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Suggest remedies for dark spots on arms and legs

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: Hello doctor, am having a lot dark spots on my arms and legs because of which I can't wear dresses and have to cover them up by either socks or full sleeves shirt/tops. Can you suggest some lotion or cream which can help on eradication of these marks .
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Depigmenting agents like combination of hydroquinone, tretinoin and flucin

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern.
For dark spots, you may use depigmenting agents containing creams like combination of flucinolone acetonide, hydroquinone and tretinoin available in market with various brands. Besides this, kojic acid, glycolic acid, arbutin, vitamin C are also depigmenting agents . These formulations may be used for maintenance therapy.
Alongwith you should use a good quality broad spectrum sunscreen over all the exposed areas of body.
I would like to know the cause of the datk spots. You may kindly upload images so that I can actually visualize it and help you to my best.
Take care.
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Dr. Charu Bansal

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Suggest remedies for dark spots on arms and legs

Brief Answer: Depigmenting agents like combination of hydroquinone, tretinoin and flucin Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern. For dark spots, you may use depigmenting agents containing creams like combination of flucinolone acetonide, hydroquinone and tretinoin available in market with various brands. Besides this, kojic acid, glycolic acid, arbutin, vitamin C are also depigmenting agents . These formulations may be used for maintenance therapy. Alongwith you should use a good quality broad spectrum sunscreen over all the exposed areas of body. I would like to know the cause of the datk spots. You may kindly upload images so that I can actually visualize it and help you to my best. Take care.