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Acne & Pimples

Acne is a treatable condition. In fact, dermatologists assess the root cause of acne and treat it accordingly. A variety of medical treatments are available to treat all types of acne.

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Treatments for Acne are oral medications, oral antibiotics, topical medications, topical medications & Medical procedures.  READ MORE



Acne treatments require time, consistent efforts. Moreover, patients need to support acne treatments with overall lifestyle modification.


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Hardik Parekh
Hardik Parekh
08:02 14 Mar 20
was here for prp treatment and I really felt that... explanation and guidance by doc and staff was very logical and helpful. I find it bit more expensive, but they are claiming for best in town .. so waiting for best result and then it would be worth paying.read more
Ranjit Maske
Ranjit Maske
07:28 13 Mar 20
Very friendly and accommodating staff ..doctors... and staff very experienced.... I m very happy with the result ..there staff calls and makes sure the patient after consultation or treatment comfortable and medication are being taken timely..I would like to recommend ...read more
Pratiksha Sathe
Pratiksha Sathe
07:35 07 Mar 20
It's is a very good experience. I have been... visiting for skin treatment and there's a good improvement in the skin.The doctors and staff both are friendly and helpful and make comfortable during and after the treatment also.read more
Fulchand Dhekale
Fulchand Dhekale
07:47 29 Feb 20
Very friendly and accommodating staff.Doctors and... treatment staff were very experienced and treatments showed results. Their staff also calls and makes sure the the patient is comfortable post treatment and medications are being taken timelyread more
Amol Dhokale
Amol Dhokale
07:42 29 Feb 20
I have taken Hair Treatment here.Pros:Staff is... very supportive and caring.Doctors are skilled and qualified.I personally feels it is the very good place to treat the hair related problem.I have seen very good result with my hair here.So I will recommend this clinic to all my friends who are facing hair problems.Cons:The treatment fee is little bit higher as compared to the other clinics.(I haven't had experience with other clinic treatment effect so I don't know about their results)read more
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azharuddin momin
06:07 29 Feb 20
Hi, I am Azhar. I watched dr. Dhananjay Chavan... videos on youtube. I really liked the videos for hair transplant. Then I decided to transplant my hair. I visited the clinic in 2018. Dr. Prashant Patil started my hair treatment. I got good hair density after getting the treatment for 3 months. Then last year in may 2019 i have transplanted 6000 graphs which was an amazing experience. All Hair Md staffs from operation theatre and cameramen they all were fantastic during my session. Dr. Sachin pawar is one of the best and intelligent dr. I have ever met in my entire life and dr. Prashant is one of the talented and clever dr. Which hair md clinic has. The support staff specially the OT guys treated me as a relative. I did not find any kind of hesitation during my hair transplant surgery. Overall a great expetience. Then i have done my crown area tranaplant in november last year. So the total graphs which i tranplanted are 9096. My hair are looking natural now and are growing very well. I am getting natural look. I have chosen an awesome clinic to transplant my hair. Overall a fantastic job done by themread more
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Rahul Maurya
07:56 26 Feb 20
Today is my last day of treatment for my hair and... I feel I should share my experience in clear skin. Because I can clearly say that experience felt hear than I couldn't get from any were. I had lost my hair line It was refucing day by day I thautho only hair transplant is only solution. But here I met doctor Vikram and he recommended me not to do transplant and suggested PRP and mezzo guys it actually worked. Now I can feel my hair density has been increased. Saying about Vikram sir he gone through my problem. I will always suggest every one clear skin is best clinc for hair and skin. If you visit there ask for Vikram sir I m sure he will over come to your problem and will provide right solution.read more
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Kanchan Kulkarni
14:35 22 Feb 20
Result oriented clinic . When I started my... treatment I had very few hair on my forehead but after a period of one year have strated getting my hair back. Thanks to Dr. Deepali and Akshay who take care of my hair treatment. Also would like to add that the staff is very friendly and helpful to its patients. I would strongly recommend Hair MD Clinic for Hair treatment.read more
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Nikita Jadhav
11:30 22 Feb 20
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Acne & Pimples

Acne is a chronic condition. It causes pimples , cysts or nodules on the face, neck, back, and shoulders. It can occur in males and females of all ages. When pores clog with excess sebum, dirt & dead skin cells, it leads to acne. Acne can be of several types and are broadly classified into Inflammatory Acne & Non-Inflammatory Acne.


