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THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT WAXING
including pre and post-wax instructions
🇶 What should I avoid before and after a wax session?
🇦 Do not exercise before and for several hours after your wax session. Also do not cycle or 'rush' to your appointment. Refrain from taking a hot bath however a tepid shower, the same morning, is essential. Put Swimming, Sauna, Sunbathing, Sunbed, Sex, Cycling, Steam and Jacuzzi etc 'off' until another day! Essentially avoid participating in any activity that makes you perspire or increases your heart rate including caffeine and alcohol. Exfoliate well for several weeks after waxing but never on the day you have planned to receive waxing
🇶 Do I need a Skin Test?
🇦 If you suffer allergies to sticking plaster we recommend you pop in for a pre-wax patch test. If you've never experienced a wax procedure - our LINK
will redirect you to a straightforward safety checklist that will put your mind at ease. The link shall take you away from this page so don't click on it until you have read all the following information ...
🇶 I'm concerned about cross infection during waxing
🇦 Lerage therapists are happy to explain their Fresh-Wax system and dispel any fear you may have of cross-contamination. Unlike some salons, we never double dip so the wax applied to your skin contains no one else's bacteria or skin cells. Neither do we use the uncomfortable 'roller method'. Non-strip HOT WAX is available upon request at a 15% higher rate. Our Fresh Wax method means you simply cannot get an infection due to the procedure. Due to the skins' vulnerability, for up to 48 hours after receiving a wax, it is your responsibility to follow the aftercare instructions in order to avoid any post-wax infection in any area but especially in intimate areas. You must not wear 'worn' underwear after intimate waxing
We also insist that you do not bring any personal items onto the treatment couch as wax can damage items when being removed. It is entirely up to you what you wear during treatment however, as warned, wax can damage items when being removed
🇶 How old must I be to receive a wax treatment?
🇦 You must be able to prove you are 17+ or attend with a responsible adult relative if you are 12 - 16 years of age
🇶 Is waxing uncomfortable?
🇦 Our courteous, gentle and highly experienced waxperts remove unwanted hair quicker and more painlessly than general beauty therapists simply because we perform wax procedures ALL day EVERY day
Of course the sudden extraction of a large amount of hair from its follicles is not pain-free and some clients have a higher pain threshold than others however the end result is worth any discomfort and many clients re-book their next session before leaving the salon...
If, at any stage during the procedure, you feel the discomfort is more than you can tolerate, let us know because we'll happily end your session. Your Therapist will always respect your decision and cease treatment immediately. You may be charged proportionally. Anti-anxiety capsules, taken as directed and in advance, are reported to aid calmness during the procedure
We recommend, however, that
you anticipate a little discomfort
so that you can deal with this
new experience in a calm way
It is also wise to listen to, and follow, your Therapists instructions throughout your session as failure to do so may result in unnecessary bruising and additional discomfort.
You may be asked to participate in the procedure by stretching the skin in certain directions but you will always be expected to remain still whilst the wax is being removed. Wriggling causes bruising and entirely self inflicted
It is also worth noting that clients who normally receive waxing elsewhere can become distressed in the hands of someone new. This will only cause your therapist to become distressed too so it's in your best interest to have complete faith in your new therapist.
Keep in mind that frequent sessions reduce anxiety making subsequent treatments more tolerable ...
🇶 Will the waxed area feel sore after treatment?
🇦 Warmth and slight tenderness will ensue plus pores will remain raised and pink for a short period
On occasion, and without reason, excess superficial skin cells are removed resulting in prolonged tenderness. In this instance, extra aftercare is recommended and should be continued until the area has returned to it's regular colour, texture, sensitivity and temperature. Do not hesitate to contact us 24/7 if you have any concerns, via text on 07506333333
£3.50 - 100ml Delsira aftercare is available in-store
Any normal reaction subsides within a few hours however improper aftercare may extend the period of recovery and even trigger an adverse reaction. An aftercare instruction leaflet is always handed to you as part of your wax procedure. Please keep it safe.
✴️ keeping the area cool AND protected ✴️
Avoid skincare products besides those similar to the cream applied directly after treatment
Pre-worn clothing can irritate the skin so it's important to bring along 'fresh cotton' garments to wear immediately after your session
Avoid friction and exposure to unclean environments, If you have received intimate waxing it's crucial you gently but avidly cleanse the area after using the toilet and avoid sex until the area has normalised
Avoid swiming in chlorinated or sea water
Aftercare lotion is available to purchase and should be applied throughout the day
Those that suffer in-grown hairs can purchase a product that specifically combats the problem
🇶 How long will the results last?
🇦 This depends on many factors and varies - not only from person to person but from one session to the next!
You should book your follow-up session no sooner than 3-weeks later although 6-weeks offers best results
Return too soon and the smooth results shall be short-lived, Return too late and the session may be more uncomfortable than usual
Avoid epilating, trimming, shaving or the use of depilatory creams (mid appointment sessions) as regrowth will itch and feel more sharp. In particular, epilating can cause irreversible ingrown hair issues. Feel free to ask our opinion on epilators
🇶 I'm male and considering an intimate wax however I'm worried the procedure may cause needless arousal
🇦 Your waxpert is professional, experienced and understands that this can be an embarrassing response to intimate waxing. She will ignore the reaction and continue treating you unless your behaviour causes concern. Often the slight discomfort alleviates the situation
🇶 Why would my wax therapist refuse to treat me?
