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How to remove a scar caused by scrub?

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Answered by

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published At November 24, 2015
Reviewed AtAugust 2, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have done PRP and my skin peeled so much. Unfortunately, after 10 days of peeling, I used the scrub on my face. It started itching and the next day I had a brown scar on my cheek. How can I remove it?

Answered by Dr. Vinay Kumar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have noted your concerns. In a case like yours, who had undergone PRP (platelet-rich plasma) I would recommend the following measures.

  1. Sponge the area frequently with soft tissue or towel by dabbing or directly applying mild pressure but avoid rubbing.
  2. Avoid sun exposure completely. If that is not possible, please use a suitable sunscreen throughout the day. Preferably, it should be used at 10:00 and 13:00 hours.
  3. A mild moisturizer can be used to control dryness.
  4. Antioxidants are a great help. Capsule Antoxid HC is a good choice. Vitamin C 0.04 oz a day is also good.
  5. Mild steroidal cream like Hydrocortisone can be used for the present acute condition but for a few days only.
  6. Avoid cosmetics and perfumed products, dust, pollution, heat, and makeup. There is a good probability of your recovery in a short time.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vinay Kumar
Dr. Vinay Kumar


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