UNDERARM WAX TREATMENT
Please ensure you are well hydrated the day before and the day of your treatment.
This will reduce discomfort during your treatment.
You may find pain relief tablets 20 minutes prior to treatment and anti-histamines for a couple of days before your treatment will reduce discomfort and minimise any reactions.
Please wear loose fitting clothes or bring fresh clean clothes with you.
We ask that you shower/bathe prior to waxing and refrain from physical activities, swimming, sunbathing and use of sunbeds, steam rooms and saunas for 24 hours before and 48 hours after any hair removal treatment.
Please avoid applying any products to the area including moisturiser, creams, oils, anti-perspirants, deodorants, cologne, aftershave, talcum powder prior to your treatment and 48 hours for all AHA, BHA, vitamin A skincare products.
For best results you will need at least half a centimeter of hair growth (the size of a grain of rice) and no more than two centimeters.
Please refrain from shaving, cutting or the use of hair removal creams for at least three (3) weeks prior to your appointment.
You may need to trim the area to optimise results and minimise pain.
Please book waxing treatments for holidays at least 48 hours prior to departure.
All clients are required to complete a skin analysis consultation card.
This will help your therapist investigate your skin concerns and ensure suitability for treatment.
You will be required to remove clothing from the upper part of your body.
STEP 1 - CONSULTATION
Your therapist will assess your skin to ensure suitability for the treatment.
There are some conditions that are not suitable for waxing treatments
- Clients taking Roaccutane or applying steroid creams (less than 6 months)
- Contagious skin conditions
- Hemorrhage or bruising on the skin
- Recent scar tissue (less than 6 months)
- Sunburnt or chafed skin
- Folliculitis (follicle infection)
- Defective circulation
The following may restrict your treatment
- Hairy moles
- Heat rash
STEP 2 - PRE-WAX SKIN STERILISATION
Your pores will be opened during the treatment.
Surgical spirit is applied to the area to remove impurities and reduce risk of follicle infection.
STEP 3 - WAXING HAIR REMOVAL
Working in small sections, warm wax is applied with a roller head cartridge in the same direction as hair growth.
A specifically designed paper strip is then applied directly onto the wax, your skin is stretched to minimise discomfort, the strip is swiftly removed in the opposite direction of hair growth.
The therapist may place her hand on the newly waxed area to ease pain and discomfort.
Underarm hair removal can be more painful than other areas of the body.
Your therapist will assess your response to the treatment and adjust timings between applying wax to ensure a more suitable recovery period.
STEP 4 - AFTER-WAX
Cooling tea-tree and mint lotion is applied to the area, this will help to remove any residual wax, guard against infection and soothe the newly waxed area.
You will be left to dress, before your therapist will take you through your aftercare.