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Effective treatment against Acne Scars - Your total guide

Effective Treatment Against Acne Scars – Your Total Guide

Introduction: Effective Treatment Against Acne Scars

Acne scars can be a frustrating and persistent skin concern for many individuals, but there are effective treatments available to reduce their appearance. One popular option is microneedling, which uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, promoting collagen production and improving the texture and tone of the skin. Chemical peels and laser therapy are also effective treatments for acne scars. These treatments can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve overall skin health, boosting confidence and self-esteem. With the help of a qualified dermatologist or skincare professional, individuals can find the right treatment option to achieve smoother, clearer, and healthier-looking skin.​Let’s start off with identifying the different common types of acne scars.

  • Ice-pick scars: Deep dot-like scars that are pitted. 
  • Rolling scars: Wavy in appearance, similar to a bumpy road, usually with sloping edges. 
  • Boxcar scars: Similar to rolling scars, but with more obvious, defined edges. 
  • Hypertrophic scars: Scars that protrude from the skin. 

​The icepick scar is the most common type of acne scar. Ice pick scars appear after the formation of an infected cyst, which destroys the skin tissue – leaving behind a long narrow scar. It starts off as a mild form of acne called a comedone, formed when oil from the sebaceous glands mixes with dirt or skin cells in hair follicles, blocking it. 

“A little extra effort now can save you a lot of grief later – effective treatment against acne scars is the key to clear skin.”

Why Am I Developing Acne or Acne Scars?

“When acne forms on your skin, your body’s natural healing processes kick in just like they would for an injury or illness. Acne forms when your skin pores get clogged with too much oil and dead skin cells. Sometimes, it appears close to the surface of the skin – which means it will probably heal after a short time with minimal scarring. When acne is rooted farther down in the skin, though, it takes longer to heal. Because this runs deeper and destroys more of your skin tissue, it often leaves scars.  

Those dark marks you sometimes get after a bad outbreak are a different type of scar. Technically, they’re not scars at all, just changes in pigmentation (a technical term for skin colour). Often, the skin that closes over the wound changes colour, texture, or tone. In other cases, the broken blood vessels from a popped lesion leave a mark on your skin. These are what we usually call “dark marks” or hyperpigmentation

Even if you don’t pop your acne, you may still see dark red or brown marks appear on your skin from, especially deep or inflamed cases. Don’t panic, though: if you held back from popping that pimple, these marks would usually fade within a few months.” 

Those dark marks you sometimes get after a bad outbreak are a different type of scar.

Are there any methods to prevent acne scars?

Preventing acne scars is possible with proper acne management and skincare practices. One of the most important steps in preventing acne scars is to treat acne early and effectively to minimize inflammation and the risk of scarring. This may involve using topical or oral medications prescribed by a dermatologist or skincare professional. It is also essential to avoid picking, squeezing, or popping acne, as this can increase the risk of scarring. Using gentle skincare products and avoiding harsh scrubs or exfoliants can also help prevent irritation and inflammation that can lead to scarring. Additionally, protecting the skin from sun damage with daily sunscreen use can prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, a common cause of acne scars. By taking proactive steps to manage acne and care for the skin, individuals can reduce the risk of acne scars and maintain clear, healthy-looking skin.

Here are some ways which you can prevent acne scars from forming.

Treat acne as soon as it develops

  • The best thing you can do is get skin inflammation levelled out as quickly as time permits.
  • Start treating it immediately, and see your primary care physician promptly if your skin inflammation isn’t showing signs of improvement with over-the-counter skin inflammation medications. 

Reduce inflammation

  • Your goal should always be to calm inflammation and avoid doing anything that will further irritate your skin.
  • Aggressive scrubbing and harsh skincare products should be avoided. 

Don’t squeeze, pop or pick at pimples

  • In your attempt to pop a pimple that’s not ready to be opened, you risk exposing the inner layers of your skin to bacteria and other irritants.
  • This can make it take longer for your pimple to heal, resulting in other pimples and even permanent scarring on your face. 

Always keep your face clean 

  • Your skin has tiny holes called pores that can become blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells, and dirt.
  • When this occurs, you may develop a pimple or “zit.”
  • If your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you may have acne.  

How do I Prevent Pimples?

We highly recommend to practice these self-care activities at home to prevent pimples and clear up your acne. 

  • Cleansing your face twice a day to remove excess oil and dirt. 
  • Using make-up that’s water-based or products that are noncomedogenic (otherwise, not pore-clogging). 
  • DO NOT squeeze pimples- again; we would like to emphasise on the importance of this as it allows the spreads of bacteria and excess oil 
  • As much as possible, do not touch your face. 
  • Stress could cause inflammation too! Take it slow if you could.  
  • It’s always good to wash your hands frequently, especially before applying your daily skincare regime. 
  • Know your skin well – consult a specialist on what works well for your skin. Buy the products that suit your skin- as long as it doesn’t aggravate the skin.
  • Trust us; stress do take a toll on the skin. Take it slow if need be!
It’s always good to wash your hands frequently, especially before applying your daily skincare regime.

