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Scars form as a healing process after an injury or chronic acne. Scar tissue is made of collagen protein. The appearance of a scar depends on its severity, size, or treatment due to which it occurred. Dermabrasion treatment helps in removing acne scars to an extent. Laser treatment eliminates the scar effectively and is hardly noticeable.

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What could cause recurrent, non-itchy bump on the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a scar like bump on my penis shaft, and it has not gone away for one month since I noticed it. I did have sex related sore in the same location several months earlier for what I believe to be friction burn, but have not been sexually active since one month. The mark doe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is the bump itchy? Or any discharge present? If itching present then whether it is more at night? When you had it the first time, did you took any medication for the same or it went of its own? In how many days? What about the size at that time? Do you have any history ...  Read Full »

I am seeking advice on treatment for past acne scars.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, with a height of 5 feet 4 inches, and weigh 110 pounds. I suffer from acne and scars. Presently, there is no active acne, and I am not using any medication. I have a history of recurring acne, leaving black scars, persisting for the past five years. Kindly guide. Tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed the details you provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and understand your concern about post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or dark spots after acne. This occurs due to inflam...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of a black scar on my skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and weigh 330 pounds. I have black scars on my skin, and it appears rough and itchy. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. To lighten black scars, I suggest applying the following measures: Avoid direct sunlight as much as possible. Always wear sunglasses and caps, and cover any exposed parts of the body. Apply sunscreen to your e...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with Peyronie's disease. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with Peyronie's disease, and my doctor has recommended Xiaflex (collagenase Clostridium histolyticum) as part of the treatment plan. I am curious about how Xiaflex works and what outcomes I can expect in addressing the symptoms of Peyronie's Disease. Are ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Xiaflex (collagenase Clostridium histolyticum) contains enzymes that break down the collagen responsible for the scar tissue. Inject Xiaflex is given directly into the plaque in your penis. Perform a procedure to model and stretch the pen...  Read Full »

How to treat complications of a reattached index fingertip?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a few questions about reconstructive surgery done on my right index fingertip. When I was two years old, my right index fingertip was chopped off by a bicycle chain. The doctor was able to reattach it without loss of feelings. But it has left me with major insecurity.   Read Full »

Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for putting up with the query. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what it looks like, you have got a successful result of replanting the digit. However, there is a deformity of the nail. Could you please ela...  Read Full »

I have a prominent scar that affects my self-confidence. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male with a prominent scar on my face that I got around two years ago as a result of a pimple on my nose. The scar is still visibly black and large, and it is affecting my self-confidence. I am looking for effective ways to remove this scar and prevent any future occ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is the dark spot that appears once the inflammation of acne calms down, is due to the excessive release of melanin in the affected area post-inflammation. The da...  Read Full »

I have dark scars around a healed wound under my left eye. What could that be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old male. I have dark scars around a healed wound under my left eye. What could be the reason? Kindly help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history and image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). It appears following a wound that causes inflammation and later heals to form dark spots. It usually fades with time...  Read Full »

Can red raised areas after a burn cause scarring?

Query: Hello doctor,I got a second-degree burn on my hand. It has been three weeks and is already in the pink skin stage, which is good. However, some places still have red raised areas on the skin. Will it leave a scar?Please suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to am very sorry to hear about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. The development of red raised skin in the area of a healing burn can be a normal part of the healing process. This is often due to the formation of new blood vessels and co...  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 »

I have a scar from a childhood injury. How to get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a noticeable scar from a childhood injury, and it is affecting my self-esteem. Are there any non-invasive treatments or cosmetic procedures available to improve the appearance of older scars? Please suggest.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the details provided from your end and I do understand your concern. Yes, injury scars can be treated with laser procedures. There are several laser procedures including carbon dioxide lasers, erbium lasers, and q-switch lasers which are avail...  Read Full »

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