Hello forum, im new and im desperate ( as i guess tons of other people also are)?
I tried reading through many of the treads on dermal upper lip melasma- but im so lost and confused. A lot of people have tried many things, and i barely tried much, so i just dont even know where to begin.
About me: I am 26, and ive been "melasma-free" (?) all my life till LAST YEAR. I gained tons of weight because i have been studying for a huge exam ( that took all year to study for), and the weight gain translated into more facial hair. More facial hair meant i had to take care of it- and with a combination of threading, PLUCKING and waxing ( almost every week and a half), i managed my upper lip hair till over the months i began noticing a darker upper lip. After some research, i read that it is due to constant hair removal by- a combination of what ive been doing ( mainly the plucking though)
As soon as i noticed- i began using nanindola ( http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nadinola-E...25-oz/10533415) ,Fred summit bleach ( http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dr.-Fred-S...-2-oz/10322024). When those didnt work, i bought HQ+ peel, and used it for about 2 months.
The skin lightened a bit, just a very bit. But, then i stopped using the peel and continued just wearing sunscreen and still taking care of my upper lip hair the way i used to. Low and behold the pigment returned with a vengance.
My problem is- now, im not sure what to do, and how to restart this cycle. Will my SELF INDUCED MELASMA ever go away? I know this is because of my constant "maintainance". Have i ruined my skin by attempting bleaching? Please help, and im sorry to re-open the topic even though i know tons of people have written about this already!
Ive attached before and after pics of my upper lip. Both of them are without make up . The before is from about 1.5 yr ago and the after pic is from today.
Thanks for ur help , so much : ) I am going to to continue to read the forums