Severe folliculitis with keloid scars induced by wax epilation in adolescents

A. Mimouni-Bloch, A. Metzker, M. Mimouni

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Abstract

Wax epilation is a popular and generally safe technique used to remove unwanted body hair. We describe two adolescent girls who sustained severe folliculitis following wax epilation. Despite treatment with systemic antibiotics and local treatment, their rash evolved to severe permanent keloid scars. We suggest that parents and adolescents should be advised to perform wax epilation in optimal hygienic conditions. Physicians should be aware of this possible sequela and treat it rapidly and aggressively, with both topical and systemic agents, to avert complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-42
Number of pages2
JournalCutis
Volume59
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1997

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