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I'm african american how do I even my skin tone ?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Chemical peel
There may be areas which are darker than the rest of the face caused by hormones or acne.
Retinoids such as retin a (tretinoin) and differin can slowly peel the skin and lighten the area. There is also a safe chemical peel the vi peel which can be use in all skin colors to even out the skin. It may need to be repeated in 3-12 months as necessary to maintain the effect.

In brief: Chemical peel
There may be areas which are darker than the rest of the face caused by hormones or acne.
Retinoids such as retin a (tretinoin) and differin can slowly peel the skin and lighten the area. There is also a safe chemical peel the vi peel which can be use in all skin colors to even out the skin. It may need to be repeated in 3-12 months as necessary to maintain the effect.
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Even Skin Tone
There are options to improve your skin tone, depending on your baseline skin color and reasons your skin tone became uneven.
On close inspection, most skin of color is not completely uniform. Acne, sun exposure and other skin conditions can worsen uneven skin tone. Peels, tretinoin, hydroquinone, Azelaic Acid and fractional laser treatment are among some of the modalities used to even skin tone.

In brief: Even Skin Tone
There are options to improve your skin tone, depending on your baseline skin color and reasons your skin tone became uneven.
On close inspection, most skin of color is not completely uniform. Acne, sun exposure and other skin conditions can worsen uneven skin tone. Peels, tretinoin, hydroquinone, Azelaic Acid and fractional laser treatment are among some of the modalities used to even skin tone.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Only with make-up
Skin that has color, regardless of ethnic/racial group, is naturally uneven from the start.
In a new baby, the uneven skin tones are symmetrical (the left half of the body matches the right half) with subtle transitions, so a baby's skin looks very nice. In the real world, spotty color changes occur due to sunlight, dryness, rashes, cuts, scrapes, pregnancy, etc... Change can be darker or lighter.

In brief: Only with make-up
Skin that has color, regardless of ethnic/racial group, is naturally uneven from the start.
In a new baby, the uneven skin tones are symmetrical (the left half of the body matches the right half) with subtle transitions, so a baby's skin looks very nice. In the real world, spotty color changes occur due to sunlight, dryness, rashes, cuts, scrapes, pregnancy, etc... Change can be darker or lighter.
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