Hair grows at different rates. When you have an area of your body waxed, hair that is below the skin’s surface is not removed (unlike with treatments such as laser hair removal), so you may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so. This is anagen hair – soft new hair. Also note that due to distorted follicles, sometimes caused by tweezing, waxing or natural causes, it is not always possible to destroy the papilla (from which the hair grows) with the first treatment. It can take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives the best results.
Please note: Some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24-48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation or if you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
After your wax:
Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24-48 hours. This means:
No hot baths or showers (cool to lukewarm water only).
No saunas, hot tubs or steam treatments.
No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans)
No sport, gym work or other exercise.
Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
Wear clean, loose fitting clothes.
Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.
Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions, or other products to the area other than those recommended by your esthetician.
To soothe and protect the skin, apply an antiseptic cream to the waxed area regularly for 3 days following your treatment. Always wash your hands before applying the product.
To prevent ingrown hairs: starting a few days after your waxing appointment, gently scrub the skin 3 times a week in the bath or shower using a loofah or exfoliating mitt. Also, moisturize the area every day, which will keep the skin supple and help new hairs to grow through normally.
Hair needs to be at least 1/4 inch long before it can be successfully removed by waxing; please do not shave between your appointments. To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks.