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Hyperpigmentation of both axilla: Reason and treatment

About

It is a condition when skin darkens in the underarm area due to excessive production of melanin.

According to the AAD, people of African, Caribbean, or Hispanic descent or Increased body mass index (BMI) are at higher risk. [1]

-Can occur from chronic irritation in moist areas of the body
-Also referred to as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
-Can be reversed with proper treatment
-Both men and women can have it
-Primary cause is the excessive release of melanin

Leading causes of Hyperpigmentation of axillae include injury to the skin, removal of hair, direct exposure to the sun for a long time, chemotherapy drugs, Endocrine diseases, like Addison’s disease, trauma or skin inflammation. It can also be symptoms of other underlying health issues.

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable:
It can be easily identified as the skin affected by this condition appears dark than other normal skin.

People may experience
Skin-inflammation

Treatment

Self Care: Using sunscreens having SPF-30 or more, Keeping underarm moist, preventing friction, guided removal of hair and not exposing to direct sun UV rays.

Medications: Over the counter Melarase AM and Melarase PM creams, Niacinamide or vitamin B3, Licorice extracts, N-acetylglucosamine, Hydroquinone and sunblock like Spectrase helps in brightening the area. Retinoid creams like Tretinoin (Retin-A), Kojic Acid, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanyl Palmitate may be prescribed by doctor.

Specialists: Doctors can also perform laser therapy, along with fractional ablation, Covalent peels, and topical creams to treat the hyperpigmentation. At mfine, we take care of you with our advanced AI system that provides prominent treatment program.

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