3 Mount Elizabeth, #09-09
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Tel: (65) 6836 1480
Fax: (65) 6836 1481
Acne can affect people from ages 10 through 40 and up. Acne can show up as any of the following; congested pores, whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, pustules, or cysts (deep pimples). These blemishes occur wherever there are many oil (sebaceous) glands, mainly on the face, chest, and back. It is important to seek medical advice early since medical treatment can improve your appearance and prevent the treatment depending on the type and severity of the acne. Treatment includes oral medications like antibiotics as well as creams and lotions for application on affected areas.
If you are suffering from acne, it is important that you remove surface oil from the face by washing with soap and water or with medicated cleansers. Remember to wash frequently when the face is oily, about three times a day. Continue washing even when you acne is cured. And always remember not to squeeze or scratch pimples.
The important thing to have when it comes to treating acne is patience. Most of the treatment options for acne may take 2 or 3 months to start working. It is therefore important to give each regimen or drug enough time to work before giving up on it and moving on to other treatments.