Red spots after waxing


#1

After waxing I have little red spots where the hairfollicle used to be. They stay there forever, but is there a way to get rid of them or avoiding them?


#2

Hello,
Having red/plucked chicken looking legs after waxing is normal for anywhere between a few hours to a few days depending on how sensitive your skin is. Here are a few tips for after waxing:

  • Do not apply any perfumed products

  • No hot baths/showers for 24hours

  • Do not go swimming on steam

  • If you wish to calm/soothe area you can use a tea tree lotion or aloe gel.

That should sort you out. If not you could be to sensitive and might need to think of other methods of hair removal.


#3

Thanks, but these red spots having been staying for months now. I see it on other women (and some men) too, but with them it doesn’t look so obvious. You can see I’ve been epilated, which is not the purpose.


#4

Monique, you may have an inflammation called folliculitis, or irritation of the follicles.

If it’s been this long, you should consider a trip to a dermatologist. It’s possible that you can clear it up with Vitamin A or certain topical creams, but using some of these requires that you stop waxing.

It’s hard to say what it is over the web, so I’d go see a pro.