What is AGNES Radio-Frequency Acne Ablation?

At Absolute Cosmetic Medicine, we believe in attaining optimal results while minimising potential risks. In line with this, we have introduced a targeted, permanent fix for acne that could spare you the need for oral medication that can cause gastrointestinal or mucosal side effects commonly associated with the antibiotics or oral retins used in acne treatment.

Conceived by Korean dermatologists, the AGNES Acne Treatment can provide a permanent improvement to acne breakouts without the side effects of anti-acne drug therapy. The Agnes machine has specially designed needles with measured depths to target the structures in the skin causing the problem.  The needles have an insulating coating, also engineered to a precise depth, to protect other structures in the skin and also the epidermis. The coating means sufficient power can be delivered to the target tissue while causing minimal effects to other areas. The machine has also exact control over pulse duration and power. These factors means little downtime or risk of pigment changes.


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Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical


From $880

What does Agnes treat?

Active acne with pimples, cysts and comedones or large pores. AGNES RF is also used to improve dermal health, including treatment for under-eye bags, facial contouring (non-surgical facelift) periorbital wrinkles, drooping jowls, volume reduction of the chin and buccal fat.

Who is suitable for the treatment?

Those who have stubborn, chronic acne, active acne with pimples, cystic acne, comedones, post-inflammatory erythema (red sports), Atrophic acne scars (ice pick, box, rolling) or large pores may be candidates for treatment. Suitability for treatment is determined through a consultation. Make an appointment with our Dr Syed to find out if AGNES is the right treatment for you.

How much does the treatment cost?

The cost of the AGNES RF Lift treatment starts at $3,000.


If you would like to assess your suitability for this treatment and obtain a final costing, we recommend that you book a consultation with one of our Doctors; the cost of this appointment is $90.00 (partially claimable through Medicare). Please note, all new patients will be required to pay the consultation fee at the time of booking to secure their appointment.

Who performs the treatment?

The treatment is performed by our Cosmetic Physician, Dr. David Syed. For further details on Dr Syed’s past and present achievements, please follow the below links:



How long does a session take?

30 – 60 minutes per session.

How many treatments are required?

2-3 sessions, may be required depending on severity of the condition. Usually, it is advised to have a time gap for about 1-2 months before the secondary treatment. A third treatment is required when acne reoccurs after a few months. For severe conditions, it may be recommended to have the second treatment over the span of 3 to 4 weeks.

How long does the effect last?

The skin improves throughout the treatment. The area of the skin will improve through the number of sessions undergone. After the treatment, there are slim chances of pimples forming again in the treated follicles. The number of new lesions will then reduce over time and over a number of treatments. Pimples don’t form again in treated follicles.


How can we help?

Whether you have a treatment in mind, or you have a condition that you’d like to discuss with one of our professionals, please make an enquiry using this form. Be sure to include your ideal date and time for your appointment

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