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Wax after 3rd degree tear?

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VanillaCheesecake Sun 29-May-16 07:00:46

How long did you wait after your 3rd degree tear before getting a bikini wax (Brazilian or similar)?

I need one, it feels ok down there... but I'm scared to cause damage. I'm 2 months postpartum...

Thank you!

ApocalypseSlough Sun 29-May-16 16:01:59

Oh my days just leave it alone.

DropYourSword Sun 29-May-16 16:02:59

It won't do any damage!

Junosmum Sun 29-May-16 23:00:56

Depends how well healed it is! Mine was well healed by then so would have one. Get a mirror and have a look and feel. If it's red and or raised don't even think about it. Purple/ silver and flush with the rest of the skin, it's ok. But will hurt more than usual.

KindDogsTail Sun 29-May-16 23:02:19

Be very careful because of the risk of an infection getting into an open pore after the waxing.

MrsBungle Sun 29-May-16 23:04:29

I took a good year.

InUseAlready Sun 29-May-16 23:04:30

I waited a year! Im sure it would've been okay before then but I just couldn't bear the idea of it.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Sun 29-May-16 23:06:46

I'd wait a bit longer to be sure, I mean, it's not essential is it? I've not had a 3rd degree tear - but blimey - second degree was bad enough.

Zaurak Mon 30-May-16 12:12:15

You don't need one confused

I'd give it a good while longer if I were you. Depends on the extent and placement of the scar tissue but you leave yourself very open to infection with waxing anyway. Waxing after a recent injury to the area isn't a great idea.

suspiciousofgoldfish Wed 01-Jun-16 01:40:44

Oh goodness, this title made my eyes water!

Beauty therapist here- leave it a while longer. Six weeks is the absolute minimum time but really, having had a CS, just wait.

Carefully shave if you absolutely have to, but leave the waxing for another couple of months at least . Please!

suspiciousofgoldfish Wed 01-Jun-16 02:42:54

Sorry mixed up posts here, didn't mean CS scar - but no matter, advice is still to wait!

VanillaCheesecake Wed 01-Jun-16 16:50:22

Thank you I appreciate your responses.

Don't worry I know it is not in anyway essential. I am just blessed with a lot of hair down below and it can get me down a bit. Silly I know.

I will leave it a good few more months smile


SloppyDailyMailJournalism Wed 01-Jun-16 16:56:16

Ouch! OP are you insane? shock I've thankfully never had a third degree tear, but I could bear to even think about this shock

SloppyDailyMailJournalism Wed 01-Jun-16 16:56:50

I have RTFT by the way - I'm just adding my 'ouch's to the thread!

Zaurak Wed 01-Jun-16 18:01:50

I'm basically the yeti lady, I am very very furry.
I also don't give a fuck and I'm not waxing my Fanny for anyone.
Give yourself a break. Quick trim with the lady thatcher if it's getting uncomfortable, but step away from the wax!

And congrats on the baby wine

VanillaCheesecake Wed 01-Jun-16 20:30:01

Thank you everyone I promise I won't put any wax down there grin


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