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Skin Lightening from U.S. Dermatology Partners

What Is Skin Lightening?

Skin lightening is a process used for people who want to lighten certain areas of skin that are affected by such things as melasma, age spots or even freckles.

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Skin lightening can help provide a smooth, even skin tone.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Skin Lightening?

Individuals with dark skin who want a lighter skin tone or those who want to correct an uneven skin tone created by age spots, melasma or other hyperpigmentation conditions.

How Is Skin Lightening Done?

Chemical peels can be used to bleach or lighten the skin.

There are different methods for lightening or bleaching the skin, which can include chemical peels or a topical bleaching solution.

Are There Side Effects of Skin Lightening?

Individuals who have a skin lightening procedure often experience an extended period of swelling and redness. Blistering, scarring and infections are also a possibility. The procedure may also make you more sensitive to the sun. It is important to understand and discuss all your treatment options and possible side effects with your doctor.

How Long Will Skin Lightening Last?

Over-the-counter products generally have very temporary results.

*Results may vary by individual

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