Acne can be caused by different factors.

Our doctors are able to prescribe a personalised acne treatment & back acne treatments in Singapore to combat your acne woes!

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What is Acne?

Acne is a follicular disorder that affects mainly teenagers. A small minority of those affected will continue with this condition into adulthood. Acne vulgaris is a more severe acne condition and is identifiable by the presentation of comedones and superficial inflammatory red lesions.

Each spot may last up to 2 -3 weeks if left untreated.

Acne can surface on the face, shoulders, upper chest and back – also known as back acne or bacne, as these areas of skin has the most oils (sabaceous) glands.

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What causes Acne?

The cause and severity of acne vary according to several factors such as:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Psychological stress and depression
  • Environmental factors
  • Medications
  • Diet

Read more about what causes acne in our blog post – 6 Common Causes of Adult Acne & Blemishes

How is it done?

Treatment methods vary according to the severity and type of the acne. As with any treatment regime, it usually takes weeks to months before the condition will start to improve.

At Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic, our doctor is able to prescribe a personalised acne treatment as well as back acne treatments in Singapore to combat your acne woes.

This may include topical creams and oral medications. Modifications to your regular skin care regime and cosmetic use may also be advised by our doctor to help you to the right results.

For quicker results, acne treatment with lasers and IPL may be recommended if skin analysis results show that your skin is suitable for such treatments. The use of these devices is medically proven to help improve and clear acne.

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Carbon Laser Peel for Acne

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A layer of carbon lotion is first applied to the skin and allowed to dry. This is followed by passing a few layers of laser over the skin. The carbon particles on the skin absorb the laser beam, resulting in microscopic bursts of energy.

This causes mild exfoliation and removes tiny debris throughout harder to reach areas in the skin, thereby brightening the skin. Most importantly, it produces mild heat which effectively reduces pore size, destroy acne-causing bacteria and reduces any inflammation in the skin. In addition, it can also help in lightening PIH (brown) marks left behind by healing acne lesions.  There is no downtime involved with this procedure and each session takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Carbon laser peel can be combined with Hydrafacial to further improve clogged pores and deliver appropriate nutrients to the skin.

IPL for Acne

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IPL uses light therapy to offer added benefits. Our IPL acne treatment kills acne- causing bacteria, reduces inflammation and post-acne PIH marks. It can also improve the skin’s radiance and produce an after treatment pink glow*.

Remove Acne now with our Acne Clear Laser Program!

How much would it cost you?

Carbon Laser Peel prices start from $450*

IPL prices start from $280*

Get in touch

Contact us at +65 6815 9922 or Whatsapp/SMS +65 8866 9922 or email us at to book an appointment or to find out more!

Important Information

*prices stated are exclusive of 8% GST.

Nothing in this website constitutes or is intended to constitute medical advice and readers rely on the statements contained herein at their own risk. Treatment results, experiences and downtime (if any) may vary by individuals. Please make an appointment with our clinic for a thorough medical assessment of your condition and treatment requirements.

Dr. Kellyn Shiau
Dr Kellyn Shiau graduated from University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine from the National University of Singapore. After graduation, she practiced medicine in various major restructured hospitals and also privately with a well-established medical group in Singapore. She is experienced and has trained extensively in medical aesthetics for many years.


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