Waxing: Frequently Asked Questions
Over the last few years, as men have become much more aware of their appearance - and how to improve it - we have seen increased interest in men's treatments, both in hair and skin products.
Many men feel excessive body hair is no longer a thing to be proud of, and they turn to waxing as one of the most effective ways of hair removal.
So if you are a man looking to get rid of some of your excess body hair, here are some questions and answers that may help you to make up your mind.
Q: What type of man goes in for waxing?
A: Any man, regardless of age or sexual persuasion, who feels that too much body hair is blighting his life.
Q: If I have it done, will it hurt?
A: With waxing you are removing the hair from the root, not just taking the hair from the skin level, as with shaving or hair removal creams. Any discomfort is minimal, and goes almost instantly. Having said that, if you have a full body wax, then there are more sensitive areas, i.e. the genital and pubic areas. These are more sensitive and need special care when being waxed, but the results are worth it.
Q: What are the most popular areas to be waxed?
A: For most men, it's the hair on there backs and chests that they hate most, so these tend to be two of the most popular areas for treatment. But THE most important area is the one that you want the hair removed from. I will readily provide information and advice on any area of the body that you may want to be waxed.
Q: How long will it last?
A: On average, 4-6 weeks. As you are taking the hair from the root, it means that a new hair will have to grow in its place. This means waxing, unlike other hair removal treatments, gives you a longer time without hair. And the more you have it done, the longer the effects will last as the hair's growth cycle slows down.
Q: Does it itch when the hair starts to grow?
A: Because it is a new hair that is growing there is none of the itching associated with shaving, so there is no discomfort when the hair re-grows.
Q: Are there any people who can't have the treatment?
A: Most people can have waxing, but there are some exceptions to the rule. It is not advisable if you suffer from diabetes (consult your doctor first), have a serious skin allergy or very sensitive skin. Also new scar tissue cannot be waxed over, (ie after an operation ). I will be glad to answer any other questions you may have about suitability before any treatment takes place.
Avoid using any form of moisturising on the area prior to waxing treatment. It is advisable to wear loose clothing, it minimizes the risk of irritation to the newly waxed area.
In the first 24 hours after a waxing treatment, refrain from sunbathing or using a sun bed. Don't use any self-tanning preparations, deodorants or perfume products on the newly waxing area. Also avoid hot baths and showers, cool to warm is OK.
Try to avoid touching, or picking, the new waxed area.
For further details, please ring or email and I will be happy to discuss any queries you may have about waxing for men.