How can I quickly get rid of that dark skin (since 2 weeks) on my upper lips after waxing?
Doctor Answers 1
Post-Waxing Facial Hyperpigmentation
Thank you for your question! Patients sometimes suffer discolorations in the skin post-waxing from being photosensitized as a result of the exfoliation of skin and hair. My best advice would be to meet with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon's office to be assessed and have professional recommendations made for you. The good news is that in most cases, this type of uneven pigment is treatable and reversible with retinols, hydroquinone (if appropriate for your skin type), and sometimes photofacial or chemical peel treatments. I hope this was helpful to you! All the best to you.
Dr. Todd Hobgood, MD
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.