Waxing is a way to remove hair from the root. Regrowth will occur, and most people will need to do the waxing every 4-6 weeks depending on the area of the body. It has been proven very effective in removing large amounts of hair and has softer re-growth compared to shaving which results in hard stubble due to stimulation of razor on the pores.
Waxing can be uncomfortable in sensitive areas, or for people with sensitive skin. It is also common to experience redness, puffiness, bumps or irritation after waxing, however these subside in a few hours, if not within the same day.
Types of Waxing
Warm wax uses heated wax spread thinly over the skin. A paper strip is then applied and pressed firmly to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair.
Hot wax also uses heated wax applied with no paper strips. The wax hardens then cools allowing direct removal by a skilled therapist without the aid of strips.
The following factors are known to make those who are waxed more likely to have adverse reactions. If you have any of these please let Setsuko know.
- Psoriasis, eczema, or other chronic skin diseases
- Recent sunburn
- Recent cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
- Recent laser skin treatment
- Severe varicose leg veins
- Rosacea or very sensitive skin
- Using Trevino, Tazaronene, or any other peeling agent
- Recent surgical peel, microdermabrasion or chemical peel
- Roaccutane (You cannot have waxing during and after 6 months of taking the medication)
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For more information on any of our laser hair removal or waxing services, or to book an appointment, please contact our friendly team today.