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My body is way lighter than my face. My face keeps getting

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Hi, I am African and my body is way lighter than my face. My face keeps getting darker if I stop using any lightening product. How do I permanently lighten my face to blend with that of my neck and the rest of my body. I have dry and sensitive skin and I have been breaking out with pigmentation as well. Please recommend effective products with no harsh nor side effects to permanently lighten my face. Thanks
Submitted: 4 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Please post a pic here if possible.

Your best option will be to use Hydroquinone 4% cream along with a topical steroid like triamcinolone 0.1% cream apply twice daily over affected areas for at least 2-3 weeks.
Best wishes,
Please reply back if you need any further clarification.
It was my pleasure to help you today.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I don't want to use hydroquinone because of it's effects
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 days ago.

You can just try topical steroid cream triamcinolone 0.1% cream twice daily.

Next option will be laser therapy.

Q-switched lasers (eg, 1064 nm Q-switched neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet) and picosecond lasers are widely used in darker skin types because of longer wavelengths and short pulse durations, which allow for safe treatment.