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Can you get an infection from a Brazilian bikini wax?

Recent news reports have indicated that Brazilian bikini waxes may soon be banned in New Jersey due to the fact that two women have apparently been hospitalized with infections that they got from their Brazilian wax procedures. Although redness, irritation and pain are common side effects or experiences of waxing, infection is not. In fact, last year when a reader had asked me whether they could get a sexually transmissible infection (STI) such as chlamydia from a bikini wax, I called the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and was told that they were not aware of any such reported cases. Of course, it’s not that it’s impossible to get certain infections from waxing if one’s aesthetician is double dipping the stick used to spread on wax (thus possibly contaminating the wax) but it’s unclear which types of bacteria or viruses might remain alive in the wax and which would die. The type of infection(s) that the women were hospitalized for was not specified. Continue Reading →