Scar on top lip

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  1. keigoh

    keigoh Pianissimo User

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    I have a scar on my top lip, probably from overplaying, and it sometimes hurts.
    Any ideas on how I could get rid of it?
     
  2. keigoh

    keigoh Pianissimo User

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    It doesn't really bleed or anyting, it's a little crack.
     
  3. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

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    Forgot about the two stitches that were placed in my upper some years ago. Car repair accident from working on my SIL's Focus.....:roll::shock::oops::cool:
     
  4. jiarby

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    lip scar = badge of honor

    wear it proud
     
  5. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Take care not to overdo things. Try and practice several short periods instead of one long one; try rest exercises like "lip blurring".
     
  6. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    Seriously, though, there are some anti-scar creme things from the drug store you can apply... and if it still hurts you may have a more serious problem such as muscle damage or deep bruising. THAT's your real problem, not a scar. Your lip doesn't buzz where the rim sits so some scar there is no big deal. I have seen guys with very distinctive mpc ring scarring clearly visible and it does not affect their playing. (pro player)
     

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