Waxing is one of the best methods for temporary unwanted hair removal.It lasts longer than shaving because the hair is pulled out from the root as opposed to cutting the hair on the skin surface. The hair grows back finer and if waxing over time the hair will grow back sparser or not at all in some cases.Shaping and tidying eyebrows using wax is quicker than tweezing and is also less painful than threading.IPL, Laser & Electrolysis can be pricey, painful, time consuming and not always effective.
Does waxing hurt?
In short, yes. Unless you have a high threshold for pain you are going to feel some discomfort. The first time always hurts the most because your skin is not used to it, but after the first you will notice a lot less pain from waxing thereafter. Your therapist will guide you through breathing techniques and it is in your best interests to just keep breathing. If you are self conscious or tense, it is going to hurt more than it needs to. Also, some clients take ibuprofen (as directed) 20-30 minutes before their appointment and I am told that this can take the edge off however, like any over-the-counter medication it should be taken as directed. Most people expect it to be more painful then it actually is and when they realise that, they never look back!
Is there any reason why I shouldn't wax?
Like any treatment, there are contraindications to waxing. When you visit a salon for the first time you are normally given a consult form to fill out. One section of this form will ask if any of the following are relevant to you:- Diabetes- Varicose Veins- Thyroid Condition- Skin-thinning Medications: Accutane, Retine-A, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, Tazorac Avage, Differin, Strivectin, Renova, Proactive, Avita, benzoyl peroxide & salicylic acid. (These are only some of the products we are aware of that may cause a problem and new ones can come along daily. Your skin is important to you and us – so please check with your doctor if you have any doubts).
What area's can I have waxed?
Many areas of the body may be waxed. We generally don't wax head hair, nose hair, men's beards and moustaches.
How often should I wax?
This depends on the area being waxed and how fast your hair grows (which is dependent on many things including season, medication, hormonal changes, and medical conditions).On average, every four to six weeks is recommended for body waxing. The 3mm rule does not apply to facial waxing. On average, every three weeks is recommended for facial waxing.