You may experience a little bit of redness and a prickly heat type rash to appear. This should disappear after a few hours and is normally due to a histamine reaction.
Because waxing removes the hair at the root, it’s important that you keep the area clean and bacteria free. This means:
As you skin closes over the follicles, the next consideration is to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs.
This is when new, often softer hair can get trapped under the skin. Here are a few tips to avoid this situation:
If you’re a first-time or occasional waxer you will likely notice some new hair growth within 2-3 weeks due to the naturally staggered hair growth cycle.
Regular waxing will leave the area hair free for 3 – 6 weeks. Over time the density of hair in the waxed area may start to decrease as well.
Wondering what to do if you are on a prescription for your skin and you simply must have a wax?
First, always let your esthetician know BEFORE she applies the wax that you are using a prescription skin care medication.
Second, follow the guide below to ensure a successful waxing experience!
Moral of this story: If you are using any prescription skin medications please be sure to inform your esthetician before receiving a wax!