Male Waxing Facts
Is waxing suitable for everyone?
Waxing is a very safe treatment however it cannot be done where there are varicose veins, skin diseases, cuts and abrasions, warts or hairy moles If you suffer from over sensitive skin, peripheral artery disease, peripheral neuropathy or diabetes you should consult your G.P or a health professional before being waxed.
If you sweat a lot or tend to be a very ‘hot’ person then waxing may also not be suitable (get in touch to discuss before booking).
The area being waxed is cleansed with pre wax lotion and then warm wax is applied to a small area using a spatula. A paper strip is pressed down on the wax and drawn quickly away removing the wax and the hairs that are attached. After the treatment a soothing tea tree lotion is applied to calm the skin.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
The optimum hair length for waxing is 1/4 inch (6mm). If the hair is longer it should be trimmed down. The skin should be clean and a loose cotton t-shirt worn to avoid any aggravation after your treatment.
It’s really important that you are cool and not sweating so avoid any exercise, hot baths / showers .. even rushing to your appointment to help this. Sweat creates a barrier between the wax and the hair (making removal more difficult). If your body temperature is too high the wax may stick to the skin and removal can cause irritation to the epidermis, it’s outer layer.
What about aftercare?
These basic steps will reduce the risk of pimples (Folliculitus) forming.
Avoid the following:
- Exposing the skin to sunlight or sun beds for 48 hours
- Having a sauna or any heat treatment for 24 hours
- Taking a bath or shower for 24 hours
- Doing any exercise for 24 hours
- Applying any moisturisers or body lotions, other than those recommended by your therapist for 24 hours
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