Skin numb after waxing?

pure

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#1
I did an upper lip wax on a colleague last Friday and today she has told me the the outer corners have felt numb ever since.

I always get this for a couple of days after doing my own too but it never lasts this long.

Does anyone know why this happens and if I should be concerned?
 

elliebee

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#2
I always assumed this was because the little hairs pick up the sensations (like whiskers) LOL
 

shedunlop

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#3
Has she had her lip waxed regularly? If this is the first time her lip will feel different. I have never heard of the lip feeling numb, in the corners or otherwise! :D
 

pure

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#4
Has she had her lip waxed regularly? If this is the first time her lip will feel different. I have never heard of the lip feeling numb, in the corners or otherwise! :D
It was her first wax. But I have to say I've been having mine done for years, first by another therapist then for the last few years I do it myself and I have always had this reaction for the first couple of days!
 

#5
But I have to say I've been having mine done for years, first by another therapist then for the last few years I do it myself and I have always had this reaction for the first couple of days!

Same here, mine usually seems somewhat "numb" for about a week, suppose I've got used to the sensation now lol
 

pure

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#6
Well I'm really curious as to why this happens now lol

I don't get this sensation anywhere else on my body after waxing - and I also find my upper lip to be the most painful to wax too, I'd rather have an underarm or brazilian anyday instead, but needs must *sigh* lol
 

shedunlop

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#7
Definitely the most painful!
 

GlamourEyes11

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#8
I get this on my arms and also feels like I have hundreds of tiny ants crawling all over me !!!! Grrrr !!! drives me mad! X
 

Kim Lawless

Grande Dame of the Brazilian Wax for Men and Women
#9
I've never heard of that. Odd! Do you mean tingly and numb or just numb as in can't feel it?
 

shedunlop

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#10
Tingly is different than numb. My legs itch/tingle after waxing but aren't numb:D
 

pure

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#11
Its a bit like when a dental injection is starting to wear off but without the tingling lol so it feels swollen even tho it isn't and just less feeling there than there should be.
 

GlamourEyes11

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#12
My arms tingle (but ant like sensation) for the first 24 hours then for 48 hours after that they are numb - numb as in if I rub my arm with my hand I can't feel it, but it wears off after 72 hours of being waxed! Lol x
 

Kim Lawless

Grande Dame of the Brazilian Wax for Men and Women
#13
Tingly is different than numb.
Yeah, you're right! My ex said I made him feel tingly…….but he made me feel numb. You're right! :)))) x
 

GlamourEyes11

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#14
Yeah, you're right! My ex said I made him feel tingly…….but he made me feel numb. You're right! :)))) x
Haha love it Kim !!! So true!!! :D x
 
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