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Management Of Acne Scars

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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I have black spots and 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 »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. With your descriptions, it seems you have acne-pigmented scars. Acne is a chronic problem. It has a variable course with medication. Therefore, it requires regular follow-up and long treatment. It usually occurs for up to 25 to 28 years of age...  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 »

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 »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Does Epiduo help with acne scars?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently having acne on my cheeks and I am applying Benzoyl peroxide gel on my acne. It only reduces the inflammation but bumps are not reducing. I also have pigmentation caused by acne before. What may be the reason? I usually get cystic acne bumps on my cheeks. The acne clears ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This provisional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of report or image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and is based entirely on inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings. You should know that ...  Read Full »

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