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What could cause gray patches on the skin above the eyebrows and upper lip?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Melasma

Melasma is caused by hormones in women usually associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy, etc.
It can appear brown, gray, or brown-black. Other causes of gray discoloration are sun damage, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, reaction to medications (ie: minocycline).

In brief: Melasma

Melasma is caused by hormones in women usually associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy, etc.
It can appear brown, gray, or brown-black. Other causes of gray discoloration are sun damage, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, reaction to medications (ie: minocycline).
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Eczema or dry skin

Eczema or dry skin can cause this issue.
Try washing your face regularly and using skin lotion/moisturizer. If no improvement, see a dermatologist.

In brief: Eczema or dry skin

Eczema or dry skin can cause this issue.
Try washing your face regularly and using skin lotion/moisturizer. If no improvement, see a dermatologist.
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