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Hi Dr, I am an acne scar suferer and i have been treated with few treatments from CO2, RF laser – Venus viva, V beam laser. So far results are minimum or even none with $$$$ spent.
Finally I educate myself that there are treatments better than laser, which yielded better results based on people’s review. And those are subcision, tca cross, tca peel and microneedling (depends on the scar type of course).
However, it seems very hard to find clinic or doctor who performed these treatments as most of them promoting lasers and lasers.
Do you know any doctor or clinic who perform these procedures and estimated cost? Thanks a lot!
You are not wrong in that very few clinics or doctors in Singapore favour doing subcision and TCA cross, as they are time consuming and technically laborious.
You are also not wrong that they are effective methods for acne scars. With good patient selection, results will be optimal.
I personally like doing subcision and TCA cross for patients, but do note they are not a single session, and can require 2 – 3 sessions of each treatment. TCA cross also involves some social downtime, so please take note of that.
Dr Winston Lee
South Bridge Aesthetics Clinic
Yes you are right in that lasers are effective to a large extent, but certain types of scarring do require more specific types of treatments. Often, a combination approach works best. This guide on acne scar treatment in Singapore covers the most effective treatments for different skin/acne scar types.
Price wise, TCA CROSS ranges from about $150 – $300. Subcision depends on the size of area treated. You can get some sense of the price ranges of the other types of treatment in this post on aesthetic treatment and costs in Singapore.
I’m aware that the following doctors provide these treatments in Singapore:
- Dr Colin Theng (dermatologist) – The Skin Specialists & Laser Clinic
- Dr Liu Han Ping Irenaeus – Centre For Cosmetic
- Dr Ho Rui Ming – Chrysalis Medical Aesthetics
They also all have an interest in treating acne scars.
Whichever doctor you choose, do mention the treatments that you had already gone for, and the limited effects that they produced. Also, it’d be good to bring down some before/after pictures, if you have any.