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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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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

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 »

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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

Cosmetologist

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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

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 »

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