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A 16-year-old male asked:

I have a dark irregular spots on my skin near my stomach. its been there since my childhood. i would like that to be lightened. what should i do.

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It can be removed: There is no good medicines to lighten dark spots on the skin. The only solution is surgical which could be either laser based surgery or cosmetic surgery...Both of which are costly items as cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
You should have your doctor check it especially if you have more coming up over the body or your axillary areas.
Mar 31, 2014

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