Waxing is a popular method of semi-permanent hair removal. It’s perfect for eliminating unwanted hair quickly and efficiently. After waxing, new hairs will take more time to grow back than after shaving. This is because the hair’s root is being removed from your skin, instead of just being trimmed.
Before coming in, make sure that your hair is long enough for waxing. For best results, your hair must be at least a quarter inch long to avoid leaving you with unwanted stubble. This is often at around five weeks since your last wax and a month since you last shaved. In addition, warm water and a gentle exfoliation will prepare your skin to allow the hair follicles to be removed more easily.
Clients often wonder if the procedure will hurt and pain thresholds do vary from person to person. Taking a Tylenol thirty to forty-five minutes prior to your wax may help to ease any pain you may experience.
At Breeze Laser & Medi-Spa, we’ve been asked every question in the book, so please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any concerns about your visit. If it’s your first time waxing, you’ve had previous negative reactions to waxing, or if it’s your time of the month, we’ll always do our best to make it a positive and comfortable experience.
Aftercare at home
Following your treatment, you may notice some redness around the areas that were waxed. This is normal and should subside in one or two days, depending on your hair thickness and skin sensitivity. If you’re worried about irritation, ask us about which aftercare methods we recommend for your skin type.
After a wax, it’s important to be careful not to suffocate your pores and keep them clean. Wearing loose clothing and avoiding sweat and chlorine for 24 hours after your wax will allow your pores to breathe.