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Bad acne and dark spots left after acne on thighs. How to clear the marks ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Afternoon
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX here.
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:Of late, I'm experiencing very bad acne & dark spots left after acne on my thighs
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:This is resulting very odd
Doctor:Do you mean that you are having acne on your thighs?
User:recently,I used hair removal spary
Doctor:Ok. How long have you been having this?
User:only after that,I'm experiencing
Doctor:Ok. Let me check the product. Please wait.
User:though,I still use the hair removal spray to remove hairs on legs
User:The marks are still left behind
User:I'm Also swimmer
User:which makes me very bad thing to expose
Doctor:I understand your concern.
User:but,this product looks like safe to use
User:on legs
Doctor:I have gone through the link you have given.
Doctor:Let me guide you regarding this issue.
User:Ok,I'm very much running short of deadline for a competition
User:so,I need to somehow clear the marks & avoid further acne
User:Also,I need to have hair free legs as well
Doctor:First thing to note is that, any synthetic product will have some chemicals in it.
Doctor:And these chemicals react differently to different people.
Doctor:So even if this product was safe to many, it might not be suiting you.
User:but,the part below knee is fine
Doctor:Since you started having acne after using the spray, it could be taken that, the cause for your acne is the spray.
User:I dont get any acne though I use this product to remove hairs
Doctor:You started getting acne on thighs after using the spray, right?
User:But,I'm getting only in the Thighs
Doctor:I will explain in simpler terms.
Doctor:Acne occurs when the pores on the skin is blocked.
User:yes,I have been through the cause of Acnes
User:why does it occur & all
Doctor:So, when you are using this spray, it might be causing a reaction on your skin which itself is the cause for the acne on the thighs.
User:Please,I request you to suggest
User:I understand the rest
Doctor:You can do the following.
Doctor:1. Stop using the hair remover spray.
Doctor:2. Try other methods of hair removal.
User:you mean shaving?
Doctor:3. Use skin lightening creams on the dark marks.
User:It would be great,if you are specific about the cream
User:so that,I can apply it right away
Doctor:If you are comfortable with shaving, you can go for that. Waxing is also another option.
User:what bout the cream for now to clear trhe marks & stop acne
Doctor:There is one cream from Nutrogena.
Doctor:It is called Nutrogena Acne XXXXXXX Fading Peel.
Doctor:It is said to have lightened the marks in many people.
Doctor:Also avoid popping any pimples which appear from now.
Doctor:Have you understood all the suggestions?
User:But,Neutrogena is not very effective
User:Thats what I heard from reviews
User:so,what could be done?
User:will this acne be stopped?
Doctor:Acne will be stopped.
User:how can it be stopped?
User:any suggestions
Doctor:It is scientifically proven that creams containing retinol is effective in treatment of acne.
Doctor:It prevents the recurrence, and also clears the skin.
Doctor:General measures like avoiding oil accumulation on skin by washing frequently will also help.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
User:but,the above cream you mentioned is not available in INDIA
Doctor:Retinol is a content of many creams.
Doctor:You can ask for any product that contains retinol.
Doctor:Hope I had been able to clear your doubts.
User:Thank you
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
Doctor:Wish you a good time ahead with the competition.
Doctor:Please be assured that the marks will be cleared within few days time.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a great evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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