Dermatology Q&A: How to remove hyperpigmented acne marks

Dr. Jaishree, Medical Director of Skinfiniti Aesthetic Skin and Laser Clinic, answers readers’ questions on skin care. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.
This week’s answers:

1. I’m 23 yr old. I suffer from acne. after healing hyper pigmented marks are left behind .is there any product or peel to reduce them
Nupur Karan
You could use tretinoin 0.025% cream on alternate nights on the hyperpigmented marks. You could also go for glycolic peels once in a fortnight at a dermatologist’s clinic. It usually takes about 6 sessions of peels for marks to reduce. Glycolic acid is a sugarcane extract,hence very safe on the skin.

2. I’m 28 yrd old, working women. Travel 45 minutes morn and eve. Getting wrinkles near eyebrows. Pl suggest remedies.
Use a coconut milk based non greasy moisturizer during the day. If the mosituriser has sun protecting factors, it is even better. At bedtime, use a cream containing peptides and retinol in order to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. For existing wrinkles around eyes, you could take botox injections which would last you for 5-6 months.

3. I’m 47 yrs old. My eyebrows are slowly thinning. How to stop this?
Apply coconut oil and massage twice a day. Take biotin and iron supplements daily. Check with a dermatologist to see if there is any infection or autoimmune condition.

4. The skin on my cheeks is slightly sagging. Should I do facial every month. Will this help? Or any exercises. Pl help
Neither facials nor excercises would help for sagging skin. Moisturise your skin with natural moisturisers like coconut milk. You could do a dermalift non surgical radiofrequency skin tightening treatment every month for about 6 months. This will help in building new collagen and tightening existing collagen and elastin fibres in order to tighten the laxity and recontour the skin. Take supplements of evening primrose oil every day.

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