Risks and regulations

Hair removal, by causing microtraumas to skin and follicles, can smear blood on the spatula, which is then remixed in the wax jar.

The temperatures at which depilatory waxes are melt and kept allow these pathogens to proliferate, ready to be transferred to the next person, even if you change spatula.

The growing demand for epilation and the greater extent of this practice, which is often performed to the genital and perianal areas, close to mucous membranes, strongly accentuates the problem. There is a major risk of infection, such as folliculitis, and to spread from person to person them transmission of viruses such as labial or genital herpes and papilloma (HPV).

WATCH THE INTERVIEW OF DR. TAMMARO (biologist-virologist)