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Pimple problem. What is treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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Doctor:This is Dr. XXXXXXX
User:hello Doctor
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:good..hw abt u?
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Actually i had achat with Dr. XXXXXX regarding the pimple marks
User:he had suggested me a cream called Bleminor
User:but its nower found in the market doctor
Doctor:For the pimple marks, you can use adapalene 0.1% cream at night
Doctor:Are you married?
User:k..hw long will it take to remove al the scars?
User:not yet.
Doctor:All the scars will not go away, XXXXXXX with this cream or any other cream
Doctor:Other treatments like a glycolic peel or fraxel laser
User:thn hw can i reduce the marks doctor?
Doctor:These will be required if all the marks need to go
Doctor:The first step is using adapalene 0.1% at night
Doctor:This will reduce the scars to some extent
Doctor:Additionally, you can also HYSEAC cream. But it is slightly expensive ( arnd 1500-2000)
User:k doctor....
Doctor:If it doesnt work, the next step is a glycolic peel
Doctor:Sometimes, we directly use fractional laser
Doctor:This is done by cosmetic surgeons
User:k..what does this adapalene 0.1% do to our skin?hw does this help?
Doctor:It actually contains Vitamin A
Doctor:This increases the turnover of the epithelial cells
Doctor:Which helps the top layers of the skin to be shed and replaced by new skin
Doctor:But the important part is apply only at night
Doctor:It can cause a rash if it is applied at day time
User:k...these days i use Erytop...
User:this has reduced the pigmentation
Doctor:This contains erythromycin which reduces acne
Doctor:it will not have any effect on the scars
Doctor:You can use it with adapalene at night
User:hw should i use both togethr?
Doctor:Erytop is a lotion right?
Doctor:or a gel?
User:no its a cream
Doctor:Ok, then put adapalene and then Erytop
User:n mine is oily skin
Doctor:Thats fine
Doctor:adapalene is a gel
Doctor:It will not make your skin oily
User:u mean on gel i need to apply erytop?
Doctor:Once you massage the gel in
Doctor:Then you can apply Erytop
User:wont there be any kind of reaction?
Doctor:It would be safe
Doctor:On its own, adapalene will cause dryness of skin and redness of lips
Doctor:But thats an expected side effect and you dont need to worry about it
Doctor:It will become ok on its own
User:ok this cream available?
Doctor:Very commonly
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:k doctor...thanku so much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:U too doctor..:)
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