Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that is seen by doctors. Acne flares can affect both men and women from young teenagers to even those in the older age group.
1. How does Acne form?
Acne is caused by the accumulation of excess oil and sebum which leads to clogged pores. When these pores are infected by bacteria, it leads to inflammation and infection which causes your acne outbreak.
2. What are the common areas affected by acne?
Acne most commonly affects the facial region but can also affect the chest or back areas.
3. What are the common ways to treat acne?
There are several ways you can treat acne, ranging from topical medications, oral antibiotics or oral retinoids.
Therapies such as the Theraclear Acne Treatment is also useful in helping to fight active acne that requires faster resolution or for acne that has not responded well to the other treatments.
4. How does Theraclear work?
The Theraclear system is an acne treatment combined system that works via a light and vacuum system. This can help with fast and reduced redness for active and inflamed acne.
It works by removing dead skin cells and sebum from the clogged pores and reducing the surrounding redness of the skin
5. How long does the procedure take?
The benefit of the Therclear procedure is that it is a fast and painless procedure which only takes 10 to 15 minutes.
6. Is the procedure painful?
You may feel a slight warm sensation as well as the gentle suction pressure that comes from the machine. There is otherwise no pain.
7. How soon can you see results?
It depends on the severity of your acne, to begin with. People with more severe active acne may see results after 4 – 6 sessions, while people with milder acne may see results after fewer sessions.
8. Any downtime for this treatment?
You may experience mild redness over the treatment areas right after treatment is completed. But this will resolve quickly. There is otherwise no downtime for this treatment.
Theraclear Acne Treatment is available in our DUO Galleria Branch. We accept both appointments and walk-in.
Dr Tan and Partners @DUO Galleria
Main Doctor: Dr Michelle Chia
7 Fraser Street B3-18, DUO Galleria (Bugis MRT), Singapore 189356
Telephone: +65 6976 5023
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday & Friday
9.00am – 8.00pm
9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Sunday and Public Holiday – Closed