potential target of acne and acne scars.

How Acne is Formed

The problem begins when your sebaceous glands shift to overdrive mode. The hyperactive glands start producing more sebum than your skin needs. This excess sebum or body oil, combines with dead skin cells and clogs the hair follicles or pores. These clogged pores are an open invitation for bacteria to breed.  This unhygienic cocktail of oil, dead skin cells and bacteria causes irritation, skin inflammation and infection. As a result, pimples or red bumps, often filled with pus, begin to sprout on your skin. Before you realise it, you are stuck with acne. 

How Acne Scars is Formed

Acne scars form when lesions such as papules, pustules or cysts, get inflamed and infected. When these inflamed lesions ‘pop’ or burst, the follicle walls get damaged or ripped apart. The contents of the ruptured lesions seep into the surrounding skin tissues and damage them. 

The larger and deeper breaks in the follicle wall cause substantial skin damage. Hence, depressed scars formed. As part of its efforts to heal the injured dermis, the skin develops new collagen fibers to repair the skin. Due to insufficient collagen production, the skin fails to regain its original smoothness and flawless tone.

Post Inflammatory Erythema (PIE) also known as red acne marks occurs when blood flow is cut off during inflammation. The red or pink marks on the skin can be caused by inflammation, dilation of the blood vessels, or damage to the blood vessels. Erythema is more likely to occur as your skin thins as it heals. 

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) develops when the skin becomes inflamed as a result of a wound or pimple. In the healing process, the skin produces too much melanin, which darkens and discolours the skin. Even after the wound has completely healed, this discolouration remains. Furthermore, picking or popping a pimple can result in PIH since it increases inflammation.

Radiofrequency Microneedling Treatment for Acne Scars

The available wealth of information on pimples and acne scar treatments makes it difficult to understand what’s best for your particular condition. This is primarily because not every acne scar treatment is suitable for all patients. Treatments vary just as acne scars differ from person to person. Therefore, a detailed consultation and assessment is important before choosing the suitable acne treatment for your skin. 

The exhaustive range of acne scar treatments includes chemical peels, TCA, fractional Erbium Yag, fractional CO2 laser, dermal fillers, ablative radiofrequency and radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. Studies indicate that Radiofrequency acne scar treatment scores over many of the conventional acne scar treatments available. Apart from reducing the sebum production, radiofrequency treatment also helps damaged skin tissues to regenerate more effectively without damaging the surrounding skin tissues. Researchers have also shown that the risk of developing PIH during treatment for acne scars with CO2 laser is up to 40%, while the risk of developing PIH during RF treatment is 5% to 8%. That’s why RF is the preferred choice treatment to tackle acne inflammations and scars.

How does Radiofrequency Microneedling Work on Acne Scars?

The RF microneedling device is armed with a numerous small and fine needles that are  customised to deliver heat energy of 40 to 60°C directly to the papillary dermis.

During the procedure, the microneedles help to break down the skin fibrosis in a controlled manner. Thereafter, the skin begins to produce collagen and rebuilds the damage done to the connective tissue, which will help improve the scarring.

Improved skin hydration levels and decreased levels of PIH are the additional takeaways from this treatment. The best part is that the longitudinal treatment allows specific targeting of the damaged skin cells.

Benefits of Radiofrequency Microneedling

Ablative Radiofrequency and Radiofrequency microneedling treatments are comprehensive modalities that can treat a host of skin conditions.  From acne, acne scars, melasma, hyperpigmentation, enlarged skin pores, to uneven skin tone, and texture. It can also help to reverse the effects of ageing by erasing wrinkles and rejuvenating the skin.

Asian skin types are exposed to lower risk of PIH with RF treatments
Shorter Downtime as compared to Er Yag and CO2 lasers
Improved Overall Skin Health
Repairs and strengthen basement membrane

Other Acne Scars & Acne Treatment Available

Acne scars are complex skin conditions with causes that go beyond cosmetic issues. While factors such as hormonal activity, genetic makeup, and stress play a part in the development of acne, the solutions go beyond skin-deep. Moreover, not everyone’s acne scars can be treated the same way. Effectively treating acne scars calls for identifying the root causes and addressing them. Assessment and diagnosis of the root causes of acne are an integral aspect of acne medical treatment. Thus, a customized multi-modal approach based on medical principles can help deliver effective treatment for acne.

