Why is waxing a good hair-removal choice?
is one of the most effective methods to temporarily remove unwanted
hair. It is longer-lasting than shaving because it removes hair
from the roots, not just from the skin’s surface. With regular
waxing over a period of time, hair regrows lighter and sparser.
For facial waxing, removal of unwanted facial hair allows for a
more youthful look and makes application of makeup easier. Brow
shaping can really open up the eyes and a great shape can dramatically
change your appearance.
What areas can be waxed?
Waxing can be done on almost any part of the body.
Most popular areas for women are brazilian or bikini, legs, underarms
and eyebrows. For men: brazilian, chest and back.
Is four or five days of hair growth long enough
before receiving a waxing treatment?
Unfortunately, no. Hair should be at least 1/4
inch long, translating to 14 to 25 days of hair growth. Hair growth
does depend on the individual. But in most cases you'll need two
weeks of growth after your last waxing or shaving before you'll
be ready for your treatment.
Is it safe to get waxed?
Laura uses fresh hospital grade latex-free disposable
gloves for every waxing service and she never double dips waxing
sticks, as this could transfer bacteria to the warm wax pot and
on to other clients. The skin is cleaned before each treatment with
disinfectants, and sterilization equipment is used on all non-disposable
implements and tools which eliminates any chance of cross contamination.
What should I wear to my treatment?
depends on the area to be waxed and your personal comfort / modesty
Avoid wearing clothes that will fit tightly over
the area to be waxed. This can cause uncomfortable chafing or rubbing
after your waxing. For the back or chest, wear a darker colored
soft shirt as wax can stain lighter colored fabrics.
Do not wear stiff or scratchy fabrics because without
hair as a buffer you will find your skin to be MUCH more sensitive.
For the underarms, you may wear a tank top or you can remove your
shirt. For most hair patterns, ladies may keep their bra on. Disposable
underwear will be provided for those having bikini or Brazilian
How long can the results last?
After a client’s first waxing, the results
can last three to six weeks depending on the individual’s
hair re-growth. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the
first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth
week. With regular waxing, the length of time between treatments
Does waxing hurt?
It depends, but for many people the answer is mildly
and briefly. Your first time receiving a body waxing can be uncomfortable
because after shaving for years, the hair grows extremely coarse.
The more frequently you receive body waxes the more the hair will
begin to grow thinner. Removing hair directly from the follicle
is never comfortable; but, since Laura is highly skilled, it is
likely that your waxing experience will be more comfortable than
Can the pain be reduced?
Laura recommends taking a NON-ASPRIN pain reliever
one hour before your appointment. With continuous waxing, hair becomes
finer and sparser, and waxing becomes less uncomfortable.
How long does electrolysis take?
Although many clients start noticing improvements
right away, the total number of treatments required varies from
person to person. Clients who adhere to the recommended treatment
schedule usually accomplish their hair removal goals in a year to
year and a half. Factors such as hair growth cycles, the quantity
and structure of hair, previous use of temporary hair removal methods,
heredity, hormone function, normal physiologic changes, certain
medications and stress may influence how long the treatments may
How long do the results last?
Hair treated properly by electrolysis will never
grow back. Hormonal issues later in life may cause new hair to grow
especially for women around the lip and chin. These are new follicles
that did not produce hair in the past and therefore could not have
been treated. Only hair that has emerged from the skin can be permanently
Is electrolysis painful?
clients say electrolysis isn't as painful as they expected. Many
people compare the sensation to the feeling of a hair being plucked.
It isn't comfortable, but most would agree that it's hardly unbearable.
Some parts of the body are more sensitive than others, and adjustments
can be made that may help to make the treatment more comfortable.
How does electrolysis compare to laser hair removal?
Electrolysis is the only method that can legally
claim to offer permanent hair removal. Laser offers permanent hair
reduction, and it can offer quicker results for some people -- generally
those with dark hairs and light skin complections. Electrolysis
is often needed to treat light hairs, hairs that are growing at
odd angles from the skin or people with dark complections. Many
clients begin with laser hair removal and then finish off with electrolysis.
Some laser hair removal studios in the Louisville area refer their
clients to Laura for just that purpose.
How does surrounding skin react to electrolysis?
Immediately following treatment, there may be a
slight redness and/or swelling which usually disappears within a
few hours. Occasionally, small whiteheads or tiny scabs may occur.
It is vital to follow post-treatment care that Laura recommends.
But most clients do not report any significant problems.
What is electrolysis?
Electrolysis is the science of permanent hair removal
utilizing probe devices. A fine sterile probe is inserted into the
hair follicle and a small amount of electrical energy is discharged
which destroys the hair growth tissue.
Are all hairs eliminated in one treatment?
Deep, coarse hairs cannot always be eliminated
with one treatment; thus, breaking down the hair germ cells may
require additional treatments.Only hair that is visible (meaning
emerged through the skin) can be treated. Because of the cyclical
nature of hair growth, new hairs as well as hairs emerging from
a dormant phase will also require additional visits to acheive true
What is the normal growth cycle of a hair?
All hairs have varying growth cycles and aren't
visible on the surface of the skin at the same time. Hair normally
goes through its usual cycle and then sheds and replaces itself.
Following active growing periods, most hair follicles go into a
dormant stage. The period of dormancy may last for an indefinite
period of time, however, replacement hairs usually appear within
three to 12 months. The appearance of these coarse replacement hairs
from dormant follicles shouldn't be mistaken as regrowth from previously
Can unwanted hair be removed from anywhere on the
Unwanted hair can be safely removed from most areas.
The most common areas include the hairline, bridge of nose, eyebrows,
upper and lower lip, cheeks, sideburns, chin, neck, shoulders, arms
and underarms, breasts, abdomen, bikini line, legs back and chest.
Laura J. Crawford offers full brazilian hair removal for both women
Still have questions about electrolysis?
If so, just contact Laura J. Crawford and she can
provide some quick answers.