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Lighten Dark Lips
NO: Lemon juice will have no effect on dark spots or the darkness of your complexion. ...Read more
Just less contrast: Tanning is a mistake to try to cover dark spots. The dark spots can also get darker with increased pigment. Tanning just some times makes the contrast less noticeable for a short time. Address the biologic reason for the dark spots. If they are nevi, then tanning can increase the risk of skin cancer. Chemical lighteners or laser can work on certain pigmented areas. Pregnancy hormones can darken. ...Read more
It is possible: Epiduo contains Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a third generation retinoid and as such can cause some mild lightening of the skin. I have seen this more often with something like Retin-A bit it is also possible that Adapalene can cause the same effect. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more
PIH treatment. : Most commonly the marks that are left after an inflammatory acne session is postinflammatory hyperpigmentation or pih. In many cases pih will fade on it's own but in some cases will require tyrosinase inhibitors such as hydroquinone or kojic acid. They can be supplemented with retinoids and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more
Eczema on face caused dark circles around my eyes. Will it naturally go? Will applying milk around eyes make the dark circles lighter?
Venous lakes: Most of the time these collections of blood vessels called venous lakes and can be treated with laser. If in doubt ask your primary care doctor. If they are in doubt have them refer you to a specialist. A dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon should be able to help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Habit: Are you "licking" your lips, because they are sore. This strips off skin oils and promotes irritants. A constant use of a vapor barrier, for a few days may break the cycle. (basic vaseline, ect). ...Read more
FLAKY NASOLABIALS: This may be seborrheic dermatitis. With no photo i cannot be sure. Shampoo your scalp (yes, scalp) daily with a tar shampoo. Use an o-t-c Hydrocortisone cream daily for a couple of weeks (only). Find out which foods may be causing it; then eliminate them. Cut out stress. If no better, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more
Recovery from scars: The way that your body heals from scars is dependent on many things, including skin color, your age, your nutritional status, etc. Being in the sun can help to normalize the color of some scars, but does not always change the color of the scar to a certain color. Using vitamin e oil or mederma on the scar for a long while (months) can help to fade scars. ...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 3 more doctor answers
See your doctor: Your doctor can write a prescription for this or have it compounded. If you still have an underlying inflammation your doctor needs to treat the cause and help you prevent this. Your skin may hyperpigment from any inflammation or injury and you may want to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I have over the last year been experiencing a sharp intense frontal head pain that lasts for about a minute - it feels like a lightening strike?
Get checked: I would suggest evaluating the four major cranial joints, TM joints, frontal sinus at the sphenoid junctiion, and the supporting musculature for the presence of toxins or pathoges. Such an evaluation should illuminate the cause of the lightening like head pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitiligo?: It would be best to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more
The left and right side of my mouth is black this happened a few years ago I have used different lightening creams but it did not help. can you help?
Is Eldoquin forte 4% hydroquinone cream for lightening darkness around my mouth safe and for how long should it be used ?
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. ...Read more
Depends: Dark brown to black appearance on the inside of your baby's lips might indicate your baby is not getting enough oxygen (cyanosis). If you baby is not feeding well, sweating with feeds or very sleeping take him/her to the er. Otherwise be sure to contact your md asap. This might be normal but please have your baby examined. ...Read more
Haven't heard of...: Haven't heard of anyway to naturally change one's lip color. Unless one has a medical condition that causes a very unusual lip color, any color that nature created for her lips should be uniquely just fine. ...Read more
Dermatologist.: Best way to do this is to visit a dermatologist. There are various over the counter preparations that will also do this but are the ingredients safe???.Be safe and take advantage of professional help. There are some great dermatologists out there. Next time indicate where you live and one can be recommended for you. ...Read more
My lips are getting dark. Especially the upper lips and corners of the lower. Kindly provide some help.
What can I use for my dark inner thighs I have lost a lot of weight but my inner thighs are not lightening up, ! please help?
Already did : Congratulations on loosing weight! the friction between the thighs is likely the cause of the hyper pigmentation. Since you lost weight the friction is reduced and the color should start lightening naturally. Make sure any treatment is adequate for you natural skin color. A common home remedy is using lemon juice (wash after application). ...Read more
A few months ago i found a dark brown dot in one of my vulve lips. It's round and smooth, a bit bigger than a normal dot. But hasn't changed nor grown?
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