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Dark lips. Prescribed Depiwhite cream. Safe to use without side effects?

my lips are dark in color when i was young like in school they were normal not much pink but not too dark even now i am 23 years old and from last few years i m feeling that my lips are darker now and any lipstick i apply doesnt suite me because of this reason. i went to a skin specialist and she asked me whether i bite my lips from my teeth or not i said may be i didnt give attention on this. but may be when they are dry i lick them. so she gave me depiwhite advanced depigmentation cream, i just wanted to know that it will effect or not? secondly after leaving it will my lips can get more darker or any other side effects? becuase i dont want them to be more darker.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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hi..thanks for your query..
You need to know about the causes of dark lips to be taking precautions better.A lot of people have it genetically predetermined,although parents may/may not have it. A frequent cause of non genetic lip darkening is the use of lipsticks /coloured balms/gloss , as these tend to darken the lips over a period of time.So try and not use it too often..If you have to use it,then let it be allegen free and replace them every 2 months.I would advise you to start using medicated lip balms with SPF and to reapply it several times in a day..that helps in reducing further darkening. Depiwhite cream or any others having Kojic acid can be used twice a day for lightening of lip color. It usually does not have side effects. however u can check for tolerance of the product by applying it for a short time on the first application.If you have a genetic tendency to dark lips, the pigmentation has chances of coming bak after the cream is stopped.
U can also opt for mild chemical peels once in 15-30 days to exfoliate better and lighten faster.
Take care!
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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