Spa Boy Blu - Waxing FAQ's
Spa Boy Blu - Massage & Esthetic Services for Men
Waxing FAQ's
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions on General and Brazilian Waxing for Men and Women. 
 
 
What's a Brazilian?
A Brazilian Waxing service is partial or full genital hair removal using resin wax or sugar paste. This waxing also extends to the anus area and in some clients the cheeks of the buttocks.
 
Does waxing hurt?
The pain fades within seconds and subsequent visits hurt less and you eventually get used to it. But does it hurt? Somewhat. I suggest that my clients take a "non-aspirin" pain relief medication or pain killer (one that does not impair your coordination in day-to-day functioning) with room temperature water 20 to 40 minutes before your appointment.
 
NEVER EVER DRINK  ALCOHOL or take an ASPIRIN before seeing me...they're both BLOOD THINNERS. The possibility of bleeding is always a risk and even drinking a moderate amount of booze (one glass of wine) or one aspirin can really make your blood course faster through your system. 
 
If you should show up without the SAFETY NET of a pain relief med or other, I will take my time to work with you at a much slower pace. I will alway conduct a "Test" around or near any area that you may desire to be smooth, especially if you're a Waxing Virgin. This will assess your level of pain threshold and help determine if you're a candidate for the service.
 
***UPDATE!!!
Now offering "Wax & Relax No Scream Cream!"
Cuts down on pain and sensation associated with
waxing services...inquire ahead of time. Also avaliable
 for sale. No need to worry about pain relief meds.
 
Why wax and not shave?
 Shaving body hair, over time, makes your hair grow back thicker! Shaving stimulates potential hair growth and can strengthen the hair follicle.
 
What procedures are followed in performing a Brazilian?
Pubic hair might be trimmed (if the hairs are longer than a half inch.) I cleanse the area for waxing. I apply wax to an area, the hair is removed and the procedure continues.  The wax used for this procedure is alternated between a Strip (Soft) Wax and a No-strip (Hard) Wax The closer I get to your genital core, I  switch over to using Hard Wax.  I pull the skin tight, this helps both of us and I might ask you to do the same. After the hairs are removed, excess wax is then removed. A cooling solution is applied to help soothe the area which is then treated with a moisturizer and other lotions. 
 
After care/At home care? Down time? Possible side effects & how can I avoid them?
Stop, look and listen! Although I can't predict or guarantee how your skin may react, my clients don't experience reactions beyond redness and minor irritation. Hair may break at the root or right outside the pore during waxing, causing some hairs to grow out faster.
 
Please read and heed the following:
 
 
  •  Avoid the sun immediately after waxing and please wear sunscreen; recently waxed areas are prone to hyper pigmentation (permanent darkening of the skin) if exposed to the sun; this includes tanning beds.
  • For 24 hours,  Avoid heavy exercise after waxing. Like the Gym, Pilates, NIA and Yoga. This is because you do not want to sweat as sweating will irritate your waxed skin. You might also pick up germs in those establishments while your pores are "open."
  •  Do not use exfoliating products (AHAs, scrubs, etc) and loofahs for at least 24 hours after waxingas they might further irritate your skin.
  • Avoid tight clothing before and after waxing, especially in the waxed areas. Tight clothing may result in irritation and ingrown hairs. Routine waxing helps the skin get accustomed to the procedure and may minimize irritation.
  • You can make your waxing experience more effective if, the  night before your session you Exfoliate; either the area of  concern or your entire body with a loofah, shower scrub or an Alpha Hydroxy Shower Gel. You can find these in our neighborhood grocery stores: St. Ives Scrubs, AXE Body Scrubs and Neutrogena Body Polishes.
  • Unfortunately, for 24 hours, NO Sexual Activity, Hot Bath, Hot Showers or Profuse Sweating after a Brazilian and any waxing service; While your pores are open, they are vulnerable to irritation by extreme temperatures and infection by bacteria. It's also to your benefit that you avoid Saunas, Steam Rooms, Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and Fresh Bodies of Water (Rivers, Lakes,Tubing.)
 How long does Brazilian/Bikini waxing take? Depending on the density of the hair growth and if you've never had waxing done (Waxing Virgin), your waxing appointment will take between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. The same goes for backs, chest and legs. If you're a small-framed person, time can go by faster on backs, legs and chests, except for brazilians, where you're looking at about the same time as any person with a larger build. You can't rush this kind of waxing.
 
