It is necessary to wait a minimum of 2 weeks after shaving to have a waxing service performed. We use the best pre- and post products with our waxing services, however, some pain can be expected. Everyone's pain tolerance is different as are the hairs, but we do everything possible to ensure the most pain-free experience possible. Sunburned skin should be completely healed before waxing and sun exposure should be kept to a minimum for at least 48 hours after waxing, and longer if possible.
You may take an ibuprofen 30 minutes before your appointment to help alleviate pain, but this is not necessary. We also have numbing cream available to add on to your body waxing service, which helps numb the top layers of your skin but it does not completely numb you to the point where you will not feel anything.
It is okay to wax when it's that time of the month, but it's a lot less painful when it's not! ;) Waxing during and within a few days before and after your cycle, your pain receptors are much more sensitive and increased pain should be expected. Waxing when pregnant is completely ok, but if you have concerns you may check with your doctor. We wax women that are 40 weeks pregnant! There is more sensitivity while pregnant, but it is completely tolerable!
We recommend waxing every 4 weeks on the dot to ensure the best results possible! Once you become a regular waxer, your hairs may become finer and less dense. Hair growth cycles come in 4 week waves for most people, and this is why it is so important to stick to a 4 week schedule. It is recommended to pre-book your appointments to help ensure the best availability for you!
Waxing is not suitable for anyone that is currently on Accutane or that has been on it within the past year. Prescription and OTC retinols and Retin-A's should be avoided for a minimum of two weeks before your waxing, and possibly longer depending on your skin type. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to call us and speak to one of our Estheticians.
Diabetes, hemophilia and other medical conditions could be a contraindication for waxing and definitely need to be disclosed on your intake form as well as to your Esthetician.