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 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

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 »

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 »

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

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer me the following questions to give more accurate treatment. How long it has been there? Is itching still there? Can you mention any exaggerating and relieving factor? Any area spared? How long have you been breastfeeding? Revert back with the answers to a de...  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 Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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