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A 38-year-old member asked:

Do veet wax strips cause skin darkening?

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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery 16 years experience
Hyperpigmentation: Waxing of any sort can cause inflammation, which in turn can cause hyper pigmentation, especially in darker skin types. Laser hair removal is a better option, you get less ingrown hairs, less chronic inflammation. Hyper pigmentation can be treated with a combination of steroids and bleaching creams.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Darkening of the skin after waxing normal?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, and reactions to medications.
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Last updated Jul 29, 2019


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