My Acne Scars Did Not Go Away. What Can I Do?

​If your acne scars did not go away with time or typical skincare treatments, there are several options that can help improve their appearance. Here are some potential treatments:

  1. Microneedling: Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process and promotes collagen production, helping to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
  2. Chemical peels: Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate the outer layers, revealing smoother, clearer skin underneath. This can help reduce the appearance of acne scars.
  3. Laser therapy: Laser therapy uses targeted beams of light to penetrate the skin, stimulating collagen production and reducing the appearance of acne scars.
  4. Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can fill in depressed acne scars, making them less noticeable.
  5. Surgery: In some cases, surgical procedures such as punch excision or subcision may be recommended to physically remove or lift depressed acne scars.

You can refer to this table for a breakdown of the pros and cons of the various acne scar treatments:

MicroneedlingMinimally invasive, stimulates collagen productionMay require multiple treatments for optimal results
Chemical peelsEffective in reducing appearance of scarsMay cause redness, irritation, and require downtime
Laser therapyPrecise targeting of scars, stimulates collagen productionMay cause redness, swelling, and require downtime
Dermal fillersImmediate results, can fill in depressed scarsResults are temporary and may require repeated treatments
SurgeryCan physically remove or lift depressed scarsInvasive procedure, may require significant downtime
Pros and Cons of Various Acne Scar Treatments

It’s important to consult with a qualified dermatologist or skincare professional to determine the best treatment options for your individual skin concerns. While no treatment can completely eliminate acne scars, these options can help to improve their appearance and boost confidence in one’s skin.

Gold RF Microneedling Facial by Wellaholic

Gold RF Microneedling is a revolutionary skin treatment that delivers dramatic anti-ageing results by combining fractional radiofrequency (RF) with microneedling to effectively treat acne, acne scar, pigmentation, stretch marks & enlarged pores. Gold RF Microneedling can also lift saggy skin and revitalise dull and uneven skin tone.

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What is Gold RF Microneedling Facial Treatment?

If you are looking for an effective method to clear your acne scars, wrinkles or pigmentation, or if you are looking to tighten saggy skin such as jowl lines and nasolabial folds without any invasive surgery, then Gold RF Microneedling is the right treatment for you. Gold RF Microneedling combines two scientifically-proven techniques, microneedling and fractional radiofrequency (RF) to treat a variety of skin conditions. 

  • Gold RF Microneedling uses up to 64 needles to penetrate the skin, releasing RF energy to trigger collagen and elastin production for the ultimate anti-ageing treatment for a clearer complexion and firmer skin.
  • Gold RF Microneedling is a safe, minimally invasive, and extremely effective aesthetic treatment for treating acne scars, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Gold RF Microneedling has the ability to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin using the combination of Microneedling with Radiofrequency, which is the key to new, youthful-looking skin.
  • Gold RF Microneedling has a dermatological treatment has seen extensive positive clinical results. This is an improvement over just doing a Microneedling or Radiofrequency treatment on its own.

Gold RF Microneedling combines radiofrequency with microneedling to stimulate tissue remodelling, thereby triggering the production of collagen.

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What are the Benefits of Gold RF Microneedling Facial?

Gold RF Microneedling has all the skin resurfacing benefits of traditional microneedling, but with the added technology of insulated needles that deliver RF energy to the skin, creating new microchannels linking your skin’s layers.

  • Gold RF Microneedling create tiny wounds in your skin to prompt your body to replace old skin cells with healthy new ones, the RF energy heats deep layers of your dermis to encourage collagen growth and tissue tightening, leading to visibly healthier skin that continues to improve over the following months.
  • Gold RF Microneedling leads to faster cell turnover and quicker results than traditional microneedling.
  • Gold RF Microneedling has a shorter recovery time as compared to traditional microneedling, laser resurfacing treatments and chemical peels. There is also less risk of hyperpigmentation.

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Pricing of Facial Treatments by Wellaholic

Wellaholic believes in providing pricing transparency, and hence all our prices are published and updated on its website. Choose from a single-session plan or choose a multi-session plan for greater discounts. Wellaholic’s facial treatments are generally divided into the following categories: 

Wellaholic Facial Services Comparison

Please click on the menu below to see the pricing for the various facial treatments by Wellaholic. Wellaholic is well-known in the industry for our transparent pricing and no hard selling. In fact, Wellaholic is well-known for not only our transparent and cheap pricing but also without any hidden costs. All prices are nett and inclusive of GST, and are actual prices (i.e. not trial prices).

