Need help on lactic acid burn and discoloration after use. (photos)

I am 30 black got dark knee decided to use lactic acid , but got burn or I should say brown colour around my knee more embarrassing than the darker knee i was having before please please help me on what cream to use and get best results . Disperate

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Hyperpigmentation On Face/Body -- Clear + Brilliant/Viva, Microneelding/PRP, Skin lightening/Peels, Aerolase, Pico Laser

This can be improved with skin lightening and certain lasers/peels but often is permanent.  Please see a cosmetic dermatologist with experience.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Need help on lactic acid burn and discoloration after use.

Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear of your scarring issues.  The first step would be to moisturize your legs and arms well and use a sunblock to prevent pigmentation changes from the suns UV radiation.  A lightening cream such as hydroquinone can then be used to lighten the scars' appearance but If after a few months you see little change, chemical peels can be performed.  I am attaching a link below with additional useful information.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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