Treating Acne in Singapore: Does Agnes acne treatment have side effects?


If we say that AGNES acne treatment does not have side effects, we would be lying. AGNES acne treatment, like any type of cosmetic or medical procedure, has side effects. Now before you leave this page and look for other treatments for your acne, you can talk to our doctor or simply hear us out: the AGNES acne treatment’s side effects are neither serious nor are they major enough to make your burden greater. What are these side effects? 

  • Redness and swelling in the treatment area
  • Infection that rarely happens and can be treated with antibiotics
  • Mild burning of the surface of the skin that also happens rarely and will not leave any scar

You should not even worry about these side effects because they are only temporary. Instead, you should be more focused on how this treatment can make a great difference in your life!

Now we have your attention! Read on.


A crash course on acne

Acne, or acne vulgaris as it is medically called, can differ from one person to another. These skin inflammations are commonly found on the face, back, chest, and shoulders.  Acne comes in different forms:

  • Blackheads – a type of comedone that can be identified by a tiny black spot on the skin’s surface. What causes blackheads are clogged dead skin cells, excess sebum, and hair follicle which gives off the black tone when exposed to light.
  • Comedones – the most common acne trigger caused by a pore that has become clogged with a hair follicle, dead skin cells, and sebum.
  • Cysts – are large raised lesions in the skin that are filled with pus. This kind of acne is painful when touched and can cause scarring. It is best to have this treated by a dermatologist.
  • Nodules – these are inflamed bumps in the skin that are large and firm. Nodules form deep in the skin and can cause scarring when not treated correctly. Topical treatments may not be enough to remove them. 
  • Papules – another type of comedones characterised by tiny pinkish or reddish bumps on the skin. 
  • Pustules – are inflammations in the skin that look like whiteheads circled by a red ring.
  • Whiteheads – the combination of skin cells and sebum which clogs a pore and stops it from opening results to acne of this kind.

Acne also comes in various conditions: mild, moderate, and severe.

  • Acne is considered mild when there are:
    • Less than 20 blackheads or whiteheads present
    • Less than 15 swollen bumps
    • Less than 30 lesions in total


  • Acne is considered moderate when there are:
    • 20 to 100 blackheads or whiteheads
    • 15 to 50 swollen bumps
    • Lesions that are 30 to 125 in total


  • Acne is considered severe when there are:
    • Multiple cysts and nodules that are inflamed and are deep purple or red in colour

Mild acne may be treated by over-the-counter topical medicine. Moderate to severe acne should be treated by a dermatologist as these can cause scarring and are more prone to infections.


Using state-of-the-art technology for acne treatment

AGNES acne treatment has been gaining a lot of attention lately in Singapore because of its success in clearing out the worse acne breakouts.  This non-surgical treatment uses a high-tech radiofrequency machine to deliver RF energy through fine needles that go through the skin at fixed points targeting and reducing the size of the overactive sebaceous gland, resulting to enhanced skin elasticity and the reduction of excess fat that cause oil clogs. 

The moderately insulated single or three pin micro-needles are the secret to AGNES acne treatment’s effective delivery of RF energy precisely into a specific part of the skin. In simple terms, the needles work to protect the top layers of the skin as concentrated energy comes in contact with the deeper layers of the dermis to treat acne. Recovery time is also quick given that there is no injury in the other parts of the skin.


Qualified candidates for AGNES acne treatment

AGNES is safe for all skin types and can be beneficial for individuals who:

  • Have recurring acne
  • Have pores that are often irritated and inflamed due to blockage of oil, dirt, and dead skin cells
  • Have not found an effective treatment to cure their acne

 However, this treatment should not be used on patients who:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are diagnosed with any type of infectious disease
  • Are not cleared for treatment by a primary care doctor
  • Have uncontrolled diabetes
  • Have any metal implants
  • Have a pacemaker


Using AGNES acne treatment with other aesthetic procedures

It is best to avoid scheduling other aesthetic procedures simultaneously with your AGNES acne treatment. Botox and dermal filler procedures should be done at least a week or two after a session of AGNES treatment. If done otherwise, the heat delivered by the micro-insulated RF needles will eliminate the Botox protein and may damage the effects of dermal fillers. 


Expected results from AGNES acne treatment

To get optimum results from AGNES acne treatment, it is recommended that you complete 3 sessions in one year. You can expect to see your acne reduce by 50 to 70% after your initial treatment and up to 90% acne reduction following your third treatment. 

It is important to note that the results will differ basing on the reaction of your skin to the treatment. While a majority of patients have enjoyed clear skin after a successful completion of 3 AGNES acne treatment sessions, some have had to undergo additional aesthetic procedures to completely clear out their skin.


Final word

Battling an acne breakout can be stressful, frustrating, and costly especially when you have been suffering from this condition for years trying to conquer it on your own. One can also lose his or her self confidence—no thanks to the combination of whiteheads, blackheads, and red cystic bumps that attract unwanted attention that can make you uncomfortable in your own skin. 

Tired of it all? Then maybe it is time for you to invest on a more reliable treatment like AGNES acne treatment. As you have read in this article, AGNES acne treatment can help clear your acne, regain your self confidence and have heads turning towards you in admiration of your flawless skin.


Veritas Medical Aesthetics


13 Stamford Rd

#B2-35 Capitol Singapore

Singapore 178905


Phone: +65 6283 3885 

Whatsapp: +65 8129 9789


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