How to Get Rid of Acne

WHAT IS ACNE?

Acne is inflammation of the sebaceous (oil) glands of the skin. At first these glands become blocked (blackheads and whiteheads) and then inflammation can lead to red bumps (papules), yellow heads (pustules), and even deep, tender cysts.

Acne is a common disorder of adolescence. It appears usually on the face, but can extend onto neck, chest and back.

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF ACNE? 痤疮的原因是什么?

Acne is related to the increase in the levels of the male hormones during puberty in both sexes. Although the increase in hormone levels is normal, some people seem more sensitive to it.

Bacteria on the skin grow in the blocked gland and release fatty acids, which are irritating and set up inflammation.

WHO GETS ACNE/PIMPLES?

Most young men ages 13- 18 will get acne. It is worse in males ages 18- 19. It is slightly less common in girls; for them it is worse around 14 years and around period time.

WHEN WILL ACNE SETTLE DOWN?

It usually settles by the age of 20, but may continue longer in severe cases.

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT ACNE:

  • It is usually not affected by diet
  • It is not caused by oily hair or hair touching the forehead
  • It is not infectious from one person to another
  • Ordinary chemicals (including chlorine in swimming pools) do not make it worse
  • Blackheads are not dirt, and will not dissolve in hot, soapy water
  • It may flare up with excessive stress
Acne Causes & Prevention - Treatment @ MDIMC

A WORD TO PARENTS

Your son or daughter hates acne and finds it embarrassing. It is not due to the way skin is washed or what is eaten- it just happens.

It will not help if you are overanxious; give support and encouragement instead, especially following your doctor’s instructions. 

ACNE TREATMENT 痤疮治疗

This varies according to the severity and persistence of the problem and the person’s skin type.

DIET

Avoid any foods that may seem to aggravate your acne (such as chocolate or milk), but special diets are not advised. However, have a sensible, nutritious meal.

SOAP AND WASHING

Special soaps are unhelpful. Use a normal soap and wash gently and often- do not scrub.

COSMETICS

Avoid oily or creamy cosmetics and all moisturizers. Use cosmetics sparingly. Water- based lotion / cosmetics are preferred.

HAIR WASHING AND SHAMPOOS

These make no difference.

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BLACKHEAD REMOVAL

This is not recommended; avoid picking and squeezing.

EXERCISE

This is not of proven value.

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

This can be very beneficial (includes sunlight and controlled artificial ultraviolet light). However, avoid extreme exposure to ultraviolet light. (This includes avoiding sunburn).

ACNE LOTIONS, CREAMS AND GELS

Many preparations are useful. These include sulphur, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide and retinoic (tretinoin) lotions.

ANTIBIOTICS FOR PIMPLES

Those taken by mouth are of proven value, especially long-term tetracyclines. Topical antibiotic preparations are also effective.

THE PILL

Women who have acne and require oral contraception can benefit from some pill preparations. Ask your doctor or dermatologist.

Dermatology / Skin Health Clinic

Skin Problems (Eczema, Acne, Rash, Boils, Dermatitis, Pigmented or Dry Skin, Mole/Skin Tag/Wart Removal/Water Warts treatment, Urticaria, Corns & Calluses treatment, Insect Bites & Stings)

Dermoscopy

Non-invasive Detection of Skin Cancer, scabies & pubic lice. Skin Cancer Prevention, Melanomas, Detect Skin Cancer with Dermoscope. Can also be used in diagnosis & treatment of warts & Dermoscopy of hair and scalp is called trichoscopy.

Allergies Test & Management

- Comprehensive Allergies Test for up to 101 allergens

  • Food Allergy eg Seafood, Nuts, Eggs, Fish, Meat, Fruits, Seeds or Vegetables
  • Dust/Mold Allergy
  • Insect Sting Allergy
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Dermatology Skin Treatments:


Dermoscopy is also use to diagnose other types of skin tumours such as basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, cylindromas, dermatofibromas, angiomas, seborrheic keratosis etc.


