FAQ

FACIAL TREATMENTS

Q:

Do facials make you break out?

A:

No. During a facial, your skin is being stimulated to a point where it’s detoxifying itself, so it may incur some breakouts as a result.

Q:

How often should I get a facial?

A:

Every 4-6 weeks to keep up with the natural exfoliation rate of the skin.

WAXING TREATMENTS

Q:

Does waxing make your hair grow back thicker?

A:

No. Waxing retards the hair follicle, which over time will reduce the hair growth.

Q:

How do I prevent ingrown hairs?

A:

Ingrown hairs occur when a new hair can’t break through the surface of the skin and curls back into the pore instead, often resulting in a spot. Shaving and waxing can exacerbate the situation, but help is at hand.

Starting a few days after your appointment, gently scrub the skin 3 times a week using a loofah or exfoliating mitt. Also moisturise the area every day, which will keep the skin supple and help new hairs to break through. It only feels girlie until you get your first ingrown, trust me.

If extra ‘oomph’ is required, PFB Vanish is my personal choice for preventing and treating ingrown hairs. It works by chemically exfoliating the skin to free those pesky locks and also helps to soothe irritation from waxing and shaving, anywhere on the body. As luck would have it, we just so happen to sell this little beauty at the salon. Call or email if you want a bottle mailed out to you.

Q:

Is there anything else I should know about waxing?

A:

Please read the advice below and follow our recommendations. Your therapist will have taken great care to protect your skin during your appointment, but it is important that you continue to look after the waxed area for the next few days to prevent any unwanted side effects.

Please note: slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, particularly if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24 to 48 hours. If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Q:

What causes a break out after waxing?

A:

Consistent touching of the site can cause the oil and bacteria from your hands to attach there.

Q:

What should my post waxing care look like?

A:

Be sure to keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 to 48 hours. This means:

  • No hot baths or showers (washing with cool or lukewarm water is fine).
  • No saunas, hot tubs or steam rooms.
  • No tanning (sunbathing, sunbeds or fake tans).
  • No sport, gym work or other exercise.
  • Avoid touching the waxed skin with unwashed hands.
  • Wear clean, loose fitting clothing.
  • Avoid swimming.
  • Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your therapist.

Q:

When should I schedule my next appointment?

A:

Most people start to notice a small amount of re-growth after a week or so, but it may take up to 4 treatments for your hair to get on a growth cycle that gives best results. Hair needs to be at least ½ cm long before it can be successfully removed by waxing; please do not shave the area between your appointments as this messes with the natural growth cycles, and you’ll be left with stubble. To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend regular waxings every 4 to 5 weeks.