We’re in 2020, and looking good has probably never been more difficult with the fitness wave sweeping across the globe. You want a great figure, excellent physique and flawless skin to project that clean, exuberant image that shouts the very image of health. Sometimes, it’s not just your personal habits, but as Lady Gaga would most eloquently put it, ”Born this way.”

Acne problems are common during puberty, but can actually affect you at any age. It isn’t dangerous, yet it can be absolutely frustrating, especially when you’re well into adulthood. Genetics play a big part. Particularly bad breakouts can make it embarrassing during important social events, damage self esteem and generally turn an otherwise good day into a bad one. The worst part comes after the acne goes away – scarring.

Many sufferers of adult acne unsurprisingly, also have sensitive skin, and a good portion of them find that laser treatments aimed at treating acne actually make it worse. Because lasers, being powerful tools they are, irritate sensitive skin. This can cause soreness or even another breakout.

Still, all is not lost. Say hello to the new acne treatment making waves in Singapore: Neogen Plasma Acne Treatment at Cambridge Therapeutics

Today, this blog review for Cambridge Therapeutics will explain what this new acne treatment is all about.



Acne causes are generally identified into 3 types:

  • Pore Clogging
  • Excessive Sebum Secretion
  • Bacterial Infection

Sebum is a natural oil our skin secretes to keep it moisturized and protected. However, this sebum can be trapped within the skin pores when the openings are blocked by debris such as dirt or make up. Bacteria gets within the pores along with the sebum when this happens and can cause infections, leading to what you know as ‘acne’.

For those of you looking to see what NeoGen Plasma can do for you, here’s a video transcript of Calvy Ling’s video of her acne treatment experience with NeoGen Plasma by Cambridge Therapeutics.

Jing Xuan: Hello, I am Jing Xuan. Last time, my face skin was pretty normal. A little bit of pimples and blemishes. Because of the little bits of flaws, I went to look for a skin doctor.


Then after, the skin doctor introduced me to laser treatment. My skin got itchy, became red and swollen. My face got even more pimples. Shortly I quit my job because I need to do this healing skin treatment.


For this skin matter, it’s very worrying and painful period for me personally. Wearing a mask is needed if I want to step out of the house, because I didn’t want the public to give a weird expression after seeing my face. I was very hurt emotionally, so I went to find other alternatives.


Then I found Cambridge Therapeutics. They recommended me Neogen Nitrogen Plasma treatment. Neogen Nitrogen Plasma is a form of plasma technology. After receiving treatment from Cambridge Therapeutics, then I realised my skin is sensitive to laser treatment.


The swelling on my face starts to subside and the itchiness has stopped. I realised this Neogen Nitrogen Plasma treatment is very gentle for my skin.


Great improvement has shown over the time until today. Till date, I have done about 5 treatments and above. My skin has fully recovered, even though there are some minor flaws. So I will continue this treatment as I foresee very good results.


I am very happy with this results, and the positive ending it has given me.


After photos

As we can see, Calvy’s skin showed great results from NeoGen Plasma, given that her condition was severely inflamed after her experience with lasers. It is heartening to see her regain her confidence and not having to cover her face in public when she heads out. For you who are interested in solving your own acne problems, here’s a link to Cambridge Therapeutics.



Neogen Plasma is a new acne treatment that features the following effects:

  • Suppression of sebum secretions
  • Skin regeneration effect

When compared to other conventional methods of acne and pore reduction treatments, it is significantly more effective in the treatment of adult acne, even cases where the acne is severely inflamed.


Below is a list of conditions NeoGen Plasma is known to treat effectively.

  • Acne treatment
  • Acne scars removal
  • Psoriasis
  • Melasm
  • Pigmentation
  • Eczema
  • Enlarged pores

So what exactly can NeoGen Plasma do for my current acne and acne scars?

  • Clears active acne breakout
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Reduce redness
  • Acne scar removal
  • Regenerate skin and bolster further healing
  • Suppression and control of sebum secretion


NeoGen Plasma uses nitrogen gas converted to plasma energy, which is then introduced to the skin which causes the affected skin to heat up. A handheld device is used to dispense the plasma energy in controlled pulses. As this treatment is not ablative, it does not break the top dermal layer while resurfacing.


Neogen plasma is a procedure that uses plasma energy to bring about benefits to the skin. Every good dermatologist in Singapore or good skin clinic in Singapore will be able to keep the downtime and the risk of side effects of Neogen Plasma to the very minimum. Common side effects may include your redness and dry skin after the Neogen Plasma treatment, but will resolve usually within a couple of days. Flaky skin might occur in the day following the treatment, if the doctor decides the condition requires settings with higher intensity. Patients are advised to schedule treatments typically a week before an important events to avoid risk of disruption.

Since the procedure is not invasive, the patient will not experience side effects commonly seen with injection or surgical treatments such as swelling or bruising. Since there is no breakage of skin, patients typically return to their daily activities and may wear make up right after treatment.


If you are reading this before you start on a treatment, keep in mind that every person has a different type of skin and skin condition. There is no single ‘best’ acne treatment out there. A good doctor will always take note of the different conditions that appear with your acne and ask you about them. Considerations are the way your oil glands naturally perform, any previous acne treatments done and your experience with them, the severity of acne scar(s) and type of acne scar(s) you have. A blend of treatments may also be recommended to get rid of of blackheads and whiteheads before the actually acne treatment starts as well. Remember to be honest and candid with your doctor so that they have the best information they can work with to best get rid of the acne problems that affect you.

Taking care of your skin after treatment is one of the most important parts of the process. As with most skin treatments (irregardless of whether invasive or not), it is crucial for you to avoid direct sunlight or exposure to strong UV rays. If you must go out during the day, it is highly recommended to use sunscreen with SPF 50 and above to keep your skin shielded as it repairs itself. A common mistake many people in Singapore make is that they do not keep this sunscreen regime up consistently. It is recommended for patients to protect their skin pre- and post-treatment for a period of several months for best effect. Should you ever have to be exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays, use an umbrella or a hat for extra protection.

Another point is to always turn up to your regular consultations with your skin doctor. Singapore has hot and humid weather with very strong sunlight, and these features in weather may irritate your delicate skin especially after treatment. Scheduled regular consults with your doctor will ensure any problems occurring be addressed before complications happen.

Pre-treatment, it is suggested that you keep a diary of your acne condition and of the foods, activities or times it flares up. This can provide valuable information on your skin condition for the doctor you consult. This will allow him to recommend the best acne treatments for your case, especially if you suffer from severe acne outbreaks or acne scars.

One last common mistake we see often in our patients is when they complete their treatment, they go back to their usual skincare routine. While taking care of your skin is a good thing, you should be careful about the type of skincare you use. Skin after acne treatment is very delicate and irritable, watch out for skincare products with ‘strong’ or ‘harsh’ ingredients. One such example is products with retinol or fruit acids. These ingredients are prevalent in anti-aging products. These substances may cause your skin to react badly and worsen your acne condition instead.


Cambridge Therapeutics
391B Orchard Rd #08-05A2 Tower B Ngee Ann City Singapore 238874
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