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Burn on the upper lop post waxing. What can speed up the healing process?

I waxed my upper lip yesterday and it burned more than usual. It turns out that the wax was not hot enough, so it stuck to my skin more and when I pulled the wax strip off, a bit of my skin came off as well. It isn t a bad burn, it is just a bit red. I was wondering what I should do to speed up the healing process and how long you think it would take to heal. Also, is it safe to cover with makeup?
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

You have debeloped irritant contact dermatitis due to hot wax.

Apply mild steroid with antibiotic.. Like eumosone G cream.

Take a short course of steroids with antibiotics.

Avoid make up to cover it.

Avoid soap.

Keep the area protected from sun.

Avoid worries.

You may improve in 2 to 3 weeks.

Reddness will go away , but pigmentstion may follow and may remain for few weeks.. No treatment is needed.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Mon, 5 Aug 2013
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