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A 28-year-old female asked:

I got my stomach waxed and after 8 hrs it appears red and swollen.the last time my skin peeled & turned black for weeks.no peeling today. will i scar?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Doesn't sound right: Your skin should not turn black from waxing. This doesn't sound right. Redness and swelling do not typically cause scarring but it is difficult to, say without an examination.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
I agree with Dr. Placik, and if the last time you had an adverse reaction as well, you may want to avoid waxing in the future as you obviously have a sensitivity to the procedure. Best wishes.
Jan 8, 2014
Last updated Jan 8, 2014

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