Waxing after care
Please follow the
guidelines below to ensure your skin is cared for properly over the next
few days. 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. Some spot bleeding can occur during a waxing service.
Because the hair
is being pulled from the follicle, it may take some of the follicle with
it. This is very normal and only lasts for a second or two. The
coarser the hair, the higher the incidence is. Also some outside factors
may contribute to "pin prick bleeding". Antiseptic should be applied
and bleeding should cease within a few minutes. If you experience
persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact me.
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 therapist.
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 any product.
ingrown hairs: starting a few days after your appointment, gently scrub
the skin 3 times a week in the bath or shower using a loofah or
exfoliating mitt. Apply a toner containing salicylic acid on the waxed area every night to prevent bumps and ingrown hair from occurring. Also moisturize the area every day, which will keep
the skin supple and help new hairs to grow through normally.
may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so. It can take
up to 6 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives
best results. Hair needs to be at least 1/2 in long before it can be
successfully removed by waxing; please do not shave between your
appointments. To maintain your smooth appearance, I recommend regular
waxing every 4-6 weeks.
**Feel free to call or contact me with any questions or concerns!