An effective semi-permanent hair removal technique to get rid of hair from the root, leaving your skin with a silky-soft feeling.
Waxing is an effective way to remove unwanted hairs and based on the area the aesthetic therapist will recommend hot wax or cold strip wax. Hot wax is heated to the perfect temperature before it’s applied to the treated area, cooled down and removed through a quick motion to draw out hairs from the root. Cold strips tend to be more convenient and quicker and could be recommended for the bigger areas with slightly longer hair.
Professional waxing by an experienced SCINmed therapist will ensure you are less likely to have unwanted bumps or rash that is usually associated with shaving or an epilator. Hair will take longer to grow back than it does with shaving and once they do, they tend to be thinner, weaker and softer than before.
You can also target those unwanted hairs through highly effective laser hair removal.
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Regrowing hair can sometimes curl back and grow sideways under the skin, causing a bump, inflammation and potential infection of the hair follicle. This is generally caused by anything that causes the hair to break-off (like shaving) and often ingrown hairs is the potential cause to rashes and itchy skin.
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It takes 30 minutes.
There are two types of wax, hot wax and cold wax. Hot wax is generally more effective for thicker hair and intimate areas, while strip wax provides speed and convenience for areas of less sensitivity with thinner hair.
Together with unwanted hair, waxing removes the top layer of the skin. This free exfoliation makes way for new skin to surface, but it also strips away the skin’s natural oils and moisture and can occasionally leave skin a bit dry and irritated. Our highly qualified aesthetic therapist will apply a post care soothing solution to reduce redness.
This depends on your own personal hair growth. Men usually have thicker and faster growing bodily hair, but the standard for all is around 4 weeks in-between waxing. This allows the hair to grow long enough (about 0.5cm – 1.5cm) to be effectively removed.
We won’t recommend doing treatments the week before or after a waxing session as skin might be a bit sensitive in treated areas.
The skin is less protected after waxing and we advise our patients to stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours after their wax. Excessive sun exposure can cause dryness, irritation, pigmentation and even minor flaking or peeling.
General over-the-counter pain killers will do the job as well as a numbing creaming. If you are still concerned, we recommend you speak to our therapist and together you can find a solution that works for you.