05 Jul Skin Lightening of Pigmented Elbows and Knees
The skin over the elbows and knees are particularly elastic and resilient. You will notice that the pigmentation is more apparent when your joints are extended and the skin overlying the joints is contracted and redundant. The pigmentation is a reflection of the type of skin around the joints and the fact that there is constant friction between these thickened areas and the environment.
Treatments mentioned are effective
A nomelan chemical peel or microdermabrasion for exfoliation can be useful followed by sunscreen and using prescription strength lotions. The most important aspect is that the condition cannot be cured completely but only lightened with sunscreen and longterm treatment