Important Facts to Know About Waxing…

 We feel it’s important to the quality of your results, but also to the quality of your experience that we invest in educating our clients. So below you will find some important information about waxing that may be quite helpful…

Preparing for Your Waxing Treatment

Hair Length

To have waxing, there needs to be some hair for the wax to hold onto. It is recommended to have about 1/4 of an inch in length. This is about 2-3 weeks of growth after shaving, the longer the hair the better results of hair removal.

For Women

The skin is most sensitive around the menstrual cycle, which can cause waxing to be more painful than normal. Therefore, try to schedule your appointment two days before or after your menstrual cycle. However, you can still wax if you are on your period.

Exfoliate

While the skin on the face is generally exfoliated enough for waxing, the body needs a little help. A somewhat gritty body scrub will help rid dead cells around skin pores and hair follicles, providing an easier exit. Shower and lightly exfoliate the entire area that you plan to wax the day before your appointment, using warm (not hot) water — this only applies to body waxing, not facial waxing.

Pain Preventers

Take an Ibuprofen or Advil 30-45 minutes before your appointment if you are worried about pain. Let’s remember that we are removing hair from the root/bulb so their will some discomfort, but not to the point that you wouldn’t want to get the service done or come back. We can also do a patch test, where we remove some hair from outside your panty line — just to make sure your comfortable with the pain level.

Reduce Acidity

Smoking, regular caffeine and alcohol consumption creates a lot of acid in the body. Taking Tums 20 minutes before your service can help reduce acidity and reduce skin sensitivity. Try not to drink caffeine or alcohol before a wax. While having a couple glasses of wine or beer before getting a wax may sound like a great idea, stimulants in the system will cause the skin to be very sensitive to waxing. If you drink coffee or alcohol, try to do it at least a couple of hours before your wax appointment and then be sure to drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin.

Regrowth

Because hair grows in different cycles, sometimes the very first wax may cause some stubble after a couple of days. It is not the waxed hair already growing, it is another cycle that was still in the skin during waxing. While this is usually only a small amount of hair, for smoother results, wax twice before an event or vacation. The second hair cycle is more even and there will be less regrowth.

After Your Waxing Treatment

In the first 24-48 hours you may experience some sensitivity like redness or irritation in the area that was treated.
These are normal and there is usually less reaction the longer you wax.

FAQs About Waxing

Usually, Microblading is done in two sessions. The first takes two to three hours. In the first session, the brow is shaped and styled to the client’s preference, and the pigment is applied.

Six to eight weeks later, the client returns for the second session for a touch-up. A touch-up can take anywhere from one to two hours.

A touch-up is necessary because everyone heals differently and therefore results vary.

Sometimes it is necessary to adjust the color and brow thickness by adding more strokes. In the touch-up session, the final adjustments are made to assure the client’s satisfaction.

The level of discomfort is relatively minor. Some people have reported the experience to be similar in pain to tweezing two to three hairs at the same time.

Usually, a topical anesthetic or numbing cream is applied to numb the area. Topical anesthetics are safe and may contain lidocaine, tetracaine, and epinephrine.

Redness and slight swelling in the area are common after the procedure. The feeling can be compared to the experience of a slight sunburn.

Selecting your microblading artist is an important decision, so choose wisely. Compare the work of various artists before booking. Consider the artist’s trainings, credentials, previous work and reviews. Once you have selected an artist, discuss your expectations and desired outcome, including, the shape, style, and color you wish.

Also, remember that faces are never perfectly symmetrical. Adjustments may be made during touch up, such as pigment discoloration and color correction. And finally, remember that Microbladed brows will eventually fade away if touch-ups are not done annually.

Generally, Microblading lasts six to eighteen months, depending on skin type… Normal, oily, or dry, as well as the age of the client… Young or mature.

Microblading is not permanent like a tattoo, because the pigments are not implanted so deeply into the skin. Skincare is also a big factor in the duration of the results. It is very important to follow aftercare instructions to maintain the brows. An annual touch-up appointment may be done every six to eighteen months.

We highly recommend booking an Online Consultation first with our Artist if you have an existing cosmetic tattoo to determine if you are a good candidate for Cover-up, Color Correction, Brow Restoration Treatment or a complete Tattoo Removal.

People that are pregnant, nursing or breastfeeding, prone to keloids, or have health conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, allergic reaction to latex or antibiotics, hemophilia or other bleeding disorder, cardiac valve disease, or heart problems are not allowed and restricted for the treatment.

People with an organ transplant should avoid microblading altogether. The client should also be cautious if they have a compromised liver or a viral condition such as hepatitis.