I have a brown ring around my mouth,,it started above my upper lip it looks like a mustache but it isnt,,it spread now around my mouth. When I nake a photo it comes out yellow in color.I have tried everything over the counter. I have had this now for 3 years, I am 35 and light skinned so this really stands out. I would love to know what it is and how to get rid of it.
This can be due to hyperpigmentation or melasma skin. Melasma is caused by hormonal changes, which stimulate a temporary increase in your body's production of melanin. People with darker complexions are more prone to this condition than people with lighter skin.
Treatment options include treatment with vitamin C and hydrocortisone, peel with carbon dioxide snow and alexandrite and ND-Yag Q-Switched laser treatment preceded by a hydroquinone-based application. Please discuss these options with your dermatologist.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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