Can Chemical Peels be applied to the inner thigh area?
West Palm Beach, FL
1 year ago
Hello, I'm Caucasian, but my inner thighs are very dark. I have no medical conditions, but I believe this is due to chaffing a lot when I was younger from being very overweight. I no longer have a chaffing problem. I know chemical peels help with dark patches/discoloration, but is it safe to apply this in my inner thigh area? Do chemical peels really work? Do I get this done at a plastic surgeons office, or a dermatology office?
Doctor Answers 3
It may be possible to lighten the area with topical bleaching creams or light chemical peels. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who is an expert in chemical peels for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Only very light peels like the VIP peels would be best. But test a small area first.......................
Hello! Visiting a dermatologist for a consultation would be a good start. Your doctor may recommend a topical skin lightening agent such as hydroquinone or glycolic acids. The right chemical peel may also help lighten the area, but I agree that it is important to test a small area. Best wishes!
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