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Q. What is the treatment for dark spots and acne on face?

Answered by
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 14, 2018 and last reviewed on: Aug 21, 2019

Hi doctor,

I have oily skin. I have lots of dark spots and acne on my face. Currently, I am using Clincitop gel. My face skin has turned dark where my body color is normal. I have also lost my skin complexion. How should I get rid of this? Please suggest me.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please send good quality photographs of your face taken under natural light for more detailed opinion.Revert back with photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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Hi doctor,

Here are the pictures. My skin gets tanned very fast. Even if I stay for 15 minutes in the sun I become dark. Please help.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) thoroughly and understand your concern.

  • You are having acne vulgaris with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and pitted scars.
  • Use Persol AC 2.5% cream (Benzoyl peroxide) during daytime over acne and Deriva CMS cream (Adapalene) in night over acne. Use both the creams after cleaning the lesion with Cetaphil cleanser.
  • Use acne UV sunscreen thrice daily.
  • For hyperpigmentation, use Ahaglow S face wash (combination of Salicylic acid and Glycolic acid). Clean your face with this twice daily. Along with it apply Kojivit gel twice daily on dark area.
  • Pitted scars will respond to subcision.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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Hi doctor,

What about the pitted scars? I did not understand that.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • It is subcision, in which a special needle is passed below the scar to break its fibrous band, so that depressed scar becomes elevated and provide a relatively scarless field.
  • Frankly speaking medicines do not work on pitted scar nevertheless you can use Tretinoin 0.1% cream over scar.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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