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What Should I Do? [Pics]

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So, I use this thing called the hair off facial hair buffer to remove my upper lip hair. Well, i don't use it anymore because it turned the skin on my upper lip a dark brown and patchy. This happened about a week ago. And I stopped using it, and I've been using lemon juice and ambi fade cream on the spot for about 5 days. I just reallly really really need this spot gone soon because it's super embarassing and looks like a moustache. it doesn't look permanent, but what can i do to get rid of it? preferably in the next month or so.

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it's directly under my nose. it's not a shadow; that's the patch!

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That looks like a contusion or burn mark. At this point there really isn't anything you can do to make it heal faster. It will take time to heal.

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I've been using lemon juice for 2 weeks now, and it's working great! I also used ambi fade cream (which has hydroquinine and aha's) for about a week, but it would make it even more dark! So i just use lemon now

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A product with hydroquinine in it ruined my skin in the past. Made my hyperpigmentation darker and inflammed my skin. I've been using products from skin biology that have been working wonders on my pigmentation issues. Their copper peptides have helped fade some spots considerably and I like using their product called squalane, as it is a very good moisturizer and I think it has helped speed up some of the healing process as well. These are products you can get elsewhere too, but I get mine from skin biology. If the lemon juice is working well for you, then you can always stick with that. I'd suggest keeping the area well moisturized as well, as I've found that dry skin doesn't seem to want to heal as well.

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Hey the EXACT same thing happened to me, only on one corner of my lip, not above. I think it was from using a dull razor that nicked me and then ended up in infection. My mark is dark too. I'm relieved to see that you're having progress with lemon juice. I'd like to fade this as much as possible before I go back to school in a month. did lemon juice irritate the spot at all for you? I tried using Hydroquinone 2% on mine but all it did was make it irritated/darker.


[CURRENT REGIMEN]

AM:

Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel (European version) + Clarisonic Mia

Apply CeraVe AM Moisturizer w/ SPF 30

Apply Aczone (dapsone)

PM:

Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel + Clarisonic Mia
Apply CeraVe PM Moisturizer
Apply Epiduo (adapalene + benzoyl peroxide)
50 mg of Spironolactone

[CURRENT STATUS]
90% clear


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