Q. How long will it take to heal the dark spots on the face?

Answered by
Dr. Srinivas Goud B
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

Hello doctor,

I am 15-year-old suffering from dark spots on the face. They are dark brown, and my usual skin tone is golden brown. I developed acne when I first started puberty, and I picked at my face, which caused these scars. I have tried Vitamin C, and Mederma gel to lighten them, but nothing works. I want to know if there is some way to lighten them. Would Calamine lotion work perhaps anything else? How long will it take to heal completely? Am I stuck looking like this forever?

Do you have a question on Dark Spots or Vitamin C?

Ask a Doctor Now

Dr. Srinivas Goud B

Cosmetology Dermatology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand that you have acne scars and dark spots caused due to acne. Acne is usually age-related because of hormonal changes. However, I suggest you undergo PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for the scars if they are bothering you.

For dark spots, you may use creams with Hydroquinone after consulting your dermatologist. The spots will eventually fade away with time. Avoid exposure to sun and use a sunscreen with SPF 50 while going out in the sun. I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if you have more questions.

Also Read Answers From: Dark Spots Vitamin C Calamine

Related Questions & Answers

Can I take Vitamin C supplements for anemia?
Query: Hello doctor, Can I take Vitamin C because I am anemia patient and what is the name of Vitamin C supplement? My age is 19 years old and my height is 161 cm.  Read Full >>
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are anemic patient, then according to cause the treatment is given. For example, if iron deficiency anemia is present then the iron tablet can be prescribed. If vitamin B12 deficiency is present then B12 injection is needed. No need for Vitamin C intake for an...  Read Full

Is there a way to remove the wrinkles and dark spots from neck?
Query: Hi doctor, I have these dark spots and wrinkles behind my neck. I am a little chubby but what should I do to remove them? It does not burn or anything. I have had KT for more than two years. Is there a way to remove the wrinkles and the dark spots?  Read Full >>
Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly let me know your age. With increasing body weight there is an increase in pigmentation in body folds plus wrinkles as you are saying. Try to maintain your body weight in good and healthy limits. It will improve dark spots and wrinkles. For dark spots apply Vitamin ...  Read Full

I am bitten by something and the area looks red. How can I be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, Three days ago, I think I was bitten by something in my sleep. It does not seem to subside on its own so I am not sure what to do. The area looks red and is kind of warm. It feels like a bruise. I do not have any fever or weakness. I feel like this is something serious but I am not su...  Read Full >>
Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern may be Paederus dermatitis. You can try Linical lotion (calamine) along with hydrocortisone cream. Apply them twice daily on the affected area. Regards. For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-on...  Read Full



Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Doctor Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.
Enter Your Health Query
You can upload files and images in the next step.