I have discoloration/scarring around my mouth. I used to have Angular Chelitis and I would lick the areas around my mouth, causing discoloration. I also have difficulty opening mouth sometimes. It looks like this but on both sides I have tried microdermabrasions, one-time Lactic Acid 50% peel, Minocycline, Calendula Cream, B Complex, acidophillus, alot! I don't know what to do anymore. FYI I have tan Asian skin.
Lactic Acid 50% Did Not Do Much for Discoloration Around Mouth. Could TCA 12% Do the Trick? How About IPL?
Doctor Answers 2
Getting rid of pigmentation around the mouth.
Light chemical peels such as 10-15% TCA peels($150-250) do good in combination with 7%Hydroquinone/retinA/cortisone cream(bleaching cream) to lighten discolorations around the mouth. Sincerely,