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Acanthosis nigricans can appear on your face?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See below: A velvety, dark patch of skin can form on most areas on the body, including the: armpits. Back of the neck. Groin area (especially in skin folds and creases). Elbows. Knees. Knuckles. Belly button. Woman’s breasts (beneath). Face. Female genitalia. Less often, a patch can form on the lips, mouth, eyelids, palms of the hands, bottoms of the feet, and nipples.

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Can a person have acanthosis nigricans in their face?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Dark skin: It is a disorder where the skin gets thicker and darker as you gain weight usually, however there are some patients who have normal body weight still have the problem. It usually is on the cheeks, neck, underarms, groin, elbows, knees, ankles, knuckle area hands and feet.

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