Waxing

Long term hair removal

Reduces regrowth and eliminates the need for shaving

Waxing is a semi-permanent hair-removal method that can be performed every 4-5 weeks. The more you wax, the more your hair regrowth should be reduced. Wax is spread across the skin in the area, where you’d like hair removed. When the wax is removed, the hair comes with it, leaving your skin smooth and hairfree.

Many people prefer waxing to shaving, because your skin will remain hairfree for longer. It frees you from the hassle of shaving off unwanted hair every few days and is particularly useful when you’re on holiday. This is because you won’t need to worry about taking shaving equipment with you, or worrying about getting a shaving rash when more of your body is likely to be on display.

Waxing removes the hair from the root, but as hair grows in cycles, you will need several sessions to be fully rid of your unwanted hair. Each session will strip you of unwanted hair that is in its active phase. You’ll need to wait for dormant hairs to enter the active phase in order to remove them too.

In order to help you prepare for your wax, we’ll ask you to please ensure your hair is long enough to be waxed. Your skin needs to be clean, but having a hot bath or shower immediately before your treatment can reduce the effectiveness of your waxing session.

You could exfoliate the skin beforehand to encourage hair growth. We understand there’s a huge temptation to shave or cut your hair, but in order for a waxing treatment to be effective your hair needs to be at least as long as a grain of rice.

When you come in for your waxing appointment, we’ll invite you lie down so we can cleanse your skin. Wax will then be applied and left to harden. Once it has set, it will be removed, taking the hair with it. If you’re taking any medications, please make sure you tell the Skin Life Aesthetics practitioner before the session starts. We just want to ensure your medication is compatible with the treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

about Waxing

  1. Will I need regular waxing appointments?

    It’s beneficial to you to wax regularly because the more often you have it done, the easier the hairs come out and the more comfortable the procedure will be for you. You should also notice that as long as you don’t shave between waxing sessions your hair will be softer and thinner when it grows back.

  2. How long does my hair need to be for an effective waxing session?

    If it’s your first session, you’ll benefit more from it if you can refrain from shaving 3 weeks prior to treatment. The hairs should be just over 1cm long for optimal results.

  3. How long will the appointment take?

    The average appointment time is approximately 30 minutes, but it depends on the size of the surface you’d like waxed.

  4. Can I shave between waxing sessions?

    Not if you want to get the most out of your waxing sessions. If you book a regular waxing appointment with us every 4 weeks, your regrowth will be minimal and you won’t really need to shave.

  5. Can anyone have a waxing treatment?

    Waxing is for everyone; men and women. Even pregnant women can benefit from waxing, perhaps more so, because shaving your legs will get harder as your baby grows.

  6. Does it hurt?

    It isn’t painless, but the good news is that it’s over quickly. The Skin Life Aesthetics practitioners are experienced in making customers as comfortable as possible during a waxing session, so the pain will be minimal.

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*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Skin Life Aesthetic Clinic cannot guarantee specific results.