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Big Stone Gap, VA
A 32-year-old male asked:

Can plucking facial hair with tweezers cause the skin to change pigmentation color around hairs that i tweeze leading to permanent damage? thanks

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Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Scarring: Hi, Not likely from just pulling hair out alone, however whenever there is trauma to hair follicles that cause irritation/inflammation, it's possible that scarring can occur afterwards that causes your skin to look darker (similar to how some acne scars can have a darker pigmentation to them. Hope this helps.
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Big Stone Gap, VA
A 32-year-old male asked:

Can plucking facial hair with tweezers cause the skin to change color around hairs that I tweeze leading to permanent damage? Thanks

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Some: Bleeding can occur at the hair follical base. This can cause a temporary discoloration, but not permanent!
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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