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Pigmentation on Elbows

Hi,
I have battling pigmentation on my elbows, inner thighs, and armpits for a while. However, after losing some weight the pigmentation on my armpits have disappeared but I'm still having trouble with the inner thigh and elbows. I am still overweight just a tad bit so losing weight would probably help with my inner thigh pigmentation.

I had a question about my elbows. It is very dark and almost embarrassing to wear short polos/tee's that end before my elbows. I'm thinking of buying some skin fading cream to help decrease this pigmentation. Do you think this will help? Does anyone have any other advices?

Please help,

Thanks.
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Hi

Weight problems may entail changes in skin coloration and hormonal interactions may actually cause darkening of certain areas of the skin. So continue with your weight loss regimen if you have one. Eat healthy food and try to maintain a regular exercise schedule everyday. Start with mild and moderate exercises like brisk walking and swimming. Weight loss will improve  dark areas.

Applying whitening creams may improve the condition temporarily. Also, avoid resting you elbows on tables and hard surfaces for long periods. Trauma and friction may thicken the skin of these pressure areas and these may only worsen the condition. Microdermabrasion may also help .


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