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Waxing


SW Cosmetic Tattoo offers a premium LADIES ONLY waxing service.

Suzette is a beauty therapist with over 15 years experience in all areas of waxing and holds certificates in Infection control and prevention. Eyebrow sculpture is a specialty at SW Cosmetic Tattoo with many loyal clients maintaining their brows with a three/four weekly maintenance appointment. All services are performed in our government approved skin penetration clinic. All spatulas and strip wax cartridges are one dip/use only disposed of after each treatment. As a client you can relax knowing that you are in safe hands when booking and receiving any of our waxing services.

What is waxing?

Waxing is a form of hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different human hair growth cycle. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area (called bikini/brazilian waxing), legs, arms, back , abdomen, knuckles and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.

What wax do you use?

Legs and arms - Strip waxing (soft wax) is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin. This removes the wax along with the hair.
Facial, underarm, bikini/brazilian and toes - Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have Sensitive skin . Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.

Does it hurt?

Waxing services when performed by experienced therapists are faster and much more comfortable as skin is held and stretched to prevent unnecessary pulling of the skin. While you may experience some discomfort, the procedure is fast, efficient and very worth it for the weeks of smooth hair free skin.

How can i prepare for my waxing service?

Let your hair grow for about 2 weeks without shaving or waxing and have at least ¼ inch of hair. Patience is a virtue waxing will be painful and not as effective if you haven't waited long enough. On the day of your appointment, exfoliate really well in the shower to loosen up dead skin and lift trapped hairs. You can do this a few different ways your favorite body scrub, a tablespoon of sugar added to your regular body wash or using a body glove, brush or loofah.
Some sensitive clients like to take take an over-the-counter pain reliever it should kick in right about the time your waxing session starts and ease any discomfort.

How can i care for my freshly waxed area?

After your waxing service we apply a specialty waxing cream to sooth the area and help to calm any redness or irritation. If you are prone to skin infection please use an antibacterial skin wash containing either triclosan or tea tree oil to prevent inflammation and infection post-wax. Afraid of ingrowns? Maintain your wax and keep ingrowns to a minimum by using an antibacterial body wash, exfoliating regularly and using ingrown prevention products. Don't sunbathe or exercise right after your wax your skin needs time to calm down after its "trauma" and sweat and the heat of the sun won't help!

What skin conditions can prevent me from having a waxing service performed?

The following factors are known to make those who are waxed more prone to "skin lifting," where the top layer of skin is torn away during waxing treatment:

  • Taking blood-thinning medications;
  • Taking drugs for autoimmune diseases, including lupus;
  • Taking prednisone or steroids;
  • Psoriasis, eczema, or other chronic skin diseases;
  • Recent sunburn;
  • Recent cosmetic or reconstructive surgery;
  • Recent laser skin treatment;
  • Severe varicose leg veins;
  • Rosacea or very sensitive skin;
  • History of fever blisters or cold sores/herpes (waxing can cause a flare-up);
  • Using Trevino , Tazaronene , or any other peeling agent;
  • Recent surgical peel, microdermabrasion or chemical peel using glycolic, alpha hydroxy, salicylic acid, or other acid-based products.

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