On women, the facial hair (except the eyebrows) is under hormonal control. Unlike the rest of your body hair, facial hair when waxed will come back thicker and stronger. However, we are happy to wax the faces of men.
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Being highly germaphobic myself, we really appreciate this question. At Softouch, we utilize fresh hospital grade latex-free disposable gloves for EVERY waxing service to minimize exposure. We also NEVER double dip waxing sticks as this transfers bacteria to the warm wax pot, which allows the bacteria to breed there and is passed on to the next client.
For strip waxing (where one uses a heated wax, applies it to the skin, then rubs a piece of fabric or strip on the wax, then zips off the strip hence the name strip wax), we utilize the patented PHD waxing System. PHD stands for Professional Hygienic and Disposable. It has disposable applicators that are changed for EACH client eliminating any chance of cross contamination of product.
The skin is cleaned before each treatment with state approved antiseptic. We utilize hospital level disinfection and sterilization on all non-disposable implements and tools which eliminates any chance of cross contamination.
Many men are enjoying being maintenance free and ridding themselves of unwanted back hair, nose hair, eyebrow hair, and other excess body hair. Unlike shaving stubble, waxed areas grow finer and softer.
Usually very athletic men including bicyclists, body builders, swimmers, and runners find waxing far more aesthetically pleasing. It is easier than shaving body hair before competing. You will not miss the razor rash.
The best way to prepare yourself is to first relax and know you're in good hands. We are very well trained and experienced. We have done thousands of body waxes including extreme bikini line work for men and women. Our main goal is to make this treatment as comfortable as possible for you.
You may want to avoid using harsh soaps or astringents for 2 hours before and after waxing. Definitely avoid any tanning or hot water (hot showers, hot soaking baths, hot tubs etc.) for 8 hours before and after the treatment. A normal warm shower to clean up before waxing is appreciated.
Some clients choose to take an OTC pain reliever such as Advil or Tylenol 45 minutes before their appointment. We have also found out that clients that take an antacid 30 minutes before their appointment experience lessen redness post treatment.
On the average, every 3 to 4 weeks is the recommendation or when the hair reaches 1/4 inch in length. For the first waxing session, it is ideal to have your hair slightly longer, about 1/3" long. We can always trim hair that is too long, but it is difficult to get smooth results if your hair is not long enough. Better too long than too short!
It will be uncomfortable but tolerable. The first time you wax is always more uncomfortable than later waxes. After all, you have allowed your hair to grow for years in some cases and they can be extremely coarse. If you can tweeze, you can wax just fine.
If you can stand to remove a band-aid really fast you can wax just fine. Honestly, you'll be okay; the sensation stops immediately after.
Waxing is commonly done for personal hygiene reasons. The area is simply easier to keep clean and dry, which also helps to prevent issues such as jock itch. We offer professional waxing services here and not any type of sexual services.
Most men do not find the sensation of depilatory waxing to be sexually arousing and would not report it as a pleasurable experience, tolerable is generally the term we hear. While they like the results, they tolerate the process. Typically, men can control their erectile responses. It would not be a normal event to have an erection during waxing for several reasons: first and foremost, we are very clinical about it. Your personal modesty will be respected, and you will respect ours. You will be appropriately draped and positioned at all times. Because we utilize hard wax, there is no invasive rubbing of the area being waxed like it would be in strip waxing.
Having said that, if you are looking for some sort of "happy ending", you should know that we take our jobs very seriously. Understand that any illicit, sexually suggestive remarks, or advances made by you will result in the immediate termination of the treatment and you will pay the full fee for the service and may be denied future treatment.
Hair removal doesn't always coincide with your most convenient moments. Although you will be feeling "not so fresh". It doesn't impact our job or bother us at all. Feel free to keep your appointment. We would recommend you to utilize a tampon or the soft cup type product. If you are a tampon user, you can tuck the string up and we will be all set to wax away. We respect your comfort level, and if you would rather reschedule, we'll understand.
In my professional experience, I have dealt with a lot of hair. Every day I assist people just like you. Trust me, you aren't alone. I will help you in eliminating years of embarrassing hair from virtually anywhere. I'm confident, I can help you overcome this problem.
• Avoid caffeine 6-10 hours before treatment
• Don't smoke 2-4 hours prior to treatment
• You may want to try taking your favorite OTC analgesic, such as Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin, 30 minutes before your treatment
• Practice using deep breathing and other relaxation techniques. Remember it will be over very quickly
• Consider using one of the topical anesthetics (numbing agents) offered before you arrive for your treatment
• Try taking an antacid (Tums, Rolaids etc.) 30-45 minutes before your treatment, it helps reduce redness double quick
• Waxing services are not recommended and will not be performed for those clients using (or have used in the last 6 months) Acutane or Retin A products.
If you have utilized these or similar products, please be aware that there is a real risk of losing skin if you wax
• If you have tanned on the day of your waxing appointment, or if you have a visible sunburn or other non-intact skin issue for your own safety
• If you are taking prescription medications for acne or using Retinol type products