Sebum, the natural oil that your body produces, protects, moisturizes, and keeps the skin healthy. Good and balanced levels can make your skin glow, giving it a dewy and hydrated appearance. Too much sebum, however, can lead to oily skin and make your face appear shiny and greasy. You may also have larger pores or breakouts.

Fresh and Shine Free - 3 Aesthetic Treatment Options for Oily Skin

Managing and controlling skin starts with creating a good skincare routine. This usually involves cleansing, toning, and moisturizing with products that are labeled oil-free, alcohol-free, and non-comedogenic. Treating acne early if you have it is also important to keep it from becoming severe, as well as prevent marks and scars.

It is true that your skincare regimen matters a lot, but it is also a good idea to supplement your efforts with aesthetic procedures. Here at Cutis, we have a few aesthetic treatments that can help you manage oily skin and related skin concerns. These include: 


This skin rejuvenating treatment combines two aesthetic treatments: professional microneedling with small doses of botulinum toxin (mixed with formulated serums). It can help improve dull and uneven complexion for smoother, younger-looking, and glass-like glowing skin.   

Meso-Tox starts with cleansing the skin, followed by microneedling that creates micro-injuries and micro-fine channels. It activates the healing function of the skin and helps stimulate collagen, while also delivering active and beneficial ingredients into the skin’s deeper layers. 

Then, botulinum toxin is mixed with Meso-Glide serum, which is an expert formulation designed for skin needling. This is used as a glide for microneedling, which also enables all the beneficial ingredients to be infused into the top layers, providing a rejuvenating effect. 

And since botulinum toxin is delivered intradermally, you wouldn’t have to worry about looking fake or frozen. This technique, along with small amounts of the neurotoxin, also offers other benefits including reduced oil or sweat production, tightened pores, and a natural-looking anti-wrinkle effect.

Benefits of Meso-Tox include: 

  • Less oil or sebum production
  • Reduced pore size
  • Tightened skin
  • Improved wrinkle appearance
  • “Glass”-like glowing skin

Results last between 2 and 4 months, but you can do repeat or periodic Meso-Tox treatments to maintain the effects. There is minimal to no downtime and temporary side effects like redness, swelling, and sensitivity to light. You can, however, return to your normal routines almost immediately. 

VI Peel

This medical-grade chemical peel contains a blend of ingredients that promote healthier, clearer, and more radiant skin. It exfoliates and removes the damaged layers while stimulating the production of new skin cells and collagen. It can improve your overall skin texture and help with aging, oily, and sun-damaged skin.

There is also a type of VI Peel, specifically formulated for acne- or blemish-prone skin. VI Peel Purify features a unique formula that can kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce comedones, and balance the skin. It is ideal for those with oily skin, active acne, and other skin concerns associated with acne symptoms. 

Benefits of VI Peel Purify include: 

  • Clears pores
  • Eliminates P. acnes bacteria
  • Speeds up cellular turnover
  • Calms redness and inflammation 

VI Peel may cause peeling on day 3 and may last between 3 and 5 days. By day 7, the peeling process ends and you may notice a change in the quality of your skin. A single VI Peel is usually enough, but your provider may also recommend more sessions for optimal results and lasting effects. 

For further reading:7 Myths About VI Peel Debunked

Hydra dermabrasion

If you’re looking for a gentler way to improve oily, dull, and dehydrated skin, hydra dermabrasion is worth considering. This non-invasive skin treatment uses the power of water and oxygen to gently exfoliate the skin and address a range of issues without side effects like redness, irritation, or bruising the following day. 

Hydra dermabrasion decongests the pores using a painless vacuum-suction technique instead of an abrasive surface (that presses or squeezes the skin). It draws out impurities to cleanse and exfoliate while infusing the skin with hydrating and moisturizing serums. This leaves the skin clean, nourished, and polished. 

It can help tackle or improve several skin issues, such as: 

  • Oily and congested skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Signs of aging

With just a single session, you can see visible refinement or improvements in the skin. You can also combine hydra dermabrasion with other aesthetic treatments such as microneedling, lasers, RF therapies, and others to enhance final results. One session a month is recommended to maintain positive results.

For further reading: 5 Reasons to Love Hydra Dermabrasion

Let Cutis be your partner

If you’re looking to take control of your oily skin and related skin concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor to find out the right treatment or combination treatments for your skin concerns.

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