Waxing is a form of hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back to a waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different growth cycle. Waxing regular will ensure that all the hair is gone, leaving your skin perfectly smooth.
Here is some answers to frequently asked questions about waxing so you can get the most out of your wax experience!
As these recommendations apply mostly to Brazilian/Bikini waxes, it may be true for all services
-Try not to apply lotions, body sprays, deodorants, self tanners, or any other topical creams before your appointment and avoid hot tubs and tanning beds before and after your waxing appointment.
-If you have been shaving wait a minimum of 3 weeks, or 1/4- 1/2 inch of hair growth. Don’t worry about trimming the area, I will trim to the length best for waxing.
also keep in mind for those who previously shaved, the hair cycle will take a few appointments to catch up. Meaning all of your hair may not come up on your first service.
-Brazilian waxes on your menstrual cycle is perfectly fine, as long as you have a tampon. Keep in mind that you will be more sensitive during this time, making the wax service more painful than usual.
-Exfoliating the day before your appointment will give you the most out of your waxing service by removing unwanted dead skin and allowing those ingrown hairs to penetrate the skin for optimal hair removal.
Exfoliating regular is the best way to treat and prevent ingrown hairs and having all over smoother, healthier skin. Ingrowns can be painful and may cause scarring over time, making exfoliating and ingrown hair serums/treatments an important part of your skin care routine. Exfoliating every few days, or 2-3 times per week is ideal for most skin types. Not only will this effect the after care of your waxing, but will also make for a quicker, less painful service.
-It is important to drink plenty of water and try avoiding caffeine the day of your waxing service to make your experience as painless as possible. Taking Aspirin or Ibuprofen 30 minutes before your appointment is also recommended.
-If you are new to waxing and don’t know how your skin is going to react yet, try avoiding hot tubs, swimming pools, sun exposure, saunas, tanning, or even excessive sweating the next day or two after your waxing service to prevent bacteria from being trapped in the pores.
-Redness and/or swelling is normal after your first few services, so hold off on the exfoliating for the next few days to allow the skin to go back to its normal state, between 24-48 hours. Cold compresses will help calm the area, and Hydrocortisone will help with any swelling.
-In most cases, 4-5 weeks is ideal to wait until your next body waxing service, and typically 3-4 weeks for facial waxing services. This allows the hair to grow to a length easy for the wax to remove and to prevent as many ingrown hairs as possible. Waxing too soon will not pick up the hair at all, or it can break the hair at the surface causing the hair to become ingrown.
Your personal lotions and body washes will also effect the overall health of your skin.
-Waxing while pregnant is generally fine, just okay with your doctor before you come in.
-If you are completely new to waxing and are getting this service for a big event like a wedding or a vacation it is always recommended to come in and see how your skin does about 2 months (two appointments) before your planned event. Just so the hair comes up nicer and you have a routine to take care of any ingrowns or redness following your services.
-It is also important to inform us of any skin conditions, skin treatments, medications, or topical medications/ointments you are currently using to ensure your wax is as safe as possible.
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