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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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Can I remove my scar permanently?

Query: Hello doctor, I met with an accident one and a half years ago. I was severely injured but got cured. The problem now is the scars are raised and there is no hair growth in that area. The scar is just below my nose. What are the treatments available to remove scars completely? I have attached a pictu...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Hair will never grow back in the scarred area. So, the easiest thing would be toshave the mustache completely. If you do not want to shave, you will need to undergo a scar...  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 I have seen your query and concern. Your scar can be corrected with very good cosmetic resultsby a few options. Subcision followed by scar revision surgery or punch scar lifting surgery need to consult your nearby dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Otherwise, you can try...  Read Full »

What can be done to clear acne marks due to pimples during periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old and I have a combination skin type. I have minimal breakouts basically during my periods but these pimples leave a lot of marks. Please suggest me a tablet or a treatment on how to remove these marks. Also, I do not want to take any medicines containing steroids or ap...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. First, you need to understand acne is common and you may experience frequent exacerbation due to stress or periods as you already told. Moreover, steroids should never be used in acne skin. In fact, this aggravates acne. Please apply Clind...  Read Full »

I suffer from itchy lesions on my chest and arms. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male who woke up with unusual lesions and marks on my body, primarily on the chest and arms. They are mildly itchy, and I am unsure of the cause or seriousness of the condition. I need a consultation to assess immediate risks. Although I have taken a primary care phy...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. After reviewing the photo (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems to be pityriasis rosea (PR), a skin condition characterized by a distinctive rash, often starting with a single lesion followed by...  Read Full »

How to treat the cut present on my daughter's face?

Query: Hello doctor, My four-year-old daughter had a cut near her eye as she fell down. It is about 1.2 inches. The doctor asked me for stitches but stitches may leave mark on her face. The doctor suggested plastic surgery. Please advise. I have attached a photograph.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I must tell you the cut is deep. It requires stitches as soon as possible. Otherwise, there is a chance of infection and bleeding. You can ask for cosmetic sutures if the scar issue bothers yo...  Read Full »

I have pigmentation on my face. Will UniWhite cream work?

Query: Hello doctor, I used Panderm NM. After I left using it, I got scars and pigmentation on my face. Now, I am using UniWhite Cream for pigmentation. Will this work? Should I use something else? Can you suggest something without steroids and Hydroquonine and without any side effects?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Panderm NM (Clobetasol Topical, Miconazole Topical, and Neomycin Topical) cream is the most harmful cream when applied to the face. It has steroids. The steroid causes thinning of the skin, pimples, visible blood vessels, increased hair growth, secondary bacterial ski...  Read Full »

Does my botched circumcision need further treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,All my life, I have struggled with several problems that, after stumbling on a post online, I am now fairly certain are the result of a botched circumcision. My scar is very near my glans, with an unsightly blemish near the center. My erections pull my skin and testicles very tight, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relax and do not worry. I have seen the images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, you have a circumcision scar which is different in color and appearance. As far as the position is concerned, it is near the normal place as all circumcisi...  Read Full »

How to remove measles marks?

Query: Hi, I am a 21 year old male. I have some marks on my face and body since I recently had measles disease. How to get rid of these marks?  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly were you diagnosed by a doctor for measles?How many days has it been since the rashes subsided?Generally, the marks lighten themselves within two months after the rashes subside.So, treatment needs to be started after that. If you could send some photos I will ...  Read Full »

How to prevent scar pigmentation?

Query: Hi doctor, About three months ago, a bathroom wall mirror fell on me and sliced my left cheek open. It resulted in a pretty deep cut on my cheek about 2.4" of my cheek. I got stitches in an hour and it has been healing well I think. I have also been massaging the scar every day for 10 minutes with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudhir Kumar. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read about your query and the history. After an injury, anywhere for that matter may result in darkening termed as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Cicaplast makes the healing faster and since it is three months for now, the injury would have healed better. A...  Read Full »

Will post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation marks disappear on their own?

Query: Hi doctor, Are these acne marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) or scars? If they are marks, will they go away on their own? I am currently taking Doxycycline 100 mg. I am not currently pregnant, and I have no history of breastfeeding. Please see the pictures. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), a pimple is somewhat hormonal and due to oily skin. Do not use hair oil or any sticky cream on your face. Avoid oily foods, chocolate, and dairy products...  Read Full »

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