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How To Get Rid Of Lip Pigmentation
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Lip sore relief: Most lip sores are caused by herpectic viruses or trauma. For shortening the life of the virus try over the counter abreva or prescription valacyclovir (prescribed by your physician). For traumatic sores one can cover them with orabase or similar store-bought products to give relief and speed healing. ...Read more
Dyspigmentation: The first step is adequate sun protection. Darker skin tends to darken quicker with ultraviolet light exposure. Sunscreen minimizes the sun's effects. Topical lighteners (retinol, tretinoin, hydroquinone) must be used cautiously, as they may *cause* irregular pigmentation. While benign labial melanotic macule is most common, biopsy for melanoma is required if irregular or changing. ...Read more
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone over-the-counter remedies are available, but you must be patient and stay out of the sun. A dermatologist can offer stronger treatments. Be sure that this is what you want to do rather than something you think you should do or need to do -- it's your choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wouln't try it: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Acne Treatment: There are many over the counter options to try. In general, you need one medication to kill bacteria, like benzoyl peroxide, and a second medication to help unplug your pores, like salicylic acid. There are also many prescription treatments if these fail. Hormonal therapy can work as well, like birth control pills or spironolactone. In severe cases, Accutane is another option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You don't: Wrinkles can be improved, not "got rid of"- a phrase which has no utility in the world of aesthetic surgery-by means of topical tretinoin, fractional co2 laser, chemical peel, facelift, dermabrasion and other methods. Choice depends on type of wrinkles, finances, "down time" issues and personal preference. Basically, the subject is too complicated for a brief answer. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Herpes: There is no treatment that can cure herpes. Antiviral medications can, however, prevent or shorten outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive therapy (i.e., daily use of antiviral medication) for herpes can reduce the likelihood of transmission to partners. ...Read more
Cover it: The problem can be hormone related or due to inflammation in the area due to acne or hair removal and sun exposure. While there are home remedies like lemon juice, honey and cucumber etc, you can use creas containing hydroquinone along with mild OTC hydrocortisone, which should help fade away the discoloration. If no improvement in 4-6 wks, pl get yourself checked for a referral to a Dermatologis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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