View Full Version : waxing body hair
12-18-2002, 01:55 AM
i went to the dermatologist today and near the end of the meeting i asked about hair removal. while she didnt urge me not to wax, she did say that she has gotten a lot of patients with flat warts due in part to waxing. so she gave me a warning so to say about it
her reasoning was that waxing causes numerous microsopic tears in the skin and this allows the virus that causes warts to enter the body with greater ease.
while im going to try nair at first (even after hearing the mixed results with it on these boards), i was wondering if there is any truth to her warts and waxing theory? is she correct in making this link, or could she have been a bit too bold in her conclusions?
12-18-2002, 06:25 AM
Hmm....from what I've read/heard, that can happen if the wax is re-used, basically lack of hygienic practices at the salon. If new wax is used for each client, it shouldn't be a problem.
12-18-2002, 08:18 AM
But more often than not there is one common wax pot. However, it should be hot enough to kill any germs.
I havent had any problems, sure does hurt like a bitch tho.
12-20-2002, 07:20 PM
ahh, so then good advice is obviously to use common sense...dont re-use wax, and if your doing it at home then you dont have to worry about 'one common pot' of wax.
Waxing works well. But for me, the hair grew back pretty quickly and it wasnt worth my time or money to go every week to get it done. Anyways, nair didnt owrk for me, just burned the skin. What worked awesome was a product called Magic Shaving power. It comes in a can at wal mart or some place like that. It looks pretty scary at first. Make sure to get the scented stuff, becuase the unscented smells like eggs (sulfur) really bad. You just mix the white power with water to a thick consitentcy and use a butter knife to apply to hair. Test in about 5 minutes. Took 10 for me. Then use the butter knife to scrape the hair away. Iknow this sounds strange but it works really really well. I have to do it every 3 days but it only takes 12 minutes to do. By the way its COMPLETLY PAINLESS.
Hope this helps.
12-20-2002, 07:47 PM
thanks for the info mac!
its all about trial and error, only prob is there are so many options on the market its hard to separate the ones that truly have a chance at working from the ones that are utter crap
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