Have you tried every product, diet, and skincare regime imaginable but still can’t get rid of your acne? If that’s the case then you’d need professional dermatological help.
In this article, you’ll find our picks of the clinics with the best acne treatment in Singapore. And should you have any questions left, make sure you reach the end so you can browse through our list of FAQs!
The Common Types of Acne and How to Address Them
First, take a look at our list of the common acne treatments applicable to each type of acne. This section, of course, is so you can check if your skincare routine is indeed what your face needs.
Whiteheads, also known as closed comedones, are made of trapped and clogged oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. You can get rid of these tiny bumps using topical medication like retinoids, salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxide.
On the other hand, blackheads are called open comedones because they’re pretty much made up of the same components as whiteheads. However, since these are left out in the open, these contents become oxidized, hence the black colour.
Treatment for blackheads is the same as whiteheads. You should also avoid squeezing and pulling out blackheads because it may lead to scarring or further irritation.
Drainage and extraction of the oil and skin cell buildup are quick professional fixes for both blackheads and whiteheads. Long-term treatment for this acne type focuses on weakening glands and reducing oil production.
Papules are the result of inflammation from the C. acnes or P. acnes bacteria. This type of acne appears as small red bumps filled with dead skin cells and bacteria.
Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, retinoids, and birth control pills are just some of the useful treatments for this type of acne. Avoid popping this type of acne to prevent scarring.
But even if you’re careful, you may still develop acne scars. Thus, you may also need additional therapies like deep chemical peels, microneedling, and laser therapy.
Pustules are much like papules but have pus as an additional component. Thus, this type of acne will look like a red bump with a white/yellowish centre.
Treatments for this include antibacterial and oil-reducing medication and creams. These treatments may take time, so you should stay patient and avoid popping acne with your fingers.
You may need laser therapy to even out acne scars from pustules. Such treatment also prevents the recurrence of acne.
The last and probably most challenging type of acne to treat is cystic acne. This type of acne looks just like pustules, only its pustules are bigger and more painful as they’re a result of a more severe and deeper infection.
For large cysts, you’ll need a professional’s help for drainage and extraction of the pus. Doctors may even inject steroids directly to cure cystic acne and address inflammation.
Injections present fast solutions and reduced pain. However, it still has side effects like mild skin discolouration and thinning.
Even after treating acne, you may still have problems due to acne scars that take the form of discolouration or bumps.
Unfortunately, these scars will not go away on their own. You can get microneedling, microdermabrasion, or laser skin resurfacing therapies to even out the texture and colour of your facial skin.
How Much Do Acne Treatments Cost
Here’s a table to help you ready your finances for flawless skin.
|Type of acne treatment||Typical price range (per session)|
|Laser acne treatment||$300-$1,000|
The Best Acne Treatment Clinics in Singapore
With the information above, we hope you now know what you need to do for your skin. If not, then you can ask the professionals from any of the clinics below instead.
Note, by the way, that this list is in no particular order.
Dr. Tan Wei Sheng – Dermatologist Singapore (Dermatology & Co)
|BEST FOR||Personalised treatment|
|ADDRESS||6 Napier Road #09-07 Gleneagles Medical Centre Singapore 258499|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6432 8233 |
Dermatologist Singapore guarantees only personalised and private skin treatments for all ages. It uses various modern practices, including injectables and laser therapy, to improve its clients’ skin.
With its personalised services, this clinic is suitable for patients with sensitive skin and/or allergies. For its acne treatments, Dermatologist Singapore uses laser therapy to address persistent acne and prevent it from resurfacing.
Its dermatologists, Dr Tan Wei Sheng and Dr Ker Khor Jia, each have different areas of expertise. Together, they can treat hair disorders, cancerous and benign moles, and immune-related skin and facial conditions.
Read these reviews to know more about what customers love about the clinic:
“Dr Tan Wei Sheng is a meticulous doctor. I went to him for laser treatment on my face and my pigmentation problem has improved tremendously after few sessions. Thank you very much Dr Tan. Highly recommended 👍”—Adel Tan
“Friendly environment, makes me feel completely at ease. The clinic staff Jen is very helpful and bubbly, it’s always a pleasure talking to her. Dr Ker is very patient and professional, it is reassuring to know that I’m in good hands. Looking forward to my next laser treatment!”—Alfred Toh
The Clifford Clinic
|BEST FOR||Personalised acne treatments|
|ADDRESS||24 Raffles Place #01-03 Clifford Centre Singapore 048621 (Exit A from Raffles MRT)|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 3129 2550|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Clifford Clinic already has over 18 years of experience. With its two doctors, Dr Gerard Ee and Dr Chow Yuen Ho, the clinic provides all types of treatments, from oral and topical medications to facial treatments.
