Waxing

 

1. What is Waxing

Waxing is a method of epilation i.e. a temporary removal of the entire shaft of hair from the body.

2. What can I do to help the waxing process?

Gently exfoliate your skin in the treatment are with a clean cloth, loofah or mitt for a couple of days beforehand.

If possible, please arrive a few minutes ahead of your appointment and freshly showered. azaiREJUVE will provide wipes which you can use privately whilst you are preparing for your treatment.

Please Note:

During the treatment, you will need to move around a little and your therapist will show you where you need to be. You will also be asked to help stretch the skin in the area of waxing.

3. How do you know what I want waxing? Can you do this bit and that bit too?

When you book, you need to tell us what you are likely to have done. This so we can reserve the correct amount of time.

Whilst we do want you to feel like you are our only customer and you to ensure that you will not be rushed out of the room, there is probably going to be another appointment after yours.

Should you want another treatment, then unless the therapist have free time there and then, or shortly afterwards, we will have to make another appointment for you.

4. How long does hair need to before you can wax?

The wax products need about 3mm to 6mm of hair to grip (a bith more than ½cm).

Varied results will be achieved with shorter hairs, but after the second treatment, much more of your hair will be growing at the same rate and the results will be more consistent.

If your hair is longer or just natural then please do not clipper or shave in advance. Your therapist will do whatever is necessary.

5. They say hair grows back thicker and much more noticeable?

This is a combination of the hair growing process, an “old wives tale” and an optical illusion, unfortunately.

Terminal hair is constantly growing nearly all over our bodies.  Different areas of your body produce hair of a specific length and then during the natural growth cycle of 3 (three) months to 3 (three) years it falls out to be replaced by a new shaft of hair. This process is continuous and due to the number of individual hairs you have – you can imagine that there is always hair between zero millimetre and 3mm in the treatment area. These young hairs are usually fine and do not stand out from the rest, making them difficult to see.

If you take 5mm as the minimum length what waxing removes, then you will initially get very clean looking skin. During the forthcoming growth cycle much more of the hair will grow at the same rate (the one’s you could not see before plus the replacement ones pulled out by the wax, making it look like the hair is growing back thicker since your can see it all against the cleared skin).

On your next treatment, a much bigger percentage of your hair will be growing at the same rate and therefore more will be removed.  Once you repeat the process the follicles get used to producing less hair.

6. Does it hurt?

Everyone has a different pain threshold. Some say it is uncomfortable, but it is only for a brief moment and your therapist is determined to minimise any instant of discomfort.

The short answer is probably “Yes”, but just a little and only for a second or two, and the big bonus is that the more you do it, the less it hurts.

7. But “Ouch”, I have seen those videos on the internet!

Yes, we have too and we have to say they represent nothing in comparison to a professional waxing service:

    • They only seem to use retail products versus professional
    • We have not seen any who use proper hygiene procedures
    • There is no pre-cleanse or pre-wax procedure
    • The strips are not applied properly
    • The removal of the strips is incorrect
    • Critically, no pressure is applied after strip removal
    • There is no aftercare lotion
    • They seem to be filmed for sadistic amusement

Unfortunately, these videos do not represent the professional services which azaiREJUVE offer.

8. Should I shave or use clippers first?

No, it is not necessary and may slow down or prevent your waxing treatment.

Any long hair or hair that you want managed can be discussed and clippers will be used where necessary.

9. What happens if I get aroused?

Some men can respond to the slightest thing. However, you’ve got to remember that this is a professional service for hair removal only and in the unlikely event that this happens to you, Don’t Panic.

Your therapist is trained to ignore it and will carry on.

There is also no need to be embarrassed if it happens – you can’t help it and it will probably go down quickly anyway.

10. How long does it take?

The average back can be done in about 15 to 20 minutes.

Please allow a few minutes for consultation and aftercare advice.

For intimate waxing, please allow approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

11. How long does it last?

On average, plan for a 4 (four) week cycle for best results.

Your therapist will be able to advise you on your 2nd visit based on the growth since your last treatment.

12. I’ve got a holiday/bodybuilding competition/modelling session, special date/wedding* (*delete as applicable)

Please plan ahead.

For best results, allow for at least 2 (two) treatments spaced approximately 4 (four) weeks apart and 1 (one) week afterwards to make sure your skin is in tip-top condition.

13. I have been using steroid medication (either directly on my skin or orally)

These types of drugs can cause the skin to thin and not withstand the waxing process.

Tearing a layer of skin off with the wax would be very painful. Please be open to your therapist at your consultation. The body needs at least 3 (three) months to recover from some of these drugs.

If unsure, please consult with your medical practitioner (doctor).

14. I have been using Roaccutane for acne

This is a very serious, but very successful drug.

Unfortunately it can cause severe dryness and like steroid medication, increase the fragility of the skin.

Waxing can only be performed after your skin has had at least 6 (six) months, or perhaps longer in some cases, to recover.

15. I’ve got sun/wind burn, a recent scar, a new tattoo, a sore bit, rash/graze, hairy mole, varicose veins, etc.

There are some skin conditions that can unfortunately not be waxed at all  and there are some we will just work around.

Your therapist will figure it out and make a plan at your consultation.

16. I think I might have STI/STD?
  • STI (Sexually Transmissible Infection)

Sexually transmissible infections are commonly called STI’s for short. In some other countries they are also known as sexually transmissible diseases (STD’s).

STI’s/STD’s are infections you can get if you have unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex or skin on skin contact with someone.

STI’s/STD’s can be serious and may not go away by themselves. It is important to be tested and, if necessary, treated.

For anything you think might need medical attention, please go and seek medical attention.

Please do not sit back and hop it will go away – go to the clinic or see your doctor. Don’t worry, the doctor will not judge you, he/she will treat you.

In most cases, waxing is not possible in this situation. If it is an STI, then with your doctor’s written permission, treatment may be possible.

17. I think I’ve got a contagious skin condition.

Again, please seek medical advise.

Passing on the benefits of modern waxing techniques for men is great, but passing on your infection is not.

Your therapist may decline to treat you, or any portion of your skin that has a problem