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Having acne mar on nose. How to get cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:hi doctor
User:I had some 3 to 4 acnes on my nose just a month back
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:it all formed at a one go
User:now the acne has gone
User:but it had left with marks on my nose
User:black marks
Doctor:Acne do result in scarring and pigmentation
User:can u provide a solution
User:to clear the marks caused by acne
Doctor:You will need some mild chemical peeling
User:are there any ointments or creams to clear the acne marks
Doctor:Chemicals like salicylic acid and glycolic acid can be used
Doctor:But under supervision of a dermatologist
User:since i am a working profeesional i dont have time
Doctor:In fact if it is mild scarring then you can leave it alone and it will clear out with time
Doctor:Chemicals peels can be tried
Doctor:You will need prescription from a dermatologist
User:is it possibe to clear the acne marks by using creams
Doctor:It may reduce but will never disappear
User:so how long does this chemical peel process takes time
Doctor:You will need to apply it over-night and by next day there will be a lot of difference
Doctor:The doctor may ask you to continue applying for a few days
User:u mean to say the whole marks will disappear if we use chemical peels
Doctor:Marks will reduce
Doctor:Chemical peels have been used for the process
User:I just want to know whether after undergoing chemical peels the marks will disappear or it will only reduce
Doctor:It will only reduce
User:so once the acne marks are formed on face
User:are they impossible to clear
Doctor:Well they do clear up with time
Doctor:If bad then peels can be tried
Doctor:Do not apply the peels on whole face
Doctor:Only on affected areas
User:but i am afraid if there are any side effects while undergoing chemical peels or post chemical peeling
Doctor:Side effects like redness and rash may happen on cheek skin
Doctor:As that is delicate skin
Doctor:On nose there may be less of side-effects
User:how can i identify whether the acne which had affected me is mild, moderate or severe
Doctor:It depends on the severity of pigmentation
Doctor:Some acne can cause pitting
Doctor:Mostly when the acne appeared, was it really full of pus and were big
Doctor:Then there are more chances of pigmentation and pitting
User:yes it had pus but smaller in size
Doctor:Then there are less chances of pigmentation
Doctor:But I have tried salicylic acid on some people and usually it is safe to use
User:so will it fade away itself by the time
Doctor:It does fade away
User:or should i undergo chemical peeling
User:u there doctor
Doctor:You can apply salicylic acid on your nose only and we can see if it works
Doctor:But for the prescription you will need to see a dermatologist
User:i have googled and found so many creams which tends to say that fade scars
User:do they really fade the scars
Doctor:There can be many medicines
Doctor:Yes they can be a lot of help
Doctor:sulphur lotion can also help
Doctor:Again the prescription will be provided by a dermatologist
User:one of my friend had acne scars but he had used a cream named as fixderma scar gel
User:after using that cream his marks are faded
User:so can i use that cream
Doctor:The reason is that we are talking about face skin which can be damaged easily
Doctor:What is the name of the skin?
Doctor:And what is the name of the skin cream that your friend was using?
User:fixderma scar gel
User:it was prescribed by his dermatalogist
Doctor:It has some herbal ingredients
Doctor:So cannot really comment on it
Doctor:The other components like allantoin are not so harmful
User:so can i use that cream
Doctor:I really think that you should consult a skin doctor before you apply anything on your face
Doctor:Still if you think you cannot go there
Doctor:You may try it only on the lesions and not on the normal skin
User:can u suggest some home remedies to clear the acne scars
Doctor:Actually acne scars are below the skin
Doctor:To clear acne you may drink lots of pure water
Doctor:It will help clear out the toxins from the body
Doctor:And is very helpful with controlling acne
Doctor:Lemon juice can also help
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