Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I suffer an adverse reaction to a waxing treatment?

In the case of an adverse reaction:
• Contact your therapist for advice.
• Apply antiseptic cream to treated areas 3 times in the 24 hours following treatment.
• If your skin feels hot after treatment, bathe with a cold, salt water solution regularly in the hours following treatment. This reduces inflammation and speeds up the healing process. (Add half a teaspoon of salt to one cup of boiling water and chill).
• Seek GP advice if required.

Is there any special aftercare for before and after a waxing treatment?

It is recommended that you:
DO:
• Apply sun block daily for 2-3 days to prevent sunlight interfering with the healing process.
• Wear loose clothing.
DO NOT:
• Expose the skin to sun, sunlight or sunbeds for 48 hours.
• Use a steam room, sauna or any heat treatment for 24 hours.
• Have a hot bath or shower for 24 hours.
• Swim in chlorinated water for 24 hours.
• Apply any heat or friction to the skin for 24 hours.
• Apply any moisturisers or body lotions for 24 hours, other than those recommended by your therapist.
• Apply body sprays, deodorants or perfumes for 24 hours.
• Apply talc, make up or fake tan for 24 hours.
• Wear tights, leggings or tight fitting clothes for 24 hours.
• Have a massage for 24 hours.

Most people find the hair will start to re-grow within 7-10 days following treatment. The hair needs to be a certain length in order to successfully remove it by waxing so allow at least 4 weeks between treatments.

How long should the hairs be for an effective waxing treatment?

A growth of 2 weeks minimum is advisable.