Will I be 100% completely hairless after my first service?
No. Waxing is very rarely perfect the first time. You'll be 99.9% hairless. There are 3 phases to hair growth. It has to be growing in a specific phase in order for it to be removed successfully. It won't be until you get waxed for the 3rd, 4th, possibly 5th time, 4 weeks apart that the rhythm really kicks in and most of your hair will be in the same phase. 
 
Will I be hairless after the 5th session? And do you tweeze out any stragglers?
Although you will most likely be 99.9% hairless by the 5th stage, I can't guarantee that you will be 100% hairless. And as for the occasional stragglers, they'll just be too thin to be picked up by wax and it's not recommneded to make too many passes over one area as the wax will tear your skin. And no, I won't TWEEZE; That can cause an irritation and in some cases a mild infection.
 
How long should my body/pubic hair be before I wax?
Like any other part of your body that you want waxed, it should be a 1/4 of an inch or full growth. Please do not feel the need to trim any areas of your body that I will be working on the day of your session. This can set the service back and mess things up. 
 
How long will "the bareness/smoothness" last?
Every one grows hair differently; The desired results last 2 weeks for the clean , smooth look and 4 weeks on average between waxings.
 
Fact or fiction: over time, will I be completely hairless?
It's a toss-up, yes and no ... the hair will come in finer and start to thin out over time.
 
What am I supposed to wear for the service?
You can keep your shirt on during Brazilian waxing services but the more bare you are below the waist, the better it is for me to do my job. If you're a female client coming in for a Bikini waxing, I can offer you disposable panties.
 
I break out with ingrown hairs from shaving; will waxing prevent  that?
Waxing does have its own version of ingrowns that can be alleviated with proper at-home care such as manual exfoliation when you shower and daily application of a cosmeceutical product specifically designed for attacking ingrown hairs. Since I'm licensed, I can pick these up for you at a cos/esthetic pro-shop and I will give you a sheet full of after-care remedies and explanations. 
 
Will waxing leave my skin red, and how long will the "smarting" last?
Your particular sensitivity is a factor here. Redness can last up to an hour or longer. The "smarting" is also not one that lingers. Again, I use topical analgesics before and after each service to alleviate these reactions.
 
***LAST CALL!!!
Now offering "Wax & Relax No Scream Cream!"
Cuts down on pain and sensation associated with
waxing services...inquire ahead of time. Also avaliable
for sale. No need to worry about pain relief meds.
 
 I've broken out after waxing before. What gives?
There are quite a few reasons why this happens. I provide my clients with an at-home After Care & Waxing Mishaps info sheet describing the possible causes.
But for now, here's the "D.L.": 1. After the hair is pulled out, the sebaceous gland (oil gland) becomes overly stimulated and causes a pimple-like reaction. 2. If bacteria is already present in the lower layers of the skin, the trauma to the skin could cause an infection ... and nothing loves dirty skin more than bacteria! It's important to be on top of your hygiene. Remember, it helps if you exfoliate the night before your waxing. 
 
When should I avoid waxing services?
Avoid waxing if you're on: Retin-A, Renova, Accutane or any other skin-thinning product taken topically or orally that is designed to clear the skin of acne, or when you're on antibiotics to cure a variety of maladies because they have a tendency to lower your immunities, thus thinning your skin. Avoid using your facial moisturizers for acne or oily skin for 24 before your service. If you've got a systemic skin disorder or sunburn, avoid any kind of esthetic service altogether.
 
Do you do waxing House-Calls?
I DO PROVIDE OUT CALL WAXING SERVICES! 
 
The economy's been scarey lately. Do you offer special discounts on your waxing services?
I do have a "Specials" page on this website and you can check it for monthly specials that I do for holidays and certain days through out the week.
 
If I refer someone to you, do I get a discount?
Yes, in addition to my undying gratitude, you will get $5 off your next session for each person you refer to me who engages my services. Fellow estheticians and massage therapist who refer me get an additional discount, provided they have some  proof of their profession, such as a  pocket license.
 
How do I prepare for a session?
Just make sure you've bathed or showered. Also, I stress that you show up in loose-fitting clothing to avoid irritation and discomfort. When all is done, I clean the area of  excess wax, soothe the area with Aloe Gel and moisturize with a calming balm. Unless you're a male client and you get a Manscaping service; in which case, I dust with powder and use a hand towel to remove fallen hairs from your skin, then moisturize with an analgesic balm to cut down on itchiness.
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