Is waxing contraindicated for polymorphic light eruption?

When we have a client with the following condition: polymorphic light eruption

Signs and symptoms for polymorphic light eruption

  • The rash usually appears as red, tiny bumps or slightly raised patches of skin.
  • Polymorphous light eruption occurs most often during spring and early summer when a person’s exposure to sunlight increases.
  • Dense clusters of small bumps and blisters
  • Red, raised rough patches
  • Itching or burning
POLYMORPHIC LIGHT ERUPTION contraindications In beauty therapy


Polymorphic light eruption is a fairly common skin rash triggered by exposure to sunlight or artificial ultraviolet (UV) light.

An itchy or burning rash appears within hours, or up to two to three days after exposure to sunlight. It lasts for up to two weeks, healing without scarring.

The rash usually appears on the parts of the skin exposed to sunlight – typically the head and neck, chest and arms (the face isn’t always affected).

Polymorphic light eruption is thought to be caused by UV light altering a substance in the skin, which the immune system then reacts to, resulting in the skin becoming inflamed.

Is polymorphic light eruption contagious?
No, "polymorphic light eruption" is NOT contagious!

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