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Skin got burnt after facial waxing. Cheeks become red and burning,scab formed. Applying iodine spray and E45 cream. Duration for getting cured and prevention from getting scar?

Hello doctor, two days before I went to the beauty parlor for facial waxing. The hot wax has burnt my skin. my cheeks became reddish and was burning for a day. Now I have a scab in that area.I applied iodine based spray initially and now I am applying E45 cream. How long will it take to cure doctor. I am going for an important business meeting. The mark is visible now. Wat do I have to do to prevent scaring? Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...dear halasa..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
If once damge of peels..,
Regeneation of new epidermis will take place within 28 days..,
So U must wait until that time..,
However U use..,
1) Morning times use...SUNSCREEN LOTION.,
2) Night times use...Moisturizer..,
In between use Momentasone...(ELOCON) to speedup .,
the process of regeneration..ok thanQ
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jeevan Jyot Bahia's  Response
Sorry to have burnt your skin with wax.
Please stop using iodine based spray as it may cause discolouration of skin.Instead use a broad spectrum antibiotic cream to prevent superadded infection.You can also use emollient cream to soften the scab. Any burn or injury takes 6-7 days to heal so keep patience.
Answered: Sun, 24 Jun 2012
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