Types of Acne

Inflammatory Acne

  1. Papules:  Papules are solid bumps that are raised. They are tender. The skin around a papule is usually slightly swollen and red. Papules form when whiteheads or blackheads irritate and damage the skin around them.
  2. Pustules: Pustules are large, tender bumps. They have a pus-filled center with a pink or red base. The pus may be whitish or yellowish and forms due to a build-up of bacterial cells. Pustules are similar to whiteheads in appearance, but they are larger and more inflamed.
  3. Nodules: Nodules are a severe form of acne and can be painful. They have no visible centre or head and occur when clogged pores damage tissues and cells deep beneath the skin's surface. Nodules may cause dark spots or scarring.
  4. Cysts: Cysts form deeper within the skin than nodules and are the most severe type of acne blemish. They are very large, painful, red or white pus-filled lumps. Cysts can also cause scarring.

Non-Inflammatory Acne

  1. Blackheads: Blackheads are a mild form of acne and are caused due to clogged hair follicles. When the skin over the bump opens and gets exposed to air, it causes it to look black and a blackhead forms.
  2. Whiteheads: Whiteheads are also a form of mild acne. Whiteheads are small, round, white bumps on the skin's surface that occur when a pore becomes clogged with sebum, dead skin cells, and debris.

Do & Don't for Getting Acne

DO: Cleanse your face.
DO: Moisturise your skin.
DO: Stay hydrated.
DO: Use sunscreen daily.
DO: Follow a healthy diet.

DON’T: Pop and poke your pimples.
DON’T: Use excessive make-up products.
DON’T: Eat oily foods.
DON’T: Over-exfoliate.
DON’T: Scrub your skin too roughly.

Causes of Acne

  1. Hormonal fluctuations: These may occur during puberty, menstrual cycle, pregnancy or menopause.
  2. Genetic tendency: There may be a genetic predisposition to acne-prone skin and acne breakouts. If an individual's family members suffer from acne, it increases the chances of them having acne as well.
  3. Use of excess makeup:Certain makeup products tend to clog pores and make the skin oily, which may cause acne.
  4. Side effects of certain medications: Oral contraceptives or certain antibiotics might cause a reaction and result in the formation of pimples.
  5. Dietary Triggers: Certain foods may trigger acne. These foods include junk food, dairy products and unhealthy foods that are high in sugar or are oily.

Dermatologists treat all types of acne. They personalize the treatment based on the patient’s skin type & grade of acne. 

There are three broad approaches of Acne Treatment:  

  1. Oral antibiotics
  2. Topical treatments in the form of creams, lotions or face washes
  3. Medical procedures like chemical peels, lasers and light therapies.

Acne treatments work best when patients support them with lifestyle changes & dietary changes.

Treatment for Acne

Acne is treated depending on how persistent and chronic it is. Moreover, the treatment depends on the patient’s grade of acne and skin type. Acne treatments can be classified into the following categories:

Topical Antibiotics & Antibacterials

  1. Retinoids
  2. Oral antibiotics
  3. Medical procedures

1. Topical Antibiotics & Antibacterials

These include erythromycin, clindamycin, sulfacetamide, azelaic acid, and dapsone.

2. Retinoids

Retin-A (tretinoin) is one of the oldest forms of Retinoids. Nowadays, dermatologists recommend newer forms of retinoids such as adapalene and tazarotene. These medications help to unclog pores. However, they may cause side effects like irritation and increased sensitivity to the sun. Retinoids are a strong medication. Therefore, one must use them under the strict guidance of a dermatologist.

3. Oral Medications

  • Oral antibiotic: Doctors may prescribe oral antibiotics such as tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline, cefadroxil, amoxicillin. Some of these medicines may cause some allergic reactions in some people. For instance, stomach upsets & an increase in sun sensitivity.
  • Oral contraceptives: Oral contraceptives or birth control pills, which are low in estrogen. In fact, they can help treat acne to a good extent.
  • Spironolactone: This drug blocks androgen (hormone) receptors. However, it can cause breast tenderness, menstrual irregularities, and an increase in blood potassium levels. It does help women with chronic acne. In fact, women are able to tolerate it.
  • Cortisone injections: Dermatologists treat big cysts and pimples with these injections. These injections flatten the pimples.
  • Isotretinoin: This is one of the most strong medications for acne. However, one must take it only under a dermatologist’s prescription. Dermatologists prescribe only in cases of severe acne, particularly cystic acne. Usually, cystic does not respond to other forms of treatment. While it is an effective medicine, it does have many potential serious side effects. Moreover, Isotretinoin is not good for people who do not suffer from severe acne. Dermatologists prescribe this medicine for about five to six months at once. It is safe to take two or three courses of the medicine is the acne recurs. However, one must wait several months, try other treatments as well before starting to use Isotretinoin again. Isotretinoin can cause birth defects in a newborn if taken by pregnant women.