Why Wellaholic is One of the Best Facial Options in Singapore?

Wellaholic is one of the most popular facial treatments available in Singapore. Our facial treatments are renowned for excellent standards and quality of services, with a team of experienced skincare professionals dedicated to providing top-notch beauty solutions for our clients.

The range of treatments offered by Wellaholic include rejuvenating facials, skin brightening facials and acne clearing facials – all designed to address different skin problems and deliver lasting results. All our treatments use only premium skincare products with natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin yet effective in tackling common issues such as blemishes, uneven skin tone, wrinkles and other signs of ageing.

Which Facial Treatment for My Skin Concern

Reason 1: Wellaholic Offers Comprehensive Facial Services and Expertise

Wellaholic offers 7 different types of facial services for your facial and skin needs. Our facials can be broken down into the following categories:

  • WellaFacial Signature Facial Regime
    • Extensive all-inclusive facial regime that includes the latest technologies.
    • Promote cellular renewal and anti-aging.
    • Ccombines WellaBoost + Microneedling (Face/Neck) + LED Cell Regen Facial to provide multiple benefits at an affordable price.
  • WellaBoost Skin Booster
    • Non-invasive facial skin booster which is injection-free.
    • Combines two different technologies.
    • Infuses the skin with 4 different types of facial serums.
    • Helps to promote the increased hydration, collagen production, skin regeneration and healing
  • Gold RF Microneedling / Microneedling
    • Revolutionary skin treatment that delivers dramatic anti-ageing results.
    • Combines fractional radiofrequency (RF) with microneedling.
    • Effectively treats acne, acne scar, pigmentation, stretch marks & enlarged pores.
    • Lifts saggy skin and revitalises dull and uneven skin tone.
  • LED Cell Regen Facial
    • Uses different wavelengths to target the skin for various beneficial effects.
    • Able to improve skin elasticity, produce collagen, minimise blemishes and pimples.
    • Soothes aggravated skin and even reduce scarring.
  • Elight Unlimited Facial
    • Six-step technology facial backed by scientific research
    • Incorporates various technology treatments (RF, IPL, Diamond Peel microdermabrasion, LED Cell Regeneration, Retinol, REFA facial massage, etc.)
    • Designed as an affordable unlimited monthly package with weekly visits.
    • Brings out the best consistent results in flawless, younger-looking skin.
  • RF V-Lift Facial
    • Uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate sub-dermal collagen production.
    • Reduces appearance of fine lines and loose skin.
    • Induces tissue re-modelling and production of new collagen and elastin.
    • Provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic surgeries.
  • Diamond Peel Facial
    • Non-invasive and mechanical procedure using diamond bits.
    • Helps to remove dead skin cells, dirt and excess oil on the skin surface.
    • Improves the appearance of skin, by revealing younger and radiant skin underneath in an instant.

Reason 2: Wellaholic Has Over 2000 Genuine Customer Reviews & Testimonials

With over 2000 verified positive reviews from customers all over Singapore and beyond, Wellaholic continues to be the go-to destination for those seeking out professional beauty and wellness treatments.

The reviews received by Wellaholic are reflective of their commitment to customer satisfaction. Customers consistently cite friendly staff with excellent knowledge and professionalism as a highlight of the experience at Wellaholic. Furthermore, customers have commented on the wide range of treatments available at competitive prices – giving people access to premium services without having to break the bank!

Reason 3: Wellaholic Facial Package Prices are Transparent and Affordable with No Hidden Costs

Wellaholic believes in publishing our prices online affordably and with no hidden costs. Customers can expect to pay only for the treatments provided instead of being surprised by additional fees or charges at the end of their facial session.

We have always been committed to providing quality services and products at reasonable prices. Our pricing structure is designed in such a way that customers can easily compare different packages available according to their budget and needs. This makes Wellaholic the ideal choice for both budget-conscious individuals as well as those seeking luxurious pampering sessions without breaking the bank.

Wellaholic has Won Numerous Awards for our Facial Treatments

Wellaholic has been recognised as a leader of both RF microneedling and microneedling, winning annual awards, such as the Best Microneedling Treatment by Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019. Wellaholic has also won the Best Microneedling award by Beauty Insider Beauty & Wellness Awards from 2018 to 2023.

Wellaholic Awards over the Years

Wellaholic is a premium aesthetic chain in Singapore that offers a wide range of top-quality services. We specialize in hair removal, facials, hair regrowth, teeth whitening, slimming treatments, and more. With eight outlets in Singapore, we are experts in aesthetics, offering advanced treatments like microneedling, permanent hair removal, fat freeze, and body sculpting, designed to deliver long-lasting results.

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