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Recently i used medicated corn removers on toes after use

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recently i used medicated corn removers on toes after use the spot was pink and around it was dark. i am of african american decent and i want my normal color to return. help
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  doctornihil replied 8 years ago.
The 'pink' areas on your toes will regain normal pigmentation in few months (3-6 months)
Corn removers contain high concentration of acid which removes the dead skin debris 9 corn) & exposes the healthy tissue ( pink in color).
In the meantime you can use cosmetic camouflage to mask this.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
is there anything i can do about the dark color around the pink area. and should i just keep my feet clean and apply cocoa butter. and will the cocoa butter speed up the color returning
Expert:  doctornihil replied 8 years ago.
clean your feet & apply cocoa butter, which should suffice.
But, if you want faster result for your dark pigmentation, you may also try tretinoin cream ( vitamin A derivative), to lighten the dark pigmentation.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
does tretinoin cream work the same as hydroquinone
Expert:  doctornihil replied 8 years ago.
but tretinoin is safer & also causes healthy skin growth.