Lynette D. Jones Esthetics
Face & Body Waxing
Waxing is an extremely common procedure with millions of treatments performed every year. From face to feet, hair grows almost everywhere, and where there’s hair, there’s a way to get rid of it. While shaving presents a quick and easy solution for hair removal, it is not very effective as the hair grows back quickly, and often painfully, as it is not removed from the root and can often cause razor burn.
Is it ok to wax your face?
Unwanted hair on your face can leave you feeling embarrassed. Perhaps you’ve spent a significant amount of time in front of the mirror going at the rogue hairs with a pair of tweezers. You may be thinking, “There has to be a better way.” And, indeed, there is!
Leaving you with a smooth, hair-free face for several weeks, facial waxing is a process that involves removing unwanted facial hair at the root. Here are some things you should know about facial waxing to help you decide if it is the right option for you.
There has to be sufficient hair to wax in the first place for a waxing session to be successful. So, if you regularly pluck or do any at-home waxing, you will need to take a hiatus from your normal routine. The hairs need to be approximately ¼ to ½ inch in length or longer, to give the wax enough length to hold on to and pull out. Growing out facial hair can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks.
If you are prone to acne, facial waxing may not be right for you. This is because your skin is likely more sensitive due to the active products used to treat your acne, and sensitive skin is more prone to complications such as tearing during the procedure. In addition to that, waxing may cause more acne breakouts after the procedure is completed.
What parts of the body are safe to wax?
Waxing salons and Med Spas which offer waxing services usually present a menu of waxing selections to choose from for the full body wax. While it is possible to sign up for a complete head to toe waxing, you will usually be asked to specify all the areas you want treated. Areas which can be waxed include:
- The entire stomach or just the lower stomach
- The chest
- The entire back and shoulders or just the upper back
- Arms and legs (with options for waxing just the lower half of the arms or legs)
- Hands and feet
- Bikini areas (with options on complete hair removal or just specific areas)
- Areas on the face including upper lip, chin, cheeks and eyebrows.
Once you have chosen the areas you want treated, it is time to experience the full body wax. The esthetician will use either a soft or hard wax, depending on the type of hair which needs to be removed (thick or thin), and the areas the hair is covering.
If soft wax is used the warmed wax will be applied to the treated areas, a cloth strip is pressed onto the wax and then the strip is quickly removed in the opposite direction of hair growth. Hard warm wax is placed directly on the skin and left to harden before it is removed with the hairs.
How often should you get waxed?
You could see hair again in as few as a couple of days when you first get waxed. This does not necessarily mean that the technician did an inadequate job, so do not panic and run to another beauty salon. While there could have been hair breakage, it is likely that some hairs simply were not yet long enough to be grasped.
Typically, it is suggested to get waxed every two to four weeks after your first appointment. This helps to remove any hair that was growing subcutaneously during your last appointment. Proceeding this, how regularly you should get waxed depends on how visible the hair is, how much it bothers you, and your budget.
If you or someone you know is tired of shaving, come to Lynette D Jones Esthetics, where our professional esthetician is experienced in waxing and can help you remove your hair with as little pain as possible! To get in touch with a specialist, contact our office today. Visit us online or give us a call to book an appointment!