I have developed hyperpigmentation on my upper lip area after 9 laser hair removal treatments. For the past 4 years, I have tried hydroquinone 4%, kojic acid, microdermabrasion, IPL, palomar laser, tretinoin and Obagi products. I never leave the house without using Elta sunscreen.
The area above my lip is now drier than the rest of my face and I feel a burning, tingling sensation when I am warm. Makeup does not fully cover the dark shading. I have medium, sensitive skin and rosacea. I am 44 years old. I am at my wits end and don't know what to do at this point.
I now have one plastic surgeon/skin specialist recommending Fraxel laser and one dermatologist recommending a chemical peel. Which between the two would work? Any suggestions would be appreciated.