Birth Marks/ Scar Management

It is a permanent mark on the skin that is evident at birth. It may be due to a mole or hemangioma. Pigmented birthmarks are caused by an overgrowth of cells that cause pigmentation

Symptoms:

  • Hemangioma; Collection of small blood vessels
  • Mole

Treatment:

Corticosteroids are injected into the mark to shrink it and stop the growth. Propranolol is a liquid given by mouth to shrink the birthmarks. Interferon alfa-12 is given to shrink the birthmark if the corticosteroids don’t work. When medications have no effect on the appearance of birthmarks, other ways of treatment are through laser therapy on skin surface or surgery in cases when the birthmark causes a medical problem. Several female patients of Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif have undergone procedures of birthmark removal and have reported tremendous results.

Scar Management

The existence of acne breakout means inflammation, but new breakouts usually lead to scars. Inflammation reduces the treatment of acne. At times scars also appear as a result of the biological process of healing of skin wounds. With the exception of minor lesions, almost every wound leads to scarring to some degree.

Symptoms:

  • Scars
  • Discoloration on skin
  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Pimples

Treatment:

For mild acne scars, most OTC medicines work. Creams and lotions are best for sensitive skin and alcohol-based gels are suited to oily skin. Most OTC medicines have Resorcinol, Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic acid, Retin A and Azelaic acid.

If acne cysts become inflamed, it leads to scarring and can be treated injecting a diluted corticosteroid.

Oral antibiotics reduce the growth of bacteria and reduce inflammation for severe acne.

Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif is an expert at prescribing the treatment that clears your acne without leaving any such marks on your skin whatsoever. It’s always recommended to consult the dermatologist instead of self-medication.