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 have cystic acne, which is aggravated during my menstruation. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have cystic acne, and it is triggered mostly on my chin, cheeks, lips, and jawline. It is most aggravating during my menstruation. I have scars now and discoloration on my skin because of it. They hurt a lot, and they get infected easily. My acne started to get worse once I got off my...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 1. It is nodulocystic acne (grade 3) on the chin. 2. Treatment of choice is oral retinoids - Accutane (Isotretinoin) after complete and proper evaluation. Duration of Accutane depends ...  Read Full »

Can derma rollers be used by myself for scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I have heard good things and bad things about derma rollers. My question is, are they good for scars? Will they actually help? Also, can I use them myself? Or is it better to get it done by a professional?  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Derma rollers are good for certain types of acne scars like rolling type of acne scars (smooth edges of scar). It is not useful for icepick scars and box car type of acne scars. The professional use is usually with a needle length 1.5 mm and higher (4mm). Self-use is r...  Read Full »

What could be done for the scars that occur due to the popping of pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. From the last five years, I have acne. It had reduced a bit. But, recently I started to get white heads and papules. I then popped my papule and white head area. Now, it has become red and swollen and it is burning. I have applied cold water and aloe vera ge...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following: Start applying Opexa (a combination of Dimethicone and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) gel thrice daily. This will minimize the chances of scarring. Apply T-Bact (Mupirocin topical) ointment on the Opexa gel. This will reduce the infection. St...  Read Full »

I have white, acne like boils on my face. What could it be?

Query: Hi, I have acne like boils on my face. When it comes in contact with sweat and water it looks white. What could it be?   Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be an entity called milia. Milia are small white bumps that appear superficially on the skin. There are several treatments for the same. Do not try to squeeze the lesions. It will lead to pigmentation. To confirm if the lesion is milia, attach pic...  Read Full »

Developed with nodular acne on my left cheek. Is this prescription effective?

Query: Hello, I am a male, 24 years old. I have recently developed with nodular acne on my left cheek and visited a dermatologist. The doctor has prescribed the following for 15 days for pimples: Rejuglow face wash gel. Nilac ointment (twice daily). Minoz 50 tablet (once daily). He has asked me to come af...  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. Acne treatment depends upon the type of acne lesions. From the treatment provided it seems, you are having pustular (pus filled) or papular (red raised bumps) lesions. In case of nodular acne, lesions are large nodules. For nodular acne we usually prescribe oral isot...  Read Full »

Can I opt for fillers to treat my acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne scars that I am trying everything to get rid of it. Please judge by the pictures attached, whether it is an ice pick or boxcar scars. I have tried multiple different treatments over the years, and I do not think anything has helped. Can fillers be used to treat the appeara...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, derma fillers help in improving acne scars. Subcision is a good option. Also, punch incision, excision, and elevation or punch grafting may be helpful depending on the nature and depth of the scar. Regards. Do you have any dark spots or atrophic scars, or deep scar...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pus-filled red spots on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extremely oily skin with large pores, and I have a large wrinkle on my forehead. I also have lots of red spots with pus.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen your query and understood your concern.It seems you have acne and acne scarring in the form of pores.I would suggest you try using the following:Faceclin gel (Clindamycin and Nicotinamide), apply during the day over the pimples.Microbenz (Benzoyl peroxide) 3....  Read Full »

How long will it take to get rid of a cystic scar with laser surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a student, and I have huge cystic acne scars on my nose. I am getting laser sessions for the same, in a local clinic. But, even after three sessions, my skin shows no difference. Those marks look raised and terrible. Should I discontinue the treatment as it is extremely expensive fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is really difficult to get the scars healed with the available treatment options. Laser therapy is costly, and the results with this cannot be guaranteed. Laser therapy is one of the best available modality of treatment. So, if you can bear the cost, then you can conti...  Read Full »

Can oral Retinoids remove deep acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I consulted you through video consultation about acne problems. I got the tests that you requested, and I have attached my reports. Please comment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports and the attached photographs of your acne (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), but from the photographs and grading your acne lesions, I do not find an indication for you to start on oral Retinoids as there is no n...  Read Full »

How to reduce acne and acne scars?

Query: Hi doctor,Please tell me how to reduce acne and acne scars. I am 23 years old. I have oily skin and get acne every month one week before my periods for a year. My acne is a mild and not severe one. I have tried so much but cannot get over it. I drink lots of water, do not have any digestion issues, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand acne can be bothersome and sometimes challenging to get rid of. I would love to provide satisfactory treatment. My first advice is to stop using neem, aloe vera, cider vinegar, etc., as first, we need to control your acne. Applying these creams and gel may ...  Read Full »

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