Acne occurs when too much sebum (an oily or waxy matter) forms a plug with dead skin cells in follicles of the skin. The follicle of a sebaceous gland then becomes blocked and a pimple forms. Although it is not dangerous, it may have a significant impact on self-esteem especially if it covers most of a person’s face. Furthermore, scars that are left behind may become a source of unhappiness in the future. There are many methods of treating this problem but it is best to get to the root of the problem by seeking the help of the doctor. At Halley, Dr. Terence Tan will prescribe a combination of synergistic treatments—medication and creams/gels, laser therapy by doctor, pampering facials, and his Brilliance line of skincare products—to treat the problem and remove any scars and pigmentation left behind: Oral medication Acne medication work by reducing oil production, speeding up cell turnover, fighting bacteria infection or reducing inflammation. Topical creams and gels There are many different kinds of topical (rub-on) creams and gels available for spot treatment of acne.
Laser treatments by doctorDepending on the skin problem, the recommended laser treatments include:
Conventional CO2 lasers have a downtime of two weeks or more due to the peeling off of skin. However, Halley uses a new and improved version known as the fractional CO2 laser. The fractional CO2 laser uses computer-generated, pixelated, and electronically-generated grids to target small microscopic areas over the face (20%-40% of surface area). The unaffected areas help to heal the affected areas, reducing the downtime from two weeks to five days. Pampering facials Halley’s treatment regime may also include a series of relaxing, pampering facials to aid the skin back to good skin health. This include the Acne Buster Facial, Deep Pore Cleansing Facial, Gently Does It Peel, and no downtime glycolic acid peels.
Brilliance skincare for acne prone skinDr. Tan’s Brilliance skincare line is a skincare system for clear, beautiful, and glowing skin. Each step builds upon the last, containing products that form a well-balanced skincare regime to ensures that our skin absorbs the nutrition it needs for optimal results. He has a set of products and treatment protocol dedicated to treat acne prone skin which includes Brilliance’s Acne Buster, Renewal Essence, Hydrating Ceramide Toner, Diamond Serum (C + B + HA), and Antioxidant Peptide Cream.