Acne scars can be treated with the help of creams or ointments or peels containing alpha-hydroxy acids, lactic acids, retinoids, salicylic acid, and sunscreen. You can also get dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and micro-needling done by a dermatologist.
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Is Retino-A effective for cystic acne scar?
Query: Hi doctor, I suffered from cystic acne. I used Clindamycin and Epiduo gel. It cleared my acne, but left black and red marks. I have attached the pictures. Which type of scar is this? Is there any topical cream to remove the marks? Is a chemical peel or Retino A effective for this? I also have some h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and do understand your concern. I have also viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are ice pick and boxcar scars (the big ones) of acne. Treatment for the small ice pick (hole-like) sca... Read Full »
What causes brown spots and scars on my face?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a couple of brown spots on my face. I also have some scars on my face. Kindly help me to get rid of them. I use to have a clear face and I got acne a couple of months back. I do not have any pimples on my face and I think that I have milia on my left and right cheeks. I have three... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see dark spots and scars on your face. It occurs as a result of acne. For oily skin, you need to use a regular face wash twice daily with a mild cleanser. In between the dayti... Read Full »
I am a 21-year-old with acne and acne marks all over my face. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have had acne since the age of 13, and now I am 21. I consulted a doctor last year, and the acne reduced a little, but now I have marks everywhere. So I am concerned about my skin. Kindly help. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. As per the history provided from your end, it is acne vulgaris. It usually results in the formation of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as well as acne scarring. It occurs for multiple reasons, including longstanding untreated acne, sever... Read Full »
I have lot of acne scars on my face that make me look ugly. Please suggest me treatment for the same.
Query: Hello Doctor, I am 19 years old. I have lot of acne scars on my face and it looks ugly. Doctor advised me to use contractubex but it is of no use. Please suggest some other treatment. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Contractubex gel is topically applied to reduce scars. It is very effective on various types of scars. Other modes of treating scars include: Fractional laser treatment - a non-invasive technique to remove scars. It is the best option but is slightly expensive. ... Read Full »
How to get my acne scars removed?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 158 cm and my weight is 50 kg. I have severe acne scars on my face, back, lower back and below the neck. I have pimples on my face. I am using Benzoyl peroxide for the same. I have attached my photos here. My problems also include hair fall, thinnin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benzoyl peroxide will not work on your acne as you are having grade 4 acne (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to start Isotretinoin immediately. Let me know your marital status, because you should not get pregnant while on Isotretinoin and a... Read Full »
I have been dealing with acne scars for a long time. Are they due to puberty?
Query: Hello doctor,I have never consulted a dermatologist, but I have acne, which bothers me. It interferes with my mental health as well. I am not sure how to identify it. Is puberty the reason behind my acne? I have been dealing with acne scars for a long time. I drink a lot of water, but there have bee... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. You have a puberty-related acne outbreak, which appears at a young age and happens in many cases. However, there are many other causes, including excessive use of cosmetics, steroids, or moisturizers, which could cause occlusion follicul... Read Full »
I have sensitive and oily skin with scars from squeezing acne with fingernails. How to treat it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have scars from squeezing and picking acne and zits with fingernails. I have sensitive skin and an oily face with deep pores. In addition, I take tablet Sertraline for anxiety and depression. How do I fix it to look like a male model? Please give your suggestions. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. According to the history provided by you, they may be acne vulgaris with atrophic scarring. Acne appears most often due to hormonal fluctuations, especially due to androgen imbalances, genetic reasons where there i... Read Full »
My face is covered with small irregular patches of black spots, and I have an acne problem. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have an acne problem that comes out on my face over time. Also, my face is covered with small irregular patches of black spots, so please suggest a treatment. They are bigger and do not go away for weeks. I have had this problem for the last ten years. I am taking Tretiva-20 (Isotretino... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. With your descriptions, it seems you have acne-pigmented scars. 2. Acne is a chronic problem. It has a variable course with medication. Therefore, it requires regular follow-up and long treatment. 3. It usually occurs for up to 25 to 28 ... Read Full »
What medications can I take to get rid of acne that leaves red scars in summer?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female and suffering from acne for the past 14 years. My acne worsens in summer and leaves red scars. I have consulted a dermatologist. Please suggest some medicines to get rid of acne as soon as possible. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stress, hormonal imbalances, diet, and weather all play a role in acne. Acne may also flare due to oily, greasy creams or sunscreens that one may be using. I suggest you keep your skin as clean as possible without over-drying it and use a gentle cleanser, face wash, ... Read Full »
Suggest ways to fade acne marks apart from laser treatment.
Query: Hello doctor, I have used Benzoyl peroxide gel for my acne and it has almost cleared. But, the acne left some red marks and blemishes on my cheek. I wanted to fade that redness on my skin. In the past, I used Epiduo gel. Please suggest me a product and guide me to remove that redness without laser ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is redness and some pus filled acne too (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Use cleanser like Cetaphil to wash face. Apply either Retin-A gel (Tretinoin) or Benzoyl peroxide gel in night and Clindamycin gel in the morning. Use sunscreen like Shad... Read Full »