Waxing Information & Benefits
Waxing is a semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. Over time, hair in waxed areas regrows lighter and sparser or not at all. the results can last 3 to 6 weeks depending on the individual’s hair regrowth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week.
The Hair Growth Cycle
Hair grows from the follicle, or root, underneath the skin. The hair is ‘fed’ by blood vessels at the base of the follicle, which give it the nourishment it needs to grow. Between starting to grow and falling out years later, each hair passes through four stages: anagen, catagen, telogen and exogen. Every hair is at a different stage of the growth cycle.
Leg waxing should not be performed on clients who have vericose veins, phlebitis or diabetes.
Facial waxing should not be performed on clients who have any of the following contraindications;
⦁ recent chemical peels using glycolic,salucylic, or other acid-based products
⦁ recent microdermabrasion, injectables (Botox or other dermal fillers)
⦁ recent cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
⦁ rosacea or very sensitive skin
⦁ history of fever blisters or cold sores
⦁ presence of pustules or papules on area to be waxed
⦁ exfoliating topical medication including Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, Differin,Azelex, other peeling agents, or vitamin A topical products
⦁ Hydroquinone for skin lightning
⦁ topical or oral cortisone medication
⦁ Accutane or other acne medications
⦁ blood-thinning medications
If you have any of these contraindications you may not be a good candidate for waxing.