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Red bruise on upper lip due to waxing, scarring, dark colored mark. Time to heal?

I had an upper lip wax burn . I tried to remove my upper lip hair with a cold wax strip. The strip couldnot pull my hair. Added to it, wax was stuck to my upper lip. I took me 15 mins to clean the wax. After that i saw a red bruise on my upper lip. It healed and turned black. I tried to remove the black part by rubbing and it scarred. Its been 10 days and still the mark is there on my upper lip. Its dark in color now. How long does it take to fade.
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there. Thanks for your query on HCM. Usually these bruises heal in 2-3 weeks but this is variable. Please use a good sunscreen or & avoid friction & use gentle cleansers to wash, avoiding soaps. You may want to use any aloevera preparation to promote healing & iff in 2-3 weeks, pigmentation persists, try using 2% hydroquinone cream in conjunction with your treating dermatologist. Cheers & Good luck
Answered: Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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Diabetologist Dr. Chitra Reddy's  Response
HI ,
THANKS FOR CHOOSING HCM,
if you rubbed to much that it scarred ..it may take more time to heal
sometimes more than the time we think it needs
if you are sure if everything has healed leaving only scar and darkness,you can go for melacare ointment

you need to apply it only in the night
use a sunscreen in the morning
tapper the dose before stopping it
you may need to consult a doctor before using any over the counter drugs

hope i answered your query
feel free to contact me for further queries
thank you
Answered: Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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