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Question: Diferent Skin Color on Facial Lips

 gst_tavo - Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:57 pm

Im Having a problem...since 4 years the border of facial lips have been darker than the rest of the lips. this is annoying what can i do to solve this???...pls help
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:14 pm

User avatar Hello,The commonest cause for pigmentation of this area is excessive sun exposure.This is of two types.Photo toxicity and photo allergy.Our body melanin responds to sun rays by more pigment.So avoid excess sunlight,use sunscreens or sunblocks like microfined zinc oxide.Internal photoprotection would be to take Bcarotene rich foods like coloured fruits.Rarer causes like Addisons,peutz-jeghers are mentioned here may not apply to you since you are otherwise normal.Best wishes.
 gst_tavo - Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:29 pm

thanks very much!!. i wanted to ask if another dermatological threatment, more effective that i could propose to a dermatologist?, or any other homemade threatment that i could try?, i have been using the sunblock and still the problem is present. thanks for your help


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