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Why is the hair above my upper lip suddenly darker?

Why is the hair above my upper lip suddenly darker?

Sure it is your hair: Make sure it is the hair and not the skin. I bet it is this skin and you have something called melasma. If so, this can be treated with the use of the chain creams and the constant use of sunscreen. Don't forget a broad-brimmed hat in the summer. ...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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What can I do to treat my dark upper lip hair?

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 more

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Can ihave a name of a cream not what is added in it, want to know an actually name of cream that remove upper lip dark shadow it's my skin not hair!!

Can ihave a name of a cream not what is added in it, want to know an actually name of cream that remove upper lip dark shadow it's my skin not hair!!

Yes: There is a cream called hydroquinone that can help with facial discoloration. It is a prescription cream and may or may not be covered by insurance. It is not guaranteed to work and may take a long time but you could ask your doctor about it. Hope that helps!! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take out upper lip hair using tweezers? Will it grow back thicker or darker in colour?

Yes and No: Yes it is safe to tweeze hair out, although it is painful. Hair will grow at a fixed rate whether it is plucked or not, so you won't alter the hair by tweezing it. ...Read more

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Will cutting upper lip hair with scissors cause ingrown hairs or cause it to grow back thicker and darker in a female with hirsutism and POCS?

Will cutting upper lip hair with scissors cause ingrown hairs or cause it to grow back thicker and darker in a female with hirsutism and POCS?

Well: Anytime you cut or shave hair close to scan it can result in ingrown hairs are the girls back. Cutting or shaving hair does not cause it to grow back thicker or darker ...Read more

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20 yr old female. Lack of MP since 02/2015, increase dark hair growth on chin and upper lip. Possible Polycyst Ovary Syndrome?

20 yr old female. Lack of MP since 02/2015, increase dark hair growth on chin and upper lip. Possible Polycyst Ovary Syndrome?

Maybe: Your primary care provider or an OBGYN could pursue some basic testing and confirm or exclude the issue. ...Read more

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I shave against grain everyday, can't rid of mustache! Red/dark, bumpy, ingrown hair, on upper lip no matter what. I have black hair, light skin. Help?

I shave against grain everyday, can't rid of mustache! Red/dark, bumpy, ingrown hair, on upper lip no matter what. I have black hair, light skin. Help?

Not against grain.: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Precocious puberty hi, we have an 8 1/2 yr old boy. We are noticing that his underarm hair is visibly darker and has visible upper lip hair. He is prone to developing body odour, though does not drink enough water and sweats easily. We raised the conce

Precocious puberty hi, we have an 8 1/2 yr old boy. We are noticing that his underarm hair is visibly darker and has visible upper lip hair. He is prone to developing body odour, though does not drink enough water and sweats easily. We raised the conce

Andrenarche: What you are describing all fits with the activities of the adrenal glands, which can become more active a couple years before puberty.Boys first sign of puberty is the change in their testis from peanut size to giant olive. Your info was cut off mid sentence... I see this in normal kids. If concerned get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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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.

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

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The skin above my upper lip has darkened like a mustache w/o hair: why? How can I fix it? I'm really self-conscious about it.

Likely melasma: You are describing melasma, although I cannot be 100% certain without proper evaluation. Associated with hormones (pregnancy, birth control) and 100% sun. You must wear sunscreen with > 5% zinc oxide and or titanium dioxide and reapply throughout the day. Avoid heat on face directly, too. Many bleaching creams work well with the sun protection. I get great results with obagi nuderm system. ...Read more

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What are some ways to remove upper lip hair?

What are some ways to remove upper lip hair?

Many ways: Depending on your hair color and skin type, laser is becoming a popular treatment for hair removal. However waxing, depilatory creams, and electrolysis are still good treatments. Hair bleaching (i.e. Jolene) is a way to camouflage skin hair without removing it. ...Read more