Waxing Frequently Asked Questions
WHY WAX AT ALL?
Waxing is one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. It is more effective than shaving because it removes hair from the roots, not just from the skin’s surface. If waxed regularly over time, hair in waxed areas regrows lighter and sparser. For facial waxing, the removal of unwanted facial hair allows for a more youthful look and makeup goes on smoother and better. Brow shaping can really open up the eyes and a great shape can dramatically change your appearance.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE WAXED?
Waxing can be done on almost any part of the body. A small area can be patch tested first for sensitivity. Most popular waxed areas for women are Brazilian or bikini, legs, underarms and eyebrows; for men it's the chest and back.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
After a client’s first waxing, the results can last 4 - 6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair regrowth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week. With regular waxing, the length of time between treatments will increase.
WILL THE HAIR GROW BACK THICKER?
No. Regular and continued waxing usually results in sparser and finer hair regrowth.
ARE THERE ANY HEALTH PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP IN MIND?
Accutane Clients: AVOID all waxing while on Accutane and for a minimum of 12 months after coming off the medication or consult your dermatologist about when to proceed.
Some physicians do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to skin lifting and prolonged healing.
Facial waxing is not recommended for clients currently using Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications or stop for 7 days prior to waxing. *Individuals all react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.
Please be completely honest with your skin care therapist about all allergies and medications you are taking - it is for your protection.
Women may experience extra sensitivity up to a week prior to the beginning of their menstrual cycle.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF WAXING, AND HOW CAN THEY BE MINIMIZED?
Although we can not predict or guarantee who may react, most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root during waxing causing some hairs to grow out faster. Please follow these guidelines to minimize irritation and possible breakouts.
Treat skin gently afterwards - no sun exposure, abrasives or exfoliation for 24-48 hours on the area. Wear sun screen. Recently waxed areas are prone to hyperpigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and other heated sources for at least 48 hours.
Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofahs until at least 24 hours after waxing the area.
Regular exfoliation may be helpful for those prone to ingrown hairs on the body.
Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.
Sunburned, irritated or thin skin areas should not be waxed.
WHAT TYPE OF WAX PRODUCTS ARE USED?
Only the best and most gentle waxes are used for all our waxing procedures.
Brazilian Waxing Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BIKINI WAX AND A BRAZILIAN WAX?
A standard bikini wax is more conservative and generally involves removing hair to just inside the pantie or swimsuit line. Hair removal is limited to the top and sides of the bikini line. The Brazilian technique is getting more and more popular. Brazilian waxing refers to hair removal from the entire pubic region from front to back. An option for apprehensive first-timers is to start with a bikini wax and gradually work your way to a Brazilian on future visits.
WHAT IS BRAZILIAN WAXING?
This is a very intimate type of waxing and is getting more and more popular to attain clean, smooth and soft skin. Brazilian waxing refers to hair removal from the entire pubic region from front to back. Most women prefer to take it all off, but some leave a small patch of hair in the pubic area. Many women request a Brazilian wax because it gives a neat, clean, close wax and the freedom to wear even the most revealing swimwear and lingerie.
WHAT DO I WEAR DURING A BRIZILIAN WAXING?
You will be asked to remove all clothing from the waist down and a towel will be provided to drape over you until you are ready to be waxed. Removing your underwear will ensure that you will get the maximum results. Upon request a disposable bikini thong can be provided. To achieve the best results, the waxing will be done without any underwear.
WHY IS IT BETTER THAN OTHER HAIR REMOVAL TECHNIQUES?
As a temporary hair removal technique, it is certainly the best way to remove your hair leaving your skin feeling smooth and soft.
It is more effective than shaving because it removes hair from the roots, not just from the skin’s surface.
It has longer lasting results than shaving or creams.
It reduces ingrown hairs that can often occur from shaving.
The hair often grows back finer and sparser with regular waxing.
HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE A BRAIZIAN WAX?
The only thing about waxing is that you have to wait until your hair grows to a certain length (usually 1/4 inch). It depends on the individual, but usually anywhere between 3-6 weeks.
DOES BRAZILIAN WAXING HURT?
Yes, but only during the waxing procedure when the wax is pulled off, then the pain subsides right away. How much it hurts depends on the individual. Most people expect it to hurt more that it does and gradually it gets better if you are waxing regularly.