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Last updated on May 6th, 2019 at 1:32 am

Cystic Acne Treatment Singapore

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

Medical skincare and medi-facial treatments like HydraFacial MD soothe your skin and reduce acne inflammation.

They also help to reduce the clogging of pores and prevent new pimples.

From $150 for HydraFacial MD.


Lasers are useful for cystic acne treatment in Singapore as they help to target bacteria, reduce inflammation and prevents re-occurrence. 

We use the NdYAG laser, the Gold Toning anti-redness laser, and the Fractional CO2 laser to promote healing of cystic acne.

From $180 per session.

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 3 sessions of AGNES, you can expect up to 80-90% reduction of acne. One of the most effective cystic acne treatment in Singapore.

From $750 for AGNES trial.

Anti-Acne Injections

Anti-acne injection is suitable for large, painful and inflamed acne cysts.

We inject an anti-inflammatory medication to give you quick relief of your symptoms.

Your acne cysts will reduce in size, discomfort and redness over the next 1-3 days.

If your acne cysts persist, repeat treatments may be necessary after 4 weeks.

From $50 per injection.

Drainage of Acne Cyst

Cystic acne can result in a large accumulation of pus.

When a large cyst is formed, the best treatment is to drain the infected acne cyst using a tiny needle. 

This treatment is well-tolerated by most patients. There is minimal pain.

In fact, drainage of your acne cysts improves your pain and swelling very quickly. 

This facilitates faster healing and minimises the risk of permanent scarring. 

From $80 per cyst.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes Cystic Acne in Singapore?

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 in Singapore.

Common factors for cystic acne are genetic and hormonal.

Because cystic acne is linked to testosterone, men tend to be slightly more susceptible.

For women, acne can get worse around menstrual cycles.

How much does cystic acne treatment cost/ price in Singapore?

Cost of Cystic acne treatment in Singapore starts from the price of $50 for acne injection. 

A customised approach gives you the best acne removal results.

Enquire for a price quote for your cystic acne treatment in Singapore.

Does diet trigger Cystic Acne?

A lot of studies have researched for correlation between diet and acne in Singapore.

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?

Cystic acne can cause severe acne scars.

Thankfully, there are a lot of treatments that can help to improve or eliminate acne scars.

This includes subcision, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and radio-frequency with micro-needling.

For more severe cystic acne scars that are deeply tethered down, subcision is required to physically break down the scar tissue.

For more information on Acne Scar treatments that are customised for your skin.

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 Sozo Aesthetic Clinic
1 Raffles Place #05-12/13
One Raffles Place (Shopping Mall)
Singapore 048616
 6935 1811
 9610 5102

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