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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What is the best skincare regime for me while using a derma roller?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently using Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C serum, Vitamin E oil, and Retinol in my skincare regime. I have also purchased a derma roller. What would be the best skin care regime for me? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have developed acne scars for which you want treatment. I suggest you first go for a derma roller once every month and use Retinol during nighttime. You can also use Vitamin C serum immediately after ...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old with mild acne and severe acne scars. How to get clear skin?

Query: Hi doctor,I have mild acne and severe acne scars. My current height is 5 feet 4 inches, and I weigh 110 lbs. I am a 19-years-old, and I have combination skin. Is there anything specific I can do to help with my scarring besides regular exfoliation once a week and eating healthy?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have seen your query and examined your image (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems you have ice-pick scars and rolling types of acne scars with lots of inflammation. There are various techniques to trea...  Read Full »

What is a complementing skin care regime when undergoing skin resurfacing treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have started getting Venus Viva skin resurfacing treatment for atrophic acne scars. I will be getting six sessions over the next six months. I want to complement this treatment with a healthy skin care regime. I read that aloe vera gel and certain essential oils such as carrot seed a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern. A resurfacing treatment would leave your skin red and sensitive for a few days till the epidermis regenerates fully. So, you should be judicious in using products which supposedly while aiding skin regeneration are in fact, irritating or c...  Read Full »

The pimples I get on my face and back leave a black mark when they disappear. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting small pimples on my face and back. It leaves marks and does not resolve completely. I have been experiencing this problem for the past two months. Also, I have been taking the tablet Methimez for my thyroid issue for the past two weeks. Could you please help me get rid of t...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. From your description, it seems like you have facial and truncal acne. Wearing tight-fitting exercise clothing that traps sweat on the skin and blocks pores, which may contribute to outbreaks. People should consider w...  Read Full »

I have issues with my highly sensitive facial skin. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have issues with my facial skin. I have lots of acne with uneven skin and now marks which may be permanent. My skin is highly sensitive, and I do not know my skin type. I have a history of acne and have got treatment for the same from several doctors. I do not use any cosmetic produc...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Having gone through the history provided from your end, as well as the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears to be acne vulgaris along with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old with acne and acne marks all over my face. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had acne since the age of 13, and now I am 21. I consulted a doctor last year, and the acne reduced a little, but now I have marks everywhere. So I am concerned about my skin. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. As per the history provided from your end, it is acne vulgaris. It usually results in the formation of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as well as acne scarring. It occurs for multiple reasons, including longstanding untreated acne, sever...  Read Full »

I get acne now and then, which leaves severe scars that persist for more than six months. Please suggest a medication to fade them.

Query: Hello doctor, I had severe acne issues during my teenage, and they subsided over the years. I am 30 years old, but I still get them every two or three months like a bump filled with pus around my nose and cheeks. Some triggering factors are reduced intake of water, seasonal change, trimming the hai...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I reviewed the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The ingrown hair is due to the wrong way of trimming the hair. The sharp tip of the hair comes in close contact with the skin surface due to the wearing of tight sk...  Read Full »

I have acne and scars on my face. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have acne on my face, and popping it leaves a scar. Please let me know how to remove acne or pimple marks from my face.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The report or image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows acne vulgaris and post-acne hyperpigmentation or PIH with atrophic scarring. Acne appears most often due to hormonal fluctuations, imbalances, genetic ...  Read Full »

I had cystic acne that has spread into red spots on popping. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing a great depression here. I had cystic acne on my right cheek, which I popped, then spread into red spots for the past two months. I do not know whether these spots are scars or something else. Can you please help me out with it?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Treatment of acne depends on the grade of acne. Cystic acne requires oral Isotretinoin capsules (strength of Isotretinoin depends on your body weight and the number of cysts) or injection of Triamcinolone into the cyst. For an accurate diagno...  Read Full »

I am suffering from acne and acne scars on my face. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and acne scars on my face. I am using Salicylic Acid face wash these days. Can I use Salicylic Acid serum too? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne vulgaris is also called acne, and post-acne scarring appears in the form of depressions called atrophic scars or PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). It appears due to multiple factors, including habitual picking of active acne, hormonal fluctuations, and ...  Read Full »

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