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Tan around neck and darker elbows and knees. How to get this sorted, aabela ?

hi doctor , I have tan around the neck and forehead. also my elbow, knee and groin area is darker than my normal colour. how to get this sorted, aabela
Asked On : Sun, 27 Feb 2011
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Hello, Welcome to Healthcaremagic!
The tan on your forehead may due to a number of causes like melasma, excessive sun exposure, etc. but skin on elbow, knee, groin is NATURALLY darker than normal color of body so you should not worry for this.
You can apply a lightening cream on face like Carofit at night with a broad spectrum sunscreen at day time for forehead tan.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,
The sites you have mentioned are flexure like neck and groins.If you are obese then it might be acanthosis nigricans...where you see a thicker and darker skin over neck and groins..even knuckles.If it is just a tan then it is because of excessive exposure to sunlight.In any case start using a good sunscreen like UVAVO..daily thrice.Get yourself proper diagnosed by a dermatologist .
take care,
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