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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Does masturbation cause acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having serious acne problem for almost eight years. My age is 22. I observed that when I masturbate, they occur. I will not do masturbation daily or excess. I will masturbate only twice a month. Another thing is that even though I do not do, acne comes sometimes. My face becoming...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is an infection of oil secreting glands of the skin. There is no relation to masturbation. Creams like Mometasone are steroids, and they can aggravate acne. Moreover, they also cause serious side effects like facial hair, redness and fungal infection later. ...  Read Full »

Kindly advise what can be done for acne in 18 years old.

Query: Hello doctor,I have acne and very big and thin pimples. I am a male, 18 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. Acne at this age are mainly due to hormonal changes. They will settle on their own. But still if you want to take some precautionary measures, follow these: Do not use soap on the face, wash your face with a mild face wash. Take Lactocalam...  Read Full »

I have irregularly textured skin on face. Are they scars or damaged pores?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some irregularly textured skin on my face that are not even visible if you are not trying to find them. Are they scars or damaged pores? Also, I have been using Dapsone for a month now and have applied BP 205 and Adapalene 0.1 in the past. Can these cause such texture damage? A...  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation with minute acne scars that are very few (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) you can use Aziderm (Azelaic acid) 20 % gel in the morning. For acne scars, you can cont...  Read Full »

Does Epiduo help with acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently having acne on my cheeks and I am applying Benzoyl peroxide gel on my acne. It only reduces the inflammation but bumps are not reducing. I also have pigmentation caused by acne before. What may be the reason? I usually get cystic acne bumps on my cheeks. The acne clears ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This provisional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of report or image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and is based entirely on inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings. You should know that ...  Read Full »

I have black spots on my face and upper back due to the popping of pimples. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of black spots on my face and upper back due to the popping of pimples. To where it is darkening my skin making me uncomfortable with myself. I have been clueless about the medication I should use that would help my situation.  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. The pigmentation which you are having will take at least 2 to 3 months to recover (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mix Azelaic acid and Vitamin C cream in equal amount and apply on lesion at night for two hours only...  Read Full »

How to remove pimples and the scars on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lots of pimples and scars on my face. How can I remove it from my face? Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. Remember the following measures to control pimples. Do not use hair oil and avoid oily foods, chocolates and milk products. Do not use any steroid creams. Face wash and soaps are not the treatment and they do not help. D...  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

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can fractional laser remove acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mild to moderate acne. My dermatologist prescribed Isotretinoin 20 mg on alternate days, but I am experiencing hair fall. Also, he prescribed an antibiotic Septra. I took the tablets for only two days. I am reluctant to take these drugs due to its side effect. Please suggest an alt...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not take Septra for acne (combination of Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim). Isotretinoin is not safe if you are planning a pregnancy. Otherwise, there is no risk. There are alternatives available like Minocycline and Doxycycline. I suggest a capsule Doxy 100 mg twice...  Read Full »

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 »

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