The clinic uses patented HydraFacial and Alphalight to cleanse pores, remove microblockages, and eliminate deep-rooted bacteria.
Laser treatment using Q-Switch and Vbeam are yet other types of treatments that The Clifford Clinic offers. And with its Gold Photothermal Therapy and AGNES treatments, the clinic can assist with any type of acne, whether mild whiteheads or severe cystic ones.
The Clifford Clinic is also well-known for its 10-session acne treatment plan. Here are some customer reviews to tell you more about this famous treatment and Clifford Clinic’s services:
“First, the receptionists are all very kind and helpful. They have a sense of humour despite having so much to do. Secondly, I was consulted by Dr Gerald Ee and he is very nice and knowledgeable. He recommended that I do the Q switch laser treatment for 10 times for my acne and I saw instant results from the first session. I’ve never had much hope for my skin until now. Thank you Dr Gerald Ee. Oh and they also have a refreshment table completely free of charge! Mega bonus!!”—Madeline Ng
“Consulted with Dr Chow and he was very knowledgeable and detailed in explaining the issues and possible solutions. He was also very patient with my endless queries. Proceeded with Vbeam treatment and seen positive results in just 2 sessions! Very pleased with the outcome and will continue with the necessary follow ups. The staffs there were very helpful and assuring.”—Aloysius Kong
Aesthetics Central Clinic
|BEST FOR||Adult acne|
|ADDRESS||8 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central Office One, #11-90 Singapore 059818|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6221 8221|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Aesthetics Central Clinic uses AGNES technology for its best acne treatment in Singapore. This clinic specialises in treating adult acne, wherein its experts will treat the root cause and repair oil gland damage.
This technology targets only the affected pores, so clients can experience faster results without the side effects of burning and irritation across the whole face. Aesthetics Central Clinic also extends its services to treating acne scars.
Additionally, Aesthetics Central Clinic does preliminary assessments of its clients’ skin and face to determine the best type of treatment. This added service goes a long way in preventing misdiagnosis and treatment.
National Skin Centre
|BEST FOR||Affordable acne treatments|
|ADDRESS||1 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308205|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6253 4455|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
The National Skin Centre offers all types of treatments for issues, skin, hair, and face. This clinic has over 46 skincare specialists, so there is certainly never a shortage for when you need help.
The clinic uses phototherapy to treat the most common acne. National Skin Centre also has its very own pharmacy, thus providing patients with an accessible supply of oral and topical medications.
Besides having a pharmacy on-site, The National Skin Centre has a laboratory with 13 medical technologists. With this additional amenity, it can do everything from diagnostics to treatment.
What makes the National Skin Centre unique is that it offers affordable acne treatments, with prices lower than operating costs, thanks to its public funding.
Here are some reviews to tell you what to expect should you choose National Skin Centre for your acne treatments:
“I arrived punctually at 2pm for my appointment and was immediately seen by the doctor. The doctor was polite and professional. He was also very knowledgeable and would write down points of discussion. In terms of wait time, I waited longest at the pharmacy, for about 20 minutes. My whole visit took around 1.5 hours.”—Samuel Swee
“This specialist skin centre has provided highly professional medical cares to pioneer citizens like myself over the past decade(s). The team of dermatologists are experienced, caring and courteous with highly subsidised prescriptions. Waiting times for consultations are kept within 60 minutes.”—Henry Tan
|BEST FOR||Signature topical medications, treatment for acne vulgaris|
|ADDRESS||Check out its salon and clinic locations here|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Check out its contact details here|
|OPERATING HOURS||Specific operating hours here|
As a well-known clinic in China and Singapore, Niks Professionals provides numerous skincare treatments and products. Its products include paramedical camouflage cosmetics to provide its clients with a quick way to hide their acne.
Since it combines aesthetic medicine and family dermatology, Niks Professionals is open to clients of all ages. Additionally, this clinic also has three locations all over Singapore, thus making its services as accessible as ever to potential clients.
Niks Professionals also has its very own salon that provides facial treatments for all skin types. It even has specialised facials like microdermabrasion and scar fading treatments.
The best thing about Niks Professionals is it can also treat acne vulgaris, one of the most severe forms of acne. It can treat such conditions thanks to its long-lasting topical medications.
