Yesterday I had my second hair removal treatment on my lower legs and now they are covered with small red spots (around follicles) - it's has been more than 24 hours after treatment - no improvement.. First treatment did not have any reaction at all.. I had no sun exposure, etc. What should I do and when it will disappear? Naturally I have very white skin and had a dark hair. Thank you!!!
Bright Red Spots After Hair Removal Treatment? (photo)
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Doctor Answers 1
Bright red spots after hair removal.
You have a condition caused folliculitis - inflammation around the hair follicle.
It will resolve spontaneously.
Keep the skin well moisturized and use sunscreen daily, regardless of the weather.
If the condition is still present in a few weeks, see your doctor. Treatment with .5% cortisone cream could be considered.
David Evdokimow M.D.
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