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Mole on upper lip removal, will it scar?

Mole on upper lip removal, will it scar?

Probably: When biopsies are performed, there is usually scarring unless the biopsy can be done in the form of a superficial shave, which is not always practical for a lip biopsy. However, a biopsy of the lip can be done in such as a way that the scar is significantly camoflauged and once healed (6-12 months) will be difficult to discern from a natural contour of the skin. ...Read more

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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


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Can upper lip hair removal cause single pus filled bump that starts tingling after being popped, very painful, and doesn't bleed but leak clear fluid?

Can upper  lip hair removal cause single pus filled bump that starts tingling after being popped, very painful, and doesn't bleed but leak clear fluid?

Yes: It sounds like the procedure induced a "cold sore," or HSV1 eruption and you should be treated with Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir asap. You can use Abreva which is over-the-counter. Avoid chocolate and nuts and triy to eat more chicken and yogurt. Don't have any more treatments until it clears up and be sure to pretreat with those same medicines before the next treatment. Also, stop pinching it! ...Read more

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I burned my upper lip with facial hair removal cream, what to do?

I burned my upper lip with facial hair removal cream, what to do?

Depends: Depends on how deep the burn is. You should probably be seen today by your regular MD, or an ER doc. If the burn is deep enough, scarring could ensue. ...Read more

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Is home ipl( phillips) treatment for facial hair removal( upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent ?

Is home ipl( phillips) treatment for facial hair removal( upper lip only) safe during pregnancy? Is it permanent ?

Hair Removal: I do not feel there is any home unit for hair removal that is either permanent or effective. The lasers that we use in the office is tremendously more powerful and at one talk i was at, the expert said that the amount of laser light you get from the home units is no more than a simple laser pointer! ...Read more

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How much is laser removal on the upper lip?

How much is laser removal on the upper lip?

Worth it: Depending on your dr/aesthetician, the cost could be $75-100 per treatment for this small area. Laser hair reduction is just that: reduction. It may take 5-8 treaments to see visible results. Remember that it only works for brown or black hairs - not light peach-fuzz hair. After the initial monthly treatments, you may still need touch-up treatments every 4-6 months - maintenance just like everythi. ...Read more

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Upper lip.using 1) threading 2) hair removal cream best way?

Upper lip.using 1) threading 2) hair removal cream best way?

Upper lip hair: The best treatment is to do permanent laser hair reduction. All other methods except electrolysis are temporary. ...Read more

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I'm a 21 year old female who grows hair on my chin and upper lip any cause of that ? Is hair laser removal the best thing to do ?

I'm a 21 year old female who grows hair on my chin and upper lip any cause of that ? Is hair laser removal the best thing to do ?

Good treatment: For most women, unwanted hair growth is a hereditary trait. Less commonly, it is a result of abnormally elevated male hormone. Laser hair removal is a good choice for either situation; however, if male hormone is elevated, this needs to be addressed by a physician as well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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A year later, after a flesh-colored mole removal I have a crater. The mole was located on my upper lip. Can I fix it without doing a punch excision?

A year later, after a flesh-colored mole removal I have a crater.  The mole was located on my upper lip. Can I fix it without doing a punch excision?

You have a scar: You can laser the scar but that requires multiple treatment visits & will yield 'improvement' not necessarily 'perfection'. The punch biopsy is an option followed by some 'scar cream' . This should also yield some 'improvement' . You may be fortunate & get 75-80 % improvement from either of the aforementioned procedure options ...Read more

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How to get rid of black dots on upper lip after shaving? Is laser hair removal the only way?

Hair removal by lase: Laser hair reduction is one way to remove excessive hair in an area of skin. It does not entirely remove all hair follicles. Is best that you see a dermatologist and discuss this issue with the specialist. ...Read more

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I have a brown mole above my upper lip just off centre. Plastic surgeon advised against removal as will scar & my lip will shrink on one side?

Maybe: The size of the mole will make a big difference in how the surgery is done. If the mole is flat it can sometimes be removed with a laser without scarring. If it is elevated and excision would have to be done. Really good surgeons could remove it and move tissue or flap to keep the lip looking normal. The treatment with a fraxel co2 laser could get rid of most of the scarring. Expensive. ...Read more

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What can cause your upper lip to darken?

Tea: Lots of things, especially dark colored drinks. Tea is a notorious culprit. ...Read more

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What could happen if bitting the upper lip?

Upper lip: Biting your upper lip can only lead to cracked and sore lips prone to infection. If this has become a compulsive habit seek help from a psychologist. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more