Waxing is a safe and effective
method of removing unwanted facial and body hair using
heated wax. The warm wax is applied to the desired area
using a wooden applicator, the wax is quickly removed
along with the unwanted hair.
What is the appropiate length of hair for waxing?
1/4 inch of growth should
be present for effective waxing. Approximatley 10-14
days of hair growth.
Are there risks to waxing?
If you are using any vitamin-A
based products such as Retin-A, Renova, or Differin,
or if you use products containing glycolic acid, salicylic
acid or any other preparation designed to peel the skin,
please refrain from using them at least 48 hours prior
to and after your waxing service.
should not be performed on individuals who have used
Accutane within the last year (minimum). Please inform
me of the use of any of these products within the last
6 months. If you are experiencing dry skin or have been
exposed to the outdoors (wind and sun) please inform
me at the time of service. Avoid sun exposure/tanning
for at least 2 days prior and post.
aspirin and other blood thinners. An over-the-counter
pain medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen can be
taken one hour prior to waxing. Remember, even if all
these tips are followed there can still be some post-waxing
irritation due to hormones, stress, general skin sensitivity
or other factors. Therefore, for special occasions,
it is best to schedule your waxing at least 5 days prior.
often should I get a facial treatment?
depends on what you are trying to accomplish with your
skin. Once a month is common along with proper maintnance
at home, unless you get a series of treatments that
require you to do it more often.