Black Spots on Legs and Feet - Reasons, Preventions, and Treatments
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Black Spots on Legs and Feet – Reasons, Preventions, and Treatments

May 4, 2023

Black Spots on Legs and Feet - Reasons, Preventions, and Treatments

Black spots on feet and legs could be genuinely disappointing. If you also have noticed some, we know how annoying looking at those itching, and black spots on legs could be. But ever wondered what causes black spots on thighs, dark patches on legs, dark spots on lower legs, etc.? And, how to remove black spots on legs, or is there a dark knees treatment? If yes, here’s a blog that answers questions about how to remove inner thigh darkness, etc., to help you treat them.

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What are the Causes of Dark Spots on Legs and Feet?

Prevent Black Spots on Legs

Black Spots on Skin – How to Remove?

What are the Causes of Dark Spots on Legs and Feet?

Black spots on legs, feet, and ankles refer to that part of the skin producing or containing more melanin than the skin surrounding it. Dark spots on legs and feet can be found on other parts of the body and in people of all skin tones. Some reasons for dark spots on legs and feet include the following.

  • Sun Damage: Melanin production is the skin’s reaction to sun damage. Excessive exposure to the sun can result in dark spots on various body parts.
  • Melanoma: Melanoma is a kind of skin cancer that appears on the face or the trunk in the case of males and on the legs in the case of females. Melanoma can also develop as a new lesion or from an existing mole.
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: Conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, or an injury to the skin can cause inflammation and increase melanin in areas that have developed skin lesions.

Prevent Black Spots on Legs

Preventing black spots is far better than treating them. Some of the measures include,

  • Avoid excessive exposure to the sun. Use sunscreen while stepping out.
  • Avoid the use of too many chemical-based skin products.
  • Moisturize your skin at least twice a day to keep it hydrated.
  • If you are outdoors for a long time, wash your skin and reapply sunscreen after every two to three hours.
  • Scrub to exfoliate once a week to keep your skin healthy

Black Spots on Skin – How to Remove?

Now, let’s see how to remove black spots on legs. There are various treatment options for black spots, dark feet, and dark knee treatments. Here are some.

Non-Prescription Treatments

  • Sunscreen can help protect from sun damage, and as mentioned earlier, it is a preventive measure against dark spots.
  • A few over-the-counter products like vitamin C, vitamin E, azelaic acid, AHA and BHA can also help treat black spots. Consult your dermatologist to know what’s right for you. Dark spot removal cream for legs, like hydroquinone or retinoids, can help.

Clinical Treatments

  • Cryotherapy: It involves using liquid nitrogen to destroy skin pigment cells. The dark spots lighten as the skin heals. The treatment is quick and usually takes less than a minute per black spot.

  • Laser Treatment: Laser treatment involves several procedures. While one targets a direct beam of light to remove the skin from the affected regions, the other targets the dermis to foster collagen growth and skin tightening.
  •  RF Microneedling: This treatment for black spots on fingers, legs, etc., fosters skin regeneration by piercing the skin with microneedles. The regeneration can help spread melanin clusters resulting in the lightening of the spots.
  • Chemical Peels: Chemical peels involve removing the skin’s top layers, thus allowing new and healthy layers to regenerate with a more consistent pigment.

Chemical Peel

Don’t struggle with black spots on legs or other body areas. Visit Clear Skin and learn the best-suited treatment for dark spots on legs, feet, ankles, etc., how to remove black marks on face quickly, how to remove knee darkness, discoloured skin on legs, etc.

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About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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