I burned myself on hair removal. How long until it heals?
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Leaving hair removal cream too long
It seems to me that you let your hair removal cream stay on your face longer than it is advised. It may take up to ten days for your skin to heal. Since you did not post any pictures, I cannot evaluate your case, therefore I recommend you to visit a dermatologist so you can get the right treatment to avoid scarring. I would recommend you to use antibiotic ointment to prevent the skin from getting infected and to speed up the healing process. You can use a analgesic gel to soothe inflammation
Home Hair Removal and Burns
Healing can be variable and it's tough to tell without pictures. I recommend getting a formal evaluation with a cosmetic dermatologist to go over wound care at this time. I recommend silicone gel with growth factors to help avoid scarring. Best, Dr. Emer
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