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BURNING AND ITCHING SENSATION AFTER WAXING

Question: HELLO DOCTOR , I HAD MY STOMACH AREA WAXED AT A PROFESSIONAL WAXING CENTER 5 WEEKS AGO AND IT STILL ITCHS AND I HAVE A BURNING SENSATION LIKE IF I HAD A SUN BURN .I HAVE BEEN USING GOLD BOND ANTI ITCH LOTION AND CALAMINE LOTION BUT IT HAS NOT HELPED MUCH. SHOULD I GO SEE A DOCTOR? ALSO THE HAIR FEELS COARSER,WILL IT FEEL NATURAL AGAIN AFTER TIME ALSO I DO WANT WAX AGAIN I JUST WANT TO LET MY HAIR REGROW. MY HAIR HAS RE-GROWN BUT IN PATCHES, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE HAIR TO REGOW COMPLETELY AFTER WAXING ? PLEASE HELP
Answer:

It’s likely the wax was too hot, which caused a slight burn to the skin, or removed a few layers of skin. Additionally, the person doing the procedure could not have been experienced thus, they may have not done the procedure correctly. Both of these can result in the symptoms you are describing. You may seek consultation from a physician inf you feel necessary. However, it’s likely this reaction will calm eventually. Unfortunately regrowth of hair and how long it takes varies from person to person, thus I cannot tell you how long it will take for you to regrow the hair. Best skin care wishes.

Meagan, Esthetician