* The hair should be at least 1/4 inch long if it is previously unshaven (virgin hair).
* The hair should be 1/2 inch long if previously shaven and coarse which is about 10-14 days growth.
* Exfoliate the area with loofah before waxing, however not on the same day of the appointment.
* Avoid ultravoilet rays (tanning, sun booth) 48 hours before your appointment, and 48 hours after the service.
* Client should lift ingrown hairs, leaving the hair in the hair follicles to heal 4-7 days before waxing.
Medication - Caution
Clients who are on prescription medication listed below should discontinue taking the medication four weeks before any waxing treatment. For facial services the medicines include:
Retin-A, Accutane, and Differin - These products can cause the skin to become fragile and dehydrated. The Adverse skin reaction will look like a burn and possibly lift the skin.
Tetracycline - This medication is found in birth-control pills. This medication can cause adverse skin reaction and should be discontinued two weeks before any waxing treatment.
Blood thinners - Cumadin, Warfarin and epilepsy treatment can cause easy bruising.
Hair typical can regrow in 6 to 8 weeks. Waxing removes hair from below the skin at the root. When hair grows back it is softer hair. When removed at the root it takes longer to regrow. Continual waxing treatments cause the hair follicle to become weaker. The result is longer regrowth time and a reduction in hair growth.
Waxing is an efficient way to remove unwanted hair. Waxing can cause discomfort for the client. With training and practice a technician can become a "speed waxer" shortening the service time. A shorter waxing service time means minimal discomfort to the client, ultimately less pain.
Before treatment begins. Pleases disclose any medical conditions listed below that applies to you.
Blood and Circulation disorders such as Thrombosis can cause easy skin bruising.
Cancer treatments - Chemotherapy and radiation treatments can increase skin sensitivity.
Epilepsy medication can cause easy skin bruising.
Diabetes - Client with diabetes should consult with physician about severity of condition and healing and sign a release form.
Fractures and sprains - The area around the fractures and sprains should not be treated until completely healed.
Herpes Simplex (cold sore) - Prophylactic medication should be taken before waxing. Client with active outbreak should not be waxing.
Inflamed or irritated skin should not be treated.
Pregnancy - It is ok to receive waxing treatment during pregnancy. Clients should be aware that the skin will become much more sensitive during pregnancy, therefore more painful for some women. Please consult your physician first before booking an appointment for waxing treatment.
Menstrual Cycle: It is ok to receive waxing treatment one week before or one week after your period. Clients should be aware of acute skin sensitivity at this time of the month. Always consult your physician before waxing treatment.