After the laser procedure, did your lip pigment return to normal? After 7 years of this condition, I am concerned that the area that peeled during the duration will not return to its normal color. I personnaly can deal with the peeling, it's the discoloration that's starting to effect me mentally/socially. And as an african american male who has always been particular about my looks, the discoloration has become very obvious. I have an appointment with my derm tomorrow and I'm going to ask about the micropigmentation procedure in addition to the laser. I have always been a socially vibrant, outgoing person, but this EC has really started to effect me mentally over the past few years. My self esteem has plummented to an all time low. I've got to get my life back.