Not only does waxing removes hair, it's a physical exfoliation that removes lifeless surface skin cells.
Thinner & Finer Hair
When your hair does grow back after waxing, it will grow back weaker, making it finer, and softer.
Since your hair is being removed by the root, it will take much longer to grow back than with shaving. Once your first wax is out of the way, you'll find out that every reservation gets easier and easier. In order to Keep your skin soft and smooth and your next wax painless as possible, we recommend waxing every 4-5 weeks.
– We recommend that you exfoliate the area several days prior to your appointment. Thoroughly clean the area keeping the skin moist, but greasy from heavy lotions or oils.
– Hair needs to be at least 1/4″ to 1/2″ for effective waxing. For most people this means waiting 2-4 weeks (minimum of 2 weeks) from the last time you shaved.
– Females may want to schedule their appointment during the first 2 weeks of their cycle as it will help decrease sensitivity.
– Taking Ibuprofen (such as Advil) 30 minutes before your appointment can help control the pain, as well as any resulting inflammation.
Because you are removing hair from the root and exfoliating the skin, after a wax, your skin will be smoother.
Many people find hair removal methods like epilation and hair removal creams irritating to the skin. However, waxing rarely causes this problem if it's done by a licensed professional.
Waxing vs Shaving
Waxing provides smoother and longer lasting results by removing the hair from the root, where as shaving cuts the hair right below the skin's surface, causing a prickly feel days after shaving. Waxing is also healthier because it provides a physical exfoliation, removing lifeless surface cells.
– Ingrown hairs are thin hairs that cannot push through the skin resulting inflammation. The best way to prevent this is gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week.
– Your skin may be sensitive following your wax. Any red bumps or irritation should subside within a few hours.
– Avoid sun exposure/tanning, hot baths/hot tubes, and heavy lotions for 24 hours following your service.
– Resist the urge to shave between appointments.
No Double Dipping Policy
At Parkway Spa we are committed to provide a safe, clean, and relaxing environment where clients are 100% sure they are being treated with the best techniques, products, and in the care of qualified professionals. No Wax Double Dipping.
Normal Reactions to Waxing
– Redness/Bumps: this happens because the body reacts to the follicle being pulled out from the root by causing transitory inflammation. Remember that even though hair is dead, it is attached to living tissue within each follicle. Post- waxing redness can look smooth and uniform, or tiny red bumps can appear; both are normal.
– Mild Burning Sensation/Itching: both these reactions are related to redness or bumps. They are forms of irritation and the body’s way to respond to the external threat of follicle pulling.
– Rashes/Spot Bleeding: again, both these reactions are a result of the mild trauma that the follicles are exposed to from pulling the hair. A mild rash is normal and should subside around the same time that redness would. Spot bleeding should be minimal, just a couple of pores, and mostly if the area you have waxed is very sensitive
– Mild Bruising: extra sensitive skin and sensitive areas can develop bruises as many capillaries can get ruptured with the tugging and pulling.