Acanthosis nigricans is a relatively common condition that appears as dark, velvety patches of skin. It occurs in skin folds particularly the under arms and neck. People with darker skin types tend to suffer more with acanthosis nigricans but it can be a sign of other conditions such as diabetes.
Dr. Veraitch has been interviewed by Zuva Seven for Black Ballard and gives her experience in managing this condition. Treatment can be difficult, but there are some prescription creams and laser treatments (Fraxel Dual 1927nm) that has used with excellent results.
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