All Waxing services incorporate Biomat Therapy to ensure a relaxing wax experience. Waxed areas will be soothed with cooling aloe gel and PCA Clinicalm (maximum strength 1% hydrocortisone) lotion will be applied to soothe and provide temporary relief of irritation.
A minimum of 3-4 weeks of hair growth ensures a proper waxing length (about 1/2 inch).
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Meet the Esthetician
Katelyn Pearson, LE, CNHP
My passion for esthetics began when I found my love for beauty and skin care growing up. I attended Vici Capili - Aveda Institute and graduated in 2015. As a practicing Licensed Esthetician, my goal is to provide you with complete satisfaction through waxing, makeup, skin care treatments and body treatments, while being able to impact people's lives by making them feel beautiful from the inside, out. I have a drive for continuing my education to constantly better my practice for clients. My overall mission is to make your skin feel rejuvenated and refreshed, while providing you with outstanding results with only the highest quality of products.
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Waxing is the most common method of hair removal in spas today. Hair on any part of the body or face can be waxed. Warm wax is applied to the area and then removed, bringing the hair with it. There are two types of wax: hard and soft. Hard wax, which is easier on delicate skin, is often used sometimes on the face, underarms, and bikini area. Soft wax is used on the legs, arms, back, and chest.
Waxing reduces hair growth when performed at regular 30-day intervals. Because waxing pulls the hair out by the root, it grows back softer, finer, and thinner. The more you wax, the less hair grows back.
Waxing should not be performed if you have particularly sensitive skin, because it pulls off a couple of layers of skin cells along with the hair. Patch testing can be done, just email Katelyn.HealthAccel@Gmail.com. Waxing can cause tenderness and swelling. In addition, some medications will cause the skin to react badly to waxing. Don’t wax if you’re taking Retin-A, Accutane, Differin Gel or any type of acne prescription.
Preparing for Treatment
Let the hair grow out to about a half-inch above the skin. (Any hair longer than 1 inch must be trimmed). If hairs are too short, the wax won’t adhere strongly enough to pull them out. Refrain from taking a shower or bath before the treatment. Soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective. Do not apply lotion to the skin before your waxing session.
What to expect
An antiseptic lotion may be applied to cleanse the area first.
If soft wax is being used, the warm wax will be spread on the hairs in a thin layer. A cloth strip is then applied to the wax, and rubbed in the direction of hair growth. The strip is then pulled quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth while the skin is held taut with the other hand.
If hard wax is being used, a thicker amount of warm wax is applied and allowed to dry. No cloth strip is applied. The wax is flicked to allow a grip, then pulled off quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. Hard wax doesn’t adhere to the skin as much as soft wax, and is therefore used on more delicate areas such as the bikini area, underarms and sometimes face.
How much does it hurt?
Most people tolerate it well, and get used to the sensation after a few treatments. The amount of discomfort depends on the area being waxed and your level of pain tolerance in general. If you still find waxing very uncomfortable after several treatments, a numbing crème that can be applied 45 minutes prior to the service. Clients are also recommended to take two ibuprofen tablets prior to their appointment, to reduce discomfort and decrease post-treatment inflammation in the waxed area. For women, it is generally best not to schedule waxing services just prior to or during your period, as you are more sensitive to pain at this time and will experience more discomfort.
Home care after waxing
It’s important to care for the waxed area properly after treatment to prevent ingrown hairs, breakouts, or other reactions. Exfoliation, using a loofah, pumice stone or exfoliating gloves with a bath gel, will help keep the skin clear. Avoid using a bar soap because it leaves a film on the body that could cause ingrown hairs. For the face, back, and chest, use a more gentle exfoliant and an anti-breakout lotion. Directly after waxing, avoid direct sunlight and tanning booths, especially while the skin is still red from treatment. For 24 hours after waxing, avoid exercise, hot tubs, and products with harsh chemicals, perfumes, or dyes. Apply a gentle moisturizer 24 hours after treatment.