Lactic Acid 50% Did Not Do Much for Discoloration Around Mouth. Could TCA 12% Do the Trick? How About IPL?

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.

Doctor Answers 2

Getting rid of pigmentation around the mouth.

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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,

David Hansen,MD

Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

How to remove pigment around the mouth?

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Hi JS. Not sure if you tried any hydroquinone based treatments but that is what we would suggest for you. We use 8% hydroquinone liquid medicated pads and we would expect your issue to be much better or resolved withi 1-3 months. We are also in LA so feel free to click through to our website link below and give us a call.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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