Can chemical burns to the face from Nair hair removal products be permanent? (photos)

I applied Nair for men to my face and ended up with a bad chemical burn. It's been twenty four hours and I'm worried it won't go away. I applied neosporin after 12 hours.

Doctor Answers 2

Nair skin burns and Melarase PM

I would start local wound care followed by twice daily use of Plato's Scar Serum once the skin heals over. 

Best, 

Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Hyperpigmentation On Face -- Clear + Brilliant/Viva, Microneelding/PRP, Skin lightening, Aerolase

There are many options including lasers, peels, skin care and sunprotection. I suggest  seeing an expert in lasers and hyperpigmentation.  Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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