Cystic Acne Treatment
Effective Acne Treatment in Singapore
What is Cystic Acne?
Cystic acne is an inflammatory type of acne that causes bumps deep under the skin that are red and painful.
Commonly appears on the face, back and chest.
Cystic acne is common in Singapore due to the hot and humid weather.
Cystic Acne vs Conventional Acne
Cystic Acne is Deeper:
Cystic Acne is deeper than other types of acne, like blackheads and whiteheads.
Cystic Acne is More Intensely Inflammed:
Normal pimples are small inflamed bumps on the face.
When these bumps become more infected, a large pus-filled cavity forms deep inside the skin. This results in cystic acne.
If the cyst bursts, the infection may spread to the surrounding area and cause more breakouts.
What are the complications of Cystic Acne?
Cystic acne damages your skin and causes permanent scarring.
Common acne scars include depressed pits, ice pick scars, sometimes hypertrophic scars and keloids.
The severe form of cystic acne is known as acne conglobata.
Cystic Acne Treatment in Singapore
Sozo Aesthetic Clinic offers the most effective treatments to bring cystic acne quickly under control.
We have one of the most comprehensive suite of Cystic Acne treatments in Singapore:
Medical Skincare and Facials
Oral Acne Medications
We use oral antibiotics to quickly keep the inflammation under control.
These medications are effective but also have side-effects. As such, these oral treatments should be used under the proper guidance of your doctor.
From $60 for 1 month supply of basic medications.
Sebaceous Gland Treatment
If acne often reoccurs on the same area or spot, it is often the same pore that is blocked and infected.
We perform AGNES treatment to destroy the affected sebaceous glands. This prevents them from getting blocked in future. A permanent cure for acne!
With up to 3 sessions of AGNES, you can expect 80-90% reduction of acne. One of the most effective cystic acne treatment in Singapore.
From $750 for AGNES trial.
Corticosteroid Anti-Acne Injections
Corticosteroid injection is suitable for large, painful and inflammed acne cyst. The acne cyst is directly injected with anti-inflammatory medication, and you will find quick relief in the symptoms over the next few days.
Repeated treatments may be necessary at intervals of 4 weeks if the cysts are stubborn.
From $50 per injection.
Drainage of Cyst
When there is accumulation of pus from a large cyst, it is necessary to drain it out.
It brings quick relief of pain and discomfort.
Healing also takes place much faster.
From $80 per cyst.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes Cystic Acne?
Oil glands that keep your skin moist are attached to your pores, which is where hair grows and dead skin cells are eliminated. All types of acne pop up when your pores get plugged with oil and dead skin. With cystic acne, bacteria trapped deep in your pores cause inflammation—i.e., redness, swelling, and pain.
There are lots of different factors that increase the risk of cystic acne.
For some people it’s genetic, for others it’s hormonal.
Because cystic acne is linked to testosterone, men tend to be slightly more susceptible. For women, acne can get worse around menstrual cycles.
Does diet trigger Cystic Acne?
A lot of studies have tried to look at diet and acne.
One study linked acne to skim milk, while others have tied it to eating too many sugary foods.
When do most people get Cystic Acne and how long does it last?
Cystic acne is strongly linked to hormones; an estimated 85 percent of the time it hits around hormone-heavy puberty and tends to stick around until your 20s.
But it is not uncommon to see women and men in their 40s who have cystic acne, even for the first time.
In fact, a growing number of women in their 30s, 40s and 50s are getting acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatologists.
In women, hormonal changes that happen during pregnancy can trigger cystic acne later in life.
PCOS, a hormonal imbalance where the body makes more testosterone-like hormones behind cystic acne, is another common cause.
Even menopause rarely causes cystic acne due to hormonal fluctuations. Hormonal-linked acne usually appears around the jawline and the mouth, he adds.
How do I get rid of Cystic Acne scars?
If you do end up with cystic acne scars, lots of treatments can help reduce or eliminate them, including chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and micro needling.
For more severe cystic acne scars that are deeply tethered down, another more invasive procedure known as subcision involves using a needle to physically break down the scar tissue.
For more information on Acne Scar treatments that are customised for your skin.