Will Hot Wax Scar my Face?

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Will hot wax scar face?

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Hot wax definitely can scar the face, depending on exactly how hot it is and the duration of contact.  If it is hot enough, it can cause deep burns that could lead to permanent scarring.  

San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hot wax burns and hyperpigmentation after burns

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Thermal injury will either burn the skin or cause unexpected hyperpigmentation.  I would begin Melaquin PM if you have a burn and think you will develop hyperpigmentation.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

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