Acne / Pore

Acne is caused by multiple factors. We offer a variety of acne treatment programs, including Acne Anti-Inflammation Injections, Aladdin Peel for sebum, blackheads and whiteheads removal, Pico Fraxel for acne scars, Advanced Photodynamic Therapy for purulent acne and oral/topical acne medication for moderate to severe acne, as prescribed by our doctors. Seoul Clinic | Seoul Aesthetic pays great attention to detail, including post-treatment care.



We prioritize understanding the root cause of the problem before starting the treatment, so that it minimizes the pain and have more effective results.



We explore all factors that impact your skin concerns to improve the overall treatment results.


Post Treatment

We offer post treatment packages to ensure longer-term effect.

Our Treatments Include


Acne Package

The package offers a comprehensive acne care, from grime and debris removal and acne extraction to ultrasound treatment that calms the skin.


Acne Injection

The key ingredient of the acne injection is steroid. It is injected directly into the acne spot. The drug can effectively hasten the resolution of inflammation. For cystic acne, the effect of topical medicines or skincare products alone is very limited. Acne injection can make the inflammation, tenderness and pain of cystic acne disappear much quicker. It is generally suitable for clients with important occasions such as interviews or weddings coming up within days and need the acne to quickly resolve.

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Professional Peeling

Explore our professional peeling programs, Aladdin Peeling and Aqua Peeling. Aqua Peeling combines chemical and physical peeling methods, while Aladdin Peeling is a dermabrasion technique that peels off the outer layer of the skin using natural ingredients. They're both useful removing sebum, blackhead and white head effectively for clear skin.

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Pico Fraxel

Pico Fraxel is one of the latest technologies proven to remove acne scars effectively. It has a very little damage to the epidermis, while projecting enough into the inner skin layers.



Our premium photodynamic therapy (PDT) is effective in treating purulent acne by suppressing overactive sebaceous glands and eradicating acne bacteria. The procedure comes with the best-in-class LED treatment using Bellalux for safe and effective procedure.

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Oral & Topical Medications

For moderate to severe acne, we may prescribe oral or topical medications to reduce bacteria or inflammation.

2 Types of Acne

Acne can be divided into 2 types, non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne.

1. Non-inflammatory acne

Non-inflammatory acne doesn’t cause swelling of your skin. There are two main types of non-inflammatory acne: blackheads and whiteheads.

Whiteheads form when pores are clogged with sebum and other debris like dead skin cells, the outer layer of the pore closes the sebum and debris in. This results in a small bump with a white tip that erupts from the skin.

When whiteheads are exposed to the air, oxidation occurs and they turn black, resulting in blackheads.


2. Inflammatory acne

Inflammatory acne causes inflammation and swelling, triggered by bacteria infection. According to the severity of the inflammation, it is divided into four categories: papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts.

The inflammation of the red pimples is relatively mild, and the main cause is skin inflammation due to clogged pores. Papules look pink and are slightly painful.

Pustules are more serious than papules, with yellow and white pus appearing, and the surrounding skin becomes redder and more swollen.

Inflamed nodules are more serious yet. This type of acne hides in the bottom layer of the skin and may leave scars after the acne disappears.

Cystic acne is similar to nodular acne, but larger. The inflammation of this type of acne penetrates deep into the bottom layer of the skin and is filled with pus, which is also more painful. It takes a long time to heal, and it also has the highest chance of leaving a scar.

Acne locations

The main cause of acne is inflammation due to blocked sebaceous glands and hair follicles. Common acne locations include: forehead, chin, cheeks, temples, nose, mouth, eyebrows, back, chest, etc.


Sebaceous glands in the skin produce sebum, which is an oily substance. When excessive sebum is produced, it mixes with dead skin cells to form a sticky mixture that clogs the hair follicles and pores. The trapped sebum and dead cells within the clogged pore develop an ideal environment for producing acne-causing bacteria. These bacteria can multiply and lead to inflammation of the pores. Thus, a red and swelling acne is formed.

The following are common causes of acne:

  • Excess Sebum Production
  • Clogged Pores
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Genetic Factors
  • Certain Medications 
  • Dietary Factors
  • Individuals’ lifestyle

Cystic acne is similar to nodular acne, but larger. The inflammation of this type of acne penetrates deep into the bottom layer of the skin and is filled with pus, which is also more painful. It takes a long time to heal, and it also has the highest chance of leaving a scar. Cystic acne is usually caused by the dead skin cells deep in the pores blocking the pores and the imbalance of oil and water in the sebum. This situation will aggravate the proliferation of acne bacteria, then the acne will become inflamed and swollen, forming cystic acne.

While this procedure can be quick and effective, pitting of the skin at the site of the injection may occur. This can result in a visible depression where the cyst was. These depressions are often temporary and resolve on their own.

  1. Dairy product such as milk and cheese
    Dairy product intake is associated with higher IGF-1 concentrations, thereby increasing sebum, secretion, and promoting the development of acne.
  2. Fast food such as fried chicken and French fries
    Fast food is laden with saturated fats, which make your skin produce more sebum, excess sebum production can lead to acne.
  3. High-sugar food such as breads and cakes
    These foods have a high glycemic index and raise blood sugar levels, leading to sebum production and resulting in acne.
  4. Processed meat such as sausages and hamburgers
    Processed meat contains nitrite, which may accelerate skin aging and cause acne.
  • Avoid using harsh or abrasive products
  • Avoid over-cleansing
  • Sun protection and regular moisturization
  • Healthy diet and lifestyle