Dermatology Laser Equipment

Eczema & Dermatitis non-steroid Treatment for Allergy with Excimer Laser

Eczema & Dermatitis non-steroid Treatment for Allergy with Excimer Laser

Excimer laser is a novel mode of phototherapy with verified efficacy in treating skin conditions such as vitiligo, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata, allergic rhinitis, folliculitis, granuloma annulare, lichen planus, mycosis fungoides, palmoplantar pustulosis, pityriasis alba, CD30+ lympho proliferative disorder, leukoderma, prurigo nodularis, localized scleroderma and genital lichen sclerosus.

- Different applications of monochromatic excimer light in skin diseases - PubMed (nih.gov)

Picosecond Laser for Treatment of Acne scarring & wrinkles

  • Effective for Facial Rejuvenation of Pigmentation & wrinkles
  • Treatment of multiple dermatology concerns associated with photoaging of the face including skin texture irregularities, dyspigmentation, enlarged pore size, rhytides, and skin laxity
  • Encourages skin regeneration and dermal remodeling for treatment of atrophic scars

- Using normal and high pulse coverage with picosecond laser treatment of wrinkles and acne scarring: Long term clinical observations - PubMed (nih.gov)

Picosecond Laser for Treatment of Acne scarring & wrinkles

Dual Accento Dual Wavelength Laser

Cyma  CO2 Laser


Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser

Tattoo / Nevus / Freckles / Lentigines Removal

LED Diathermy Cautery machine

Cauterization / Haemostasis / Removal of Skin tags, Water warts, Verruca, Corn & Calluses etc / Release Blood clot under the nail

Liquid Nitrogen Freezing


Skin Problems - Treatment for Allergies, Dermatitis, Eczema & Urticaria/Hives

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Part of the National Influenza Sentinel Surveillance programme with MOH. If you have a fever of > 38 degrees with a cough, our clinic is able to test for COVID-19. For children below 12 years old with clinical diagnosis of HFMD (eg fever, oral ulcers, rash), our clinic can test for Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (The tests are for surveillance purposes only).


Dermatology Problems - Treatment of Acne, Dry Skin, Warts, Corns & Calluses on Feet


Acne Causes & Prevention - Treatment @ MDIMC

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Latest Influenza Vaccine

Asymptomatic patients may display no symptoms of illness. Vulnerable people should get vaccinated against Influenza which protects susceptible people from, as well as exclude the Flu and H1N1 viruses should they start to show URTI or ARI symptoms.

a. Vaccination decreases the risk of co-infection with COVID-19.

b. Vaccination reduces the burden of respiratory illnesses in the healthcare system.

The latest Influenza Vaccine is now available. It protects against the Flu and H1N1 Viruses. Ministry of Health Safety protocols are adhered to at all times for the safe vaccination of you and your family.

* Importance of Keeping your Vaccinations Up-to-date


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Probiotics / Good Bacteria Effects - MDIMC
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The information provided in this website is for knowledge purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice.

Should you encounter any medical problem that you are unsure of, always consult your doctor or health care provider for assistance and medical advice.

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OUR MEDICAL TEAM

Dr Don Lau – Medical Director

MBBS (Monash), B Med Sc (Hons) (Monash), Dip Pract Derm (Wales, UK)

Fujiwara Takanori

The Chiropractic Association Singapore, Japan Chiropractic Register, American Chiropractic Association, California Chiropractic Association

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Dr Wu Lin Chieh - Paediatrics @ MDIMC

Dr Wu Lin Chieh

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Medical Services

Minor Surgical Procedures :

·       Injection for Supraspinatus or Bicipital Tendonitis / Epicondylitis / Trigger finger / Plantar Fasciitis

·       Tendon Sheath Injection

·       Excision of small Skin tumours / Lipomas / Nail bed / Ear lobe cysts / Meibomian cyst

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·       Treatment of Plantar Warts / Calluses / Corns / Ganglions

·       Splinters under nails

·       Olecranon and Pre-patellar Bursitis

·       Ear syringing

·       Embedded earring stud


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