I have a problem with a whitened appearance on my upper lip since having had electrolysis on that area well over 6 years ago. Would you highlight some of my best options to deal with this? I've been wondering about the following:
1. Intradermal permanent cosmetics to tattoo the color back in.
2. excimer laser - is this a viable option?
3. skin creams - in particular, dermabest or novitil which is a skin cream claiming to treat Vitiligo. Can't seem to verify their claims anywhere.
If the whitening is caused by vitiligo, then topical steroid creams and topical tacrolimus (Protopic in the US) are worth a try, as are narrowband UVB treatments. If the whitening is caused by scarring from electrolysis, these are unlikely to work. I have seen problems (poor appearance) with inexpertly-done permanent tattoos, so I would be very careful before embarking on that course. A dermatologist using a Woods light (ultraviolet) should be able to make the diagnostic distinction.
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