Waxing is a known trigger and does cause Body Acne in people who have acne tendency. However in addition to Body Acne, you may develop a problem with hair ingrowth. An ingrowing hair results when the hair is cut too short due to which it curls, penetrates back into the skin and gets trapped there. The trapped hair then gets infected and appears as tiny red bumps on the surface with a black dot. Unless you take some precautionary measures, this may occur each time you undergo hair removal. Therefore it is important for you to follow a post-waxing skin care regimen. For example, cold fomentation of the skin immediately after waxing or shaving followed by application of an antiseptic solution helps to prevent infection of the hair follicles. Using a body scrub on an ongoing basis and increasing the interval between waxing sessions can also help.

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Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. She is a Registered Medical Practitioner (Registration No A-6516) and a true pioneer in Skin-Friendly Treatments.