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Causes Hyperpigmentation Lips
Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation (or darkened skin) is caused by a variety of things. Here are a few common causes: 1) ultraviolet sunlight 2) hormones in the body (can be related to pregnancy - melasma) 3) post-inflammation from any number of causes (hair plucking, acne, trauma, harsh skin care products or laser treatments) treatment may include time, skin lighteners, ipl laser, sun protection. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hyperpigmentation(darkspot)on middle of lower lip.i used elecon and orregel to remove pigmnen,but noresult.is there any ointment to remove this?
Multiple options: No easy answer but 4% hydroquinone cream, Lytera cream, trichloroacetic acid peels, Ruby, KTP, nanosecond YAG laser, pulsed dye laser, judiciously applied cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy with Levulan or equivalent, and partial fractional laser (which I am not keen on for the lips in my hands, but perhaps in others) ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: First, you want to make sure it isn't anything dangerous. Once your doctor tells you it's fine, then you can try glycolic acid, kojic acid, or hydroquinone to fade it. Remember to always use sunblock to prevent it from getting worse and to prevent new ones from coming. ...Read more
Med vs laser ..: I am not sure if there is truly a cure, but there are treatments. Depending on the severe and extent (how large an area), bleaching cream such as lustra (actually otc) may help..But will re-darken with exposure to the sun. Laser treatments actually destroy the pigment-producing cells and thus more permanent. Would first check with doc to make sure pigmented area/moles not cancerous..Good luck. ...Read more
I used nair hair remover for face about 6 months agoi t gave me hyperpigmentation I guess? Abover.upper lip it look like permanent mustache
I used wax strips for my upper lip which formed a scab. I am now left with a dark black mark, I think due to hyperpigmentation. Is this treatable?
Common, Not Serious: Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is common in patients of color after any inflammatory trauma (cut, burn, surgery). This commonly fades with time, but can take months. Avoid intense sun exposure until cleared. Prescription topical hydroquinone (HQ) creams can sometimes speed resolution. A dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon can hook you up. ...Read more
Hyper pigmentation on upper lip. It makes me really self conscious.. How do I get rid of it, or what kind of doctor can I see to get it taken care of?
Hyperpigmentation: Consider seeing a dermatologist. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have hyperpigmentation on both earlobes and they are dark. Can weed /drinking beer cause/worse hyperpigmentation ?
Do you smoke cigs?: Tobacco smoking is associated with hyperpigmentation in some people (smokers' melanosis). It is often on the lips and below the mouth, but it can be other places. It will go away in most people if they quit. I am not aware of any reports of this occurring with just marijuana or with drinking beer or any other alcoholic beverage. Iron overload(hemachromatosis)can do this but not just earlobe.See md. ...Read more
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