Q: How long will the results last?
Results can last 3 to 6 weeks. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two but is more noticeable in the third and fourth week. Heat stimulates hair growth, So your hair will grows quicker in the summer than in the winter. With regular waxing you will be able to increase the length of time between treatments. Continued waxing may result in sparse hair re-growth.
Q: Will the hair grow back thicker?
It may seem so due to the fact you will be accustomed to not having hair in those areas. Usually, regrowth will be finer, thinner and slower. In some clients, hair growth stops altogether.
Q: Are there any health precautions I should consider?
Carolyn does not recommend waxing if you have diabetes, varicose veins or poor circulation. These conditions make you more likely to get an infection. Carolyn will not preform waxing treatments to clients who are taking Accutane, Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. If you are allergic to any foods be sure and tell Carolyn. If you can’t eat it, you don’t want her to put the extracts on your skin. Please tell Carolyn about all allergies and any medications you are taking.
Q: Are there side effects from waxing and is there anything I can do to limit them?
Most clients do not experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. But the following list may help.
- Carolyn always says you should wear sun screen to avoid sun darkening of waxed areas
- Avoid heavy exercise for a day after waxing.
- Do not exfoliate for at approx 24 hours after waxing
- Don’t go to hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms or whirlpools for at least 48 hours.
- Avoid tight clothing after waxing. Tight clothing could cause ingrown hairs
- The more you wax the more your skin will get accustomed to the procedure this will reduce irritation