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Doctor insights on: Dark Pigmentation Above Upper Lip

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Can hydroquinone make pigmentation darker before it begins to lighten? I have been using 4% on my upper lip for a few days and it seems worse.

Can hydroquinone make pigmentation darker before it begins to lighten? I have been using 4% on my upper lip for a few days and it seems worse.

No: You are probably looking at minor irritation. But prolonged use sometimes results in paradoxical increased pigment. Exogenous ochronosis. After using it for 3 months take a few weeks off.

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What is the best way to get rid of dark skin pigmentation on upper lip, is there any natural way except for applying limes/lemons I am black&female?

What is the best way to get rid of dark skin pigmentation on upper lip, is there any natural way except for applying limes/lemons I am black&female?

Not natural: You have melasma, which is caused by the sun, hormones (including the bcp) and other reasons that we do not understand. It is usually treated with bleaching creams and the constant use of a sunblock which has titanium dioxide or zinc oxide in it.

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I hv mild hypo pigmentation on my upper lip, it's minimal and not white or gray in color but is definitely visible. Will my skin repigment?

I hv mild hypo pigmentation on my upper lip, it's minimal and not white or gray in color but is definitely visible. Will my skin repigment?

PIGMENT LOSS LIP: HOW LONG HAS THIS LOSS OF PIGMENT BEEN? DO YOU SMOKE? DO YOU CHEW ON A PENCIL ERASER? RUBBER MATERIALS OFTEN CAUSE HYPOPIGMENTATION. CANNOT TELL WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING. YOUR BEST BET, IF YOU ARE WORRIED, IS TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BUT I AM CERTAIN IT IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND NON-MALIGNANT. BEST LUCK.

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Hi, I noticed the lining of my lips lower lips a little darker 2 days ago and today I see light spots, like the pigmentation disappearing.

Uncertain: Your description message suggest a variety of issues. Your best evaluation would be done by a dermatologist. This could be infection, pigment changes, or something else.

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Hello. My problem is I have very dark pigmentation like dark spots on my lower lips. I have consulted a skin specialist. He says its impossible to rem?

Listen to advice: skin pigment changes are not simply removed, especially those on the face. Get a medical exam to make sure there is no underlying medical condition causing this lip pigmentation.

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Tiny a bit raised rough feeling bump on bottom lip, no pain or anything. Pigmentation a bit darker than other parts of lip. Healing scar or what is it?

Tiny a bit raised rough feeling bump on bottom lip, no pain or anything. Pigmentation a bit darker than other parts of lip. Healing scar or what is it?

Oral trauma: This could be an area that is healing if you recently traumatized it, if the area is movable and blueish like a varicose vein it could be a varicosity. It wouldn't hurt to see a dentist for evaluation. It's likely nothing serious but it wouldn't hurt to have it checked out

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A case of white stria on hips and lots of fats depositions with wrinkles, a dark spot of pigmentation on lower lip and septic tonsilitis, diagnosis?

A case of white stria on hips and lots of fats depositions with wrinkles, a dark spot of pigmentation on lower lip and septic tonsilitis, diagnosis?

Get checked: Some of your symptoms represent a hormonal problem such as Cushings syndrome, otherwise having tonsillitis which is septic is something I think you need to be evaluated for. Please see your doctor for the best answer.

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I have hyper pigmentation around my mouth/lips and a dark circle spot next to it. I have sensitive skin and I'm allergic to peanut butter or any type?

I have hyper pigmentation around my mouth/lips and a dark circle spot next to it. I have sensitive skin and I'm allergic to peanut butter or any type?

Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications.

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Doctor. I suffer from nasal congestion almost for the whole year. I hv dark circles around my eyes. And dark pigmentation around my lips. Plz suggest.

Doctor. I suffer from nasal congestion almost for the whole year. I hv dark circles around my eyes. And dark pigmentation around my lips. Plz suggest.

Allergic Rhinitis: Sounds like your congestion may be due to environmental or seasonal allergies, leading to "allergic shiners" -- I would recommend an over the counter antihistamine possibly in conjunction with a nasal steroid -- please discuss with your physician, .

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What can I do to treat my dark upper lip hair?

Many options: Some people may use a topical bleaching agent to lighten the hair. Various hair removal methods may be your best options to completely rid yourself of this. Seeing a dermatologist will help you determine what is the cause and what treatment may be best for you.

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I have dark lips especially the upper lip I don't know why and I want it to become pink I don't smoke and I born with a pink one plz help?

I have dark lips especially the upper lip I don't know why and I want it to become pink I don't smoke and I born with a pink one plz help?

Lip color: You can not change your lip color so if you are unhappy with them use lipstick and cover it up. Our lip color is based on our genetic make up and skin tones.

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I recently quit after 5 years of smoking. Are there any medications I can use to lighten up my darkened lips? (the upper lip is specially dark)

I recently quit after 5 years of smoking. Are there any medications I can use to lighten up my darkened lips? (the upper lip is specially dark)

Vitamin E creams: Vitamin e creams and ointments are available that are supposed to lighten scars and other darkened areas. There are lip bleaching agents available online (just google that) that claim to reduce darkening.

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Dark patch on upper lip from smoking?

Dark patch on upper lip from smoking?

Can occur: And results from increases melanin in your skin, commonly occurs in areas near the mouth but can be anywhere. Any new pigmented lesions need to be seen and evaluated by a skin specialist as soon as possible, because of the possibility of melanoma. See a dermatologist and consider this a warning from your body that smoking is doing you harm. Please strongly consider quitting - get help if needed.

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Why do I have dark spots on my upper lip?

Why do I have dark spots on my upper lip?

Sun Exposure: Dark spots that have recently developed on the upper lip are usually due to sun exposure. They include lentigines, ephilids, and melanoma. Also, certain medications may increase the number, intensity, and distribution of the dark spots. Routine use of a broad spectrum sunscreen will reduce the appearance of these lesions.

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Why is the hair above my upper lip suddenly darker?

Sure it is your hair: Make sure it is the hair and not the skin. I bet it is this skin and you have something called melasma. If so, this can be treated with the use of the chain creams and the constant use of sunscreen. Don't forget a broad-brimmed hat in the summer.

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What's an effective treament for a dark upper lip?

Look for the cause: Most of the time there is a cause and effect. If cause is due to pigmentation natural then you have to accept that as part of natures gift. Some times it can be due to skin disease for which see dermatologist. Good luck.

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Please explain what it means when your upper lip is dark?

Dark Upper Lip: I do not believe it means anything.