I'm 24 years old. My knees and underarm are kind of dark…really dark. My question is, will chemical peel treatment work for me? Thank you.
Will Chemical Peel Work for Dark Spots?
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Treating dark knees and underarms
Best to speak with your dermatologist to make sure you don't have a condition called acanthosis nigricans. Otherwise, your complaint is a common one in people with darker skin, and I find topical prescription creams to be more effective and cost effective and safer than chemical peeling.
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Darkening of knees and underarms
The skin findings you are describing are somewhat common. You should, however, be evaluated by a dermatologist to ensure that you do not have a condition called acanthosis nigricans in which people develop dark areas of skin (common locations include the neck, underarms and hands). I would not suggest putting anything on these areas until you are first evaluated.
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