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A 24-year-old female asked:

i have dark knuckles on my feet. what are options for lightening them? i've been advised bleaching cream & surgery, but don't know much about either

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Dr. Michael Lyons
Podiatry 18 years experience
Knuckles: The best is to use retin a (tretinoin) to lighten the skin at the knuckles.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Dark knuckles: Before you just try something, see your podiatrist or dermatologist to determine the cause of the dark knuckles.

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