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what is the best mode of topical treatment(microdermabrasion/chemical peels) advisable for mild acanthosis nigiricans (neck, dark upper lips etc)?

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Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
No conclusive agents: Keratolytics and depigmenting creams have shown efficacy in the cosmetic treatment of acanthosis N. The definitive treatment is to find the underlying cause and treat that cause. Examples include tumor, obesity, and drug side effects. A few studies show the efficacy of dermabrasion. You need a Dermatology consult to discuss pros and cons of the various options and to localize the cause.

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