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What usually causes hyperpigmentation of the lips?

What usually causes hyperpigmentation of the lips?

Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation (or darkened skin) is caused by a variety of things. Here are a few common causes: 1) ultraviolet sunlight 2) hormones in the body (can be related to pregnancy - melasma) 3) post-inflammation from any number of causes (hair plucking, acne, trauma, harsh skin care products or laser treatments) treatment may include time, skin lighteners, ipl laser, sun protection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation is a medical term describing areas of skin that are darker than the rest of the skin. It can be present from birth or caused by ...Read more


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I have hyperpigmentation(darkspot)on middle of lower lip.i used elecon and orregel to remove pigmnen,but noresult.is there any ointment to remove this?

I have hyperpigmentation(darkspot)on middle of lower lip.i used elecon and orregel to remove pigmnen,but noresult.is there any ointment to remove this?

Melanx: Any brown colored skin lesion that is of concern needs examination by primary care doctor or a dermatologist. There's a cream called Melanex (hydroquinone) that can be used to light brown spots of the skin ...Read more

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Hyperpigmentation on lips from 2 yrs. which treatment is bst for gettin pink lips??

Hyperpigmentation on lips from 2 yrs. which treatment is bst for gettin pink lips??

Multiple options: No easy answer but 4% hydroquinone cream, Lytera cream, trichloroacetic acid peels, Ruby, KTP, nanosecond YAG laser, pulsed dye laser, judiciously applied cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy with Levulan or equivalent, and partial fractional laser (which I am not keen on for the lips in my hands, but perhaps in others) ...Read more

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How do you cure hyperpigmentation on your upper lip and penis?

Med vs laser ..: I am not sure if there is truly a cure, but there are treatments. Depending on the severe and extent (how large an area), bleaching cream such as lustra (hydroquinone) (actually otc) may help..But will re-darken with exposure to the sun. Laser treatments actually destroy the pigment-producing cells and thus more permanent. Would first check with doc to make sure pigmented area/moles not cancerous..Good luck. ...Read more

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I was told I have hyperpigmentation on my lip. Is there anything i can do to get rid of it?

Hyperpigmentation: First, you want to make sure it isn't anything dangerous. Once your doctor tells you it's fine, then you can try glycolic acid, kojic acid, or hydroquinone to fade it. Remember to always use sunblock to prevent it from getting worse and to prevent new ones from coming. ...Read more

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I used nair hair remover for face about 6 months agoi t gave me hyperpigmentation I guess? Abover.upper lip it look like permanent mustache

I used nair hair remover for face about 6 months agoi t gave me hyperpigmentation I guess?  Abover.upper lip it look like permanent mustache

Hyperpigmentation: please see a dermatologist, they can prescribe a cream that can help with pigmentation. creams like tretinoin cream. ...Read more

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I used wax strips for my upper lip which formed a scab. I am now left with a dark black mark, I think due to hyperpigmentation. Is this treatable?

Common, Not Serious: Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is common in patients of color after any inflammatory trauma (cut, burn, surgery). This commonly fades with time, but can take months. Avoid intense sun exposure until cleared. Prescription topical hydroquinone (HQ) creams can sometimes speed resolution. A dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon can hook you up. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyperpigmentation. Is it related to high levels of acth?

Multiple reasons: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. In cushing's disease, there is excessive adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth) production, which leads to hyperpigmentation because msh (melanocyte stimulating hormone) production is a byproduct of acth synthesis from proopiomelanocortin (pomc). ...Read more

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Can hyperpigmentation cause a chemical peel to fade by itself?

From a peel?: I wonder if the question is whether hyperpigmentation from a chemical peel can fade without treatment. Probably some. It can be important to protect the areas from sun or tanning also. Bleaching products, tretinoin, anti-inflammatory creams might help also. ...Read more

Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation is a clinical finding in which an area of skin is darker due ...Read more