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Extremely darker skin on face and neck

The skin on my face and neck is extremely darker than the rest of my body and is very noticeable, and it just happened in the last 2 years. What caused it and how can I get the skin on my neck and face to be the same complexion as the rest of my body? Some background information, in the last 3 years, I gained a lot of weight also, and now I am eating healthier, and I also am starting to be on a daily skin care regimen (I m 15, and I don t have any acne yet) but I really want to lighten up the skin on my face and neck because it s extremely noticeable and I hate it. Also, a few weeks ago I was sick with a cold and the tip of my top lip swelled up and bumps started forming around them, the bumps are gone, and the swelling went down, but now there is a very noticeable dark line where the bumps were, and I wanted to fade that too because it looks like I have a mustache and I don t. Please help me.
Asked On : Tue, 25 Jan 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
Hi There,

Please upload some pictures and should be able to help.


Dr.Sasi Attili
Consultant Dermatologist
Answered: Tue, 25 Jan 2011
  User's Response
I'm not sure how to upload pics, but I do have some to show though.
Answered: Tue, 25 Jan 2011
  Anonymous's Response
You can upload pics securely on the link in my signature


Dr.Sasi Attili
Answered: Tue, 25 Jan 2011
Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
You should go in with checks of your adrenal gland as skin above the collar bone can get discoloured with abnormal functioning of adrenal gland. There can be typical bronzing of the skin.
dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul
Answered: Tue, 25 Jan 2011
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