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Doctor insights on: Can My Vulva Tear After Bikini Wax

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Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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I found a small dark lump on my labia majora after getting a bikini wax. It's been a couple days and it seems to be getting bigger. What could it be?

I found a small dark lump on my labia majora after getting a bikini wax. It's been a couple days and it seems to be getting bigger. What could it be?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Since it followed your bikini wax it may be an inflamed hair follicle ...Read more

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It's okay to use nad's bikini wax on body right?

It's okay to use nad's bikini wax on body right?

Its a hard wax: And like any wax it can cause some irritation. So try on small area first, and have hydrocortisone available for irritation. ...Read more

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How can one ease the pain of a Brazilian bikini wax?

Traumeel: Consider smoothing on traumeel (a product made from herbals - comes from germany where herbs are used as medicines.). ...Read more

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Rash after bikini wax and scabs?

Rash after bikini wax and scabs?

Rash: If its red and scaly (irritant dermatitis) usually a dermatologist would prescribe a Hydrocortisone cream for several days. If there are pimples (folliculitis) an antibacterial ointment may help. See a dermatologist for treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does hair need to be for a bikini wax and is it safe to do repeatedly?

Long enough...: ...For the wax to adhere to the hair shafts - which isn't very long - but the longer it is, the more hairs will be removed. Yes, it is safe to do repeatedly - but if you have a lot of hair and expect to be doing it frequently, consider going to a dermatologist (not a spa!) for laser hair removal, which is more or less permanent, and cheaper in the long run. ...Read more

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Brazilian wax vs bikini wax? Which is better?

Depends: It truly depends on how you are feeling and what you want to do. A bikini wax removes the hair around your bikini line, while a brazilian wax removes all the hair. ...Read more

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I got a bikini wax yesterday and I'm pretty itchy today. I've been using aloe for the burn. Is there anything else I can use or stick to that?

I got a bikini wax yesterday and I'm pretty itchy today. I've been using aloe for the burn. Is there anything else I can use or stick to that?

Hydrocortisone: 1% hydrocortisone can help with the itching after a bikini wax. If there is an allergic component, the non-sedating antihistamines like zyrtec and allegra (fexofenadine) can also help. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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Is getting a bikini wax safer than shaving?

No.: Waxing is essentially wholesale plucking, so it's no different than shaving from a safety perspective, it just lasts longer. ...Read more

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What is supposed to be waxed in a bikini wax?

What is supposed to be waxed in a bikini wax?

Bikini Wax: Bikini waxing is hair removal below the belly button and in the bikini area. A standard bikini wax incorporates the following steps: first the waxing area is cleaned and talcum powder is applied to the skin. Warm wax is then applied to the area. Thin strips of cloth are pbikini laced on top of the wax. As the wax cools, the strips are ripped away from the skin in a fast manner. Stray hairs tweezed. ...Read more

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Will getting drunk before a bikini wax keep the pain down?

Will getting drunk before a bikini wax keep the pain down?

Probably: But not necessarily. Would strongly advise against it. ...Read more

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First ever DIY bikini wax at home almost 5 weeks ago, only 1 or 2 hairs have grown back since. Is this normal? Should I wait and see?

Wait and see: Hair grows at different rates for different people. As long as you have no rash or irritation, it is ok to just wait and see how long the hair takes to grow back ...Read more

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Can a self bikini wax if waxing strip pulled wrongfully and forcefully can bring heavy bleeding in urine?

Can a self bikini wax if waxing strip pulled wrongfully and forcefully can bring heavy bleeding in urine?

See a doctor: Blood in the urine is not normal and could signal infection stone, or tumor, among other possibilities. Forceful removal of bikini wax strip wax could cause injury and bleeding of tissues. If the bleeding from injury contaminated the urine as urine exited the body, you might misinterpret this as urinary bleeding. Your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Acne in pubic area, about 3 weeks ago I had a Brazilian bikini wax done and I noticed today that I have acne there. What can I do? Why does it happen?

Acne in pubic area, about 3 weeks ago I had a Brazilian bikini wax done and I noticed today that I have acne there. What can I do? Why does it happen?

Keep it clean: The "acne" may be in-grown hair. You need to let the hair grow out. Keep the pubic area clean and dry and you can wait it out. It would be a good idea to leave your pubic hair alone and let these be. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best method for removing hair on the vulva and bikini line?

What would you say is the very best method for removing hair on the vulva and bikini line?

Gosh, please just: Leave the delicate tissues of the vulva alone. Bikini line and leg hair can be removed through laser treatments, sugar waxing treatments or hair removal creams. ...Read more

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A bump grew on my bikini line. It popped healed not in or on vulva but got 1 more around pubes again. Std's have to actually grow on or in vagina?

A bump grew on my bikini line. It popped healed not in or on vulva but got 1 more around pubes again. Std's have to actually grow on or in vagina?

Pimple: Sounds like a pimple or ingrown hair from shaving. Some stds can extend onto tissues surrounding your genitals, but you would have to have the std in order to do that. If concerned, have a doctor look and tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Why skin at vulva goosebumps after waxing?

Why skin at vulva goosebumps after waxing?

It got "goosed".: When the hot wax is applied and removed ("ripped off"), the muscles under the skin called Erector pili elevate the skin in the form of "goosebumps" which also occurs when your body is frightened or cold as a reaction. Hot waxing is definitely a "female" endeavor as it a harsh "medieval" way to do the jab that a electric shaver or razor does just as well. Women are tougher then men in that regard. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a bikini wax while pregnant?

Is it safe to get a bikini wax while pregnant?

Yes: Bikini waxing is safe in pregnancy. You will often have more hair on your body and your skin will often be more sensitive when you are pregnant but otherwise it should be fine. ...Read more

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Can I undergo full body waxing including bikini wax during my pregnancy.? I m on my 19th week.

Can I undergo full body waxing including bikini wax during my pregnancy.? I m on my 19th week.

Waxing: The risk is infection at the site of hair roots and that could cause issue with the pregnancy so go easy on the bikini line. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Is it safe to get a bikini wax during pregnancy?

Yes: There is no medical reason to not get a bikini wax during pregnancy but it may be more painful. Increased blood flow and edema to the vaginal area in pregnancy may cause the procedure hurt more than you were used to prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had appendix removed 2 months ago with laparoscopic surgery.  Is it okay to get a bikini wax?

Bikini wax: By 8 weeks out, the incisions should have healed to a ppint to make it safe. If you have any concerns consult the surgeon who did your surgery. ...Read more