Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for about two to six weeks, depending on the speed of your hair growth cycles. Almost any area of the body can be waxed. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.
Strip waxing is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes the wax along with the hair.
Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing for easy removal. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin because strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does. However, finer hairs are often left behind as a result of less adhesion to the skin.
Areas that we wax here at ADMS:
- Upper Lip
WARNING: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your aesthetician. These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.
- Accutane (Acne medication) - You must be off this medication treatment course a minimum of one (1) year prior to waxing.
- Differin (Acne medication)
- Isotretinoin (See Accutane)
- Renova (See Retin A)
- Retin A (Acne and Anti-aging medication)
- Tazarac (Acne medication)
- Tretinoin (See Retin A)
- Other Acne medications not listed above
PRECAUTIONS & CONSIDERATIONS:
- Waxing is not recommended for thin, fragile, or hypersensitive skin. This can cause bruising and tearing of the skin which could lead to infection.
- Sunburned, irritated or areas with open skin cannot be waxed.
- 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 been in a tanning booth the same day.
- No sun/tanning booths for 2 days following a waxing treatment.
- No hot baths 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.
- Women may experience extra sensitivity to waxing up to a week prior to the beginning of their menstrual cycle.