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Lines from Corner of Lips

I have these dark lines that go from the corner of my lips down to the bottom of my face. I have no idea what it is. They're clearly visible if you look at my face from a sideways angle. From the front you can only see it a little. It's a little slanted line. Could it be from an unhealthy diet? I'm 16 and I heard I have big cheeks. Could it be because my cheeks are too big or something? I want to get rid of it quickly.



They're a lot more noticeable when you see me directly though. It's actually a line, not my chubby cheeks sticking out and casting a shadow. Are there any products that'll get rid of this?
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Hi,

A lentigo is a spot on the skin that is darker  than the surrounding skin. Lentigines are more common among whites, especially those with fair skin. Exposure to the sun seems to be the major cause of lentigines. Lentigines most often appear on parts of the body that get the most sun, including the face and hands. This could also be due to genetics  or by medical procedures such as radiation therapy. The best way to prevent lentigines is to stay out of the sun as much as possible. Using a sunscreen when outdoors may also help. There are several methods for treating this condition: cryotherapy, laser surgery, creams that are applied to the skin including retinoids and bleaching agents. It would be best to see your dermatologist for the proper management.

Take care and keep us posted.

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Are you sure these are lentigines? I thought they were just spots, not lines.
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