Questions and Answers about Waxing
|How long should my hair be prior to waxing?
Hair should be over ¼ inch long. Usually you will need to stop shaving 2 weeks prior to the appointment.
|How long before hair reappears?
Generally between 3 and 8 weeks. Less hair re-grows and it is generally finer. Eventually some hair never re-grows.
|How can the pain or discomfort be minimized?
A simple way to minimize the discomfort is to take ibuprofen and *No Scream Cream* one hour prior to being waxed. Most men and women find that the combination will greatly reduce the pain and also take the “edge” off.
|Are there any health precautions to keep in mind with waxing?
Some physicians do not recommend hair waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection.
Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Accutane are advised not to use hair waxing on the face as these medications tend to weaken the skin and tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed.
|What should I do at home between appointments?
Do not use any exfoliation products for the first 24 hours after your appointment. After that, continue to use any of your regular home care products. We recommend Tend Skin for those who suffer from ingrown hairs. Tend Skin is a topical product that is used daily on the areas that have been waxed.
|Will my skin get red after waxing?
Most people will notice a pink color immediately following a wax procedure. This will generally go away after the first hour. For some, the redness will last the first day. Please consult your esthetician if redness lasts longer than 24 hours.