A friend has a little discoloration - redness on the upper lip. Can applying tenovate cream help? The discoloration appeared about 6 months back and slowly spread - it is a circle 2 mm in diameter now. There are a few very small such spots on the arms too. Tenovate cream cured her lichen plainus which was over an oblong spot about one and a half cm long. A doctor friend said tenovate cream can be applied for this discolored spot on the lip also, but one has to be careful because tenovate is a steroid. I want to know the facts.