Does Brazilian Wax Cause Sagging?

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If you love a more tidy and smooth-skinned look down there, then you are well familiar with the Brazilian wax.

Some people love the look and feel of complete pubic hair removal. This is why salons offer this popular service.

Waxing is the way when it comes to the Brazilian. But, whether you’re a Brazilian wax enthusiast or a first-timer, you may be wondering if the waxing process can cause skin damage.

So, does Brazilian wax cause sagging? Brazilian waxing can damage the skin if it’s not done properly. We’ll explain it all below.


Does Brazilian Wax Cause Sagging?

Everyone knows that waxing hurts, sometimes a lot (it gets easier over time, though)

But if the waxing procedure isn’t done the right way, it has the potential to damage your skin, too. It’s possible to do this either by:

Removing More Than Dead Skin Cells

Waxing can pull the hair from the root of your skin. But it shouldn’t pull your actual skin! The outermost layer of your skin includes a thin protective layer of fat. This can be removed with waxing, along with any dead skin cells.

However, this shouldn’t be anything worse than a deep exfoliation.

Wax Too Hot

The procedure can leave small wounds on your skin, potentially even blood spotting. Which if burned can expose it to bacteria that causes illnesses.

If you’re using wax that’s too hot, then bacteria can cause cellulitis, as well as other serious infections like abscesses, sepsis, and tetanus. Test your chosen wax on your wrist to ensure that it’s not too hot to apply to your delicate areas!

Using The Wrong Wax

Cold, hard wax is best used for delicate areas like the face. It won’t stick to your skin and needs to be applied to the same area over and over to remove the hair.

This can become irritating to you and your skin. Hot wax is far more effective at removing all of the hair in one pull, which is what you want for a Brazilian wax.

Test your chosen wax on your wrist to ensure that it’s not too hot to apply to your delicate areas.

So, if you proceed with caution and follow the advice above, your Brazilian wax should be problem-free. This means also that since it’s a surface treatment that doesn’t reduce collagen levels, there is no way that a Brazilian wax can cause skin sagging.

Now that you know having a proper Brazilian wax won’t cause your skin to sag, let’s look at some other well-known waxing fables…

Waxing Details and Fables

You’ve probably heard many other scare stories about what waxing can do to your skin. Most of them are just that, though — common myths. Here we’ll take a look at the most common ones…

Waxing Makes Your Hair Thin

When your hair is pulled out from its follicles, it stops that hair from growing back for a time. But your hair will usually grow back when the follicle heals. If you’ve been waxing for a long time, then it is possible to damage the follicle so that the hair doesn’t grow back.

However, this varies from person to person. Most of the time, though, this won’t be the case, and your hair will grow back just as thick as it is now.

Waxing Makes Your Hair Thick

Like the Waxing Makes Your Hair Thin fable, having a waxing treatment won’t make your hair thicker either. If the hair follicle is damaged, it may thin out the volume, but won’t make the growing hairs any thicker.

Hair anatomy is connected to your genetics, which you can’t change.

Waxing Stops Ingrown Hairs

Although waxing does a better job than shaving at eliminating the potential of ingrown hairs from occurring, it doesn’t stop them altogether.

Some people are more prone than others to develop ingrown hairs after hair removal. This is because of the growth pattern and texture of their hair.

If you have this issue, then it is strongly recommended that you exfoliate your skin both before and after your treatment. This will remove the dead skin cells that prevent the hairs from poking through your skin’s surface.

Note: if you have ingrown hairs, be sure to tell your waxing technician!

Waxing Cancels Exfoliation

Waxing does kind of act like an exfoliator because it can lift off dead skin cells along with hairs. But it isn’t really one. It is recommended both before and after your wax. Before to lessen the possibility of ingrown hairs. And after so that you slough off more dead skin cells and remove any fine hairs.

This will maintain the effects of your wax for longer.

Waxing Can Only Be Done On Long Hair

Basically, the longer your hair is before a wax, the more painful the process will be. That’s because long hair will most likely break when the wax is lifted away from the skin. It is suggested your hair be about 1/4-1/2 inches long to make the process less painful.

Waxing Causes Wrinkles

You now know that waxing doesn’t cause sagging after a Brazilian wax. You’ll be pleased to hear that it also doesn’t cause wrinkles, either! Waxing pulls the hair from your follicles, not your skin, so it’s impossible for it to create wrinkles.

Just like you now know that waxing doesn’t cause sagging after a Brazilian wax, you’ll be pleased to hear that it also doesn’t cause wrinkles.

It seems that many women stop waxing in their 30s because they believe waxing is going to cause their skin to age.

But as long as you or your technician know what they’re doing, and you have a good skincare routine and diet, then you can rest assured that you can continue waxing to your heart’s content.


Now you know that no matter what anyone else tells you, a Brazilian wax won’t cause sagging of your skin.

It’s a myth in the overflowing ocean of social media misinformation.

And remember, keeping your skin looking more refreshed by eating clean food and staying hydrated is the best way to stay younger looking.

And you also won’t worry about your skin sagging after your next Brazilian wax!

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).