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A 21-year-old female asked:

What kind of treatment can i get for dark lips?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Dark lips: First, see PCP to make sure there's no condition that's resulting in your lips being unnaturally dark. If your lips are naturally dark, & other conditions have been ruled out, then consider discussing why naturally dark lips are undesirable. In that case they may refer you to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Cosmetic alteration involves risk, strongly consider further counseling first.
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Beauty is skin deep: Sometimes we are not happy with our body image or appearance. The thing is, we may be focusing on something that other's don't really notice or care about. Some lighter skinned people find dark skin attractive, and will go to tanning salons. Then, some darker people look for lighter skin...There's no real medical treatment for dark lips - since pigmentation in the skin provides the color.
Dr. Suzie Schuder
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Use a light shade of lipstick and focus on qualities for which you are grateful.
Jul 21, 2014
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
some resurfacing lasers can actually lighten the pigment but no guarantees
Jul 21, 2014

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A 38-year-old female asked:

My lips are getting darker but i'm not smoker?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Lifestyle conditions: Black or darkened lips can be caused by serious illness, such as cancer, but more often, this condition is due to lifestyle. If someone is already darker-skinned, certain behaviors like coffee or wine drinking, smoking, and sun exposure will cause the lips to turn black.

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