Acne vulgaris is caused by inflammation of the pilosebaceous unit (the hair follicle and oil gland). This can lead to the formation of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and even larger lesions called nodular and cystic acne.


Acne should be treated early on to avoid permanent scarring. There are numerous treatments and strategies to control and treat acne including topical medications, antibiotics, and retinoids.


Other acne scar treatments in Singapore include chemical peels and certain lasers which have been shown to help with oil production.