Search Shape Magazine. You are here. Lifestyle / Beauty. Why My Gyno Made Me Swear Off Waxing. If getting a bikini wax is your regular method for down-there grooming, you may want to reconsider. In my mid-twenties, I got my first bikini wax. About six weeks after that, I got my first Brazilian. I remember the odd feeling of leaving that.
A bikini wax can lead to a dangerous infection. Read on to find out how to ward off danger. the state of New Jersey nearly banned Brazilian bikini waxes after two women landed in the hospital.
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About a month after I got a particularly bloody, painful Brazilian wax from an upscale salon in Manhattan, I noticed little bumps on my bikini line/vulva area. Two of them were in a little cluster. Forget the basic bikini wax. The Brazilian wax—which entails removing all of the hair down there (even between the cheeks!)—has become as standard a rite of summer for some women as spray tans.
Waxing is not completely without risk. In , an Australian woman nearly died from an infection contracted during a Brazilian. And in , the state of New Jersey briefly considered banning Brazilian waxing after two women landed in hospital with infections.
Dangers of waxing; Salon safety is a major concern. -- An Atlanta woman said she was scarred for life after a Brazilian bikini wax left her lacerated and bleeding. Bikini Wax Dangers: What You Should Know In recent years, the popularity of the Brazilian bikini wax has soared in the United States. While many men and women have this cosmetic procedure done, many do not realize that it carries potentially serious health risks.