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How to get rid of clogged pores

During your research on “how to get rid of clogged pores”, you will definitely come across non invasive facial treatments such as Chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, & more. You might also chance upon the treatment in NOVU – HydroCleanse which we like to helm as “the only deep cleansing you will ever need”.

Overwhelmed with the treatments & information out there that you might encounter will bring you back to the question – Which treatment is the best for my problem?

With this in mind, we have put up a comprehensive guide to explain the benefits HydroCleanse can provide & compare it with all it’s competitors.

what exactly is hydrocleanse?

HydroCleanse is a water resurfacing, multi-action treatment that combines hydradermabrasion, and hydrogen infusion  in a treatment.

To put it in simple terms, the treatment will cleanse, exfoliate & extract the impurities accumulated in your face. At the same time, it also infuses hydrogen ions along with active-rich serums deep into the skin. 

HydroCleanse is extremely effective for the following skin types:

hydrocleanse skin types

HOw does hydrocleanse work?

Often known as a hydradermabrasion, this treatment employs a vortex (water and vacuum) effect to remove stubborn impurities, dead skin & clogged sebum in your pores. Combining water and vacuum carefully tweaked according to your skin sensitivity, this action completely lifts off any remaining dirt left, thoroughly cleansing the pores.

Hydrocleanse explained

Skin-type based cleansing solutions serum rich in antioxidants, peptides & HA will be infused to ensure intense hydration for a long lasting result. 

The water used is charged with hydrogen ions that powercharge your skin with antioxidants, fighting off free radicals caused by internal and external factors. 

HydroCleanse is 100% pain free, gentle with no downtime. You are only required to go once to twice a month to maintain that cleansed, hydrated look. 


Both Microdermabrasion & HydroCleanse are very similar in nature. Mostly labelled as the upgraded version of microdermabrasion, HydroCleanse (commonly known as hydradermabrasion)  uses a vacuum tip for deep cleansing.

Microdermabrasion uses an abrasive tip (usually diamond tip) that act as a ‘sandpaper’ to scrape off the top layers of your skin. Thereafter, serums will be infused to keep the skin hydrated & radiant. Due to the abrasive tip, you may experience minor redness, tingling sensation or swelling after the treatment. If you are suffering from sensitive skin, it is strongly recommended to consult a medical doctor before trying.

The main difference between HydroCleanse & microdermabrasion is the extraction tip. The vacuum tip from HydroCleanse glides gentle on the skin, enabling a pain-free and comfortable treatment for all skin types.


The main features of HydroCleanse & chemical peels focus on removing dead skin for radiant hydrated skin. The advantage of Chemical Peel is the different level of peels (superficial peels – deeper peels) – able to target different skin issues which hydradermabrasion can’t.

hydradermabrasion vs chemical peels

Different peels can target different problems such as:

  • Salicylic Acid: Most effective against Acne and Oily Skin, improving skin tone.
  • Glycolic Acid: Most effective against Hyper pigmentation, Aging, Skin Tone & Texture.
  • Lactic Acid: Most effective against Discolouration, Skin Sagging and Minimize Pore Size.

The results from Chemical Peel can be clearly visible, but this treatment is not a “one size fits all” due to the strength of the acid. The results are also more visible on lighter skin tone individuals.

Compared to HydroCleanse, Chemical Peel have quite a few restrictions. Skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, or psoriasis are not recommended. It will be wise to consult a medical doctor before deciding.


Aesthetic treatments in Singapore is extremely competitive. Many clinics and medispas may sell the similar treatments, hence the reason for transparent pricing. Ultimately, it boils down to the location, service, knowledge and reputation of the clinic.

The typical costs of the treatments are as followed:

Hydradermabrasions: $150 – $250

Microdermabrasion: $70 – $120

Chemical Peel: $130 – $250

Although cost is always a deciding factor for skin treatments, the most important decision is choosing the right treatment for your skin problem. Being a gentle, safe, natural & painless treatment, HydroCleanse can be tailored with your NOVU lasers to suit your individual skin goals. At NOVU, we want our patients to tryout the treatment at a trial price before committing long term.

HydroCleanse trials start at $48 (inclusive of GST). Feel free to enquire with our friendly aesthetics consultant now.


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