What is the best way to remove lip pigmentation?Aesthetic Medicine Skin, Hair & Nails
I noted the appearance of a dark patch on my lower lip. What is the best way to remove lip pigmentation? Are laser treatments effective at removing pigmentation on the lips?
Hello! Any new dark patches on the lips or skin should be examined by a dermatologist to determine if it is suspicious and requires further testing.
A common cause of lower lip pigmentation would be a harmless condition known as labial melanotic macule.
This is essentially a harmless freckle affecting the lip. Occasionally, these can be associated with other serious syndromes so a quick consultation is advised.
These pigmented patches are easily removed using a pigment laser. It often lightens rapidly after just 1-2 treatments. Hope this helps!
Dr Stephanie Ho, Dermatologist