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Waxing Frequently Asked Questions

How does waxing hair removal work?
A wax solution is applied to the skin, as it bonds with the hairs a cloth is then pressed into the solution and pulled sharply back against the direction of the hair growth. The hairs are then removed with the cloth as they have bonded with the wax. 
What's the difference between hot waxes and cold waxes?
Good hot waxes melt just above body temperature so they can be easily spread thinly over the skin.
As they harden they trap the hair in the wax so it is removed by the roots when the wax is ripped off.
Cold waxes are available in precoated strips which can be pressed directly onto the skin.
The hair sticks to the wax and is then removed with the quick pull back action.
Note: Cold waxing is also known as Persian waxing
Good hot waxes melt just above body temperature so they can be easily spread thinly over the skin.As they harden they trap the hair in the wax so it is removed by the roots when the wax is pulled off. Cold waxes are available in precoated strips which can be pressed directly onto the skin.The hair sticks to the wax and is then removed with the quick pull back action. Note: Cold waxing is also known as Persian waxing.
What is the effect of hair waxing on the skin?
As dead skin cells are removed in this process the skin can feel quite smooth afterwards. The waxing action does cause the skin to sting and many find a soothing skin healing cream to be helpful afterwards. Some persons find the skin reacts with redness and bumps which disappear a few hours after waxing.
Are there any health precautions to keep in mind?
Some physicians do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection. Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Accutane are advised not to use waxing on the face as these medications tend to weaken the skin and tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed. Waxing should not be done on areas of skin affected by warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated, chapped or suffering from sunburn. Never apply wax to peeling, broken skin or varicose veins. Never apply wax to the nipples when removing hair from the breast area.
On what body areas can waxing hair removal be used?
It is wise to test a small area first but generally waxing can be used on most parts of the body. The exceptions are the male genitals, nipples, inside the ears and nose, eyelashes. Some find waxing works well on legs and arms but a little too painful for the bikini line, but in the hands of a professional the pain is reduce considerably.
How long before hair reappears?
Generally between 2 and 8 weeks. Less hair regrows and it is generally finer. Eventually some hair never regrows.

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