4 Best Acne Scar Removal Doctors in Singapore 2022 Reviewed (with before/after photos)

If you’ve successfully tackled a bout of acne breakouts, that’s just half the battle won — often, acne blemishes like raised scars and patches of pigmentation can linger for months and even years. Typically, acne scars form when too much collagen builds up on a spot when a wound is healing, or when glands and tissues around the spot are damaged due to picking.

Acne scarring may be rather common in Singapore, but the psychological effects of it are never easy, especially for more severe acne scars like icepick scars and boxcar scars. However, with the right treatment, many battling with acne scars find that the road to clearer skin is actually possible.

It takes a good doctor to treat acne, and a better one to remove acne scars skilfully. Each doctor has their own way of treating acne scars, and we’ve shortlisted the 4 best acne scar removal doctors/clinics in Singapore with a proven track record.

Dr Mark Lim

What comes to mind when you think of acne scar treatments? Lasers, subcision and the like?

That’s correct – except as aesthetic medicine evolves, so do acne scar treatment options. The new kids on the block are Potenza, the world’s first RF microneedling system that comes with monopolar and bipolar settings, and PicoSure Pro, an upgrade of the renowned pico laser. Dr Mark Lim from The Artisan Clinic happens to be adept at both.

It’s no secret that The Artisan Clinic owes much of its success to its founder and medical director, Dr Isaac Wong. Dr Wong is an international trainer/speaker for CynoSure lasers, international trainer for threadlifts, celebrity doctor – the list goes on. How does his protege compare?

Let’s first take a look at Dr Mark’s portfolio:

  • He was previously at Halley Medical Aesthetics and ME Clinic Singapore
  • He’s been practicing aesthetic medicine for close to 10 years
  • He possesses a MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) and MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons)
  • He holds a Certificate of Competence for botox, fillers, and lasers
  • He’s not only competent in medicine but holds a graduate diploma in mental health (we’ll shortly explain why this matters)
  • His clientele base includes local celebs like Dezmond Ng

 

Above, Dezmond is trying Potenza.

Unlike most lasers and microneedling devices, Potenza was designed with all skin types in mind. This single device alone comes with four different modes (Monopolar 1MHz, Monopolar 2MHz, Bipolar 1MHz, Bipolar 2MHz), patented “Tiger Tip” technology and nine different tips. Impressive, but this also means the practitioner using it must be extremely skilled at manipulating the device’s settings.

It seems like Dr Mark has no issues – and is in fact extremely adept.

 

Besides Potenza, Dr Mark also uses PicoSure Pro to treat acne scars. An upgrade to the pico laser, PicoSure Pro surpasses its predecessors in terms of results and downtime. It’s the only FDA-cleared machine to treat pigmentation, but as with all lasers from CynoSure, PicoSure Pro is extremely versatile and can treat acne scars excellently.

The Artisan Clinic is the first clinic in Asia and among the first in the world to offer PicoSure Pro.

Dr Mark isn’t afraid to offer the hard truth for the better either – in this article written by him, he boldly explains why $88 pico laser packages offered by come clinics don’t work. The article isn’t clickbait for sure – he rationalises the reasons as to why the clinic can offer the treatment at $88, and even went as far as to compare a patient’s before/after photos from a review site.

Lastly, Dr Mark’s keen interest in mental health matters.

It’s easy to get addicted to aesthetic treatments and to aim for an unrealistic look. Acne scarring can be very debilitating. It is paramount for patients to be taken care of by the right doctor to ensure they are a) realistic with their progress, and b) not taken advantage of due to their longing for scar-free skin.

If you’re looking for an acne scar doctor who cares for you and will not waste your time – Dr Mark is your guy to go to.

The Artisan Clinic

Cool doctors, and an even cooler clinic – The Artisan Clinic has two locations in town (Paragon and Wisma Atria).

Picture above is their Wisma outlet, newly renovated and decked in all black and gold interior. Last we popped by, we were told their furniture is made by Fendi. The clinic sits on the 20th floor and offers a bird’s eye view of Orchard Road.

Clinic website: https://www.artisanclinic.sg/

Address: 435 Orchard Road #20-03, Wisma Atria Office Tower, Singapore 238877

Opening hours: Mon-Fri:9am-7pm, Sat: 9am-3pm

Contact number: +65 8879 7887

Dr Sam

Image via: https://ozheanzoey.com/

Dr Sam isn't your average aesthetics doctor. He's obsessed with transforming faces and lives as he goes about restoring the best features in your face. Trained in anaesthesia, he is very careful when it comes to anything that can cause even the slightest of pain.

