I am an Africa America lady with several dark spreading marks on my lips. At first I only noticed one small mark on my bottom lip. Now I have three small dark marks , and a large mark on my lips. I don't know what this could be? The marks are not causing any discomfort at all. I wouldn,t even know the marks were on my lips, if I didn't look in the mirror. Could this be some kind of fungus bacteria, or cancer? How can I treat this?
No--not fungus, bacteria, or cancer. Most likely, this is hyperpigmenation. Medical name: chloasma. Common name: "mask of pregnancy." Trouble is, most people who have it aren't pregnant and don't have any hormone changes.
Tretament is fairly straighforward. Most doctors use combinations of hydroquinone and Retin-A. Ask your dermatologist for diagnosis and treamtnet.
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