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15 year old with darker skin on the upper lip. How can I get rid of it?

PLEASE HELP ME =[ Hey I am a 15 year old girl, I m african and my skin color is darkbrown and i dont have any problems with it. But what i have problem with is that the skin between my nose and lips is dark. It s so annoyyying i look like a clown or a man that has just shaved his mustache. I dont only have it in that area but around the mouth, the corners, and right down my lips. it has been like this since i was 7years old, please help me im turning 16 in octobor and starting in a new school after summer i want to get rid of it, i have low selfesteem because of it.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Hello, you are having peri oral hypermelanosis. It may be idiopathic or secondary to some cause. Drugs, cosmetics, fatigue,stress, mental upsets, sun rays, envioronment, vitamin deficiencies, aneamia,endocrinal diseases,metabolic diseases, connective tissue diseases etc... Genetic cause may be there. You should be investigated to find out some cause and to treat. Application of kojic acid containing cream, oral vitamin C, nicotinic acid, glutathion may improve your disease... Ok
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