Acne Treatment Singapore


Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. Acne affects the face the most, but it can also affect the back, chest, and shoulders. It is not a dangerous skin condition but it can result in permanent skin scarring if left untreated.

Causes of Acne Breakouts

Acne can be caused or triggered by multiple factors. Often, the exact cause of an acne breakout is unknown. Here are some common causes of acne breakouts.


  • Fluctuation in hormone levels during puberty may lead to excessive oil production in your skin resulting in acne breakouts. 
  • Hormonal changes during menstrual cycles may cause acne breakouts. 
  • Hormone-related medical conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome may increase risks of having acne.


  • Family history or inherited skin types may increase risks of acne. 


  • Abnormal level of male hormones found in traditional medicine.
  • Anabolic steroids used by body-builders 
  • Hormonal contraception may increase chances of acne breakouts.

General Skin Hygiene

  • Ignoring overall skin hygiene may put you at risk of having acne
  • Sleeping overnight with make-up on tends to clog the skin and result in acne breakouts.

Unnecessary skin manipulation such as pimple squeezing

  • Bad habit of squeezing or picking acne with  contaminated hands and home equipment can lead to worsening of acne or new acne. 


  • Consuming diet with high amount of sugar and fat may lead to increased risks of inflammatory skin conditions such as acne.

How to Treat Acne?

The main aim of treating acne is to prevent permanent acne scars. Therefore, acne should be treated as early as possible. If you wait around for too long, it may become more difficult to treat in the future, and you may develop long term acne scars.

Depend of the acne severity, your doctor might recommend one of the following treatments:

Topical Treatment

  • Topical creams such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and topical antibiotics are suitable for mild acne.
  • Depending on the skin type, more than 1 topical creams may sometimes be required to address acne issue.

Oral Medications

  • For more severe acne, oral medications may usually be required. Oral medications such as oral antibiotics, oral isotretinoin and contraceptive pills are effective in treating acne. 
  • It is important to follow the doctor’s instruction carefully while taking oral medications for acne.


  • For big and swollen acne like cystic acne, injection treatment is sometimes required to reduce the inflammation quickly to prevent unsightly acne scars.

Aesthetic Treatments 

  • Acne Laser works well in addition to topical and oral medications. It can be done on a regular basis to keep excess oil and breakouts at bay.
  • In cases of frequent acne breakouts, cleansing your face at home may not be sufficient. Most acne patients may benefit from a medical-grade exfoliative facial treatment, such as hydrafacial, to thoroughly cleanse the face and eliminate infected clogged pores. 

Acne Treatment in Singapore

Acne Treatment in Singapore

Acne may take time to clear up even with appropriate treatment. Following that, you may require maintenance treatment to keep it under control. Therefore, it is critical to consult a doctor for advice and have a regular doctor treating your acne consistently so that your progress can be closely monitored.

Cost of Acne Treatment in Singapore

Acne treatment cost in Singapore is very variable because it largely depends on your acne severity and the types of treatment you require. Here is a breakdown of estimated cost of acne treatment at SOL Aesthetics Medical Clinic for reference.

Topical medication – approximately $30 – $100

Oral medication – approximately $60 – $200

Lasers and energy device – approximately $300 – $500

Acne facial – approximately $200 – $400

Pre-treatment Consultation

We advise patients to have a diagnosis and consultation session with our doctor before starting your acne treatment journey. Our doctor will discuss in-depth regarding your skin condition and provide a suitable procedure. 

You can make your appointment here.

*Disclaimer: The content provided is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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