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Waxed upperlip, redness, applied ointments, became brown. Bruise, scar?

i waxed my upper lip on sunday and i then put ice on it however it was red through out the rest of sunday and monday. however on monday i bought osiris avise recovery oil and vaseline with aloe vera and applied both twice. on tuesday morning the redness had gone down to a brownish colour. is it a bruise and will it scar?
Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,
Just apply a streoid based cream like mometasone two times in a day over affected area and avoid sun exposure. If your skin feels dry, use a good bland medicated moisturiser to soothe your skin. Its not a bruise and it will not scar. If in 4 or 5 days you dont get much response contact your dermatologist and next time be careful with your waxing session. Take care
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Aparna Amritsagar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for writing your query to us.
Waxing upperlip can be painful if you dont stretch the underneath skin . It could be bruise mark that has turned brown. Kindly continue to apply the same. It will fade out & than disappear in few days.
Dont worry.
Take care.
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