What is Acne, What Causes It?

Acne is also called pimple. It is a chronic skin disease involving excessive oily skin, blockage and inflammation of the pores. There is colonization of bacteria, Propionibacterium acnes, which lives on sebum.
Acne can occur on the face, and also the back and chest. It affects mainly adolescent, however, in many cases, it can persist into adulthood.

A person who has pimple often suffers from other skin problem such as oily skin, open pores, and scarring. 

Simple Tips in Your Life to Improve Your Acne Problem

1.     Adequate Sleep

  • A good sleep enhances your body healing process and detoxification.

2.     Exercise                     

  • Regular work out improves your stress level and balances your hormones.

3.     Avoid Sugary Food and Processed Food

  • High sugar diet or processed food cause hormone imbalance in your body. It increases oily production and promote inflammation.

4.     Do Not Pick or Squeeze Your Pimple

  • Picking & squeezing pimple can spread the infection, leading to wide spread inflammation and scar formation.

5.     Avoid Milk Intake

  • Milk contains animal protein and hormones, which can worsen your pimple problem.

6.     Take More Natural Anti-Oxidants

  • Food such as berries, green vegetables, green tea is high in anti-oxidants. It reduces inflammation, and regulates our immune system.

A Personalized Treatment Tailored to Individual Need

We provide various therapeutic techniques to patients suffering from acne according to their skin condition, severity, expectation, and budget. The aims of the treatment are to reduce bacterial growth, reduce skin oiliness, improve skin quality, reduce inflammation, and improve scar appearance.

1/ Skin Care Products

The skin care products used by us are chosen by our doctors to address specific acne problem that is often accompanied by oily skin. Our products are simple step treatment used for pore cleansing, exfoliation, and reduction of bacterial growth. It serves as treatment maintenance.


2/ Fruitic Acid Peel 
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Our fruitic acid peel contains a patented carrier solution, which enhanced skin penetration and uniform absorption of the active ingredients. This leading peeling technology reduces skin surface trauma, shortens downtime, and increased the therapeutic effects. Patient can usually go back to work immediately after the treatment.

3/ Medication

In some condition where the acne is moderate or severe, oral or topical medication may be prescribed by our doctors. The medical treatment can be combined with other treatment modalities to improve the effectives. The medication used is safe and approved by FDA.

4/ Intense Pulsed Light Therapy 
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IPL therapy for mild to moderate acne problem is becoming widely recognized as an effective solution.
During the treatment, short pulses of light are emitted onto your skin. Specific wavelengths of light are used to target the sebaceous glands that contribute to the pimple problem, as well as the bacteria in the skin.
Besides clearing up the active pimple, it has additional benefit of improving the appearance of pimple scarring. By reducing the scar redness and dark spots, IPL significantly reduces the visibility of the scars, giving a more uniform skin appearance.
The downtime is minimal, and patient usually can go back to work immediately after the treatment.

5/ Fractional Laser Resurfacing Therapy (for Acne Scar) 
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Acne scar is formed by fibrous tissue underneath the scar. Laser treatment effectively removes the scar tissue, stimulate collagen production, and improve the overall scar appearance.
The laser is fractionated and targeted. It does not cause excessive damage to the surrounding skin, therefore it shortens the downtime.

6/ Microneedling Rejuvenation

It involves multiple tiny needles puncturing the skin to stimulate collagen production, promoting skin cells renewal and scar reduction. The downtime is minimal, and most of the patients can go back to work on the next day.

7/ Platelet-Riched Plasma (PRP) Therapy 
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PRP is an exciting new technique using your own blood to stimulate healing of your body.  It is a method to harvest platelets from your own blood. The platelets contain various growth factors and cytokines. They are released from platelets once activated.
This treatment best suits for patients with persistently stubborn acne problem, in which the skin had been damaged by repeated trauma, inflammation, and infection.
When PRP is injected back into your skin, the skin begins a natural healing process. It reduces the inflammation, clearing pimple lesions, maintaining the skin quality and improves appearance of the acne scars.
It is highly recommended as add-on treatment to other treatment to give the most effective approach to acne related problem.

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