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Old 06-04-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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Black lips have many reason,so you can't careless ,Should please doctor check, find out the exact reasons, timely due to illness treats
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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I have this as well. I am very fair skinned and have light colored hair. Its not hair above my lip that is dark but the skin. I have tried various skin bleaches as well as lime juice and spot correcting creams, nothing has helped. Ive noticed that it began after I had my son 17 months ago, I do take BC pills as well, but the same kind Ive taken for years and they never caused this before. I hate it though and makeup only makes the area even darker. Wish something would work.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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I think you must consult some of the skin care specialist as they can suggest you the best solution for this or they will give you the best treatment.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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Besides glycolic acid peels (which I would try first) over the counter products containing kojic acid can help with melasma due to the bleaching effects of the kojic acid. Dermatogists often prescribe either Retin-A or Tri-Luma. You MUST wear sunscreen all the time with these products because if you don't the melasma will come back and sometimes comes back even darker. The links below will give you some info on Retin-A & Tri-Luma. They both can have side effects but the Tri-Luma can have serious side effects that can be severe in a small percentage of people particularly those who suffer from asthma.

tretinoin (Retin-A, Atralin, Renova, Avita, Altinac) Drug Information on MedicineNet.com

What Is Tri-luma Cream? | Topical Therapy For Melasma

I used Tri-Luma for a short time on a sunspot but I would not recommend it due to the possible side effects. I experienced redness and a slight burning so I stopped it and switched to Retin-A. It works slowly and you must be consistent applying it but it is far safer than Tri-Luma and much better tolerated by the majority of people. This info came from the two derms I consulted for this.

If I had the "mask of pregnancy" I would wear makeup over it and see if it fades on its own after a year.

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