4. Medical procedures

  • Chemical peels: Dermatologists use mild to strong peels for moderate to severe forms of acne. These peels are made of glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid peels.
  • Laser & light procedures: These treat moderate to severe forms of acne. In fact, these are very effective. In fact, they ensure little to no side-effects. One must do these procedures from a well-trained dermatologist.

Some of the laser & light therapies include:

  • Erbium Glass Laser
  • Long Pulse NdYAG Laser
  • Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
  • CO2 Laser

Important Announcement


Video Counselling Service

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Hello Sir/Mam,

Clear Skin &HairMD team is pleased to offer ONLINE VIDEO COUNSELLING facility to to help patients with basic counselling for their skin and hair ailments, especially in the trying times when social distancing has become a necessity.

Our Doctors, will discuss your queries related to Skin & Hair Problems & guide you with basic information on medication and care

Video Counselling - Days & Time

All Days, Between 10 am to 2 pm

Basic Information related to Video Counselling Sessions

  1. Counselling will be done with Prior appointment, which should be taken at least 2 days before the session
  2. Counselling session Slot will be finalised post the payment confirmation from our accounts team
  3. Video Counselling session duration - 15 min
  4. Consultation Fee for each session - Rs 700 (Payment Details are shared below for your reference)
  5. Sessions can be done through Whatsapp video call
  6. Before the session, you will need to share your Images and questions related to your skin/hair ailment on WhatsApp of our with our Patient Support Team at +91-74989 06403
  7. Images of the area should cover all sides. Images should be in good light with focus. For e.g. image of face should cover left and right side chin, forehead and cheeks. This will help us contextualise the discussion.
  8. Medicines will be prescribed as per the latest Medical Council of India guidelines for Telemedicine (March 2020) and sent over email and WhatsApp,
About Doctors

Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

Clearskin is spearheaded by Dr. Chavan, a certified dermatologist with over 30 years of experience. He has successfully treated patients with different dermatological problems.
He is the Medical Director and the driving force behind ClearSkin.
He completed his Masters in Dermatology from the historic B. J. Medical College Sassoon Hospital, Pune. He is a visiting faculty at the Department of Dermatology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad.
He is very passionate about all types of cosmetological and dermatological procedures and is strongly recommends a holistic approach for all types of skin and cosmetological problems.

Dr. Chavan is one of the leading dermatologists in India, and is well known internationally as well.

Dr. Sachin Pawar

Dr. Sachin Pawar is a highly qualified hair transplant consultant and surgeon with more than 17 years of industry experience. He completed his post graduation from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences KIMS, Karad. He has been associated with Dr. Dhananjay Chavan since the past 10 years. He has relevant experience in the fields of dermatology, hair transplant and surgery. He has an associate member of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

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Timeline for Acne & Pimples


Skin types vary from person to person and so does acne. The healing period varies based on the intensity or grade of acne. Higher grade acne takes longer to heal than lower grade acne. Dermatologists assess the skin to understand the root cause of acne and then prescribe personalised treatments accordingly. To prevent the recurrence of acne, it is important to complete the full course of the medication or the number of procedures prescribed by the dermatologist.

Do & Don't for Getting Pigmentation

DO: Visit your dermatologist in the initial stages.
DO: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (> SPF 30).
DO: Use sun protection like scarves and hats.
DO: You need to avoid excessive sun exposure.
DO: Carry an umbrella, wear full sleeves clothing or broad-brimmed hats.
DO: Wear SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen with PA++ protection.

DON’T: Overexpose yourself to the sun.
DON’T: Step outdoors without sunscreen.
DON’T: Ignore sunburns as they may lead to skin cancer

Do & Don't for Getting Acne Scars

DO: Visit your dermatologist in the initial stages.
DO: Follow a healthy skincare regime to prevent acne.
DO: Use products that reduce inflammation and redness.
DO: Moisturise your skin.

DON’T: Over-exfoliate.
DON’T: Pop and poke your pimples.
DON’T: Try home remedies as they don’t work.
DON’T: Delay the treatment of your acne.