By Cassie Hataway | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In New Jersey, officials recently considered prohibiting Brazilian waxes after two women were hospitalized for infections. One of them, diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissue called cellulitis, had to have surgery, and spent 15 days in the hospital.
Dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart prefers the permanent laser treatments she performs, but it can be pricey- at more than a $1000 for the recommended five treatments.
She gives advice for women who want to stick with waxing:
Dr. Stuart tells women to be aware of any signs there may be a serious problem. If you don't feel well after the procedure, if you start developing a fever, or your appetite decreases, you should see your physician. Dr. Stuart also recommends that women use an over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointment for a few days after treatment.
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