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hyper pigmentation on upper lip line

Hi.  I am a 30 year old female who just gave birth back in October.  Before that,  I was on prescribed birth control for about 7 years.  I have a dark reddish brown line of hyper pigmentation on my upper lip line that has gradually gotten darker over the past four years ( which was when I first started to notice it ).   I'm not sure if it is melasma or not.  It is not a dark patch or blotch of color above my lip that looks like a mustache.  It is literally on my upper lip line and looks like I am wearing lip liner.  It also gets darker when I eat.  I have researched melasma and understand that using sunscreen is very important and that it can prevent further discoloration,  so I do use it everyday.  I would just like some help as to how I can fade or get rid of what I have now.

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Hello,
The treatment for such hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment.Apply hydroquinone cream on this scar and it should go away in a few days to months.If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion. Avoid picking, harsh scrubbing, and abrasive treatments unless prescribed by a dermatologist during this period.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.

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