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Waxing

Benefits of Waxing

Across the UK, male waxing has become the norm for hair free skin.  Most common waxing areas to be treated are the eyebrows, back, chest and the

Brazilian.  For the ladies it is eyebrows, under arms and legs.

Waxing is a cheap, safe & temporary  hair removal treatment.  With regular treatments hair growth can become softer and sparse.  No waxing treatment is ever pain free, the hair is removed from the root by a peelable hot wax that shrinks around the hair or a warm wax that is removed with a paper/fabric strip.

Beautician waxing a woman's leg applying a strip of material over the hot wax to remove the hairs

Why have waxing……

Partners prefer the soft smooth skin

Increases self-confidence

To show off piercings & tattoos

Improved appearance and enhanced muscle definition

Waxing of intimate areas heightens sensitivity

Being hair free feels cleaner and cooler

Reduces body odour in hot climates

Great for swim wear and sporting activities

Some Contra-indications to a waxing treatment

Rashes, broken skin, inflammation, swelling or pus

Eczema, psoriasis, warts, herpes

Very thin or sensitive skin, nerve damage

Varicose veins, phlebitis

Recent operations, scar tissue

Allergies

Epilepsy

Diabetes

Recent skin peels, microdermabrasion, IPL or laser treatments

Sunburn or recent use of sunbeds

Sugaring: epilation with liquate sugar at legs.

Waxing Aftercare Advice

After any wax treatment you may experience slight soreness, small bumps and redness.

Keep the waxed area clean, dry and avoid heat and friction for the first 24-48 hours.

No hot baths or showers (cool water only)

No sauna, steam or hot tubs

No tanning, sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tan lotions

No swimming in chlorinated pools

No sport, gym or other vigorous exercise

Do not apply any deodrants, body sprays, perfumes or lotions to the waxed areas

Avoid touching or scratching the treated area with unwashed hands

Wear clean, loose fitting clothing

Do not shave, tweeze or use hair removal creams between treatments

To soothe and protect the skin, apply antiseptic cream twice a day for three days

Use an antibacterial skin wash to help prevent infection

Gently exfoliate the skin 2-3 times per week

Moisturise daily to keep the skin soft and supple.  This will allow the new hairs to grow through the skin with out becoming trapped and causing an ingrown hair.

First time waxers may experience acne-like breakouts in the days that follow a treatment.

You may notice a small amount of regrowth after one week as it can take up to four regular waxing treatments to get a hair growth cycle that gives the best results.