Marks And Scars

Dark marks or scars on the skin can be from injury or aging or acne or some other skin condition. The types of scars are keloid scars, contracture scar, hypertrophic scar, and acne scars. The treatment options for skin scars are topical steroids, oral antihistamines, skin grafts, dermabrasion, laser surgery, and steroid injections.

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Will botox help in the healing of scars after a scar revision surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My scar revision surgery is not healing well, and it seems worse than last week. Please see the attached picture. Involuntary frowning causes lines to run through the scar, can this be causing problems? Is it worth taping my forehead, so I cannot make frown lines? Is it worth getting a bo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikram Kumar R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like it is a very early stage following scar revision. It looks good right now. But, it will take time for the scar to get better. The following might help: D...  Read Full »

Why do I have marks on my legs, which is increasing in size?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old with a weight of 61 kilograms. I have some marks on my legs after an accident. It does not seem to be a mark of injury but it gets increased. I am attaching the picture. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be due to infection. You have got an open wound due to injury and it had got infected. You have not taken any proper precautions. Due to that, you may have developed s...  Read Full »

How to clear the scar present on my face?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a scar on my face since my childhood. Due to some infection or may be an insect bite, it grew into a pimple and I scratched it. It left a scar on my face and looks ugly.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your query and concern. Your scar can be corrected with very good cosmetic results by a few options. Subcision followed by scar revision surgery or punch scar lifting surgery need to consult your nearby dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Otherwis...  Read Full »

Why do I have a scar with pain in my penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been running a lot lately, and there this one time that I felt some pain in the head of my penis. It was a small burn, and it did not hurt, so I just let it be. Then I noticed a sort of small scar. Now, it has gotten big, like a callous or a big scar plate. It does not hurt or any...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for attaching the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I understood your concern. Such a thing can be due to fungal infection or allergic dermatitis due to sweating and improper hygiene. As you mentioned, you were not involved in sexu...  Read Full »

What should I do to correct dark skin and scars in the face due to Melacare cream?

Query: Hello doctor, I had used Melacare as per doctor's advice for a couple of years, which ruined my face completely. When I stop it, my face becomes completely dark. I had then consulted a new doctor, and he prescribed some Kojic acid composition creams and sunscreens, and nothing worked. I have pigment...  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your photograph and medications used (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Because of Melacare, your skin has damaged, and it will take some time to return to normal. So keep using sunscreen and do not lose hope. The creams such as Demel...  Read Full »

How to get rid of face scratches after an accident?

Query: Dear Doctor, I met with an accident recently and got few scratches on my face and the forehead. Kindly give me suggestions to cure faster. Age-20 years/ male.  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your accident. I hope you just sustained some scratches and have been otherwise well! Now coming to your skin query. Well, ideally, the best would be to let me have a look at your scratches by posting well-focused pictures of your scratched or abr...  Read Full »

How to get rid of a painless flat dot on nose due to pimple popping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a non-painful, flat, red dot on the bridge of my nose. It is about the size of a pencil eraser. It does not ooze, there is no heat, and it is not textured differently from the rest of my face. The only difference between it and the skin around it is the color. I originally thou...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a scar mark. Use Nexglow cream at night for 20 days, Aziderm 10 percent cream at daytime for 20 days, and Ahaglow face wash twice daily for 20 days. Take tablet Limcee 500 mg once daily for 30 days. Any history of atopy or allergies? Any history of photosens...  Read Full »

How to immediately remove a scar caused due to scabies?

Query: Hello doctor, I got these scars post scabies some eight years back. I want to know of a procedure to remove them immediately.  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand from details and image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), given that there is dark pigmentation mainly on the lower portion of both buttocks. The skin over this area looks a little dry and thick as well. I recommend you to use a thick moi...  Read Full »

How can razor bumps be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe razor bumps and want to get rid of them ASAP. When I first started shaving I did not know the proper way to do it and scars where left over the years and razor bumps and sometimes ingrown hairs. I got tested for herpes because that is what I thought it was after a while but...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Kakani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is very common because of the allergy secondary to shaving. Also happens after waxing. Anyways, try to avoid shaving as much as possible. If it is troubling you a lot, then you can go for laser perma...  Read Full »

Can Accutane cause scars on the skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I used Accutane from 17 till 25 years on and off, it was always good. So 6 months ago I tried for 12 days Accutane and I saw after 2 days appearing scars on the skin for no reason. I did not have acne. It was for my hair that was alway very shiny. So I stopped ofcourse the Accutane an...  Read Full »


Dr. K Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through all the reports and the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think you are correct. There is a high possibility of drug induced effect that is Accutane induced scarring. In addition there is evidence of drug induced lupus. Though the...  Read Full »

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