a few years back i got a rash because of heat and underarms got really dark. Do you know if the cream meladerm would work? if not do you recommend any other creams?
I Have Dark Underarms, Which Skin Lightening Cream Works?
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Hyperpigmentation under the arms and skin lightening creams
Thank you for you question.
Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is common in darker skin types, although any skin colour can have this type of healing reaction. Under arms it can be more persistent as the irritating effect of sweat, deodorants and skin micro flora can sustain mild degree of inflammation.
Creams containing high dose of hydroquinone, steroid and retinol can be most useful, but this are only can be obtained by a special prescription as they not available in UK.
Melarase creams for armpit darkening
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
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