Waxing truly is one of the best ways to temporarily remove unwanted hair. It is far more effective than shaving because it removes the hair from the root, not just from the surface of the skin. Over time, and with repeated waxing, unwanted hair grows back finer and sparser. Shaving can scrape and cut the top layer of the skin, which causes razor burn which causes unsightly irritation, it can also make the skin in that area darker (hyper-pigmentation) scalier and harder (dead skin).
How long do the results last?
After your first wax, the results can last 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the individual’s hair re-growth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week. Usually after three to four waxing treatments with no shaving in between the length of time in between services will increase significantly. If you used to shave, a few treatments may be required to see the full beneficial effects of the waxing.
Will the hair grow back thicker in those areas?
With waxing, absolutely not. This is definitely an old wives tale. The longer you wax with no shaving in between you will notice your hair starting to get thinner and more sparse.
How long does waxing take?
Depending on the body part and the density of the hair growth, your waxing appointment will take between 15 minutes to one hour.
Does it hurt?
Everyone’s tolerance for pain is different. I have found it is more the anticipation than actual pain. It also depends on the area of the body, the thinner the skin the more sensitive the area, however at Silk we use the most gentle hair removal system and do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable. Caffeine, pregnancy and menstruation can cause increased sensitivity. Taking a mild painkiller 30 minutes prior to your visit has been known to reduce pain.
Is waxing for me?
Waxing is appropriate for just about everyone. Waxing should NEVER performed on a client who is using Retin-A, Accutane, Renova, Differin or any other acne medications that thins the skin. It is the responsibility of the client to discuss any concerns, conditions or medications that may be contra-indicated for waxing with their physician first prior to getting waxe. Please be completely honest with your wax therapist about all allergies and medications you are taking – it is for your protection.
What kind of wax do you use?
Nufree is the gold standard in hair removal and is carried by thousands of professional salons throughout the world. It was developed over 25 years ago to help plastic surgeons remove hair from a patient before surgery. Here are just a few of the reasons why Nufree is the most effective hair removal treatment in the world.
- Nufree is never sticks to the skin.
- Nufree is self-preserving antibacterial/antimicrobial
so its safe, clean and germ free.
- Nufree is completely BOTANICAL and safe for the entire body.
- Nufree doesn’t dry and can be erased any time!
- Nufree is scientifically tested and uses no animal products.