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Suggest treatment for scars over the face and neck

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My wife had nail scratches on her cheek and neck. We met dermatlogist and we are suggested Dermanden Aloe Cream ( for 10 minutes ) Deriva BPO gel ( for half an hour ) Kojic Acid Dipalmitate + Octinoxate + Allantoin ( Kojilo Gel ) ( after 1 and 2 ) Lashield Sunscreen GEL SPF 40 ( during morning time + A/N ) She had applied for 10 days, we observed no change till now can you suggest for what each of the cream is suggested and any other diet suggestions to heal the scar on her face quicker
Posted Fri, 7 Mar 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Face scars , will take time to heal completely Detailed Answer: Hi I understand your concern regarding your skin problem and I hope I am able to help you in the same. Your wife has developed pigmented scars over the face. First of all , I would like to tell you that the recommended treatment for your wife seems to be good and sufficient. You have been prescribed an aloe vera based hydrating and moisturising skin cream along with an antibiotic cream which is deriva. For the pigmentation, you have been prescribad a kojic acid based gel. Also the most important feature is the sunscreen which is very essential so as to prevent any further damage by the sun. Now what is important is that your wife should continue to use this treatment for atleast three weeks before we can anticipate any change. This is so because skin tends to take its own time for renewal. Also it is important that she takes a diet rich in fruits and salads. Take lots of citrus fruits. She can in addition take oral vitamin c tablets once a day. Proper and adequate use of sunscreen is very important. She should apply the sunscreen some thirty minutes before sun exposure and re apply it every three hours if out in the sun. In addition, she should also avoid any further trauma to face. Hope it helps Please ask if you need any further clarifications Dr Geetika Paul
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for scars over the face and neck 14 hours later
Why there is black color around the scar madam? Why is this prescription asked to follow night time only Dermanden Aloe Cream ( for 10 minutes ) Deriva BPO gel ( for half an hour ) Kojic Acid Dipalmitate + Octinoxate + Allantoin ( Kojilo Gel ) ( after 1 and 2 ) Is there any natural thing we can follow along with medication, we have to meet our parents in a month and it would be serious problem if it doesn't get lighten to some extent. How much time does it take to heal madam? I appreciate your clear response. Thanks
Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul 35 minutes later
Brief Answer: Acne scars take time to go Detailed Answer: Hi again Pigmented scars over the face take a long time to completely heal. But they do get better with time if proper treatment is done. As told earlier , it might take upto three weeks for a noticable difference . From the description that you have provided, I can sense that you probably have dark scars which are seemingly resistant to treatment. Also since you want early results , I would suggest you to see a local dermatologist so that certain procedures like chemical peel or dermabrasion can be done which tend to hasten up the lightening process. Also many skin medicines are specifically prescribed at night since they may react with light. So it is safer to advise their application at night. As far as other precautions are concerned, I have already told you regarding oral vitamin c supplements along with a diet change. Hope it helps Dr Geetika Paul
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for scars over the face and neck 1 hour later
Thanks XXXXXXX will ask her to follow medication for 3 weeks. Include more citrus fruits and salads in diet. Regarding oral vitamin c supplements, can you please suggest some company details. In addition to medication is there any natural home treatment we can follow, please suggest. How much does chemical peel or dermabrasion cost? Sorry for too many questions. Thanks
Answered by Dr. Geetika Paul 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Remedy for face scars Detailed Answer: Hi again You can buy tablet limcee 500 mg tablet to be taken twice a day for one month initially and then can take it once a day for another month . Regarding the chemical seeks and dermabrasion procedures, they can cost anywhere between 500 to 2000 per sitting depending upon the skin type as assessed by the dermatologist . She might need to take more than one sitting but this can be decided only by the dealing doctor. Regarding home remedies ,we do not generally suggest any face masks but using multani mitti based face packs will help. Dr Geetika Paul
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