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Lip Hyperpigmentation

Darkening of the lip can be the result of hyperpigmentation. This condition is not a typically harmful condition caused by the high amount of melanin present in the area. Lip darkening may be caused by: longer exposure to the sun, lack of water, or dehydration.
Darkening of the skin is also common and some people develop brown or dark gray patches on the lips and skin. This is a non-harmful skin condition that involves the oral cavity, specially the lower lip.

Hyperpigmentation Treatment

The treatment of the darkening of lips is very simple. One suffering from this issue can fix this issue by using the following tips:

  • Don't do anything - Sometimes this darkening is because of some allergic reaction. If this is the case, then at Ayushman we suggest you let it wait and run its course.
  • Stop licking your lips - Oftentimes, people with the habit of licking and biting their lips may have dark spots on their lips as the inflammation can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Stop smoking - Avoiding smoking will prevent this discoloration of lips. Your lips will not get better if you continue smoking.
  • Use protection - Using sunscreen is vital for healthy skin. Sunscreens contain substances like zinc oxide which prevent any type of pigmentation.
  • Use hyperpigmentation cream - If your pigmentation is really stubborn you should use some creams that are dermatologically proven to treat such pigmentation.
  • Laser treatment - If you are looking for quick results there are some laser treatments which will cure your pigmentation in just a few sessions.

Cost of Lip Hyperpigmentation

The cost of Lip Hyperpigmentation depends on the conditon and pigmentation of your lip.


There are numerous reasons why lips could develop dark patches. Hyperpigmentation can sometimes go away in six to twelve months. However, medication will quicken this process. 1 Different treatments could be necessary to get rid of dark spots brought on by other conditions.


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