How to Whiten the Dark Areas Such As Inner Thigh?

i had used a lot of whitening products but it doesn't show much improvement what should i do. is this hyper pigmentation?

Doctor Answers 4

Lightening dark skin on tne inner thighs

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Dark skin on the inner thighs might be genetic, hyperpigmentation from rubbing, folliculitis or rashes, or from a condition called acanthosis nigricans. Visit a dermatologist to determine which one you have. The treatment will depend on the cause.

New York Dermatologist

Hyperpigmentation relief in the inner thighs

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This is a difficult area to treat because of constant irritation, moisture and also recurrent folliculitis as well as a genetic predisposition acanthosis nigricans, not to mention hormonal surges during pregnancy. We recommend the Revitalization Mini kit to our patients as a mode to reduce this hyperpigmentation and for maintenance therapy. 

Melaquin cream for inner thigh pigmentation

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Lighten dark skin areas under the thighs with a topical skin lightener such as Melaquin twice daily.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Lightening the inner thigh area is very difficult

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The inner thigh area tends to be more pigmented due to friction and also due to the hormonal responsiveness of this area.  Hormones, such as during pregnancy, tend to cause hyperpigmentation here.

Bleaching creams and laser treatments tend not to be very effective in lightening this area and may irritate, leading to more hyperpigmentation.

Emily Altman, MD
Short Hills Dermatologic Surgeon

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