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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How to get rid of acne and acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking questions on behalf of my son. Due to pandemics, we are not allowed to consult a dermatologist in person. But his skin has changed drastically. He is 16 years old and his face looks old. He has dark spots due to acne scarring and so he decided to use Ambi skincare fade crea...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikash Paudel

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne occurs commonly in teenagers. They appear and disappear with age. They occur due to sebum production from the oil glands present in the face. It blocks the oil tract present on the surface of the skin. It gets aggravated by oily cosmetics and bacteria. Treatment de...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options to remove acne and acne spots?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a heavy acne problem all of a sudden. I have been following a face wash routine with Cetaphil and then keep washing my face with water and applying 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 peroxid...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne in women can occur due to underlying hormonal imbalance. I always rule out the hormonal imbalance in female patients with acne as most doctors treat acne and do not address the underlying issue, which is why acne keeps recurring. So do you get your periods regul...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I have acne and acne marks on my cheeks for a year. Please help me to get clear skin. I am not taking medications currently. But I have tried using Clindamycin phosphate and Nicotinamide gel. It did not help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your statement and pictures suggest that you have acne and acne marks (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can try using Retino-A (Tretinoin) cream. Apply it to the affected area twice daily. Use Hydroquinone cream on the ...  Read Full »

I have oily skin with whiteheads and pimples. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an oily skin. For the past eight to nine years, I am having white heads and pimples. I used to get pimples on my back also. I have not taken any medication till now, but I am fed up with this. I used to think that it happens when you enter adolescence, but now I do not think tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Almost 90% of the people experience acne during their age from 15 to 30 years. It is because of the hormonal fluctuations of adolescence. However, the grade and severity differ according to the skin type and tendency. Acne is mainly driven by the effect of various bo...  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 the ...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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