If you're like most people, the mere mention of the word "waxing" probably sends a shiver down your spine. And if you're one of those brave souls who actually go through with it, you know that it's not exactly a walk in the park. As with many things in life, sometimes the issue stems from the unknown; what exactly will you experience, what should you expect, and what should you do to prepare? Read on for everything you need to know about what to expect at your wax appointment.
Firstly, you can expect to be greeted by friendly and professional staff. This probably sounds like a bit of a cliche, however during a wax treatment, there's a certain amount of the experience that can be controlled by your own demeanor. So professional and friendly staff go a long way toward making the experience a more comfortable one. Your confidence in the technician performing your treatment can help ease any worries you might have.
What To Expect At Your Wax Appointment: Before
Paperwork may be required prior to your appointment. This will provide details about your medical history and any medications you are currently taking. They may also ask what part of your body you'd like waxed or what type of technique you prefer. While some people opt for a full waxing appointment, others prefer to start small with a brow or lip wax, for example.
What To Expect At Your Wax Appointment: Types Of Treatment
Treatments vary depending on what part of the body needs to be waxed.
Hard Waxing is the most common type of treatment. This involves spreading a thick layer of wax onto the skin and then covering it with strips of fabric. The technician then quickly removes the strips, along with the hair. Larger areas, such as the legs and back, use this method since it provides a more thorough result.
Another type of is "sugaring," which involves the use of a sticky paste made from sugar, lemon juice, and water. Sugaring works very similarly to hard waxing; after applying the paste to the skin, your technician will cover it with strips of fabric and then quickly remove them, along with the hair and paste.
Soft waxing entails spreading the skin with a thin layer of wax and then removed with strips of fabric. Smaller areas, such as the eyebrows, use this method since it's less painful and provides a more precise result.
But what exactly happens during a waxing appointment?
What To Expect At Your Wax Appointment: Will It Hurt?
Hurt? Not so much. But you can expect to experience some discomfort as the hair is removed from your skin, dissipating once you get used to the technique. You may also experience some redness and swelling after the appointment. This is usually temporary and will go away within a few hours.
What To Expect At Your Wax Appointment: What To Avoid
One of the most important things to remember is to avoid sun exposure before and after your appointment. This means wearing sunscreen and avoiding tanning beds, saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs. Avoid using any harsh or abrasive products on your skin for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
Abilene Total Wellness Medical Spa
Here at Abilene Total Wellness, our skilled waxing technicians will make your experience a positive one! Our technicians are both qualified, experienced and have your satisfaction at the very top of their "to-do" list! It's so important to find a waxing technician that you trust and feel comfortable with, as well as one who keeps up with the innovations in our industry and puts them into practice.
While some discomfort is normal, our team of professionals will make sure that you're as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. Contact us today if you have any further questions on what to expect at your wax appointment and - once you're happy - book your appointment. Don't think about the process; think about the results!