Q. How can I get rid of pimples and pimple marks on my face and cheek?

Answered by
Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 17, 2022

Hello doctor,

I have pimples and pimple marks on my cheeks, and I consulted a doctor. He suggested using CMS gel for acne. I used the gel and the pimples reduced on one side of my face and cheek. However, on the other side of the face, the cheek pimples are not going and I have a lot of pimple marks. How can I get rid of those? Can you please suggest one cream to reduce those pimple marks?

Thank you.



Welcome to

I read your query and understand your concern.

Acne is a recurrent problem in adolescents and adults due to hormonal activity. Do not get worried too much. It will reduce over time. Follow these precautions:

1. Use Ketoconazole-containing antidandruff shampoo to treat dandruff, if any. You can use it weekly once as shampoo; once reduced, you can shift to alternate weeks along with another regular shampoo.

2. Wash your face frequently, at least 3 to 4 times daily, with the gentle face cleanser. This will help reduce the sebaceous glands' blockage, which is the reason for acne.

3. Continue using the CMS (Adapalene and Clindamycin) gel daily at night. Apply a thin gel film to all areas of the face, not just areas of acne.

4. Avoid fatty or oily and carbohydrate-rich foods, as they exacerbate acne.

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your response.

Can you please suggest any cream for the pimple marks on my face?

Thank you.



Welcome back to

Thank you for the follow-up query.

If there are many hyperpigmented marks on the face, you can also use Hydroquinone creams 2 % initially on those pigmented areas only at night, after consulting your doctor. You can also use sunscreen lotions in the morning.

Thank you.

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