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Waxing is our non-permanent solution to hair removal. This is for clients who still wants to wax the areas NOT treated with laser or thermolysis, or those still deciding on permanent hair reduction methods! Our waxing specialist will focus on waxing your hair away.

More about waxing

Waxing is a method of hair removal where the hair is removed from the root.  New hair will usually only appear through the skin again after an approximate period of four to six weeks (although some people’s hair grows back quicker due to different hair growth cycles in every person.)  The hair is removed by covering the area with a sticky substance called “wax” to ensure the body hair sticks to it, and then the wax is quickly removed.  Through this action the hair is pulled out from the follicle.

Almost any area of the body can be waxed, from top to toe!  Please request our pricelist for a detailed overview of the areas.

Types of waxing

Many types of waxing are available for removing unwanted hair, but we will only explain what we use at our clinic due to the efficacy of the method.

  • Strip Waxing

    Strip waxing (also called soft wax) is when you spread a wax thinly over the skin. We use a warm wax for this as the wax then spreads easily over the skin. A paper strip is then applied in the direction of the hair growth and made sure that it adheres to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is quickly taken off against the direction of hair growth which removes the wax and the hair from the skin.  The hair needs to be at least ¼ long or visible from the skin to adhere to the strip properly.

  • Hard Waxing

    Hard wax (also sometimes referred to as stripless wax) is used without a strip, because as it is applied, it actually wraps the hair and becomes harder and then act as a strip in itself.  This wax is softened or heated to the perfect temperature for waxing which makes it easy to spread over your skin and is more effective at removing most hair.  A big advantage of the warm wax is that it lessens the pain of waxing. The wax is applied in the direction of hair growth (but in a thicker layer than soft wax) and is then quickly removed in the opposite direction.  With hard wax the hair is also recommended to be at least ¼ long, but it may remove hair a little bit shorter.  This hard wax is recommended for people with sensitive skin.

Contraindications

If you struggle with some of the following or went through a process mentioned below, you might be more prone to “skin lifting”, where the top layer of the skin is torn away during treatment

• Recent sunburn
• Recent surgical peel, microdermabrasion or chemical peel using glycolic, alpha hydroxy, salicylic acid, or other acid-based products.
• Taking drugs for autoimmune diseases like lupus.
• Taking prednisone or steroids.
• Psoriasis, eczema, or other chronic skin diseases.
• Recent cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.
• Recent laser skin treatment.
• Severe varicose leg veins.
• Rosacea or very sensitive skin.
• History of fever blisters or cold sores
• Using any peeling agent like Trevino or Tazaronene
• Blood thinning medications

Things to remember when waxing

While waxing is a good temporary solution for hair removal, there is some drawbacks to it.

Painful – Although it is painful, we will try our best to make it the least painful possible.

Some people experience ingrown hairs.  If this is the case and you continuously get it, it might be time to strongly consider laser hair removal.  All our clients who struggled with ingrown hairs, does not experience this anymore.  If there were marks left from the ingrown hairs, this marks eventually also fade away when our clients start with laser hair removal. (Please see our laser hair removal tab for more info)

Some people experience red bumps or minor bleeding, if this is the case with you, please let us know so that we can evaluate if you are a candidate for waxing or if we should monitor it for future purposes.

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