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Dark skin in armpits, overweight. Will melacare help in lightening skin under my arms?

hi , i am 19 years old and my underarms are really dark , because of this i am not able to wear sleeveless clothes . according to my BMI i am also over weight , i have heard melacare makes you fair , and many of my friends have tried and become fair too. i dont plan on using on my face but i would like to know whether i can use it on my under arms , kindly help me and tell me how often i can use it ??
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
HI, thanks for posting your query

since are slightly over weight you may be having Pseudo Acathosis nigricans which occurs due to obesity, there develops pigmentation at the back of the neck, arm pit , groin

for this weight reduction is the best solution, pigmentation decreases with decrease in body weight.

Depigmenting creams, chemical peeling are not of much help but can be tried ,

you can use melacare , twice a day but under expert medical supervision as it should not be used for long periods.

Hope this helps you.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The products like melacare can help to decrease the pi9gmentation on your underarms to some extent. But it is not likely to completely remove the darkness. You need to check it for any skin allergy before using it regularly.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. You can consult me again directly through my profile URL
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