Kojic Acid

Kojic acid is the main ingredient in creams that are used for skin lightening, and to reduce sun damage, dark spots, and scars on the skin. It works by preventing the formation of the amino acid tyrosine, which is needed for melanin production. It is made from fermenting certain food items.

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I am having underarm darkness and blackheads for many years. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having underarm darkness and blackheads for many years. I did not consult a dermatologist for this but when enquired about electrolysis I was told it will take at least 10 sessions monthly for each. I will be going abroad in three months. So I would like to know what works best as ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can consider laser hair reduction treatment with a diode laser. It helps to reduce prominent hair follicle which looks like blackheads to you. For pigmentation, you can start application of Kojiglow gel twice daily. Of course, peel give faster and better results for...  Read Full »

I have got dark pigmentation under eyes after using face cream. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I got dark pigmentation below my eyes which extends till the side face also, I got the marks after using the cream suggested by a skin doctor. The dark patches are in both sides of my eyes. I tried Vitamin C VC+15 Serum, it also did not work for me. Currently, I consulted another doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone combination is not meant for pigmentation and therefore should not be used for this condition. It is an antifungal preparation. I would suggest you to use a Kojic acid based cream like Kojic cream, twice daily. The cream you are using ...  Read Full »

What could be done for the scars that occur due to the popping of pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. From the last five years, I have acne. It had reduced a bit. But, recently I started to get white heads and papules. I then popped my papule and white head area. Now, it has become red and swollen and it is burning. I have applied cold water and aloe vera ge...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest the following: Start applying Opexa (a combination of Dimethicone and Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) gel thrice daily. This will minimize the chances of scarring. Apply T-Bact (Mupirocin topical) ointment on the Opexa gel. This will reduce the infection. St...  Read Full »

Will Kojivit cream and Clearmin soap help improve my skin tone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My face tone looks uneven and very dull. Can I use Kojivit gel to improve my skin tone along with clearmin soap? Is clearmin soap good? Or please suggest any other soap.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may continue the use of Kojivit gel, which has Kojic acid. However, I would recommend you to replace Kojivit gel with Vitamin-C based creams. The soap you have mentioned is fine, but make sure you are following a good facial routine, which means cleansing, toning, a...  Read Full »

Can Kojivit gel be used for melasma?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is having melasma on face. Can she use Kojivit gel? If yes, please suggest whether it can be used at night time or otherwise?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have few questions for you to suggest the most appropriate treatment. What is the age of your mother? What is her skin type? (oily/dry/sensitive/ acne prone) Has she attained menopause? Does she have any other skin problems? Since how long has s...  Read Full »

Can I use Rejuglow Gel for skin whitening. I have very tanned skin. Give me suggestions.

Query: Hello, I am a 22 year old, male. I have a very sensitive skin, even after using sunscreens, it is tanned. Suggest me any skin whitening pills.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. As such there are no skin whitening pills. Glutathione pills are marketed as skin whitening pill, but its use is not recommended by doctors. It is essential to know how you use your sunscreen. Sunscreens with SPF 30 are good for regular use. Sunscreen should be a...  Read Full »

Can you suggest the best possible treatment for skin discoloration?

Query: Hi doctor, What is the best option for skin discoloration? I have had a few laser treatments, but it does not seem to be working. I am not sure if it is sun damage or melasma, but it definitely got much worse after having a baby last year. I had a total skin rejuvenation laser treatment three times....  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Golla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concern is melasma, that is, pigmentation due to photosensitivity. It can be reduced but cannot be removed. All procedures will be temporary. So, never depend on any procedures for removing the pigmentation. We can reduce the pigmentation and can be maintained. I sug...  Read Full »

Would you please suggest some steps to resolve pimples and acne present on my skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pimples, dark marks, and dark circles with acne on my skin. I also have some skin problems. Would you please help me to solve my problems and guide me with valuable medicines?  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. Different grades of acne require different treatments. So kindly send pictures. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the development and spreading of black spots on the face in two years?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago, I got some four or five black dots on my face, which looked like moles. But, I think it is spreading. The count is now 30 to 40. What can I do? Can you please suggest any treatment or medicine? Please note that my skin type is oily, and my mom also has this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, I think they could be freckles. Do send me images of the same, so I can confirm my diagnosis. Freckles or ephelides are common in individuals who sunburn easily and do not tan, whereas it is uncommon among people who are dark complexioned. I sugg...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some home remedies for restoring my dark skin.

Query: Hello doctor, We just went on a vacation, where we did a lot of beach activities, and the sun was very harsh. As a result, my skin has become dark, and it is slightly starting to peel. Please suggest some home remedies or skin cream to restore my skin. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaints are more in favor of photo tanning. Prolonged exposures to the sun without the use of adequate protection is the major underlying factor. However, it is possible to recover the normal skin complexion by taking adequate care as early as possible. The mos...  Read Full »

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