Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
My 11yr old daughter has dark hair on her upper lip and it is starting to upset her, I was wanting some advice on what I could do about it. She is dark skined (maori)
The cause of this could be hereditary, or also due to an imbalance of hormones. It would be worth seeing a doctor or endocrinologist (hormone specialist) to see if there is any underlying problem. A blood test could be done to check on the hormone levels. Laser hair removal might help, but might be traumatic on someone her age. We don’t treat patients of this age at our clinic as a result.