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Doctor insights on: Waxing Upper Lip

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Does waxing the upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Does waxing the upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Waxing Effects: You ask a good question. While waxing is a very popular method of hair removal, there is not much discussion of the potential side effects of repeated waxing over time. While waxing is generally considered safe and effective, it may result in repeated skin trauma in the form of minor burns and peeling of the outer skin layer. This can result in thickening of the skin and cause fine lines. ...Read more

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Will hot waxing my upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Will hot waxing my upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Waxing your lips: Should not increase the normal aging that you will eventually experience. Sun damage and smoking are a lot worse for your lips. ...Read more

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I got a cold wax burn on my upper lip yesterday evening and I don't know what to do! Please help and tell me why will happen and how long 4cure?

Ointment and sun: Wash gently and keep lubricated. Suggest either Vaseline or Aquaphor use three times daily. Should take 14 days for scab to come off and then may be red for a month. Protect from sun with wearing a visor and sunblock. ...Read more

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I used wax strips for my upper lip which formed a scab. I am now left with a dark black mark, I think due to hyperpigmentation. Is this treatable?

I used wax strips for my upper lip which formed a scab. I am now left with a dark black mark, I think due to hyperpigmentation. Is this treatable?

Common, Not Serious: Post inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) is common in patients of color after any inflammatory trauma (cut, burn, surgery). This commonly fades with time, but can take months. Avoid intense sun exposure until cleared. Prescription topical hydroquinone (HQ) creams can sometimes speed resolution. A dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon can hook you up. ...Read more

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I got a wax burn on my upper lip 5 weeks ago it dry out but got left with a brown scar. Now i look like if I have a mustache it's really embarrassing?

I got a wax burn on my upper lip 5 weeks ago it dry out but got left with a brown scar. Now i look like if I have a mustache it's really embarrassing?

Treat skin care: It's important to follow basic principles of wound care with avoidance of sun exposure & tobacco use. Time will likely result in a slow but progressive fading of the scar. Silicone gel? On occasion peel/bleach formulas consisting of steroids, retin-a, hydroquinone, and kojic acid may help to ease the hyperpigmentation you are experiencing but this will require a prescription by a dermatologist. ...Read more