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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get rid of darker upper lip and also have eczema which make it look darker. I had it for many year. My skin is very sensitive to many lotion?
See derm: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options. Usually a steroid would make this go away. ...Read more
Is there any creams or anythin that can lighten dark upper lip shadow it's so embarrassing, too embarrassed to see doctor looks like I have moustache!
Dont be embarrassed: Doctors deal with all sorts of issues, things much more embarrassing than upper lip discoloration. We are trained to be compassionate and respectful, and we always keep your issues confidential. Talk to your doctor or a dermatologist to see what can be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a 16 year old girl and I'm scared I'm getting a dark upper lip. I shaved the peach fuzz the other day and I instantly regret it. What should I do?
I am 24. i have irregular menses since 2008, my body hair has grown longer and darker(upper lip, inner thighs) and i have acne and hair fall problem.
It may be PCOS: or polycystic ovary syndrome which is a hormonal problem that leads to the symptoms you describe. Your doctor can do an exam and some tests to confirm this. Treatment would be getting pregnant or taking certain birth control pills, metformin, spironolactone or losing some weight. You might also be reacting to stress or exposure to drugs like marijuana. www.pcosfoundation.org ...Read more
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. ...Read more