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Patch of skin on upper lip that is darker than the rest post waxing. How can I do away with it?

around new years day i waxed my upper lip with waxing strips unaware that it could burn if i waxed one area too many times. the burn healed up but now i have a patch of skin that is darker than the is very can i get the mark to disappear? I ve been applying Neosporin every night but havent noticed a change.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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It seems that the burnt area has healed with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Application of neosporin would not help in reducing the pigmentation. To treat the same, use a good sunscreen and apply hydroquinone cream over pigmented area. With in few weeks the pigmentation should subside. You may also take spot chemical peels to reduce pigmentation. Hope that answers your query. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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