Hi my age 29 I have pimple marks on my face could u help me what to do.

Asked anonymously on 12th December, 2021 at 5:49 pm



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Last edited on 29th Dec 2021 at 9:02 am
  • Medicated treatments mentioned below, can help you out ((the weaker strength-based versions are available over the counter, BUT you will require a clinical prescription if you need a stronger concentration)):
    • Benzoyl peroxide (kills acne-causing bacteria).
    • Salicylic acid (allows exfoliation).
    • Retinoids (prevents inflammation and pimple formation).
    • Azelaic acid (anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory).
    • Topical antibiotics (eliminates bacteria and decreases inflammation).
    • Caution: They tend to make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so with expert supervision, you would know what kind of sunscreen to use and in how much quantity, therefore read package instructions and consult a physician for beginners.
  • Advanced treatments: if OTC drugs or clinical prescriptions fail, then there are advanced options available too, such as laser resurfacing, chemical peel, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion.
    • Common side effects following each are:
      • Pain. discomfort, stinging (for all).
      • swelling, redness and bruising (for all).
      • Increased sensitivity to sun (chemical peel).
    • Risks for each treatments can be:
      • Damage to heart/kidney/liver (chemical peel)
      • Skin getting pierced (microdermabrasion/dermabrasion).
      • Damage to eye (microdermabrasion/dermabrasion).
      • Permanent pigmentation, scarring and blistering (for all).

To get in touch with experts, refer our page - Dermatologists.

  • Your basic skincare routine must comprise of following steps:
    • A dermatologist-recommended face wash that matches your skin type, twice a day.
    • Application of dermatologist-recommended moisturizer following facewash, when your face is still wet, to lock the moisture in.
    • Using a sunscreen of appropriate SPF during daytime, and a night cream for night time.
    • For all these products, you need to know what ingredients they contain and what you are supposed to avoid, depending on your skin type and other issues.