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How to treat pimple scars on face since teenage? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How are you?
User:fine and u
Doctor:I am good
Doctor:How can I help?
User:I have pimple scars remaining on my face
User:can you suggest any good treatment for that
Doctor:How long have you had this?
User:Right from my teenage
Doctor:for the scars
User:yes pimple scars
Doctor:you can apply adapalene ointment 0.1% at night
Doctor:But only at night
Doctor:Apply for 6 weeks
User:Is there any side effects if i use this cream
Doctor:if it does not help, you will need to see a physician for glycolic peels or fraxel laser
Doctor:There will be dryness and peeling
Doctor:But that will subside on its own
Doctor:you may have some redness of lips as well
Doctor:but that will also subside?
User:So you mean to say that the dead skin will vanish and a new skin will form
Doctor:but since the scars are old
Doctor:its possible that you may not get 100% results
Doctor:so you may need to see a dermatologist
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:one more thing
Doctor:Yes please
User:My friend is suffering from vitiligo on his face. Can you suggest any medication
Doctor:It sometimes responds to steroid
Doctor:but I will have to examine him to be able to prescribe
User:He has tried cortico steroids but it wasn't Successful
Doctor:what other treatment has he tried?
Doctor:we can try other things like tacrolimus, psoralens, UV therapy
Doctor:it depends on the extent of the lesions
User:He has tried with melgain and Betamethasone
Doctor:Same as for you
Doctor:the dermatologists remain superb
User:Thanks for your suggestion Doctor bye:
Doctor:thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a good day
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