Here’s a review to tell you more about Niks Professionals’ services so you can make a more informed decision about this clinic:
“Dr Ong is a fantastic doctor that is super honest and answers all your doubts with her vast knowledge. My experience here has so far been quite good, the only exception is the unpredictable waiting time, even with appointment, sometimes you might have to wait 30mins-2hrs past your appointment time (Depends on your luck). But fortunately, the nurses will still give you a call in advance to let you know when there is a waiting time. I’m happy to see vast improvements on my acne-prone face after just 3 months and honestly, the changes are worth the price. It’s also not super duper expensive. Best part is that my face is always glowing now.”—Ariel Yap
|BEST FOR||Deep cleaning and hydrating facials|
|ADDRESS||Check locations here|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Check out its contact details per location here|
|OPERATING HOURS||Check out its operating hours here|
Ikeda Spa is one of the most renowned Japanese spas in Singapore. It has a public bathhouse, couple suites, a zen garden, stone beds, and authentic Japanese snacks to provide each customer with a relaxing experience.
It uses Aqua Acne peel, Vortex extraction tools, and Beauness Purifying Facial for deep cleaning and hydrating facials. Ikeda Spa also guarantees to reduce inflammation and redness through these treatments.
Thanks to these scientifically-backed treatments, Ikeda Spa guarantees to treat adult acne immediately after just one 90-minute session. That’s a pretty bold claim, but a lot of clients say they deliver.
Aside from its excellent acne treatments and customer services, Ikeda Spa also prides itself on its numerous awards. Its awards come from various countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, France, and the UK.
Customers have gushed about Ikeda Spa’s excellent customer services and relaxing ambience. Here are online reviews reflecting such statement:
“It’s always relaxing to visit IKEDA SPA. My retreat from my hectic schedule. Be it a soothing massage to knead away my aching shoulders or a deep cleansing or moisturising facial to renew my tired any dehydrated skin, I always leave thoroughly refreshed.”—Heather Chng
“They offer a range of facial and massage services for male and female, with well trained staff and also good service. Have been a customer for many years. Prices are not cheap but if you sign a credits package the discount can be quite substantial. No hardselling here but it seems like the package prices can be negotiated.”—Crystal Koh
My Cozy Room
|BEST FOR||Gentle extraction for minimised pain|
|ADDRESS||56A Cairnhill Road (Opp Paragon Shopping Centre) Singapore 229667 |
125 Devonshire Road (Opp 111 Somerset) Singapore 239884
|CONTACT DETAILS||Cairnhill: +65 6732 0030 /+ 65 8666 0030 (WhatsApp) |
Devonshire: +65 6753 0030 / +65 8811 0030 (WhatsApp)
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM |
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday: 10:00 AM – 8:00PM
If you’re looking for extraction facials, then My Cozy Room may be the perfect choice for you.
This boutique offers both short-term and long-term treatments through its gentle yet effective extraction facials and LED therapy technologies.
It uses plant-based & natural as well as dermatologist-tested products, providing its clients with effective yet painless acne treatments. With its high-quality products, My Cozy Room also guarantees that its therapies are suitable even for clients with sensitive skin.
My Cozy Room also has other relaxing treatments such as anti-ageing, head and shoulder, and eye massages. Another great thing about this clinic is that it is open even on public holidays!
Now that you know about My Cozy Room’s featured treatments, you can now read its reviews to learn whether or not it fits your preferences:
“Their extraction is very meticulous and thorough, down to every pore. Because of the therapist’s gentle skills, the extraction was considered less painful except for areas that are really clogged (But still very bearable). In fact I fell asleep during the treatment many times. When I have more acne on my face, I would go for their anti-acne LED facial which has a blue light LED therapy to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation on my skin”—Monice Cheung
“Throughout the treatment process, the therapist is patient and caring to address my concerns. She made sure to explain the steps on how to treat my acne and it did ease a lot of tension within me. Today is the first day after my facial spa and I have seen how my face has brighten up and my pores are visibly smaller! I am pleased that the few acnes on my chin was fully healed and no pain at all after the treatment!”—Vera Lim
Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic
|BEST FOR||Wide range of aesthetic services|
|ADDRESS||#02-12/13 Changi City Point #05-51 Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road Singapore 238863|
|CONTACT DETAILS||[email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Edwin Lim Medical Aesthetic Clinic is a one-stop-shop for all aesthetic needs. To provide the best acne treatment in Singapore, it offers medi-facials, cortisone injections, medications, and skincare products.
It also does laser acne treatments using the latest Pro-Yellow Laser, which can both shrink oil glands and kill P. acnes bacteria with no downtime. This treatment is also effective in removing blemishes and can leave you with a smooth and even face.
