Samantha Domaille accidentally waxes her birthmark after a DIY treatment at home goes horribly wrong
‘It’s just sitting there in the wash’: Young woman, 24, accidentally waxes off her MOL after DIY treatment at home goes horribly wrong
- A woman trying a facial wax at home accidentally removes her birthmark
- Samantha Domaille, 24, from New South Wales, describes her dilemma on TikTok
- She was in a knot when she realized she had her beauty spot waxed on her chin
- While many urged her to see a doctor, others shared their own horror stories
A young woman who has tried a facial wax at home accidentally removes her birthmark after a DIY at home treatment goes horribly wrong.
Samantha Domaille, from New South Wales, shared her dilemma in a now viral TikTok video after realizing that she had waxed her beauty spot on her chin.
“I can’t laugh because it pulls the hair, but I’m actually terrified,” the 24-year-old said as she showed herself in stitches.
She held up a small strip of wax and explained, “Look, that used to be a mole and now it’s just in this patch of laundry. That’s my birthmark, it’s gone, what the hell.
“I just waxed off a whole mole. Look at it, it’s in the wash. I just want to know how this happened? And why are these things happening to me?’
Samantha Domaille, from New South Wales, shared her dilemma in a viral TikTok video
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Samantha said she is “feeling good” after the waxing failed.
‘There have been no reactions. I’ve waxed my face at home several times, but this was the first time I’d ever tried waxing over a mole,” she explains.
“I think I’ll give it a few days to see if it starts to shed before I go to the doctor.”
Her video has since been viewed more than 250,000 times and many want to know why she put a wax strip over her birthmark in the first place.
“I was aware that the hair grew that you could only see at certain angles because I could never epilate them,” Samantha replied with a laughing emoji.
Some asked her if she had mistaken the mole for a pimple, to which she replied, “It’s definitely a mole. I’ve had it all my life and had it checked at a skin clinic once before.’
Many urged her to see a doctor as a precaution, while others suggested applying petroleum jelly to moles the next time she tries a homemade face wax so the strip doesn’t “stick to them.”
“You’re good, my sister scratched mine when I was four. Not dead yet,” one woman explained, as one of them said, “People pay good money to get that stuff out.”
Samantha Domaille, from New South Wales, was left in stitches after realizing she accidentally waxed her birthmark after a DIY at-home treatment went awry
While another revealed: “I cut 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.”
And one woman added, “You’re not the only one waxing your mole… But I’m terrified this is happening to me right now.”
Skin cancer centers explained why there are serious risks associated with attempting a mole removal procedure without a doctor.
“You especially have no idea whether you are removing a completely benign (safe) lesion or a malignant (cancerous) one,” the clinic said.
Home mole removal can also lead to infections or cause significant scarring.
From the cosmetic risk to the potential for improper removal and failing to correctly diagnose a dangerous skin cancer, removing a mole at home is not recommended.