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How do i lighten my skin?

Hi, I am an African American and I want to lighten my skin. My dermatologist give me a prescription of ammonium lactate lotion, bit it doesn t work. Is there a safe lightener I can use? Or in addition of the ammonium lactate lotion, could you please advise me something to help my hyper pigmentation?
Tue, 1 Apr 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,

I can understand your concern for fair complexion.

If I were your dermatologist then I would have suggested you to use azelaic acid cream or Kojic acid cream or glycolic acid cream or licorice extract or arbutine creams at night time in guidance of dermatologist.

The most important part is to use a sunscreen regularly in open environment and on exposure to sun.

Take a proper guidance and follow up with a good dermatologist so that all the problem can be dealt best for future time.

Take care
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How do i lighten my skin?

Hi, I can understand your concern for fair complexion. If I were your dermatologist then I would have suggested you to use azelaic acid cream or Kojic acid cream or glycolic acid cream or licorice extract or arbutine creams at night time in guidance of dermatologist. The most important part is to use a sunscreen regularly in open environment and on exposure to sun. Take a proper guidance and follow up with a good dermatologist so that all the problem can be dealt best for future time. Take care