Offering full body waxing
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a depilatory?
A depilatory is any product that is specifically used to remove unwanted hair. Common products include: cold wax, warm wax, creams, and tweezers.

Which treatment do you use at Senses?
At Senses, we do all depilatory services by waxing first, then removing any stubborn hairs with tweezers.

Who can have waxing?
Anyone, male or female. People that should NOT have waxing: anyone who is sunburned, or has any skin irritation that could potentially react negatively to aggressive manipulation or heat. Also anyone using Retin A or Accutane should not wax.

What body parts do you typically wax?
We can wax almost any part of the body. Our female clients frequently have waxing performed in the following areas: facial (brows, upper lip, chin), arms (lower, upper or both), stomach, bikini area, lower back, and legs. Our male clients frequently have waxing performed on the back, chest and brow.

What procedure is followed?
First, the skin care specialist will discuss with the client exactly what amount of hair the client wishes to have removed. She will then cleanse the area with an antiseptic, followed by a dusting of talcum powder. Afterwards, she will apply the wax in a thin, even manner and pull it off, removing the hair. A specialized lotion is placed over the skin to sooth the skin.

Does it hurt?
The good news is that it gets easier as you do it more regularly.
How much it hurts depends on your skin sensitivity, the coarseness and thickness of your hair and the quantity of hair. However, using our specialized techniques, most clients are surprised at how little it hurts.

Will the hair grow back thicker?
Absolutely NOT! Regular waxing will eventually reduce the overall amount of hair growth. In fact, most clients see a noticeable thinning of hair in the waxed areas after only a few visits.

What is a 'Bikini Line'?
A Basic Bikini was removes only the hair that would be visible outside the lines of an average-cut swimsuit or panty.

What about the “Brazilian Bikini Wax”?
The “Brazilian” is so named because it allows you to wear even the skimpiest Brazilian Thong swimsuit without fear or worry that hairs will escape from the edges of the tiny fabric. The traditional Brazilian Bikini waxes off all but a thin strip of hair (usually about one inch wide) in the soft tissue area above the pubic bone and extending down. And yes, we do it.

What if I want to take it all off?
Then you would want to ask for the "Full Bikini" wax, which removes all hair from the soft tissue region above the pubic bone and extending downward.

What do I wear for a Brazilian or Bare Bikini wax?
We recommend that you wear comfortable panties that are closest to the shape you would like to achieve. Waxing can be a messy process though, so don’t wear your best. For a Bare Bikini, it is easiest to simply remove your panties and we will supply you with a towel to cover with.

What sanitary precautions do you take?
We pride ourselves on providing a clean, sanitary environment. All implements are soaked in a hospital-grade disinfectant. Our skin care specialist wears latex examining gloves whenever she is working near the genitals.

How long will it take for my skin to recover from redness?
The skin may stay red anywhere from 1 to 24 hours, depending on skin sensitivity, and the area that has been waxed. Areas that stay red the longest: upper lip, bikini line, eyebrows, and back.

What will the skin care specialist do after the waxing is complete?
This depends on the area you’ve had waxed. For sensitive ones, like the face, bikini, and back, the skin care specialist will apply a cooling gel to make the area more comfortable and reduce redness. For legs, the specialist will usually apply oil to reduce any stickiness from waxing. It is nearly impossible to remove all wax residue from large areas (such as the legs), so most clients prefer the oil, which dissolves the waxy residue. If you prefer (and are able to shower soon after waxing), she can apply the cooling gel here also.

Is there any specific home care needed after waxing?
The most important thing to remember after waxing is that a tiny layer of dead, but protective, skin cells have been removed with the wax. Therefore, clients who have been waxed are more prone to sun sensitivity. You should ALWAYS wear a sunscreen on any recently-waxed areas. For clients who are prone to ingrown hairs (and they can occur with waxing as well as shaving), you are advised to exfoliate and moisturize the area well to keep the skin soft and supple so that incoming hairs have a chance to grow in without infection.

How long will it last?
The huge benefit of waxing is that the hair is pulled out from the root, and not cut off mid-shaft (as with shaving). It takes much longer for the hair to grow in completely from the root. How long your service will last depends on your rate of hair growth and how coarse it is. Although you will see some re-growth by the second or third week, most clients are not ready for another waxing until four to six weeks.

How long does the hair need to be?
To wax most effectively, the hair should be about a 1/4 of an inch long. As stated before, waxed areas tend to grow in with thinner, finer hair, so getting it to 1/4 inch is not so terrible as it would be with full hair growth.

Are your waxers experienced?
Absolutely. They are all licensed estheticians and they undergo extensive training. Our skin care specialists perform an average of ten waxings per day. They are very comfortable and professional with the procedure, and you can be assured that they will meet your needs.