Dermabrasion is a technique used for exfoliation (removal of the outer layer) of the skin. It is usually done to improve the appearance of the skin, as it removes the damaged layers of the skin with the help of a rotating instrument. It is usually done in persons suffering from acne scars, sun damage, and fine lines. This technique is usually done by a professional dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have a hypertrophic scar on the left side of my face due to a road traffic accident from five years ago. I had undergone a scar revision surgery four years back but, no improvement was seen. So, I had a Z-plasty surgery two years back with a 40 percent improvement. But, it is still v... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.You can try fractional RF (radio-frequency) or laser resurfacing for further improvement. But do not expect complete removal of the scar. A scar once formed will remain forever. You cannot remove it completely. It can only be made less conspicuous at a visible distance... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old with acne prone skin. I have lots of acne scars and pits from popping pimples when younger. I tried benzoyl peroxide and did not work. What medical procedure can stop pimples and heal the pits and scars? I am suffering from this for the past six to seven years. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic acne with resultant scarring is an indication for treatment with oral Isotretinoin besides topical antiacne preparations like Benzoyl peroxide or Clindamycin. For scarring, there are cosmetic procedures like laser resurfacing or dermabrasion. Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My upper arms are so dark and I also have some small sand like bums. I noticed this since I was 15 years old. As my skin is quite fair, it looks obvious. Please suggest me some advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.It may be amyloidosis (protein accumulation as insoluble fibers in tissues). For better clarification send me a few clear photos. Please do not use any pumice stones or rub the skin harshly as it may cause such lesions. Use gentle soap and avoid friction. I suggest a t... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have severe acne in my face. I am using Erytop cream daily at night time for the past three years. Please suggest me a better solution. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Treatment of acne varies according to the severity of the problem. Topical medicines alone are helpful for mild acne. For moderate to severe grade acne, both oral medication and topical treatment are effective. Topical treatment of acne comprises topical antibacterials ... Read Full »