These reviews show you the level of professionalism that Dr Sam has shown in providing his acne scar services. Here at Ozhean Zoey, Dr Sam provides the PICOMAX treatment that combines the action of 3 effective lasers to deliver promising results for the treatment of acne scars. Say goodbye to acne scars and hello to flawless skin under Dr Sam's painless care.

Dr Sam is someone who truly understands the fundamental laser physics behind the treatment and constantly upgrades himself with new knowledge to better serve his patients. He provides genuine advice that comes from an objective point of view, with the goal of achieving the most beautiful-looking skin possible for you.

Ozhean Zoey Medical and Aesthetic Clinic

Ozhean Zoey is at the heart of the bustling shopping district at Triple One Somerset. With its comfortable interior design and friendly, professional staff, what's not to love at Ozhean Zoey?

Clinic website: https://www.ozheanzoey.com/
Address: 111 Somerset Road #04-10 Triple One Somerset Singapore 238164
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10.30am-7.30pm
Contact number: +65 6235 4534

Dr Gerald Tan

Dr Gerald Tan
Image via: https://aesteemclinic.sg

Dr Gerald Tan is a MOH-accredited physician with over 12 years of experience in aesthetics medicine. His expertise includes treating common troubling skin conditions like acne scars, pores and pigmentation. For acne scars, Dr Tan has a few treatment options available at his clinic, Aesteem Aesthetic Clinic.

For those with general acne scars, Dr Tan recommends Fotonia Erbium Laser, a non-invasive procedure that uses Er: YAG laser and Nd: YAG laser to stimulate fibroblasts and activate production of new collagen. Typically, a Fotona laser is used to treat different types of skin conditions. Like Dr Chua, Dr Tan also believes in subcision for keloid and icepick acne scars. However, Dr Tan uses Enerjet, a unique Jet Volumetric Remodeling technology that mimics a subcision effect.

Lastly, for severe acne scars, Dr Tan recommends a Secret RF, a “revolutionary treatment” that combines radiofrequency and microneedles to reduce epidermis damage. Patients are given a soothing mask post-treatment.

Here, he gives a breakdown and explanation of all three acne scar treatment types.

Dr Tan may not exactly have a sizable social media presence and following, but he specifically chooses treatments that are backed up by clinical studies, so that’s one of the reasons why we can trust him.

Aesteem Aesthetic Clinic

Aesteem Aesthetic Clinic
Image via: https://aesteemclinic.sg

Aesteem Aesthetic is located at Novena Medical Centre, so finding your way there shouldn’t be a problem. While the clinic looks more like a spa establishment with its warm luminous lighting and set up, inside you’ll find several treatment rooms with top notch facilities.

Clinic website: https://aesteemclinic.sg
Address: 10 Sinaran Dr, #11-23, Novena Medical Centre, Singapore 307506
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm, Sat: 10am-6pm
Contact number: +65 6850 5050

 

Dr Moses Ng

Dr Moses Ng
Image via: https://apaxmedical.com

Dr Moses Ng has worked with an array of patients with a gamut of skin conditions, from children with eczema to teenagers with serious acne. His main clinical interests lie in acne treatments and acne scarring management.

One can easily tell how passionate Dr Ng is about acne — his clinic’s Facebook page is laden with posts about acne, including ways to overcome social anxiety with acne and tips to prevent acne scars.

For acne scar removal, Dr Ng takes a customised approach as patients usually have different types of acne scars that require different treatments. Once he determines the type and grade of acne scarring, he combines treatments specific to each scar type. For example, a patient with red acne scars and mixed acne scarring will undergo pulsed dye laser and INFINI fractional resurfacing, while a patient with moderate to severe mixed acne scarring will undergo TCA CROSS, subcision and INFINI fractional resurfacing.

To date, Dr Ng has helped many satisfied patients deal with their pesky acne scarring issues.

Dr Ng is also competent in treating pregnancy acne, preteen acne and comedonal acne. If you fall in any of those groups or would just like a dedicated acne removal program, we recommend Dr Ng.

APAX Medical

APAX Medical
Image via: https://apaxmedical.com

APAX Medical has two outlets at Woodlands and Kovan, so it’s pretty much considered a professional and comfortable neighbourhood clinic. Its straightforward design approach might help patients feel at ease, which is definitely important when dealing with issues like acne scarring.

Clinic website: https://apaxmedical.com
Address: 1 Woodlands Road. #02-11. Singapore 677899
212 Hougang Street 21. #01-331. Singapore 530212

Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-8.30pm
Contact: +65 6769 6007

Ubiqi is a content site started by a group of professionals who work closely with the medical scene to help make factual, health information in Singapore easily accessible through the online space. All content published on Ubiqi is written either by doctors themselves or by professionals very close to the medical scene.

REVIEWS