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.
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 Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic 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

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 Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic 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

Hi doctor,

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

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic Venereology
#

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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