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Waxing Tips, Questions and FAQ's

Of course waxing can be painful, but these hints will help make your waxing experience as pleasant as possible. Taking ibuprofen 30 to 60 minutes before waxing may cut the edge (as long as it is not contraindicated by your doctor) . The day that you come in for your waxing appointment, limit your caffeine intake as it can stimulate the nervous system which only serves to make you more anxious! Another tip for all of my female clients, try to schedule your appointment within the first 2 weeks after you have ended your cycle because this is when you are probably retaining the least amount of fluid and will be the most comfortable. All waxing can be done at any time, however keeping these tips in mind will make your experience as comfortable and as painless as possible and that is the objective.


Before Waxing


Please allow two weeks or more of growth before your appointment. The hair should be no shorter than 1/4 inch. This will ensure less tweezing and a smooth , clean wax. Before waxing do not apply self tanner, moisturizer, or any abrasive body or facial scrubs. Do not expose skin to the sun or to tanning beds prior to waxing. Stop all use of products that exfoliate or dries the skin for approximately 1 week prior to waxing to prevent tears, scabbing or burning. If there is any doubt don't use it or don't wax. Some products that are contraindicated for waxing: Accutane, Retin-A, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, Tazorac Avage, Differin, Strivectin, Renova, ProActive, Avita, benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. New products come out every day, but these are some that I'm aware of that may cause problems with the skin and waxing. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure.


After Waxing

Do Not expose skin to sun or use a tanning booth for at least 24 hours. Do Not use perfumes, deodorants or cosmetics for at least 12 hours. You may start exfoliating as soon as it is comfortable to do so when tenderness subsides. It is difficult to predict how skin will react, no matter how many precautions are taken. If you are considering having a waxing service for a special event, consider having this area waxed one month before the event as a test. This will give you an idea of how reactive your skin will be. If there is no adverse reaction, you can have the area waxed one week before the big event.


Brazilian Waxing

A brazilian bikini wax, (also known as the "landing strip" or "the playboy") removes all the hair from the labia and between the buttocks leaving only a small amount of on your mons pubis. The "full monty", (also known as "the Hollywood" or "the sphinx") is removing all of the hair entirely. You may ask yourself why anyone would choose to do this. To be honest the pain isn't as bad as you may think and the results are undeniable. An extreme bikini wax such as this should not be attempted at home! I use a low-temperature (or hard) wax for the least amount of discomfort. The wax has a taffy like consistency and is a stripless wax. The wax shrink wraps the hair and doesn't adhere to the skin making it as painless as possible. All hair should be 1/4 long in order to achieve a smooth clean wax.

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