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About Brazilian Waxing

24 Mar

It’s for Women and Men
For women, Brazilian waxing generally means complete hair removal around the whole female genital area including the anus and perineum although there is an option to leave a small amount of hair about 2 or 3 fingers wide above the vaginal area. Brazilian Waxing for men is means removal of all hair around the male genital area and can also include removal of hair from the testicles to the anus.

How much Does Brazilian Waxing Cost?
Our price begins at $65.00 unless there is an extraorinary amount of hair. Please read the next section.

How to Prepare for Brazilian Waxing
Allow your hair to grow for at least two weeks before going for a Brazilian waxing treatment then trim hair short (about a quarter of an inch to half an inch at most). Shorter hair is easier and more comfortable to remove than long hair but there does have to be some hair there for the wax to grip.

Ensure that the area is clean before your appointment either by showering or (if you don’t have time for that) by thorough cleaning with baby wipes or simple soap and water. We provide disposable underwear  or you can wear your own   or go completely bare.

How Long Does a Brazilian Waxing Session Take?
A session takes about 30 to 45 mintues. The initial session will probably take longest with each subsequent session taking a little less time as hair becomes easier to remove.

What Happens in a Brazilian Waxing Session?
You will be asked to removeyour underwear, then lie down. The you will be asked to raise your legs and we may sprinkle the area with talc to ensure that the skin is dry. Then we use a spatula to spread a thin layer of hot wax on one area at a time removing the wax by pressing down with a cotton strip, holding the skin taut and pulling in one short sharp pull against the direction of hair growth. Of course, in this area you are pretty exposed and have to be OK with being handled in some pretty strange ways. Men are expected to help keep their own skin taut.

The pubic area is often very sensitive and can be uncomfortable to wax although different people experience different levels of discomfort with it. The discomfort can continue for a while afterwards too. Sometimes a cold compress can help afterwards and be sure not to wear tight fitting underwear or clothes to your appointment. You can reduce pain a little by taking an over the counter pain relief medication a hour or so before your treatment and/or you can apply numbing cream a half hour before your appointment, which we sell in our studio and at our online store.

How Long Does it Take for the Skin to Recover after Brazilian Waxing?
It will probably take a day or two after removing hair for the skin to settle down and for any redness and bumps to disappear. After that you should start to gently exfoliate the outer area to avoid any ingrown hairs. We also sell products to help with aftercare.

How Long will the Area Stay Free of Unwanted Hair after Brazilian Waxing?
Anything from two to eight weeks depending on the rate of growth of the unwanted hair. Of course you will need some regrowth if you want to go for waxing again so that the wax has something to grip. This probably means at least a month or so between sessions although you may have to tweeze the odd hair here and there. Fortunately follow-up sessions are generally less painful and shorter than the first session. That’s because regrowth is generally weaker and you know what to expect and are less anxious about the whole process.

How do you who to do your Brazilian?
Sometimes the best way is to find out who your friends go to, though not everybody is willing to admit they do Brazilians, despite it being quite common.  If you don’t know anyone to refer you, give a spa a call and talk to the person who does the waxing. Ask about their training. Is she or he an sesthetician? Does she or he seem patient, ask you questions that help make you comfortable, and so on.  If the wax technician is unsure and hesitant Brazilian waxing can be very painful indeed. You have to feel comfortable with the technician because you will be pretty exposed and the technician has to touch you in some very intimate places to complete the waxing procedure. It’s important that the spa and technician have good standards of hygiene too – you definitely do not want a pot of wax which has been used as a hair remover for other people being reused on you especially in the pubic area – so you may want to ask about that when you first enquire too.

Is it Feasible to do Brazilian Waxing at Home?
I would not recommend you do this at home. You have to be pretty handy with a mirror and a contortionist to boot to even see the excess hair you want to remove. And it takes a whole heap of courage to peel off those strips. Some people have had success though by having an initial session in a salon and then keeping the area hair free using an epilator. The epliator grips shorter hairs than wax so you can keep the area smoother than with regular visits to the spa.


The Dangers of Double Dipping

26 Feb

The Double Dip

Those infamous wooden spatulas are disposable for good reason. Once they’re dipped into the wax and the wax is spread onto your skin, they should be tossed, and a new spatula should be used for each subsequent dip. Why? Wax is only heated to a temperature just above 40°, which isn’t hot enough to kill bacteria or viruses, any hotter would scald you. Once the spatula touches skin, dipping it back into the wax can potentially pass bacteria along with it. Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to come in contact with anything that’s touched a stranger’s anything.
We all assume the worst thing we could leave a salon with would be misshapen eyebrows, badly painted nails or an un-even bikini line. However, the health risks associated with the beauty industry include viral infections such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and warts, as well as, conjunctivitis, bacterial and fungal infections.
At Off Whyte Skin Care Studio we use a fresh stick each and EVERY time without exception!
Your comfort and safety is not only our goal but our RESPONSIBILITY!
We use disposable tools when posible, and sanitize all reusable tools in hospital grade sanitizers..
Please ensure your therapist does the same!
To book your waxing appointment today call 780-988-8845