Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation

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How to clear my skin without blackheads?

Query: Hi doctor, I have trouble with acne. I wash my face every night, and I use a toner to balance my pH levels. I use moisturizer and face masks once in a while. When I wear makeup, I use the healthiest makeup with removing wipes, and nothing seems to be working. After using a toner, I am not getting ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blackheads are needed to be extracted. There is a specific method available to remove them. If it is not performed correctly, it can lead to more inflammatory acne and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I would suggest you visit a dermatologist because comedones do no...  Read Full »

I have irregularly textured skin on face. Are they scars or damaged pores?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some irregularly textured skin on my face that are not even visible if you are not trying to find them. Are they scars or damaged pores? Also, I have been using Dapsone for a month now and have applied BP 205 and Adapalene 0.1 in the past. Can these cause such texture damage? A...  Read Full »


Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation with minute acne scars that are very few (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) you can use Aziderm (Azelaic acid) 20 % gel in the morning. For acne scars, you can cont...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of post acne hyperpigmentation?

Query: Hello doctor,I need to get rid of the post acne hyperpigmentation that is a year old. I have had post-acne hyperpigmentation on my arm and back since I was 15 years old and have tried everything to fade and nothing works.   Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Post acne hyperpigmentation lasting for so long is not very common. 2. There are two kinds of options for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Either using creams at home which I will prescribe you below or going for cosmetic procedures like microdermabrasion, or...  Read Full »

Why is there slow healing of boils on my face?

Query: Hi doctor, Before eight months, I had boils on both sides of my face. Now, they left dark black marks. They are very stubborn and extremely hard to fade. They are gradually disappearing, but it is too slow. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation is tough to treat. The essential thing is protecting skin from UV (ultraviolet) rays, so sunscreen with SPF 50 (sun protection factor) is must in the morning hours, apply it for every four hours when you go out to beach or park for a ...  Read Full »

Why is there tanning of skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not know why my face is two colored. My cheeks are fair but my forehead, nose and mouth area is dark. But sometimes I look very fair but sometimes I look very dark. I get darker when I go swimming and if I stay in the sun for a minute, I get tanned badly. I am just using homemade rem...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. With your descriptions, it seems you have developed dark complexion at the forehead, nose, and mouth of your face. These areas are found with more sebaceous glands which lead to excessive oiliness under the influence of hormones. This lea...  Read Full »

What treatment can be had for scratch marks in a 4-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter who is 4 years old had got a scratch mark three months ago. It has left a brown mark. It is a little white in the middle. Is it a scar? Will it go away soon? I have attached few images for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has some postinflammatory pigmentary changes at the site of the trauma, that is hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. However, there is nothing to worry as t...  Read Full »

How can the white patch on my forehead be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a growing white patch on my forehead for a month now. I visited my PCP and she thought it was either vitiligo or a fungal infection. She gave me a Ketoconazole shampoo and ointment. Then I visited a dermatologist to see if it was vitiligo. She used a wood lamp and she confir...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the attachment images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It certainly does not look like vitiligo. I will keep a possibility of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation secondary to an underlying seborrheic dermatit...  Read Full »

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