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A 18-year-old male asked:

My face color is much darker than my body's color. sunscreen will protect further damage. but how can i get my own color back?

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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery 16 years experience
Multiple options: IPL does a really nice job of lightening sun damage with no down time. It does require regular (every 3 months or so) treatments to maintain results. Some chemical peels can lighten sun damage. Fractionated laser does a really nice job of lightening pigmentary issues, but does require some downtime and may not work if your skin is dark. Hydroquinone and lightening creams are other options.
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Last updated Jul 4, 2015

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