Author: Leila Tan|2023-6-6
Although developments in acne treatment have made it easier for many people to manage their condition, many still resort to "spot treatments" when they lack the time or motivation to pursue a more permanent solution. If you have never heard of this, continue reading to see how spot treatments can prevent further outbreaks.
How prevalent is acne in Singapore?
One of the most prevalent skin disorders in Singapore is acne vulgaris. Adolescents and young adults are especially vulnerable; as much as 80% of Singaporean adolescents suffer from it.
Can I use retinol for spot treatment?
Retinol is technically an acne treatment, but it doesn't mix well with the active ingredients in spot treatments, especially Benzoyl Peroxide. Note that applying retinol to an active breakout will have little effect, as it works on the deeper layers of the skin. Hence, Retinol should never be used for spot treatments.
Will spot cream make blemishes worse?
Absolutely, taking too many acne medicines might aggravate the condition. In certain cases, topical treatments make minor pimples more visible, leading to an enhanced sense of acne. When used excessively, topical acne treatments containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide may trigger additional outbreaks.
Is Acne Treatment painful?
Not at all. There is no pressing, poking, squeezing, or plucking of the skin, resulting in no wound and minimal discomfort.
How long is the healing process after Acne Treatment?
The Acne Treatment is a non-invasive acne elimination method that leaves no healing wounds, so there is no need to recover at home. Instead, you can continue your routines as usual.