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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I have been on Isotretinoin for four months. How to stop it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a severe skin infection and almost cured under my doctor's medication. I have been prescribed Sotret 20 mg (Isotretinoin) for four months. I am married. So, should I continue this? Already four months are done, and progress is 80%. Whenever I am under Isotretinoin medication, p...  Read Full »

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Isotretinoin is a wonderful drug. The usual course of 20 mg a day lasts for around six months for an average weighed female. Different doctors do it differently. I prefer not to stop it abruptly but taper it gradually over a period of a month or two to decrease ...  Read Full »

What are the ways to remove acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. My weight is 50 kg and my height is 158 cm. I have severe acne scars on face, back, lower back, below the neck and pimples on face. Even after using Benzoyl peroxide there is no change. I have oily skin. I use to get severe menstrual pain up to 3 or 4 days and for which...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For acne, take a course of tablet Azithromycin 500 mg daily on three consecutive days in a week for four to six weeks and continue with Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the pimples in the morning and Adapalene gel at night on the pimples. As far as scars are concern...  Read Full »

Will Vitamin C help in clearing post acne marks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe hyperpigmentation on my body, specifically around my chest (this may be a result of acne scarring). Is it possible for me to use facial brightening treatments (like Vitamin C) on my body as well? Is there any specific products that work after exfoliation.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, you can use creams or lotions containing hyaluronic acid, Niacinamide, growth factors, vitamin C complex, collagen, retinol complex, squalene, glycolic acid, and azelaic acid for reducing the post-acne pigmentation. For exfoliation, y...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment option for nodular acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female and having nodular acne for more than a year. It looks very terrible and painful. In my teen age I had pimples but of moderate type. I have tried every possible treatments such as chemical peel and Isotretinoin. But nothing worked. Currently, I am taking Divya K...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The best medicine for nodulocystic acne is capsule Isotretinoin. This needs to be taken for at least four to five months to have proper response. The dose of Isotretinoin is 20 mg once daily. Before starting the capsule get your b...  Read Full »

I am very light complected with dark red acne scars. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I am very light complected with dark red acne scars that I have had for a few years. I have some acne on my cheeks, but the acne scars are more noticeable. I have combination skin I believe because my forehead tends to be super dry to where it peels, and my nose gets oily. After any cle...  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is essential to avoid oily preparations on the face for acne with combination skin. It tends to develop seborrheic dermatitis. I would not advise any oil for dryness here. It is also advisable to avoid harsh soaps and cleansers. As they remove oil, they can also l...  Read Full »

What medicine can treat acne scars on my upper back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. For no reason, my upper back has formed acne in the back of my shoulders and in the mid-upper back. I tried Benzoyl wash, Vanoxide Topical, and Doxycycline. There was no success. I am now using Hibiclens foam wash, Clindamycin and Benzoyl foam, and a Sulfametho...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Perhaps it is Pityrosporum folliculitis. It is usually itchy and favors the back, and looks similar to acne. Do they itch in your case? Pityrosporum folliculitis would require oral antifungals. Anyways acne that is unresponsive to usual antiacne medications, or...  Read Full »

Why do I have dark spots all over my body?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female with three kids. When I was in my teenage, I developed red bumps which later on turn into acne. Most of the time I scratch them as they are very itchy and same with insect bites. I have a lot of dark spots now all over my face, buttock, back of my thighs and uppe...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please answer me the following questions to give more accurate treatment. Prescription hyperpigmentation treatment can be procured online on a telemedicine portal. How long it has been there? Is itching still there? Can you mention any exaggerating and relieving fact...  Read Full »

I have a few pimples and pimple scars mainly on my cheeks. Kindly suggest a gel for scars and hyperpigmentation.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few pimples and a few pimple scars mainly on my cheeks. I consulted a dermatologist who prescribed me Faceclin gel for the morning and Acnorm Lacto calamine lotion at night for the scars. I have oily skin and I used Cetaphil oily skin cleanser twice a day. The Acnorm lotion...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you apply Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) twice daily for days 10 days. Wash face with D Acne face wash (Glycolic Acid, and Salicylic Acid) twice daily for 10 days. Take a tablet of Antoxid HC (Manganese, Zinc, beta Carotene, Copper, and L-Selenium) onc...  Read Full »

My skin color is dull and I have many acne scars on my face. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a lot of acne on my face. With acne scars and dull color, my marriage is being held. Please suggest any instant treatment. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the information that is provided from your end and I do understand your concern. Acne can be due to multiple reasons which include sudden hormonal variations, using any skin care products which cause an increase in oil secretion, due to family hi...  Read Full »

I have multiple acne scars on my face that have that persist even after months. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had severe acne a few months ago, but it cleared up. Now, however, I have several acne scars on my face that have not disappeared even after months. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Acne marks, also known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), can take a long time to fade. However, there are several things you can do to help speed up process. Following are my suggestions: Sun protectio...  Read Full »

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