‘It’s just sitting there in the wax’: Young woman, 24, accidentally waxes her MOLE off after a DIY treatment at home goes horribly wrong
- A woman attempting a facial wax at home has accidentally removed her mole
- Samantha Domaille, 24, from New South Wales, detailed her dilemma on TikTok
- She was in stitches after realising she had waxed off her beauty spot on her chin
- While many urged her to go see a doctor, others shared their own horror stories
A young woman who attempted a facial wax at home has accidentally removed her mole after a DIY treatment at home goes horribly wrong.
Samantha Domaille, from New South Wales, shared her dilemma in a now-viral TikTok video after she realised she had waxed off her beauty spot on her chin.
‘I can’t laugh because it’s pulling the hairs but I’m actually terrified,’ the 24-year-old said as she showed herself in stitches.
Holding up a tiny wax strip, she explained: ‘Look, that used to be a mole and now it’s just sitting in this piece of wax. That’s my mole, it’s gone, what the hell.
‘I’ve just waxed off a whole mole. Look at it, it’s sitting in the wax. I just want to know how does this happen? And why do these things happen to me?’
Samantha Domaille, from New South Wales, shared her dilemma in a viral TikTok video
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Samantha said she feels ‘fine’ after the waxing fail.
‘There hasn’t been any reactions. I have waxed my face multiple times at home but this was the first time I had ever tried to wax over a mole,’ she explained
‘I think I’ll give it a few days to see whether it starts to scab over before I go see a doctor.’
Her video has since been viewed more than 250,000 times with many curious to know why she placed a wax strip over her mole in the first place.
‘I was self conscious that it was growing hair that you could only see at certain angles because I could never tweeze them,’ Samantha replied with a laughing emoji.
Some asked her whether she’d mistaken the mole for a pimple, to which she responded: ‘It’s definitely a mole. I’ve had it my whole life and have had it checked at a skin clinic before.’
Many urged her to go see a doctor as a precaution while others suggesting applying Vaseline over moles next time she attempts a DIY facial wax so the strip ‘doesn’t stick to them’.
‘You’re good, my sister scratched mine off when I was four. Not dead… yet,’ a woman explained, while one said: ‘People pay good money to get that stuff removed.’
Samantha Domaille, from New South Wales, was left in stitches after she realised she accidentally waxed off her mole after a DIY treatment at home goes wrong
While another revealed: ‘I sliced mine off the back of my leg shaving… It bled for ages and I thought I was going to die but it eventually grew back through.’
And one woman added: ‘You are not alone in waxing your mole… But I am terrified of this happening to me now.’
Skin Cancer Centres explained why there are serious risks associated with trying to perform a mole removal procedure without a doctor.
‘Mainly, you have no idea whether you are removing a completely benign (safe) lesion or a malignant (cancerous) one,’ the clinic said.
At-home mole removal can also lead to infections or cause significant scarring.
From the cosmetic risk to the potential for incorrect removal and not properly diagnosing a dangerous skin cancer, trying to remove a mole at home is not advised.