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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How can the cut on my little daughter's face be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old daughter had a cut near her eye as she fell down. It is about 3 cm. 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 i...  Read Full »

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 pi...  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 to shave the mustache completely. If you do not want to shave, you will need to undergo a scar ...  Read Full »

Will scar revision work give me a virtually invisible scar?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been bitten by a dog three months ago. I have multiple scars but the worst one is above the upper lip. Unfortunately, I went to a dermatologist recommended by family and he insisted to apply Yag Laser at 55 days post-bite. I asked if it was not too soon but he said it was harmless a...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, sorry for the unfortunate events you are going through. I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The first scar was definitely a small linear one which could have been corrected by few non-interventional methods than t...  Read Full »

I have some scars on my back for the past one year. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a woman, and I usually have sex outside marriage as we are swingers. I have some scars on my back for the past one year, and I want to know its cause. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), your ASO (antistreptolysin O) titer is raised. I suggest, 1) Applying one percent Clindamycin lotion in the daytime for 20 days. 2) Brevoxyl (Benzoyl Peroxide) creamy wash 20 minutes befor...  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 r...  Read Full »

I have some marks on my face and body since I recently had measles.How to get rid of these 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 ...  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 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 »

Can I know whether chemical peels control scars on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I did liposuction a few years ago which left me with scars. I did a mistake and used TCA 50% on them. It ruined them and left me with a dark scar. I want to use chemical peel but I do not know which one to use and which brand is good other than that? Right now, I cannot afford laser trea...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chemical peeling is done in mild superficial scarring. Pitted scars and deep scars with severe atrophy will not respond to peeling. A chemical agent like glycolic acid is used to cause a chemical burn and a superficial one is enough to cause regeneration, resurfacin...  Read Full »

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 Raja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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 »

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