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Chicken pox and pimple marks on face - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your Medical Query
User :   i have marks on my face. i had chicken pox in the month of feb
Doctor :   ok
User :   also i have pimple marks
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   how can i get rid of them
User :   age- 23, gender - female, occupation - software developer,
User :   marital status- not married
User :   weight- 46, height 5"
Doctor :   Since when are you having acne and are they stopped or you still get Fresh eruptions
Doctor :   are you there XXXXXXXX ?
User :   i do get fresh acne
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
User :   im getting acne since many years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Laser- and light-based therapies reach the deeper layers of skin without harming the skin's surface.
Doctor :   Acne lotions may dry up the oil, kill bacteria and promote sloughing of dead skin cells.
Doctor :   oral antibiotics may be needed to reduce bacteria and fight inflammation.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Isotretinoin is a powerful medication available for scarring cystic acne or acne that doesn't respond to other treatments.
User :   is there some kind of therapy that i will have to undergo to get rid of the marks
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes Laser Resurfacing therapy is the newest and has shown
Doctor :   promising results
User :   is there any side effects?
Doctor :   During this procedure, an intense beam of light energy (laser) is directed at the area you want treated. The laser beam destroys the outer layer of skin (epidermis). At the same time the laser heats the underlying skin (dermis), which stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers
Doctor :   * Mild swelling and discomfort
* Itching
* A sunburn-like sensation
Doctor :   are Known to be associated with this
User :   ok
Doctor :   During recovery, you need to keep your skin moist by using protective creams and ointments.
Doctor :   complication of laser resurfacing is hyper- or hypopigmentation
User :   i dint get you sir.
Doctor :   Are you there XXXXXXXX ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Hypo or Hyper pigmentation would be that in teh area that Laser is applied it would be Lighter or Darker than the normal
User :   i am receiving your ping late, thats the reason for delay in reply.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I shall Wait
Doctor :   Again the Hyper-pigmentation would be more commoner in Dark Complexion people
User :   but is there no other ointment that would be more affective?
Doctor :   No there are none that are effective to the Extent of Laser therapy
User :   ok.
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User :   thank you sir.
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
User :   thank you for your time and suggestion.
Doctor :   You are Welcome XXXXXXXX .
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