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Waxing Upper Lip
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
I need to wax my upper lip (light blonde hairs) but I am afraid the hairs will start growing back dark and coarse. Is this true?
I used a cold wax strip on my upper lip yesterday&for the 1st time ever it went wrong! The oils wouldn't remove what I thought was was stuck! But now I'm not sure cause it's been 21 hours and my upper lip still hurts and is REALLY red! WHATS the problem a
Allergic reaction: Little redness and bumps after cold waxing is common, if those changes and pain persist for more than 24 hrs you may have allergic reaction to the ingredients of the wax strip. You can try antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine) , if not better consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Got an upper lip wax a week ago. Since then have small red bumps on my lip. This has happened before but has never lasted as long. What is wrong?
Folliculitis: Irritation of hair follicles. Suggest you shave, instead. ...Read more
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
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