What is causing dark lines on my lips that looks like lip liner? (photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Eectrolysis induced melasma of the lips
Sometimes, electrolysis can exacerbate such melasma in this distribution of the lips.
Melasma needs long term commitment with skin care and avoidance of skin factors such as sun exposure (Spectrase Sun Block) which has wide UV spectrum and SPF 30+ protection.
Daily good habits with topicals may well help you chieve your goals with a good skin system like the Brightening Kit from KareSkin (see link). You may want to start with Melarase and Pigmentation Correction Complex. Scler-X from another vendor is for PIH relief (see link).
Melarase AM is non hydroquinone based and allowed for use in the EU and UK.
H Karamanoukian MD FACS
Lip Q switch laser
This discoloration may be genetic. I would recommend Melarase PM + Q switch laser with an expert.
Probable melasma- does it worsen with UV exposure?
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