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Acne Treatment Singapore: Everything You Need To Know

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Acne Treatment Singapore: 

An Introduction

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells, bacteria, and oil. This blockage leads to the formation of nodules, blackheads, whiteheads, or other types of pimples. Acne affects individuals of all ages, but it is particularly prevalent among teenagers.


Types Of Acne

Acne manifests in various forms and commonly appears on the face, shoulders, upper back, chest, and forehead. Among the different types of acne, blackheads and whiteheads are the most prevalent. Here's an overview of the six main types:

Blackheads:

- Open pores filled with dead skin and excess oil.
- The dark appearance is caused by irregular light reflection rather than dirt.


Whiteheads:

Closed pores containing dead skin and excess oil.

Papule:

- Tiny pink or red bumps that become inflamed.
- Tender and often painful when touched.

Pustule:

- Pimples containing pus with a red base and a white or yellow top.
- Scratching or picking can lead to scarring.

Nodule:

- Deeper, more painful lesions that penetrate the skin.
- Larger than papules and pustules.

Cyst:

- Pimples filled with pus, forming deep within the skin.
- Generally painful and have a higher likelihood of leaving scars.

Understanding the different types of acne is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan tailored to the specific characteristics of the skin condition.


Causes Of Acne

Acne is fundamentally a hormonal condition activated by androgen hormones, with their peak activity occurring during adolescence and early adulthood. Sensitivity to these hormones plays a pivotal role in the development of acne, exacerbated by the presence of fatty acids in oil glands and surface bacteria on the skin.

Various factors contribute to the cause or exacerbation of acne:

Diet:

Consumption of certain high-sugar foods.

Genetics:

Family history may influence an individual's predisposition to acne.

Medications:

Some medications can contribute to or worsen acne.

Stress:

Acne flare-ups can be intensified by stress, leading to elevated cortisol levels.

Occupational Exposure:

Working in environments with regular grease exposure.

Personal Care Products:

Use of greasy or oily personal care items, such as heavy lotions.

Hormonal Fluctuations:

Changes in hormone levels, particularly around a woman's menstrual cycle.

Headgear:

Wearing hats or headgear that may contribute to friction or occlusion.

Understanding these factors is crucial for effective acne management, allowing for personalized strategies to address specific triggers and minimize the impact of contributing elements.


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Why Prompt Treatment For Acne Is Necessary

Acne, depending on its severity, can result in complications such as skin scarring and emotional distress. If left untreated, various types of permanent scars may arise, including icepick acne scars, rolling acne scars, boxcar acne scars, and hypertrophic acne scars. Cystic acne, in particular, has the potential to cause deep scars.

Beyond scarring, untreated acne can lead to persistent hyperpigmentation or post-inflammatory redness in blemished areas, which may take an extended period to fade. The visible impact of acne scars and ongoing acne can significantly influence one's appearance and contribute to a decline in self-esteem, self-confidence, and, in severe cases, lead to depression.

Initiating treatment at an early stage is crucial in minimizing the likelihood of developing these issues. Timely intervention not only addresses the physical manifestations of acne but also plays a vital role in mitigating the emotional and psychological impact associated with persistent skin concerns.


Acne Treatment At Quinn

In addition to clinical acne treatments, maintaining a well-balanced and tailored daily skincare routine is essential to sustain positive results. Utilizing dermatologist-prescribed skincare can effectively enhance oil control without causing excessive dryness. Acne-prone skin often lacks essential free fatty acids, particularly linolenic and linoleic acid. This deficiency prompts overproduction of sebum, resulting in oily and shiny-looking skin.

At Quinn, our treatments focus on replenishing these vital free fatty acids, restoring balance to the skin without inducing excessive oiliness. We offer a diverse range of topical and oral medications customized to individual skin conditions for optimal results. In cases of severe cystic acne and nodular acne, oral medication may be recommended to address the condition comprehensively. Our approach aims to provide personalized solutions to meet the unique needs of each patient, ensuring effective and sustainable outcomes.
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Communicate
Take any of our online questionnaires from our categories, so we can better understand your medical concerns.
Consult
Schedule a teleconsult with our experienced doctors who will recommend a suitable health test and/or treatment. 
Delivery
Test kits and/or medications conveniently delivered to your doorstep.
Treat
Results emailed to you with recommendations on next steps.
For in-person consultations and further health tests that need licensed supervision, Quinn extends uninterrupted online-to-offline continuity of your care with our partner, DTAP Clinics.

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Ivan Loh
From consultation to medication delivery, you can now experience a full suite of healthcare services without ever stepping out of the house. Highly recommend this service! 
Tan Luther
Convenient & discreet way to get your personalized health plan. Highly recommend for people who prefer remote healthcare services at the comfort of your own home.
Tan Luther
Convenient & discreet way to get your personalized health plan. Highly recommend for people who prefer remote healthcare services at the comfort of your own home.
Ivan Loh
From consultation to medication delivery, you can now experience a full suite of healthcare services without ever stepping out of the house. Highly recommend this service! 

FAQs On Teleconsultation Singapore

You do not need to consult a doctor if you are buying supplements or non-prescription medications; or if you would like to perform some tests.

However, if you would like to speak to our doctors regarding the tests, or to address any clarifications you may have, you may purchase a teleconsultation session. 
Yes. Once your schedule for the teleconsult session has been confirmed, a unique link will be sent to you via email. 

To join your teleconsultation, simply click on the meeting link at the appointed date and time. You will be connected to an assigned doctor within a few moments.
With the exception of nutritional assessment teleconsultations, all teleconsultations will last up to 10 minutes. Nutritional assessment teleconsultations will last up to 20 minutes.
In cases like this, our doctor will assist in changing your order. With your consent, we will replace the items with the recommended prescription medication and charge you accordingly. A refund will be issued in the event of a lower bill than what was previously paid. Additional payment will be required if the new total bill exceeds the original amount paid. Medications will not be dispatched until all payments have been received. 
The doctor performing the teleconsultation reserves the right to amend the prescription medications that you have selected based on your suitability. A refund will be issued in the event of a lower bill, or additional payment may be required if more medications are added to your cart, should you agree. Please be informed that the refund to your bank account will take place within 2 weeks from the date of the transaction.

If you have any further questions, feel free to email hello@quinn.health and we’ll gladly help address your concerns.

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