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Why is the hair above my upper lip suddenly darker

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Hormones: Some women are prone to extra hair, which can be effected by hormones, pregnancy, polycsticovaet , etc. This area is easily treated with hair removal ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair. It's especially effective on darker coarse hairs. It will require several trea ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: You can wax or shave or pluck or laser. None of these will change the type of hairs or the growth.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pickett
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes : There is a cream called hydroquinone that can help with facial discoloration. It is a prescription cream and may or may not be covered by insurance. I ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evan Allen
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and No: Yes it is safe to tweeze hair out, although it is painful. Hair will grow at a fixed rate whether it is plucked or not, so you won't alter the hair by ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dark patch: The dark patch above your upper lip may be a nevus laser treatment may be needed.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Waxing: No. This is an Old wives' tale.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Dekel
46 years experience Gynecology
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well : Anytime you cut or shave hair close to scan it can result in ingrown hairs are the girls back. Cutting or shaving hair does not cause it to grow back ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Your primary care provider or an OBGYN could pursue some basic testing and confirm or exclude the issue.

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