Additionally, this clinic offers cosmetic surgeries, thanks to Dr Lim’s training, expertise, and Royal College qualification. Thus, Singaporeans in need of facial fillers and anti-ageing solutions may also benefit from Edwin Lim’s Clinic.
Customers also appreciate just how Dr Lim listens to their wants and needs. Customers also praised how he provides only honest services, just as these reviews will tell you:
“My acne scars have seen good improvement after undergoing CO2 fractional resurfacing laser. I liked how Dr Edwin discussed the various acne scar treatment in great detail with me before recommending a treatment regime that fits my budget and lifestyle. If you are looking for a genuine doctor who will listen to all your concerns and then work together with you to address your skin concerns, you have come to the right place!”—Matthew Alonzo
“Dr Edwin recommended the carbon laser Hollywood peel and some skincare creams for my oily acne skin and after doing 4 sessions, my skin is really less oily with much lesser pimples. I was actually open to the idea of doing the laser once every 2 weeks instead of once a month. However, Dr Edwin was honest and said it may be overkill. I greatly appreciate this honesty of his and trust in his professionalism!”—Shefila Akter
S Aesthetics Clinic
|BEST FOR||Acne scar treatments|
|ADDRESS||9 Scotts Road #07-07 Scotts Medical Centre (Pacific Plaza) Singapore 228210|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6235 0338 / +65 90207234 (WhatsApp) |
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
S Aesthetics is yet another all-around cosmetic clinic providing facial, skin, and hair treatments and surgeries. It has two doctors on-site, with one of them, Dr Sii Sik Liong, being an expert in botox fillers and medical laser treatments.
S Aesthetics also offers PICO laser treatment and Rejuran Healing to help even out pitted acne scars and address any skin discolourations. Its technologies can even handle any type of scar, whether ice pick, rolling, or box.
This clinic is also available for teleconsultation, so clients can reach their doctors wherever they may be.
Here are customer reviews to share with you some first-hand experiences with S Aesthetics Clinic:
“No hardselling of packages or anything, The skin doctors and staff genuinely wanna solve your specific issues. Price is also reasonable. =)” —Wirul Razali
“Had a great experience doing a consultation and treatment with S Aesthetics Clinic, highly recommend this clinic, would recommend to my friends and colleagues to this clinic!! will be back again for my ulthera and hydrafacial! wonderful staffs and doctors, kudos!”—Ava Barker
8 Medical Aesthetic Clinic
|ADDRESS||Somerset Branch: 51 Cuppage Road, #06-22, Singapore 229469 |
Dhoby Ghaut Branch: 2 Handy Road, #04-19/20 the Cathay, Singapore – 229233
Clementi Branch: 41 Sunset Way, #01-05, Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071
Tampines Branch: Tampines Plaza, 5 Tampines Central 1 #03-01 S529541
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 3157 5947 / +65 9151 9017 (SMS/WhatsApp)|
8 Medical Aesthetic Clinic is an expert in non-surgical cosmetic treatments. This clinic offers a wide range of effective skin, face, and body treatments from 11 well-known brands.
With four doctors facilitating a wide range of treatments, 8 Medical Aesthetic Clinic can treat all types of acne, including back acne and acne marks. This clinic also does preliminary assessments to personalise treatments for all its clients.
To make its services available to the general public, 8 Medical even has four locations all over the country. But that’s not to say that it’s also as affordable as other clinics – in fact, its prices are just about the only thing we can complain about.
8 Medical Aesthetic Clinic also provides excellent customer services, which are apparent from customer reviews such as these:
“I will like to say a big thanks to Dr. Wu, Dawn & Hazel for their professional service rendered. The experienced by far was the best. I had acne removal treatment for a total of 6 sessions & it works wonders. I am overly happy with my face now. Highly-recommended & thank you for all the staff located in Cuppage! 😊”—Nur Aisyah
“We’ve been here twice and the service were always excellent! Brenda was so professional and detailed in explaining the treatments we have availed. The 2 other ladies who did our treatments were Jenny and Yunni. They were so professional, friendly and did the job well 🙂 Will return again soon! Keep up the good work!”—Mireya Astrid
Frequently Asked Questions
And that concludes our list of where you can find the best acne treatment in Singapore. All you need to do now is to choose which one is the best for your situation and your preferences.
Do you know other clinics offering acne treatments that are worthy of being called the best in Singapore? If such is the case, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can review them, too!
If you’re looking for a more broad list that still concerns skincare, check out our list of the best dermatologists in Singapore! The list only has the top medical professionals that’ll help you achieve the skin you need.