Although acne begins during adolescence and puberty, it can still occur during adulthood. Acne is mainly caused by sebaceous glands in the skin follicles that produce excessive oil and become inflamed. When the oily matter, called sebum, begins to clog the pores along with dead skin cells, bacteria on the skin will multiply and lead to acne. Comedones and pimples can also progress to nodules and cyst formation, and eventually scarring.
The good news is, acne can be permanently prevented by destroying the sebaceous glands with AGNES acne treatment in Singapore. Conceived by Korean dermatologists, the treatment offers a permanent improvement to cystic acne problems and acne breakouts as it targets the root of the problem.
How Does It Work?
This unique technology delivers radiofrequency energy through special tiny partially insulated needles directly into sebaceous glands to destroy problematic ones without causing skin burns or scarring on the skin. Upon effective destruction of these sebaceous glands, acne will subside and is unlikely to recur.
Available in aesthetic clinics in Singapore, AGNES was developed as it was discovered that it was always the same few pores that were repeatedly blocked and later, cause the acne breakouts. By targeting precisely at the sebaceous gland responsible and destroying it, AGNES provides a permanent solution as an effective chronic recurring acne and cystic acne treatment, without the worry of thermal injury to the surface skin.
- Low down time
- Low recurrence
- Safe procedure as the normal skin epidermis is protected without thermal injury
- No systemic side effects as no oral medication is needed, which can cause severe skin dryness or gastrointestinal side effects
- Highly effective for Acne problems as well as other pore-related skin issues such as enlarged pores, blackheads and scars
Prior to treatment, a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied so patients can experience minimal discomfort. The skin is cleansed and scaled, and the doctor will begin to extract excess sebum first. A tiny micro-needle that will deliver a monopolar Radiofrequency current is inserted into the skin follicle to destroy the problematic sebaceous glands. A second session is needed the next day where a surface probe will apply bipolar radio frequency current to loosen and remove any remaining impurities from the pores.
Each full-face session may take about 30 to 60 minutes per session to complete, depending on the amount of acne. It also depends on the severity of the condition as 2 to 3 sessions may be required to clear the active acne and see improvements. After the treatment, patients will experience redness on areas of the treated skin and mild swelling due to the insertion of the micro-needle.
A decrease of 50% to 70% of acne breakouts can be expected after the first treatment, and by the third session, most will achieve up to 90% clearance, though some variation may occur from patient to patient. Pimples don’t form again in the treated follicles and over time the number of new lesions reduces.
AGNES acne treatment is also available at The Clifford Clinic where our aesthetic doctors in Singapore have over 10 years of experience in aesthetic surgery procedures. When you come in for a consultation, you can discuss with our doctor regarding your acne treatment plan to address your acne problems but also other procedures like acne scar treatment and acne scar removal. Book your appointment with us today.