Top 5 Acne Scar Treatment Singapore

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Complete List of the Best Acne Scar Treatment in Singapore 

Acne scars are a common problem among Singaporeans, it doesn’t matter whether they are young or old. It can be a hassle, and more than often, hurt our self-esteem and make us extremely self-conscious about our appearances. As someone who suffered from acne scars before, I could understand the feeling. For the past few years, I have searched high and low for the best treatments to get rid of these undesirable marks. And after much research and first-hand experiences, I compiled a list of highly effective acne scar treatment Singapore so that you do not have to do extensive research yourself. 

 

Different Types of Acne Scars 

Before that, let’s delve into the different types of acne scars to help you understand which treatment is more suited for you. The most common type of scars are atrophic scars namely; boxcar acne scars, ice pick acne scars and rolling acne scars. All of which are formed when there is a  lack of collagen to restore the destroyed skin tissues during the healing processes. In other words, your skin lack regenerative abilities to recover fully, hence forming depressions.

Boxcar acne scars 

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boxcar acne scar

Boxcar acne scars are broad and have box-like depression with well-defined edges. It is usually formed by widespread acne on the thicker layer of the skin.

Icepick acne scars 

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ice pick acne scar

Icepick acne scars are narrower and deeper that indent towards the dermis layer of the skin. It is commonly formed as a result of cystic or inflammations in the pores.

Rolling acne scars 

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rolling acne scar

Rolling acne scars look like waves that unlike boxcar scars, do not have a well defined edge. It makes the skin look bumpy and wrinkly. This happens when the body couldn’t produce enough collagen to fully recover it though enough to regenerate some skin tissues. 

Hypertrophic and keloid acne scars

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keloid acne scar

Unlike atrophic scars, another common type of scar is keloid acne scars. This happens when instead of forming depressions, the scars appear as little lumps of scar tissues where the acne once was. These scars can appear bigger than your acne. It is commonly formed when too much skin protein is produced during the healing process.

 

5 Acne Scar Treatment Singapore

Now that we have understood the different acne scars, here are the top 5 acne scar treatment in Singapore that can help you with different types of scars.

Microdermabrasion 

Microdermabrasion is a popular acne scar treatment in Singapore that can treat mild to moderate depressed acne scars that lie flat against the epidermis layer such as boxcar and rolling acne scars. Therefore it is not suitable for ice pick scars which are deeper into the dermis layer. 

Microdermabrasion works by exfoliating and removing the skin on the surface, creating a more even, clear skin texture as well as getting rid of surface-level acne scars.Your skin may become noticeably smoother even after one treatment. 5- 12 sessions are needed to achieve optimal results depending on your skin condition. What you can expect at the end of the program is a smoother skin texture and improved scars that are much less visible. Not to mention that results are permanent!

Most suitable for boxcar acne scars, rolling acne scars 
Price range $80 – $250 
Results Smoother skin texture and less visible scarring
Lightening of dark spots 
Side effects Mild tenderness, swelling and redness 
Key benefits 
  • Affordable 
  • Minimal pain
  • Effective for mild acne scars
  • Pore cleansing 

Acne Scar Treatment Singapore: Microneedling

Microneedling works best for depressed scars (boxcar, rolling and ice pick acne scars) rather than raised scars (keloid acne scars). This has to do with its collagen-inducing effects. 

As mentioned, atrophic scars formed due to a lack of collagen in the healing process. Therefore, microneedling works by using fine needles to prick your skin. This will stimulate collagen production so your skin regenerates fully. Typically, only one session is needed. However, results may take awhile to show because it takes time for your skin to produce collagen, and for the skin to heal. You can expect to see improvements and less visible depressions. It also helps to prevent more acne scars from forming. However, be mentally prepared for some needle pricking!

Most suitable forboxcar acne scars, rolling acne scars, ice pick scars
Price range$180 – $700
ResultsSmoother skin texture and less visible depression
Side effectsInflammation, bruising and redness
Key benefits
  • Safe for thin and sensitive skin
  • Safe for dark skin tone
  • Stimulate collagen from within

Acne Scar Treatment Singapore: Chemical peels

Another acne scar treatment in Singapore is chemical peel. Chemical peels are suitable for both atrophic scars and hypertrophic scars because of its many benefits. .

It works by removing the top layer of the skin, allowing new and healthy skin to form. Chemical peel is more effective at exfoliation than physical exfoliators because of the chemical used. Additionally, it not only kills and removes dead skin cells at the surface to remove excess scar tissues (keloid scars), but the intentional damage also stimulates collagen. Similar to microneedling, but without needles, the collagen product can enhance the skin’s regenerative abilities, and fill out depression scars. 

You can expect to see smoother skin texture and tone. Moreover, it  helps lighten the areas where hypertrophic scars are formed. Overall you can see improved appearance in scars and better skin quality. 

Most suitable for All atrophic scars and hypertrophic scars 
Price range $100 – $300 
Results Smoother skin texture and less visible depression
Side effects Persistent redness, temporary hyperpigmentation
Key benefits 
  • Affordable 
  • Unclogging of pores to prevent future breakouts
  • Stimulate collagen 
  • Faster results 

Rejuran S 

Rejuran S is suitable for all types of atrophic scars (boxcar, rolling and ice pick) because of its collagen inducing effects as well. 

Being one of the most popular acne scar treatment in Singapore now, Rejuran S is  a more concentrated version of Rejuran Healer. It contains the patented ingredient PDRN, and is specially designed to treat acne scars. 

Rejuran S works by stimulating collagen production and boost skin healing. Being more viscous and thicker, it also ‘fills’ up acne scars to give an immediate improvement in appearance after just one session. Ultimately, the long term effect is the production of collagen that helps to regenerate skin and fully recover from acne. 

You can expect a well rejuvenated skin and smoother texture after 3-4 sessions of Rejuran S. Results are permanent and it also has higher efficacy compared to other treatments.

Most suitable for boxcar acne scars, rolling acne scars, ice pick scars 
Price range $68 – $98/ml 
Results Smoother skin texture, rejuvenated skin, improved appearance of scars 
Side effects Little red bumps, redness and slight swelling 
Key benefits 
  • Suitable for asian skin 
  • Popular in kbeauty 
  • Patented ingredient 
  • Stimulate collagen 
  • Faster results 

Pico laser 

Another acne scar treatment in Singapore is Pico laser. Pico laser is a non-ablative laser that can treat both atrophic scars and hypertrophic scars. If you are looking for a minimally invasive treatment that can give you quick and guaranteed results, Pico laser might be the one you are looking for. 

Pico laser works by using radiofrequency energy to penetrate ultra-short pulses deep into the skin layer safely with great precision. This is why it has a shorter recovery time and has more effective results. Its energy is enough to shatter pigmented and damaged cells to make it easier for the body to flush out the particles. It is proven to be one of the safest laser treatments. 

You will typically need only 2-3 sessions to see optimal results. After which, you will see significant improvement in your acne scar after 1-2 months of recovery. 

Most suitable for All atrophic scars and hypertrophic scars
Price range $1000 – $1500 
Results Smoother skin texture, improved appearance of scars, lightening of dark spots  
Side effects Little red bumps, redness and slight swelling 
Key benefits 
  • Stimulate collagen 
  • Faster results 
  • Safe and precise 

 

Acne Scar Treatment Singapore: Final Thoughts 

What works for me may not work for you. Therefore, it is important to understand your skin condition and how severe your problem is before making a decision. I would also recommend you to consult a doctor as professionals always give you the best advice. 

After reading about my top 5 best acne treatments in Singapore, which will you choose? 

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