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 36 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.
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 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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