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#1 kiwimum03

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:55 AM

I just have a quick question,

I have pigmentation around my lips, and the last month it has gotten worse, and I really looked like I have fully lined my lips with lip liner and forgotten to colour them in.

Is this anything to do with Scleroderma, or is my skin just doing funny things, and I also have a few dark lip freckles along the line as well.

Should I see a dermy, as I am considering seeing one anywayfor what I think is Rosacea on my cheeks, but no-one really seems sure what it is!!!

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:59 AM

Hi Irene!

My skin also does funny things and the pigmentation on my lips also seems to be thinning a bit.

I try to always have either lipstick or at least lip gloss on at all times. It also helps to keep things moisturized.

Good luck!

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#3 janey

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:07 AM

Irene,
We don't have a lot on pigmentation on ISN, but I did find this statement.

Scleroderma can cause hyperpigmentation (darkening) of the skin, usually in the areas which have been affected by skin hardening. Cosmetically, this can be covered up with such products as Dermablend® Corrective Cosmetics.

I don't have the pigmentation problem but I do have the disappearing, or in my case - disappeared lips. I tried using lipstick for the first time in my life and I couldn't find any lips to put it on! :huh: So I did what I could but my sweet hubby said I didn't need it - I look great without it! It's amazing how we see those facial changes as being worse than they probably are and how our friends and family don't pay any attention to them. As far as everyone else - those people we don't know - who cares what they think.

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#4 kiwimum03

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 12:25 PM

Thanks Janey and Claudia,

yes our skin does fairly odd things sometimes!

I also found it hard to find any information about dark pigmentation around lips, so I am guessing, it isn't much to worry about, or else more would have been written about it?!

It is much more noticeable when my lips are dry, but if I put on lipgloss, its not as noticeable.

thanks again,
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Irene

#5 debonair susie

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 01:15 PM

Oh yeah, Janey... my lips disappeared too :huh:
I've decided that... if my friend will go with me...that I would love to go and have a facial! We've talked about it...now....I"m ready!
Whatcha think, Irene and all?
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P S I have some "dots" going on around my lips...anyone else? (My hubby does too)
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#6 janey

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 03:36 PM

A facial sounds like a wonderful treat. My sister-in-law gave me a very nice gift certificate to a spa so I think I'm going to get one of those whole body salt and oil soaks. I can't remember what it's called, but when I got one a few years back, my skin never felt so wonderful!

So let's all treat ourselves!

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#7 kiwimum03

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 07:40 PM

ooooh, I have always wanted a facial, but never got round to having one, they are mean't to be wonderful, I could do with some relaxing!!!

gonna get me one!

Irene

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 09:09 AM

Irene, Janey's got the right idea!... let's go for the entire spa treat :rolleyes: Who else wants to go with us?! :D

Seriously though, Irene... Is this a question you might be able to ask a dermatologist by chance? Isn't this something that they can remedy?
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#9 kiwimum03

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:18 AM

Hi susie,

yes I think a trip to the dermy is in order, and I have other things to ask him anyway.

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Irene