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 way to get rid of scars and improve skin complexion?

Query: Hello doctor,My complexion is breaking out terribly. I used to take the antibiotic Adoxa, which cleared up my skin completely with no side effects. Is there a way to have this prescription?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use Nadibact cream in the daytime, Epiduo gel at night for 15 days (on pimples). Apply for 30 minutes and then wash off gently. If there is no irritation, you can keep it overnight and wash it off the next day. Take tablet Doxycycline 100 mg once a day aft...  Read Full »

Which topical medication best suits acne and acne marks?

Query: Hello doctor,I had acne. It has gone now, but it left some marks. What should I do to clear it? And what should I use on the active acne?  Read Full »


Dr. Arunima Dhabal

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Currently, you have quite a few active acne lesions, along with some spots from the previous acne. So I will suggest you take an oral antibiotic course for a month to reduce ...  Read Full »

How to clear the scars and blackheads present on the face?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 16 years old. I had acne on my face and took treatment for it. It got resolved. After a few months, it came back and I have lots of scars and blackheads on my face. Kindly suggest me. What can I do to get rid of acne? I have taken Fucicort, Isopearl, Acnelene, and some capsules and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history, you have taken many medications like Isotretinoin, Adapalene, Clindamycin, Fusidic acid, and Betamethasone cream. Among these creams, Betamethasone should never be applied on the face for acne. It can cause faring up of acne, thinning of skin,...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my acne and dark spots?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and acne marks on my cheeks for about a year now. Please help me get clear skin. I am no current medications, but I have used Clindamycin phosphate and Nicotinamide gel before, that did not help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your statement and pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show that you suffer acne and acne marks. You can use the following medication as follows- 1. Retino-A Tretinoin cream. Apply locally on your affected area twic...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a cosmetic treatment to clear acne scars.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. For the last six months, I am facing mild to moderate acne, which has resulted in scarring. Please provide your opinion as to which cosmetic treatment should I opt. Though I have consulted a cosmetologist, I am a bit reluctant to go for these procedures due to its poten...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For acne, in your age group, it is always important to rule out PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). To find that out, you need to tell me whether you have irregular periods. How many days does your period date shift from the expected date? Do you get any hair gro...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my large pores and pimple spots?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old. I got large pores and many pimple spots on my face. Currently, I am using AHA glow face wash and Aqua oats moisturizer cream. But my face is getting very oily. If I am not using it, then it becomes very dry. At night, I am using Botanica 3D serum and Dervia CMS on my pi...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are there inflammatory papules, pus-filled lesions, or painful nodulocystic pimples, or active lesions? Do you have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks, melasma, or dark patches? Wash your face twice daily in the morning and night with Cetaphil cleanser (for...  Read Full »

Is dry skin more prone to acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about my skin discoloration, dry skin and pimples. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apply Epiduo gel at night for 15 days (on dark spots and pimples), Aziderm 10 percent cream at noon for 15 days, Clindamycin 1 percent gel at daytime for 15 days, and Photostable sunsc...  Read Full »

How to treat hyperpigmentation caused due to acne scars?

Query: What's up, doc? My question is that must you apply a moisturizer before a sunblock that ALSO claims to provide moisture? And what ingredients should one look for to treat hyperpigmentation due to acne scars? And in WHAT sort of products like A vitamin C Serum or a Vitamin C Cream? And how does one ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, If you have very dry skin you can apply a noncomedogenic moisturiser before applying a sunscreen, or if you have oily skin, there is no need, sunscreen will suffice. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before going outside, for maximum benefit. To treat hyperpigmentatio...  Read Full »

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 »

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