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I have pimple marks whenever I have period pimple appears but marks are left .my skin is also uneven due to sun tan and I wanted to know whether retinol cream will help me to remove scar and it is good for anti aging skin care my age is 26.

Dr. Kalpana Patel 90% (40 ratings)
MBBS, Residency in Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
I have pimple marks whenever I have period pimple appears but marks are left .my skin is also uneven due to sun tan a...
Plz don't try to prick or disturb acne healing process. Retinol cream is gud and works well for acne skin and pigmented acne marks. But not the pitted scars. But use it in night only and in day time regular use of sunscreen is mandatory.
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I have pigmentation on my face and a scar on my cheeks ,i thought it was a black head and I pressed it with blackhead extractor. But apparently now it's red .will the redness subside? Also I used raw aloe to calm down a pimple on my cheek ,but now my cheek got two more skin coloured pimples ,will they heal?

Dr. Tapan Gandhi 92% (125 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Doctor, Ahmedabad
I have pigmentation on my face and a scar on my cheeks ,i thought it was a black head and I pressed it with blackhead...
Hi Lybrate user pimple is because of so many reasons among them ushoid identify it and according to that should start treatment. In your age probably hormonal changes is the main reason for acne. Do not touch your acne otherwise more chances of acne scar will remain. Avoid milk, meda, oily, spicy food. Apply simple clindamycine nicotinamide gel on acne prone skin at night. Do not use isotrinitoin without doctor consult you can srart some ayurvedic meficine for one montj 1) trifala guggulu 2-2-2 after food. 2) amrittotaram kashay tablet 2-0-2 before food. If you have constipation then take avipattikar churna at night 1 tsf.
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I have pimples on my face which are filled with white substance they leave scar behind them ,no matter I burst them or not .they always leave scar these are all on my face I have taken some medicine also like isotretinoin for 1 month but no gain what should I do?

Dr. Ashish Chauhan 90% (585 ratings)
Diploma in DPD, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine
Dermatologist, Ghaziabad
I have pimples on my face which are filled with white substance
they leave scar behind them ,no matter I burst them o...
lybrate-user it may take some time to medication to respond if cause are chronic. Kindly show your case to nearest dermatologist. Meanwhile use facewash exflow s 2 times a day.
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Sir, i'm 17 old male .l have scars and pimple on my face. I used scared silicone gel and dermadew for two weeks and I found nothing. So I stopped using it. Now should it continue this again or not.

MBBS,, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Sir, i'm 17 old male .l have scars and pimple on my face. I used scared silicone gel and dermadew for two weeks and I...
Firstly start with treating pimples, once they dry up treat the scars. Use clindamycin in morn and benzoyl peroxide 2.5%at night, only on concerned areas. For active acne. Dermadew can continue.
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Hello doc I had too much acne on my face now acne scars are seen a lot for the acne scar can I use melaglow.

Dr. Anu Jain, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hello doc I had too much acne on my face now acne scars are seen a lot for the acne scar can I use melaglow.
Hi. For acne scars retinoid based medicines work better. Melaglow will just lighten the pigmentation of scar.
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Acne Scars - Know Its Common Causes and How to Treat Them

Dr. Nitin Jain 90% (276 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Acne Scars - Know Its Common Causes and How to Treat Them

Quite strikingly, acne can become a persistent cause of your worries, if left untreated. Acne not only harms you physically, but also damages your psychological health. Persistent acne can result in a pockmarked face, making you feel sullen and unsure of yourself. Acne refers to a condition where the skin perpetually develops stinging, red bumps. Red pimples might show on your face, shoulders, back or neck. The bumps usually take a lot of time to heal and they leave behind deep scars. And, in order to treat, such scars one can go for cosmetic dermatology procedures.

Acne Scars: What are they?

When inflamed blemishes, result from crushing of excess oil, bacteria and dead cells in your skin pores, enlarge and swell up breaking the follicle wall, acne scarring is caused. One can get rid of acne scars through the natural healing process of your skin if the lesions are not very deep. Deep lesions will require medical assistance. New collagen formation can heal such scars, but it doesn't restore the radiance and tautness of your original skin. Acne scars can be divided into two broad types:

Hypertrophic and Keloid scarring: Raised tissue on the surface of the skin following excess collagen production causes such kind of scars.

Atrophic or depressed scarring: These scars are caused due to reduced tissue production. Small, but noticeable holes on your skin are called Ice picks. However, the boxcar is a scar, which is similar to a chicken pox mark.  

