If you’re thinking about getting waxed, you may have many questions. What exactly is waxing? How long does it last? Is it painful? We at Glamour Med Spa and Beauty Bar are here to answer all of your questions. Stay between the lines to learn everything about the popular hair removal method that is waxing.
Waxing is a hair removal method that involves applying a sticky wax to the skin, then pulling the wax off along with the hair. The most common type of waxing is called “strip waxing,” which is what you typically think of when you think of waxing, i.e., someone spreading hot wax on your leg and then ripping it off. However, there are other types of waxing, such as “hard waxing” and “sugar waxing.”
What are the benefits of waxing?
Waxing has several advantages that include the following;
- Waxing removes hair at the root, so it takes longer to grow back than shaving.
- Waxing can leave the skin feeling smooth and exfoliated.
- Regular waxing can lead to thinner, less visible hair growth over time.
- Waxing can be done in a salon or at home; it only needs to be done every 4-6 weeks.
- Waxing allows precise hair removal, making it a good option for shaping eyebrows or other areas with tiny, hard-to-reach hairs.
- Over time, waxing can be less expensive than other hair removal methods like electrolysis or laser hair removal.
How to prepare for waxing AT A GLAMOUR MED SPA AND BEAUTY BAR?
Waxing is a convenient way of hair removal; it needs the following steps to prepare for waxing;
The prerequisites for wax hair removal are to grow your hair that allows you to wax. Hair should be at least a quarter of an inch long for the wax to grip and remove it effectively. It is essential to exfoliate the area to be waxed a day or two before your appointment to help remove dead skin cells, which makes the process even more effective. The staff at Glamour Med Spa and Beauty Bar makes sure that the area to be waxed is clean and free of oils and lotions. Taking a shower or bath before your appointment help open your pores and make it easier to remove the hair. It is always advised to avoid tight clothing, especially in the area that was waxed, to prevent irritation. To ensure the best and safest service, it is vital to inform us of any skin conditions or allergies you may have before waxing. Also, avoid sun exposure or tanning beds 24-48 hours before and after waxing, as it can make skin more sensitive.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR WAXING?
For smooth, hairless skin, you need to book a waxing appointment at Glamour Med Spa and Beauty Bar. Here’s a guide about what you can expect during your appointment.
First, your esthetician will clean the area that will be waxed. The next step is the application of a thin layer of wax to your skin. Once the wax is applied, the aesthetician will press down a strip of cloth over it. Next, they will quickly pull the strip off, taking the hair with it. You may experience some redness and swelling after your waxing appointment, but don’t worry – this is normal! Always avoid sun exposure and hot showers immediately after your treatment.
What to expect during and after waxing?
If you’ve never been to Glamour Med Spa and Beauty Bar before, you may wonder what to expect during and after your first waxing service. Firstly, our highly trained estheticians will talk to you to elaborate on the best course of action for your needs. After making you feel as comfortable as possible, we efficiently remove unwanted hair. Depending on the area being waxed, numbing cream is applied to minimize any discomfort. After your service is complete, we’ll give you aftercare instructions specific to your skin type. Clients with sensitive skin may need to avoid sun exposure or exfoliation for a day or two post-wax. In general, avoiding hot showers, saunas, or working out immediately after waxing is advised to keep pores clean and prevent irritation. These simple steps will ensure a smooth, long-lasting result from Glamour Med Spa and Beauty Bar experience!
How Long Does Waxing Last?
One of the great things about waxing is that it lasts much longer than shaving. Depending on your hair growth cycle, you can usually expect your hair to stay gone for 3-6 weeks. And the more you wax, the less hair will grow back each time because each time you wax, the hair follicles become weaker and eventually stop growing back altogether. So, waxing is worth considering if you’re looking for a long-lasting hair removal solution!
Is Waxing Painful?
This is the question we get asked most often about waxing. And the answer is…it depends. Some people find that waxing hurts more than others. It also depends on which body part you’re having waxed— sensitive areas like the bikini line or underarms tend to be more painful than less sensitive areas like the legs or arms.
There are ways to minimize the pain of waxing. First, ensure that the person doing your wax is experienced and gentle. Second, take a pain reliever like ibuprofen about 30 minutes before your appointment to help numb the area. Finally, try to relax as much as possible during the procedure—we know it’s easier said than done, but trust us, it’ll help!
We hope this guide has answered all of your questions about waxing! As you can see, it’s a relatively simple process with many great benefits. Waxing is worth considering if you’re looking for a long-lasting hair removal solution that doesn’t require any maintenance between treatments. Just remember to find an experienced technician who uses gentle techniques. Book your initial appointment for further information on the possibilities that Glamour Med Spa and Beauty Bar offers.