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Oral & Topical Medication

Topical medications can help to kill acne bacteria effectively. Oral medications for acne are also called systemic treatments because they are absorbed throughout your entire body. Suitable for moderate and severe acne, they're only available with a prescription from your doctor. These drugs are commonly used to treat acne that is persistent and difficult to treat. Each medicine comes with its own risks and benefits. It's important to speak to your doctor to make sure you treat your acne safely and effectively.

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Express Acne MediFacial Treatment (45mins)

This customized medical skin peel acne facial treatments targets the epidermal layer of the skin, to eliminate the dead skin and bacteria hidden in the skin. This treatment can also control active sebum production and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Expect a smoother complexion with a glowing effect. Chemically formulated medical peel is most effective for dull and acne-prone skin. This treatment can also help reduce inflammation and slow down future acne breakouts.


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Signature Acne Medi-Facial (90mins)

This eight-step signature medical acne facial uses high-quality medical-grade products designed to deep cleanse the face, exfoliate the skin and allow the dead skin cells to shed more effectively. It eliminates factors causing acne, including excess sebum production, clogged pores, Propionibacterium acnes (P.acnes), redness and inflammation. Ensoul Signature Acne Medi-Facial can effectively help clear your current acne and prevent future breakouts. 


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Ultrasound Acne Skin Repair

This therapy uses ultrasound technology to stimulate blood circulation, activate fibroblasts, reduce inflammation, aids cell repair and skin regeneration. It also helps strengthen skin immunity and reduce bad enzymes (known as Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) concentrations) that manifest themselves in acne. This Ultrasound Acne Skin Repair Therapy is also suitable for individuals with sensitive skin.


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S. Acne Scar Microneedling Treatment 
Ensoul's S. Acne Treatment is suitable for individuals with acne, scarring, and post-acne marks - also known as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH). This U.S. FDA-approved treatment uses ultrafine microneedles to transmit targeted pulsed radiofrequency energy to the basement membrane and dermis to minimize pores, control oil production, break down scar tissue, remodel the collagen and reduce scar appearance.

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PIH Laser Therapy

Ensoul's extensive range of laser treatments uses a combination of customised lasers to treat acne, mild scarring, and PIH (brown and red acne marks). For active acne, this treatment helps unclog pores, reduce sebum production, and destroy P.acnes. It also helps to clear existing breakouts, reduces future outbreaks and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Other benefits of this treatment include:

  • Lighten acne marks;
  • Enhance uneven skin tone and texture;
  • Stimulate collagen production; and
  • Improve acne scarring.
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Xtensive Microneedling Scar Repair
Formation of atrophic acne scars occurs due to insufficient production of collagen during the skin-healing process. Many acne patients suffer from a variety of scarring that ranges from icepick, and boxcar, to rolling scars. Dual radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling procedure is designed to deliver greater RF energy deeper and more precisely to the target areas through gold microneedles. The controlled energy delivered to the dermis by the micro-needles encourage the growth factors such as collagen and fibroblast, during the healing process. The micro needles also break down the scar tissue, and is effective for treating skin surface issues like scars, wrinkles, laxity, uneven tone and texture.
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Intensif RF Microneedling for Severe Scars

This is a more intense and deeper non-surgical treatment for servere acne scarring that delivers greater energy through non-insulated motorized microneedles. These micro-needles have adjustable depths to target the entire dermis. Through its ability to target the deeper layers of the skin, it activates the skin's innate ability to heal itself through the production of new collagen and elastin. This results in a reduction of acne scars.

Combined with the proprietary Fractional Pulse Mode technology, the treatment is able to deliver more heat safely and consistently to the dermis later for better collagen remodeling. The treatment is safe, comfortable and requires little downtime. 

Learn More on What We Can Do to Treat Acne

Our Doctors 

Led by Dr. Kenneth Thean, Ensoul Medical Clinic is an accredited Medical Aesthetic Clinic that has been serving both local and expatriate communities in Singapore for over 30 years. Situated in the heart of town (Orchard), the clinic is well-equipped, comfortable, and protects privacy, while being accessible to all.

Alongside Dr. Kenneth Thean, is Dr. Chiam Chiak Teng, who specialises in treating hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne and acne scars, in addition to other medical and cosmetic dermatological conditions. 

Everyone's skin is different; therefore, not all treatments are suitable for your skin. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Using our plethora of over 50 lasers and energy-based devices, we are able to ensure that each patient receives the treatment that is appropriate for their condition through our customized treatment protocol

Get in touch with our skin doctors to learn more about your condition and what treatment options are right for you. 


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