Skin Darkening Means Skin Damage

Episode #64 / Aug 11, 2009
There are tell-tale sign of skin damage: thickening and darkening. Dr. Schultz will walk through both and share with you what they mean for you and your skin.
neha parekh on October 27, 2009 at 2:56pm

Hi Dr Schultz i do have a problem although its not as described in this video, I am very fair unfortunately my kneecaps are very dark i have never exposed my legs to the sun or even worn anything over my knee for that matter of fact. I am completely fit and healthy so why do i have this problem and i think its been like this since 4-5 years its quite embarassing and when i asked my doctor he said i was over reacting, but im not they are seriously like dark brown and my legs are white what do i do ..would something like bio oil or lemon remedies work? please help

i scrub,moisturise and do everything but nothing seems to work by the way im only 14

Neal Schultz, M.D. on December 8, 2009 at 9:01pm

@Neha: That problem is often caused by rubbing, especially from kneeling on your knees on the ground repeatedly. Using topical chemical exfoliants and bleaches every night and chem-free sunblocks during the day will often help within one to two months. If not, then a visit to a dermatologist might be helpful.