Waxing contraindications: Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair by the root. New hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair. Wax applies at just the right temperature and thickness for perfect results every time. Wax is applied thinly over the skin using the wax cartridge. A cloth or paper strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair. It will feel like a plaster being pulled off quickly. Pain tolerance will depend on each individual client. However if you know you don’t tolerate pain easily then take a couple of pain relief tablets (that you have used before and have had no reaction to previously) about an hour prior to treatment and this should reduce the pain somewhat.
Contra-indications that PREVENT waxing: Contagious skin condition – wait for the condition to clear before waxing,Thin or fragile skin – can cause bruising and tearing of the skin which may lead to infection,Use of steroid medication – this can cause a thinning of the skin. Waxing should not be done whilst using such medication, and not until 3 months after completing the treatment,Unidentified lumps or swelling,Previous allergic reaction to treatment.
Contra-indications that may RESTRICT waxing: Raised moles and skin tags. Wax should not be applied directly over them, Abrasions, bites, broken skin, bruises – avoid waxing the affected area until healed,Varicose veins – do not wax over the affected area
Immediate aftercare: The waxed area may be red and there may be some blood spots, especially where the hairs are strong, i.e. on the bikini line or underarm. An afterwax cream containing aloe vera will be applied to help cool the skin, reduce the redness and keep the skin moisturized. Aftercare for a period of 24 hours following treatment :No sunbathing or sunbeds, Avoid bathing in sea or swimming pool,Do not take a hot bath or shower, a cool one is absolutely fine, Do not use deodorant/antiperspirant, Avoid tight clothing, Do not use perfumed products on the area, No make-up or self tanning preparations, Do not keep touching or picking at the area.
Long term care advice: Look after your skin on your body as you would on your face,Lots of moisturizer will stop the skin becoming too dry, especially in the winter months, Sloughing the skin with a loofah in the shower will help to keep the blood circulation stimulated, bringing lots of oxygen and nutrients to the skin to keep it in good condition, Massage will help remove the build-up of toxins in the skin and keep the area both nourished and smooth, Exfoliating the skin will help to stop the hairs becoming ingrown, Gentle exercise, regular sleeping patterns and eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, whilst cutting down on smoking and alcohol and drinking lots of water, really does work and not just for the face.