A 25-year-old male asked:
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hello, i am wanting to lighten my skins overall complexion. (full body whitening). i wanted to know what options and procedures are available to do that. and some of the costs. ?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
Stay out of the sun: For small areas for darkening due to sun exposure there are topical chemicals that work just fine. For doing your whole body there is nothing that is either safe or cost-effective. Your only option is to stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Answered on Apr 12, 2015

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