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Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation or Melasma?

Hi all,

I'm a bit nervous about posting this but i'm really in need of an opinion. I'd like to see if anyone else has the same problem and whether i'm suffering from inflammatory hyperpigmentation or Melasma (or if i'm imagining it).

Recently, I noticed a dark line above my upper lip - it looks a little like a shadow or 'moustache'.

Strangely, it seems to disappear in artificial light and when I smile and is most prominent outdoors, in harsh natural light.

I've added a profile image(rather nervously) to show the darkness.

Weirdly enough, everyone else I have spoken to says they can't see a thing (I think they're just trying not to hurt my feelings).
I believe it could be inflammatory hyperpigmentation as a result of facial hair bleach - I'm wondering if it's me or if I actually have this problem and I should see a Dr - I just don't want them to think i'm crazy.

Does anyone else have this problem?

Thanks everyone,
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replied January 5th, 2019
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern.

The area you have described is not classical for melasma. You did not upload an image. The area needs to be examined to consider treatment options like aZelaic , Kojic and tranexamic acid in consultation with your dermatologist

Wishing you best of health

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