Waxing

Waxing Process

Waxing is the process of removing the hair from the root. It may take 3-4 weeks before the hair is ¼ inch long, in most people. ¼ inch is the minimum length needed to wax again.

  • Strip Wax

    A piece of muslin fabric 3 x 9 is pressed into the wax and the whole strip is pulled off, grabbing the wax & hair in one transfer. Strip wax is used for large areas like, arms, back, chest & legs.

    • If needed Tim will trim hair shorter prior to waxing.
    • Tend skin may be applied to minimize irritation & disinfect the skin.
    • Tend Skin is a liquid aspirin/alcohol solution used to reduce irritation.
    • Powder is applied then wax is applied.
    • After all is waxed antiseptic products will be applied to calm and treat the skin this process is used for most areas.
  • Hard Wax

    It is designed to be less irritating to the area by- shrinking away from the body; hard wax traps the hair and leaves the skin, therefore removing less skin in the pull off action, therefore less pain & irritation. Also known as Strip-less Waxing.

    • Wax is heated and brought to optimum temperature.
    • Wax is spread evenly onto the unwanted hair area
    • After it is set for recommended time period wax will be removed, in one quick motion in the opposite direction of the hair growth
  • Numbing products

    The use of numbing agents to help reduce pain can be used. Tim uses a Benzocaine product. These products can also be purchased on line and applied at home prior to your waxing to enable a more enjoyable waxing experience of sensitive areas.

    • Chest is more pain full to wax than bikini. Tim recommends if possible to purchase “No Scream Cream” available on Amazon- apply at home.
    • This product works best on on the skin for 30 minutes prior to waxing.
    • If you are having more than one area waxed like Back and Butt then you will have enough time for the cream to be applied in the office, to the bikini area.

Men’s Bikini Wax

The area is trimmed and numbing cream is usually applied. 15-30 minutes later we wax using Hard Wax. Some melted hard wax will be put into a separate cup, when at the correct temp it is applied to the bikini area in small strips, the size of a 1-inch x 3-inch area. I usually do 2-3 strips. The wax hardens in 1-3 minutes. The skin is pulled tight and the wax is pulled off. I always offer the client the option to stop and just trim the area if the pain is too much. 95% of people say “not bad at all”. I think guys think this is going to hurt because we have all been kicked in the crotch. Waxing is not that kind of nerve pain. It also will have minimal pain sensation after waxing. Pain occurs only when the wax is being pulled off.

After the waxing is complete an after waxing product will be applied to calm sooth relax the area. Usually Neosporin cream. Bikini waxing takes 30 minutes.

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Waxing Dos and Don'ts

Guidelines, Contraindications & Recommendations
  • Waxing should not be done on areas of skin affected by warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated.  This may spread any rash or wart to other areas of the body.
  • You must wait a minimum of seven (7) days before waxing after a light chemical peel or microdermabrasion.
  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had laser skin resurfacing within the past year.
  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician administered peel within the past two (2) years.
  • If irritation should occur, it is recommended you use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to keep the area continually moist to avoid infection and scabbing
  • No sun for 12 hours following a waxing treatment- if in sun definitely use sun screen
  • Avoid hot baths and showers for 24 hours following a body waxing treatment.
  • No abrasives for 24 hours following a waxing treatment.
  • No deodorants for 24 hours following an underarm waxing treatment.
  • Avoid Tight Clothing after waxing
  • AVOID for a period of 24 hours: Sun/Tanning Beds, Chlorinated Water (pool water), Hot Water, Saunas, Deodorant with Aluminum Salt Glow or stimulating body or facial treatments

Waxing with Diabetes, Varicose Veins, Poor Circulation (Not Recommended)

Persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation are more susceptible to infection. Recommendation- apply sunscreen to any sun exposed areas. To help in ingrown hair prevention, exfoliate at home beginning 2 days after their waxing session. For continued at home care we recommend exfoliation every other shower or bath.

Prepayment of $20 is required on all 1st time appointments

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