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Upper lip discoloration?

For as long as I can remember, I've always had an upper lip discoloration. The upper lip area is completely lighter than the rest of my face! There's a distinct noticeable line between where my nose/cheek and upper lip meet (so basically it looks like a line that curves downwards from both sides of my nostrils)..anything under that line is freakishly white and anything above that line is really red. I pluck my upper lip hair quite frequently but I don't understand why this discoloration occurs! Is there a way I can fix it?? It's VERY noticable and looks like I waxed it or something when I don't.
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Here's a picture if anyone wants to know what it looks like: http://tinypic.com/r/2chmis5/5
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Hello,
Such an upper lip discoloration can be due to smoking, post inflammatory hypopigmentation, continuous lip licking or cheilitis. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist and get these possibilities ruled out.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.

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I have that exact same problem and it's a daily frustration for me.  I've been to two dermatologists and neither had an answer.  I've searched extensively online but found nothing.  Did you ever find a solution for this?  
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