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Dermaroller Therapy

Dermaroller is a type of micro-needling, which is a device which has very fine needles on its surface. When rolled over the skin, it helps release a substance that stimulates growth, help in the formation of new blood vessels, and more collagen is produced.

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I have acne scars and pits on my cheeks with uneven skin tone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne scars and acne pits on my cheeks as well as uneven skin tone. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acne scar treatment depends on the type of scar. Boxcar scar is superficial one-time, can be improved with microdermabrasion combined with peel, derma roller, ice pick scar- small deep scars, improved with TCA CROSS procedure, rolling scar- needs subcision (minor surgi...  Read Full »

Can Adapalene and Clindamycin gel treat my acne?

Query: Hello doctor,Can Deriva-cms gel be used for both acne treatment and acne scar treatment? Previously, I have used Benzoyl Peroxide for treating acne.Please suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Well, a combination of Adapalene and Clindamycin gel can be used for acne treatment, but it has no effect on acne scars. Post-acne scars are of three types: box scars, icepick (pinpoint scars), and rolling scars. Pinpoint scars are difficult to...  Read Full »

Why do the stretch marks on my inner thighs hurt?

Query: Hello doctor, I have stretch marks on my inner thighs and buttocks area. When I sit for about 30 minutes, the stretch marks hurt (in the scale of 1-10, the pain is around 8). So, I have to stand up once in a while. More and more stretch marks appear when they hurt and they hurt too. It is very unco...  Read Full »

Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have gone through your history and picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I get your worry. I can see that you have already tried a lot of therapies for the same with not much relief. Weight gain is usually a gradual process and not much skin stretch...  Read Full »

Can dermaroller be used on extremely thin and dark skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I have applied steroid cream (Betnovate-C) and my skin has become extremely thin and dark now. A dermatologist recommended me to try dermaroller so I want to know is it safe? And will it work? Please explain in detail as nothing has worked for me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Indiscriminate use of topical steroids can cause skin thinning (due to collagen degradation) amongst other side effects like acne, facial hair, etc. Most of these side effects resolve gradually over next few months after stopping the topical steroid cream. This recov...  Read Full »

I have comedonal acne with scars. How can I clear them?

Query: Hello doctor,I have skin prone to comedonal acne, and I have tried numerous products, but they do not seem to work. I have attempted to address this issue by using tools, and they provide temporary relief; however, they often result in scars on my face. Do you have any suggestions to help with this ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I understand your concern. Pimples are somewhat hormonal and often related to oily skin. Here are some recommendations: Avoid using hair oil and sticky creams on your face.Steer clear of oily foods, chocolates, and dairy products.Minimize exposure to dust and make sure ...  Read Full »

I have been struggling with acne and scars for many years, even though I have tried numerous ointments. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from acne and scars for the last three to four years. I have tried a lot of ointments, but the problem remains the same. Please help me find a solution.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have reviewed your query and concerns and examined your picture (attachments removed to protect patient’s identity). It appears that you have both active acne and acne scars. Firstly, you should seek treatment for the active acne before addressing the scars. You can ...  Read Full »

I need advice on the effectiveness of derma rollers for resolving stretch marks in the hips, inner thighs, and chest. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am desperate to rid myself of stretch marks on my hips, inner thighs, and chest. I currently use bio-oil but want to try something more effective. I have done a lot of research on derma rollers, and I would like to use one, but I do not want to cause further damage or infection to my ski...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Stretch marks result from excessive stretching of the skin. So, I recommend you reduce weight by at least 15 to 17 lbs. Once stretch marks appear, they are hard to treat, but several treatments are available wit...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of stretch marks in a short amount of time?

Query: Hello doctor,How can I get rid of stretch marks in a short amount of time? Please suggest something.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems you have striae distensae or stretch marks, which can result from excessive stretching of the skin or hormonal imbalances like raised serum cortisol. There are various treatments available with varying success rates, but before sta...  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 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...  Read Full »

Is hair transplant the only option for baldness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. I have been suffering from hair fall for the last 5 years. I had consulted a leading trichologist chain for treatment and to some extent it did help in controlling the hair fall. But, I have lost a great amount of hair from the front and back. I want to know, what...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Basically, we can divide your problem in two parts. Filling of bald area. How to stop hair fall in existing hair. So, let us first talk about the bald area that you have got in the front and top of the scalp (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes...  Read Full »

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