The Clifford Clinic's Groundbreaking Treatment for Acne Skin
Acne may sound minor when compared to other ailments or illnesses, but according to Dr Gerard Ee, The Clifford Clinic’s medical director, adult acne can be difficult or complicated to treat. Furthermore, he adds, acne cannot be cured with over-the-counter products. “While these may temporarily improve acne conditions, it rarely addresses the root cause of the problem,” says Dr Ee.
This is why The Clifford Clinic has curated some of the best acne treatments in the industry. These are designed to address active acne conditions, but patients who face acne complications such as scarring and spots can opt for scar removal procedures, too. This gives patients a one-stop solution for their acne problems.
The most popular procedure for active acne cases is Agnes. A collaborative effort between Japanese scientists and a Korean dermatologist, the Agnes procedure treats problematic pores on your face to minimise acne breakouts.
“When researchers in Japan used digital mapping on the skin, they found that pores that were repeatedly being blocked were responsible for up to 90 per cent of the acne on your face,” explains Dr Chow Yuen Ho, who is also the clinic’s medical director. “Once the pores were treated with Agnes, the acne did not reoccur for at least a couple of years after the last treatment.”
Convenience matters, too, which is why the Q-switch and Vbeam laser procedures were added to the clinic’s repertoire. Both procedures produce a non-invasive light at specific wavelengths on the treatment area. These lasers are designed to target the bacteria that reside on your skin, which are responsible for breakouts and recurring acne.
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Dr Ee and Dr Chow also keep abreast with the latest technologies and scientific studies to discover new ways to manage acne. “We often import the latest technologies and techniques from around the world and test new machines or procedures on ourselves. If these show positive results, we won’t hesitate to offer them to our patients,” says Dr Chow.
One such offering is the new Gold Photothermal Therapy Treatment. The FDA-approved treatment is the clinic’s latest acne management procedure and uses heated gold nanoparticles to modify pores and glands that create acne. “It reduces the amount of oil and sebum your skin produces, which effectively treats acne at its root,” explains Dr Ee. The pioneering procedure is available exclusively at The Clifford Clinic.
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The Clifford Clinic’s range of solutions was chosen because of each of their efficacies in solving acne and related complications such as depressed or hypertrophic scarring. However, cautions Dr Chow, the success rate for each treatment depends on the patient’s condition. “Some may require more treatment than others, but our patients are often more than satisfied with the results of the treatment provided, which puts a smile on our faces,” he says.
The Clifford Clinic is part of the Best of Singapore 2020 guide.
3 WAYS THE CLIFFORD CLINIC COMBATS ACNE AND SCARRING
- HydraFacial uses vortex cleaning to cleanse pores and remove micro-blockages such as blackheads and whiteheads. A gentle exfoliation process reveals clearer skin and helps with acne control.
- Acne scars are often caused by damage to the lower layers of your skin. In such cases, microneedle radiofrequency in the Infini or Secret RF treatments can help replace the damaged areas with new collagen fibres to smooth and minimise scars.
TOPICAL AND ORAL THERAPY
- A good skincare routine is always your best bet, but it should be one that suits your skin type. The signature Clifford Balancing Cream restores crucial free fatty acids in your skin. You will also find medications in the clinic that can be customised to treat your skin condition.