by Dr. Aaron Capuano, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Nov. 30, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
So...you have a hairy lip and you are not a man, so it is not something any woman is a fan of having. Let's face it, there are tons of products and treatments to get rid of your hairy lip, but what is the best?
The most popular is the most permanent, which is laser hair removal...most have heard of this, if you haven't click on the link below to find out more information on this topic before reading on.
So here is the problem, I have seen countless women who have had this done on them and thus created worse problems, like hypo-pigmentation on their skin (permanent white areas) or hyper-pigmentation (permanent brown areas) or their hair "never went away".
We have laser hair removal in our office, it is simply not for everyone, please make sure that when you are consulting with someone you consider your own skin type. Anyone who is a Fitzpatrick skin type greater then III should not do this type of hair removal, unless you are bleaching your skin prior to the treatments so to avoid the adverse effects as mentioned above. The other alternative for you is electrolysis. It is more time consuming but is less "risky".
I will also mention this, women who have melasma or an abundance of freckling can also see problems when they bleach their skin with over the counter alternatives, it is likely they will cause themselves to hyper-pigmentation on the skin while bleaching the stubborn hair.