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Dark underarms and inner thighs can be quite a concern for many of my patients.
A combination of in- clinic treatments with topical de-pigmentation creams can help to lighten the underarm and inner thighs.
In- clinic treatment can include pigment lasers (Q-Switch NDYag) and/or chemical peels to lighten these areas. Depending on your skin, typically, quite a few sessions (up to 5-10) may be required to get good results.
Yes, as mentioned by Dr Ho, home remedies that contain acids may also cause irritation and inflammation that may worsen the dark patches in these areas so do be careful.
Hope that helps!
Dr Kellyn Shiau
Lux Medical Aesthetic Clinic
With targeted pigmented areas, there are a couple of treatment options to be considered:
- Topical lightening creams
- Pigment Lasers
- Chemical peels
Home remedies like what you have mentioned actually do contain acids in its natural form, but you do have to be careful because overzealous application can also cause irritation to the skin and worsening of pigmentation.,
Inflammation (if any) to those areas also contributes to pigment formation and will have to be addressed as well.
Hope that helps.
All the best!
Dr Ho Rui Ming
Chrysalis Medical Aesthetics