Acne Treatment Facials

Acne Treatment Facials

Acne facial treatments are specially designed to address the complex concerns associated with acne-prone or sensitive skin. Through a combination of deep cleansing, meticulous and gentle exfoliation, and targeted active application, Shens Therapeutics’ acne facials aim to help clear existing breakouts and prevent future acne breakouts—improving patients’ skin condition and overall appearance.

Our Facials for Acne-Prone Skin

Deep Clean HydraCLEAR Facial

The Deep Clean HydraCLEAR Facial treatment uses Hydro and Vortex technology to apply active ingredients including antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid to the skin across multiple steps in order to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and nourish the skin. Gentle blue light phototherapy also helps target and kill acne-causing bacteria, decreasing acne and inflammation.


  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Skin concerns: Acne breakouts, whiteheads and blackheads, post-acne scarring, congested/clogged skin
  • Suitable skin types: Suitable for acne-prone, oily, congested, and/or inflamed skin

Medical Indiba® Cellular Matrix System

The Medical Indiba® Cellular Matrix System utilises Hydro and Vortex technology to lightly exfoliate the skin before applying Proionic® System RF (radiofrequency) to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This treatment accelerates the skin’s natural healing process, helping to rejuvenate the skin, reduce acne scarring, and lessen future acne outbreaks.


  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Skin concerns: Acne breakouts, post-acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles
  • Suitable skin types: Suitable for acne-prone skin, skin with post-acne scars/fine lines/wrinkles/blemishes

Dual Light Acne Care

The Dual Light Acne Care treatment uses dual advanced Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) phototherapy technologies to kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, and reduce future acne outbreaks. Topical serum and Omega LED light are also applied to ensure acne is tackled within and on the top of the skin.


  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Skin concerns: Acne breakouts, oily/congested skin
  • Suitable skin types: Suitable for inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne-prone skin, oily/congested skin. Not suitable for individuals with dark skin tones (5 on the Fitzpatrick scale), sunburnt/broken/extremely dry skin, or highly photosensitive skin (e.g. skin treated with clinical-grade retinoid or Accutane medication)

Types of Acne

Understanding the type of acne you have is crucial in selecting the most effective facial treatment for your unique condition. Each type of acne requires a specific approach to treatment, which our doctors and specialists can provide.

Blackheads & Whiteheads (Open & Closed Comedones)

Blackheads and whiteheads form when pores are clogged with sebum and dead skin cells. Blackheads are open at the surface, which causes them to darken due to exposure to the air, while whiteheads are covered by skin layers, keeping the clog white.


Papules are small, inflamed, red bumps that may feel tender. These occur when the walls surrounding your pores break down from severe inflammation, resulting in hard, clogged pores that are tender to the touch.


Nodules are larger, harder bumps beneath the surface of the skin. They are formed when clogged, swollen pores endure further irritation and grow larger.


Pustules are pus-filled pimples that appear red at the base with a white or yellow pus-filled top. These result from the body’s immune response to bacterial growth inside clogged pores.

Cystic Acne

Cystic acne is often considered the most severe form of acne, arising from the same hormonal imbalances that cause hair follicles to clog. It involves deep, painful, pus-filled cysts forming beneath your skin.

How Acne Facials Can Help

Acne facials are particularly effective because they deep cleanse and exfoliate the skin, which can prevent and reduce acne by removing the dead skin cells and sebum that contribute to clogged pores. Our treatments also incorporate extraction to clear existing blockages and soothing masks to calm inflammation and promote healing.

By tackling the underlying causes of acne, our treatments aim to not just deliver immediate relief to those suffering from acne, but help reduce future acne outbreaks. 

Acne Facial Process

The general process for our acne treatment facials includes several key steps:

  • Cleansing: Thoroughly cleaning the skin to remove surface oils, dirt, and makeup, preparing the skin for more intensive treatments or active ingredients.
  • Exfoliation: Gently removing dead skin cells to unclog pores and promote renewal of skin cells, in order to improve the skin’s texture.
  • Extraction: Professionally and gently removing blackheads, whiteheads, and other impurities from the pores to reduce acne visibility, clear congestion, and minimise the likelihood of future breakouts.
  • Soothing Mask: Applying a mask tailored to reduce redness and calm inflammation, which can also aid in the healing process of the skin’s natural barrier.
  • Hydration and Protection: Finishing with serums and sunscreens to hydrate and protect the skin from environmental factors. It is especially important to protect the newly-treated skin from UV exposure in Singapore’s sunny weather, which can exacerbate acne and lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Specific ingredients, actives, or products used in each step will vary depending on the acne facial treatment chosen.


To determine the most suitable acne facial for your skin type and acne severity, we recommend booking a consultation with one of our skincare specialists. They will assess your skin condition and skin history, and discuss your treatment goals to recommend the best options for you.

The number of facial sessions required to see visible results can vary depending on the individual's skin condition and the severity of the acne. While some clients may see improvements after just one session, others may need multiple treatments to achieve the desired results. Doctors at our medical spa in Singapore will be able to generally recommend a series of sessions along with periodic follow-ups to maintain the benefits or suggest treatment modifications accordingly.

Before receiving an acne facial, avoid excessive sun exposure and discontinue the use of products containing retinoids or other harsh chemicals a few days prior. We also suggest coming in with clean, makeup-free skin to maximise the effectiveness of the treatment.

Yes, our acne facial treatments in Singapore can be customised to suit sensitive skin. We use gentle products and techniques to ensure that your skin receives the care it needs without causing additional irritation.

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