Can a chemical peel remove the superficial dark area on my upper lip?

I have slight darkness that resembles a moustache on my upper lip and makes me look manly in my opinion and several family members have also commented on it. Can a peel get rid of this? If so what kind? It's not severe as you see in my pics but it's still bothersome and I just want all my skin smooth and even and glowing- not all except this random grayish black stripe above my lip

Doctor Answers 5

Chemical peel

Yes , chemical peels could help you with the irregular pigmentation . You may need 2-3 treatments.

I would recommend TCA or glycolic acid. Best to consult with a dermatologist.


Montreal Dermatologist
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Chemical Peel

Thank you for your question. Chemical peel can address irregular pigmentation around your lips. I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. 

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can a chemical peel remove the superficial dark area on my upper lip?

Thanks for your query. Yes pigmentation can be taken care of by peels. Peels are of many types and comes in various combinations; the exact peel can be decided only after physical examination. Generally a series of peels are required for correction and then for maintenance.  The peels correct the pigmentation and also give a glow on the skin and improve the texture. Hope it helps.


All The Best

Ajaya Kashyap, MD
India Plastic Surgeon
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