Causes of Acne scars:

  1. Malfunctioning of hormones even after the age of puberty can lead to acne formation in both males and females.
  2. Food items rich in carbohydrates can trigger acne. Dairy products could also worsen the condition.
  3. Any medicine that contains lithium, androgen or corticosteroids can worsen this skin condition.
  4. Bacteria, excess oil, blocked pores, and dead skin cells are the primary reasons behind acne.

Treatments of Acne scars:

Cosmetic dermatology procedures can successfully help you do away with acne scars. Blue-light therapy, is a procedure in cosmetic dermatology, which can work wonders for acne scars. A narrow- band, but high - intensity Blue-light is used to counter Porphyrins released by bacteria causing acne. Porphyrins easily absorb Blue-light and the light leads to radical damage of Porphyrins when used in certain wavelengths.

There are certain topical creams available, which can improve mild scarring, most of the acne scars are either depressed or raised type and need a combination of surgical procedures and skin resurfacing. The therapeutic options that are currently available to treat acne scars include subcision, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, derma rollers, chemical peels, TCA cross, ablative lasers, fractional lasers and dermal fillers.

Fractional resurfacing laser is one of the most effective treatments for acne scars. It is a minimally-ablative technique that creates microscopic zones of dermal injury in a grid-like pattern. This helps in collagen remodelling, skin tightening, scar improvement, reduction in fine lines, improvement in texture, tone and colour of the skin. A series of 4 to 6 sittings are usually needed for optimal results. Each session lasts for one hour and is performed at monthly intervals.

Certain types of scars such as the ice pick and rolling scars, pixel laser are combined with subcision, dermal rollers and TCA cross. In addition, punch excision and softening of margins with laser can be done for box scars. All the mentioned procedures are well-tolerated with local application of anesthetic creams before procedure. With these procedures, improvement of scars is seen over several weeks.

Lately, injectable dermal fillers are being used for correction of acne scars, giving it a smoother appearance. This is semi-permanent and needs to be redone as and when required. Timely treatment of acne is necessary to keep, both unwanted pigmentation and scars at bay. So, get rid of your scars and make the dream of blemish free and smooth skin come true.

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Hi, can I use gomela cream to reduce acne marks? I'm having acne marks on my chin. My doctor suggested me adacin gel but I don't see any results.

Dr. Atul Taneja 95% (876 ratings)
MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Hi, can I use gomela cream to reduce acne marks? I'm having acne marks on my chin. My doctor suggested me adacin gel ...
No. It contains steroids which can permanently damage your skin. Treatment depends on the type of scars and on your skin type and sometimes medicines (supervised and prescription based) are not enough. Procedures like peels or lasers are sometimes required.
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Can clotrimazole dusting powder be used on back acne? Can it help with acne? Im 19 years old having some acne on back (not much but marks are my main issue on the back)

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Can clotrimazole dusting powder be used on back acne? Can it help with acne? Im 19 years old having some acne on back...
Hi, clotrimazole is usually prescribed as a treatment for fungal infection.in the past may be you have had folliculitis which is infection of hair follicles which look like acne and that's why it helped you. It's not going to help you with marks, kindly consult in person with pictures so that appropriate treatment can be suggested.
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Hello Dr. Please tell me any effective treatment. Mere face pr acne ke red spots rh gye h jo kabhi kabhi mujhe scar jese b lgte h. Me last 4 months se demelan lite lotion subh or vitamin c serum rat ko lga rhi hu. Ese spot kuch hlke lg rhe pr utna effect ni pda jbki ab acne ke bad chehra body se kala or dl dikhta h. Jbki me skin care rutin regular follw krti hu. Neutrogena acne wash se daily 2 time face wash krti hu or diet ka b bhut jyada dhyan rkhti hu. Unhealthy kuch b ni khati. Pani b bhut jyada piti hu. Dhup me ni jati. Fir b mere face pr glow q ni dikhta. Or mere dark spot q ni ja rhe. Please suggest me any effective cream.

Dr. Ipshita Johri 89% (490 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DPD-Cardiff (U.K), Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Noida
Hello Dr. Please tell me any effective treatment. Mere face pr acne ke red spots rh gye h jo kabhi kabhi mujhe scar j...
Since scars are deep, recovering from them require deeper treatments like medium depth peels, dermabrasion, dermarollers, microneedling or laser resurfacing. 6-8 sittings of the treatments most suitable for you as decided by the skin doctor will provide you remarkable results in acne scars.
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