I have olive skin but from scarring my elbows at a young age, my elbows are very dark compared to the rest of my skin. What can I do to make them much lighter?
How to Lighten Scarred Elbow?
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Therapeutic options of Keratoderma of elbows, knees, knuckles and ankles
Most likely, you are describing a condition called keratoderma, which is congenital and can affect extensor surface areas of elbows, knuckles, knees and/or ankles. Under supervision of a board-certified dermatologist, strict daily sun proteciton in affected areas with a combination of glycolic acid lotion, topical retinoid cream and sometimes topical steroid can be helpful.
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