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Are you considering having waxing treatment? Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers to help you make the decision.

How long does my hair need to be for waxing to be successful?
Your hair should be about ¼ inch long so the wax can successfully grab the hair. It takes about three to four weeks of no shaving to achieve this length. If you come in too soon after shaving, you may not achieve optimal results.

Can I wax while on my period?
Yes, you can. However, be aware that you may be more sensitive and may experience more discomfort than usual. Please wear a fresh tampon when you come in for your appointment. You may want to take a few Advil before your appointment.

Does it hurt?
Waxing involves pulling hair out of the follicles, so yes, it is uncomfortable. However, you are in the hands of experienced estheticians who can make the process only slightly uncomfortable. Waxing can be a little more uncomfortable if you are overly tired or are feeling sick. If at any point, you feel like you can’t handle the procedure, let us know and we can stop or give you a break. We are here to make this as pleasant an experience as possible.

Will I be uncomfortable after my wax?
Many first-time clients are uncomfortable after waxing. This varies from client to client. The coarser the hair and the more sensitive your skin, the more sensitivity you will feel during and after your wax. Some first-time clients are sensitive for about an hour and others are sore for a day or two. We recommend taking ibuprofen or Advil about 20 minutes before your wax and another after your wax. A cool compress can also help. Remember, once you are waxing regularly, you won’t feel any discomfort after your waxing.

There is a special occasion coming up and I have never waxed. Are there any special instructions?
We recommend that you have two waxes before the occasion. This will get the first, uncomfortable wax out of the way. The second wax has a much smoother, cleaner result with less tenderness after. If you don’t have time for two waxing appointments, try to wax at least three or four days before the occasion.

How often should I get waxing treatment?
Regular waxing is crucial. Try to schedule waxing every three to five weeks, depending on how quickly your hair grows back.

To learn more about waxing in Pleasant Grove, Utah, and to schedule an appointment with our estheticians, contact Alessandra Farra Skin Care today.