In the 21 century, there are many methods to combat unwanted hairs. However, despite the availability of new technologies, wax waxing, popular since the mid-90’s, remains popular and popular among the masses. Positive feedback on the procedure is largely due to its versatility, budget price and 100% efficiency. Nowadays, it is practiced in salons and at home, allowing you to get rid of annoying hairs at any convenient time.
Indications for use
Such hair removal is indicated for those who want to get rid of excess hair that does not have contraindications for the use of wax. The technique is suitable for removing hairs on the body and on the face, including delicate areas, areas with an accumulation of lymph nodes.
Waxing is suitable for patients with any type of skin, dark and blond hair, different in structure.
Types of Wax
For the procedure, three types of wax are used. Each of them has its own unique qualities:
- Hot. Use is practiced in salons. Due to the 50-degree temperature, it reduces pain during epilation and rarely provokes skin burns. It is used to eliminate thick, structured hair in the armpits or bikini area. Before use, it is heated, applied to the skin with a spatula, and fixed with banding strips.
- Warm. Used in salons and at home. The temperature of the composition is about 40 degrees. It does not cause burns and is often used by patients on their own, requires preliminary heating, is applied to the skin with a spatula, and is fixed with additional strips. Ideal for thin dark and fair hair.
- Cold. Used at home. It is a finished composition already applied to the strips. It is heated with the help of physical friction, and then fixed on the skin. Burns in this case are excluded, however, the pain of manipulation increases. In addition, the technology is not suitable for coarse hair and hard-to-reach problem areas (it is problematic to fix strips).
Waxing on average takes half an hour. The procedure is carried out according to the following algorithm:
- Cleansing the skin of external contaminants, simple disinfection.
- Application of wax on hairs from 3 to 5 mm long with a thin layer.
- Fixing wax with tight strips.
- Removing strips with hair.
- Removing wax residues with warm, soapy water.
To reduce pain before the procedure, you can drink a tablet of anesthetic or apply a local anesthetic cream to the skin.
Waxing is performed only in the absence of contraindications to it. The prohibition of manipulation is determined by the patient’s state of health. So, hair removal by this method is prohibited when:
- pregnancy (due to the risk of pain shock);
- the presence of herpes, open wounds or moles in the problem area;
- varicose veins;
- inflammatory processes;
- diseases of a viral nature, accompanied by fever;
Waxing is not the cause of serious complications, after it 5 – 7% have only temporary side effects. Their presence is determined by the individual characteristics of each patient, his pain threshold, skin sensitivity.
A negative reaction after the procedure is manifested in slight swelling of the skin, redness, soreness. It passes during the day without treatment. In case of strong side effects, it is recommended to carry out compresses, apply cooling gels.
In case of inflammation, Miramistin is treated with the skin, Solcoseryl is used for irritation, and Panthenol is used to reduce the feeling of dryness.
Before and after photos
Rules for skin care after the procedure
Rehabilitation after epilation is absent or minimized. The first few hours, it is not recommended to wet the skin, then you must adhere to the following rules:
- To refuse visits to the solarium and steam rooms to the beach (2 – 3 days).
- Wear loose clothing made from natural materials that does not create pressure and does not interfere with air circulation (24 hours).
- Do not swim in open water (48 hours).
- Regularly treat the skin with a scrub to prevent hair ingrowth (start 2 days after the procedure, spend up to 3 once a week).
Advantages and disadvantages
Reviews of waxing in 90% of cases are positive. Such a positive trend is explained by the merits of the technique. Among them:
- Universality (treatment of the areas of the face and body, regardless of location, skin color or hair).
- The absence of complications and a long list of contraindications.
- Efficiency of obtaining the desired results.
- The minimum cost.
- The possibility of manipulation at home.
As for negative reviews, they are associated with soreness during hair removal and short-term results.
Waxing eliminates excess hair for a period of 4 to 5 weeks. In the process, a skin area with hairs is treated with wax (warm, hot or finished strips), which captures them. After the composition hardens, it is removed, pulling out the hairs along with the root. After the procedure, temporary side effects are observed, and expressed complications are absent, long-term rehabilitation is not required.