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 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

Rheumatologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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 »

Is surgical treatment necessary to remove dark marks in stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I had marks on my stomach for the past six months. I am scared that they will spread and never go away. I consulted a dermatologist, and she said it is noncancerous. Do I need to get surgical treatment for this? I have been applying steroids for the last two months but no changes. Ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. In my opinion, the dark marks on your stomach are post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or lichen planus. It does not require surgical intervention at all. But it is important to know if other body areas are also involved. Did you have an...  Read Full »

I have many pimple scars in my face. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pimple breakouts for about a year now I had no problems prior to, the pimples are on my cheeks and my forehead occasionally around my chin and jaw. They are very large have caused a considerable amount of scaring all over my face. I have tried using cleansers...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly follow this prescription, 1.Tablet Azithromycin 250 mg bd for the first three days then on alternate day for three weeks. 2. Apply Clindamycin lotion over leisons bd. 3. Apply Tretinoin gel plus cold cream at night on the whole face in small quantity. 4. A...  Read Full »

My pimple scars take a long time to heal. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a little oily skin, 1st I had pimples after they bust that will turn into a black mark, and it will take a very long time to go. Please kindly suggest me to get rid of it.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pimples are very common in this age group due to hormonal changes. Whenever you do try to squeeze out them with your nails then they damage cells near vicinity of the pimples, and these dead cells causes black, brown or red discoloration. You should avoid to squeeze o...  Read Full »

Will a curling iron leave a burn scar?

Query: Hello doctor,I burned myself with a curling iron. It did not appear bad at first but a scab is forming. Will the burn leave a scar?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the clinical images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears to be a superficial burn but there is a risk of a superficial scar. It will not be very prominent and can go with time as you grow. I suggest you apply some ointment...  Read Full »

How to get rid of self-harm scars?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a female. My age is 19 years old. I have self-harm scars on my arm. I want to remove them. I have not done any treatment or not even applied any ointment or oil from 2.5 years and now I want to remove them permanently without any complex surgery.  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Laser ablation sessions will help remove them without any complications. The number of sessions depends on the depth of the scars. So, please send a photo. Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doc...  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

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

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 »

I hit my forehead against a wall and got a scar. Will I have a permanent scar?

Query: Hello doctor, I hit my forehead against a wall and had a small cut on my forehead and now it has healed and it looks like a scar. Will I have a permanent scar?  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you need to understand that scar treatment depends on its depth and lenght. Whether your scar is permanent or not, it is very important to evaluate it. Mostly scar lightens and becomes equal to the surrounding skin with passage of time. However, scars which are d...  Read Full »

Please suggest me the ways to remove the scar and the black spot in my face.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. My height is 5.8. Some years ago I had an accident, and there are scars and black marks on my face. Please suggest me the ways to remove the scar and the black spot from my face. Also please provide me a solution for my dandruff.  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A black mark on the face can be quite worrisome. It can be treated, but I need to know how deep was the wound and is the mark accompanied by any scar? It will be helpful if you could provide a photo of the same. For the time being, apply Aloevera gel (natural) over t...  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

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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