A combination of a high-quality soft wax (removed with a soft paper strip) and a high-quality hard wax (solidifies and removed in one piece without the need for a paper strip) may be used for your comfort. Hot wax only is used for underarms, chin and upper lip waxes. Waxes used are either Wax:one or Australian Jax Wax.
Contraindications include but are not restricted to: condition for which you are currently receiving medical treatment, any prescribed medication that may have an affect on skin sensitivity or blood, cardiovascular conditions (e.g. thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, hypotension, angina, pacemaker) undiagnosed lumps & bumps on area to be waxed; hepatitis b or c; heart medication eg blood thinners; recent haemorrhage; loss of sensation (eg in diabetics); cancer patients (medical consent required); lymphoedema; haemophilia; diabetes, trapped/pinched nerve, some nervous or psychotic conditions, recent operation or injury, sunburn, any allergies to wax e.g. rosin, prickly heat, boils, shingles, steroid creams or medication eg Roaccutane (or Isotretinoin), Retin A or Differin. Recent skin treatments/procedure eg laser, microdermabrasion, skin peel etc. Spray tan
Before treatment 24hrs before avoid use of sunbeds/tanning/sun exposure, avoid moisturising lotion and gently exfoliate area to be waxed to help prevent ingrown hairs. A wax patch test is not usually required for most people but if you have allergies and would like a patch test please enquire before booking to arrange.
After treatment Wear clean, loose fitting clothes. Slight soreness, small bumps and redness after waxing can be normal in some people. Symptoms should subside within 24-48 hours. If symptoms persist for longer than this, or if red spots change in any way please get in contact for advice and/or seek medical advice if you are concerned about any reaction or if you feel it is severe.
24-48hrs after avoid all heat and friction and keep the area clean. No: hot baths or showers (lukewarm only), scratching, touching with unwashed hands, swimming, sunbed, sauna, exercise, tight clothes or strong products on skin e.g. anything containing alcohol, tanning products, strong perfume, acids or Retin A etc.
If blood spotting is experienced, blot with a tissue and apply an antiseptic cream if suitable to you with clean hands of a lint free pad. Do not apply deodorants, sprays, powders or lotions to the area except those recommend by your therapist, medical practitioner or pharmacist. After wax lotion containing ingredients such as tea tree, lavender aloe Vera, azulene and witch hazel ensure effective skin healing but of course only use if the ingredients are suitable to you. Antiseptic creams if suitable to you may be applied to reduce risk of infection occurring after waxing. When skin has completely calmed down regular gentle exfoliation reduces risk of ingrown hairs. Body lotion can also keep skin soft and subtle again, minimising risk of ingrown hairs.
You may notice a small amount of regrowth after a week or so; it can take up to 4 treatments for the hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results. Hair needs to be at least quarter of an inch long before it can be successfully removed by waxing so please do not shave in between appointments. Waxing is typically recommended every 4-6 weeks (may be more for certain areas of the body, also depends upon the individual).
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