🇦 BEFORE TREATMENT
REASON No. 1.
If your hair is too short - growth should be minimum 5mm in length
Although we don't recommend trimming, if you feel the urge to reduce the length of your hair you must do so AT LEAST 7 days before your wax session. Trimming during the week of your wax session will increase discomfort due to lack of leverage
REASON No. 2.
If you are particularly unclean (Many clients pop in after work and this is acceptable as freshening wipes are provided) Make sure you use these wipes EFFECTIVELY in both front and back intimate areas. We do not wax areas that have not been cleansed correctly. In addition we shall not embarrass you by telling you why we have missed out certain areas! We suggest you shower in the morning and avoid cologne, deodorant, make-up and moisture lotions in areas to be waxed
REASON No. 3.
If you show signs of suffering any contagious skin condition
REASON No. 4.
We will refuse treatment if you have taken any form of Accutane within the past 12 months or applied steroid creams within the past 3-months
REASON No. 5.
If your skin shows signs of sunburn or is broken, fragile, weeping or chaffed
REASON No. 6.
If you inform us you have recently sunbathed (natural or artificial) or appear to be perspiring excessively
REASON No. 7.
If you remove items of clothing deemed inappropriate to the area being treated
REASON No. 8.
If your therapist considers a pre-treatment skin test is essential or you state you have previously reacted adversely to waxing. Withholding information about the latter is not only mindless but invalidates professional liability
🇶 Why would my wax therapist refuse to treat me?
🇦 DURING TREATMENT
REASON No. 1.
If you show any disrespect or give rise for concern
REASON No. 2.
If your pain tolerance is low and you cannot sustain further treatment
REASON No. 3.
If your skin begins to perspire excessively
REASON No. 4.
If the treated areas appear to react abnormally
REASON No. 5.
If your behaviour becomes inappropriate or provocative
🇶Would I be expected to pay for a session that is terminated before completion?
🇦If your treatment has begun then the answer is "Yes" however you shall only be required to proportionately cover the costs of treated areas
🆒 OTHER HELPFUL ADVICE
Attend the salon with plenty of hair growth! Don't be embarrassed with the amount of hair growth you have as it's just how we prefer you ... hairy!
Minimum 5 days growth is necessary if you have previously shaven. Waxing after shaving usually offers a 'clean' finish however results will not be 'smooth' due to underlying stubble. 3 weeks growth is essential if you have previously waxed the area. Thereafter, repeat sessions should be considered monthly.
If necessary, it's okay to shave secondary regrowth on DAY 10 following your last wax session. Shaving beyond this period will cause your next wax session to be less cost effective
You must not use a sunbed or sunbathe on the same day.
Fake tan will only be stripped away in the areas being waxed therefore avoid applying tan products during the week preceding a wax
You must not use a sauna, jacuzzi or steam room on the same day as treatment
For improved healing we recommend you bring along 'unworn' soft cotton, loose clothing and undies to wear over the area immediately after waxing
Bathe before you arrive as you are advised not to bathe for the remainder of the day
Clients who are (or have been) using versions of Accutane or steroid creams are required to inform us before booking
You shall not receive maximum benefits from treatment if the hair growth is sparse or stubbly
Regular exfoliation is recommended in areas of ingrown hairs however this must gentle and not on the day of waxing
Persons with Diabetes, Circulatory Conditions and, in particular, anyone susceptible to infection should not receive waxing as treatment can leave the skin tender and open to infection
Waxing will be avoided in areas of Varicose Veins, Moles, Warts, Scar tissue. It is your responsibility to pre-warn your therapist of any hidden cuts, bruises, moles, warts, body piercings and skin disorders. (hidden beneath hair to be waxed)
Wax will not be applied to eyelashes, inner nose, inner ears, areola, chapped, fragile and irritated skin, sunburn or open wounds.
There are no other precautions or requirements however it is in your interest to...
Arrive cool, calm and relaxed
This frame of mind will certainly make the session more comfortable for you. Stressed clients tend to perspire and wriggle about. This is a contra-indication to treatment!
Avoid heat inducing activities such as hard labour, cycling and other forms of exercise throughout the day particularly pre-waxing
This advice should be followed for 24 hours before and after treatment as raised body temperature is a contra-indication and can cause an adverse reaction
Follow the After Care instructions below
Keep the waxed area cool, protected and free from irritation and environmental particles. An Aloe Vera based lotion will be applied to protect immediately after your wax session. The same can be purchased from your therapist.
Please text CALL ME to 07506333333 if you have any concerns regarding the side effects of waxing and any medication you are currently taking. It is your responsibility to bring along all information you have, regarding any past or current medication, and insist your wax therapist reads it before your wax treatment commences.