If you're a novice when it comes to waxing, then the lead-up to an appointment can be nerve-racking. Is it going to hurt? How long will the procedure take? How long will the results last? For all of the uninitiated out there, here are answers to six of the most common questions about the exciting (and sometimes painful) world of waxing.
Unfortunately, waxing is painful, especially for people who are new to the process or who don't get it done often. Luckily, there are pre-wax numbing kits that will help to numb the area and dull the pain of the procedure. Additionally, some experts recommend taking painkillers, like aspirin or Tylenol, about half an hour before your waxing treatment.
While the pain may be annoying, you can't deny the benefits of waxing. Typically, hair doesn't grow back for two or three weeks following treatment. So if you're annoyed with having to shave every day or two, waxing offers a great solution.
Waxing treatments are usually over and done with fairly quickly. For a bikini wax, the average time is around twenty minutes, and getting your legs done can take roughly double that. As you might expect, the smaller the area being treated, the less time it takes.
Is waxing superior to shaving or lasering? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Lasering can be painful, time-consuming, and the results aren't guaranteed. Conversely, shaving is a surefire hair removal method, but it requires constant upkeep and there's always the risk of painful nicks and cuts. Ultimately, waxing does have downsides, but so do the alternatives.
For starters, you need to make sure that your hair is long enough to be waxed. Generally, letting your hair grow out to about a quarter of an inch is a good rule of thumb. Also, it's a good idea to drink plenty of water before your appointment. This added hydration will make sure that you skin is plump and supple, allowing the hairs to slide out easier.
After getting waxed, you should avoid irritating the affected area, so you may need to skip going to the gym for a day or two. To cut down on the discomfort, you may want to rub some aloe or a soothing moisturizer on your skin. Also, in between appointments it's important to make sure that you exfoliate and moisture to keep ingrown hairs from forming and dead skin cells from building up.
While people often get nervous before a waxing session, most of the time they find that their fears were unfounded. Waxing may have a troubled reputation, but as long as you go to a trustworthy establishment with professional technicians, your waxing treatment should be a breeze.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!