Acne Scars

Acne breakouts can leave behind scars that are raised, shallow or discolored. They are permanent changes that occur on the skin due to a break in the wall of the hair follicle.

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How to reduce acne and acne scars?

Query: Please tell me how to reduce acne and acne scars. Im 23, have oily skin and get acne every month one week before my periods. My acne is mild and not the severe one. I have tried so much but can't get over it. I drink lots of water, don't have any digestion issues and get regular periods. Tried: Ac...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, I understand acne can be really bothersome and some times difficult to get rid of. I would love to provide satisfactory treatment. My first advice is stop using neem , aloe vera cider vinegar etc as first we need to control your acne first. Applying these creams and gel may sometimes have ...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options to remove acne and acne spots?

Query: I have heavy acne problem all of a sudden. I have been following a routine of face wash with cetaphil and then keep washing my face with water and apply sunscreen. Then in the evening I wash my face with water and apply aloe Vera and at night I wash my face and apply benzoyl peroxide spot treatment...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Don't worry I'll help you with all your concerns. First of all acne in women can occur due to underlying hormonal imbalance. I always rule out hormonal imbalance in female patients with acne as most of the doctors just treat acne and do not address the underlying issue and that's why acne kee...  Read Full »

What should I do to get rid of my acne marks, dark spots and pigmentation?

Query: Hello doctor, I do have acne marks, dark spots and pigmentation on my facial skin. I have tried Kojiglo gel for a long time but still no effect. It has been on my face for three to four years. I normally take care of my skin and usually wear sunscreen.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the history and photos you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you have a dark spot along with that you still have a few pimples. From the photo, it seems like you have developed topical steroid damaged face. Have you appl...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a powerful remedy for pimples and white heads in oily skin.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an oily skin type. Recently I am experiencing pimples, white bumps, red dots on my cheeks close to my ears. Sometimes I feel very itchy near the pimples. I have developed one or two new big pimples on my forehead also. When the pimple subsides after a week or two it leaves a r...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Attach a picture of the lesion for details. Use Ahaglow face wash twice daily for 15 days. Are there pustules? Inflammatory red lesions? Photosensitivity?  Read Full »

How to get rid of acne and acne scars?

Query: Hello, due to the pandemic I'm not allowed to visit a dermatologist in person. But my skin has changed for the worse drastically. Im a 16 year old student, but my face now looks old because of the following: So I had some dark spots cause from acne scaring and I decided to use the "AMBI skincare fad...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikash Paudel


Answer: Hey Acne are common in teen ages in most if the people. They should not be much disturbed. They appear and slowly disappear with age. They are due to excessive sebum production from the oil gland in your face along with blockade of thise oil tract into the surface of skin aggravated by oily cosmeti...  Read Full »

Will shaving the underarm help in darkness and sweating?

Query: Hello doctor, My problem is both my underarms are black in color and has a bad smell when it sweats. I did not use any medicine for underarm before. My Face is in oily type with acne spots marks. I have consulted you and you suggested me to use Yaclin facewash, Benzoyl peroxide, AC-N, for acne and ...  Read Full »

Dr. B. T. Priya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be great if you could send pictures of your face and axilla to assess the severity. Anyway, start on tablet Azithral 250 twice a day for three days a week for three weeks. Apply Clindoxyl gel to the acne spots once a day for three hours only for two weeks. For...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pimples and its dark spots?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having skin problems for the two months where pimples are like faint and after it disappears that spot becomes black. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Ponathil

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will help you with your problem. You are having acne vulgaris which is the most common skin condition of your age. Generally, the eruptions on healing leave a mild dark spot. If the eruptions are manipulated by picking them or squeezing them, they leave darker spot...  Read Full »

How to treat acne and drak spots in oily skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and oily skin with very bad acne scars and dark spots all over the face. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If possible provide me photographs of the affected areas which will help me for better understanding of your skin problem and proper treatment plan. Photographs are required for diagnosis purpose because the treatment given without proper diagnosis can be less helpful o...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent pimples on cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female. Lifestyle is healthy with exercise and good food mostly. Since last year, on both sides of my cheeks especially on the right cheek, there are three to four pimples. They produce the white head dries off leaves a red scar and again another erupts. I have sligh...  Read Full »

Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for providing the information. If possible provide me photographs of the affected areas which will help me for a better understanding of your skin problem and proper treatment plan.  Read Full »

I have acne prone skin. Please suggest medical procedure to heal acne and scars.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old with acne prone skin. I have lots of acne scars and pits from popping pimples when younger. I tried benzoyl peroxide and did not work. What medical procedure can stop pimples and heal the pits and scars? I am suffering from this for the past six to seven years.  Read Full »

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chronic acne with resultant scarring is an indication for treatment with oral Isotretinoin besides topical antiacne preparations like Benzoyl peroxide or Clindamycin. For scarring, there are cosmetic procedures like laser resurfacing or dermabrasion.  Read Full »

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