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 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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ba...  Read Full »

What causes acne scarring and how can it be managed?

Query: Hello doctor, 1. What causes acne scarring? 2. What ingredients should people be looking for to diminish them (In the products they use)? 3. Is scarring more difficult to get rid of on darker skin tones? If so, please explain why. 4. Is it possible to achieve complete removal of this without ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. During severe active acne, inflammatory process leads to scarring if it is not properly treated or treated late during course of acne. So treatment of acne is very important both early and according to recommendations. Because inflammation leads to destruction of ...  Read Full »

Please suggest tablets for pimples and dark spots.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old, and I am suffering from severe pimples followed by dark marks on the face. I did so many chemical peels, and the condition did not improve. My friend told me to take Minocycline 50, so I am taking it since two months, and my pimples are improving. Can I take this ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a common problem during adolescence, and it is unlikely to have such severe acne at your age. However, there are instances when this could happen, such as a family history of bad acne, and it is totally acceptable. The treatment for acne depends on the grade and ...  Read Full »

I am getting lumps in both armpits. Are these lumps serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female. I am getting lumps in my armpits and they are painful. I sweat a lot. I have dark underarms and it is itching too. Are these lumps something serious? Should I consult a doctor?  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

Why should we avoid popping a pimple?

Query: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Why a pimple should not be popped? When to pop a pimple? What to do after popping a pimple? What should I apply to heal the pimple and to avoid acne scars?  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many individuals with acne or other problems have a habit of popping up the pimples. It is never good to pop a pimple because it can lead to scarring. Patients are always advised to never pop up the pimple, as the risk of infection increases. The natural healing proces...  Read Full »

What to do for acne and pimples on the cheek that leaves a scar?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am having severe acne and pimples on my cheek. It started two weeks ago. I used aloe vera and the effect is some what reduced, but the marks are there and also new pimples are coming every day.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Barve

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly share your photos.  Read Full »

What is the treatment for oily skin with acne and acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne and oily skin for the past four years. It comes as hereditary. It leaves spots, scars, and holes on face. This problem appears majorly in humid weather conditions. I am currently on homeopathic treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne or pimples is a very common condition seen in the teenage years and early twenties due to the hormonal changes occurring in your body. There is no need to worry about it. Even if it does reduce, the chances are that you may get another bout of acne over your fac...  Read Full »

My pimple scars take a long time to heal. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a little oily skin, 1st I had pimples after they bust that will turn into a black mark, and it will take a very long time to go. Please kindly suggest me to get rid of it.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimples are very common in this age group due to hormonal changes. Whenever you do try to squeeze out them with your nails then they damage cells near vicinity of the pimples, and these dead cells causes black, brown or red discoloration. You should avoid to squeeze o...  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 »

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 »

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