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Is it possible to lighten my original skin colour to a fair

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Is it possible to lighten my original skin colour to a fair colour, my original skin colour is light brown ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
It is not possible to doe this completely consistency, without variations in skin color.
However, it can be lightened to a degree.
A dermatologist that specializes in this can make sure you are supervised, and use the necessary prescription creams.
It is completely NOT something you can do on your own.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what is the name of dermatologist that specialises in this
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
You will need a referral from your GP
You can call here for names.
http://www.bad.org.uk/
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What is the name of a dermatologist that specialises in this?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
I can not give you a specific referral.
But if you call the dermatology society...I gave you the link, they should be able to direct you.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so is it possible to lighten my original skin colour that is light brown to fair colour?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
It is possible to lighten it quite a bit.
With the correct doctor.
I answered this above.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i didnt understand the first reply
so does that mean my original skin colour that is light brown can lighten quite a bit and not lighten to a fair colour?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
It can lighten to a much lighter color if done carefully.
How much varies from individual to individual, and predicting that is dependent on exam by the doctor.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so my original light brown skin colour which is my natural skin colour all over my body can be lighter?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Yes.
I have now given you that answer several times.
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