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What should be done when the service is completed?

Discuss the results of the treatment, make any necessary adjustments to subsequent treatments, note any adverse effects, inform recommendations for products and future treatments.


What is sensitive skin or spotting?

Redness that can appear on the skin's surface. Last for a couple hours. Can apply ice-cold compress to reduce redness.


What is physical sensitivity?

The result of a very painful application of waxing treatment. Varies depending on type of client.


What is skin irritation?

Itchiness that can occur due to new hair coming through the mouth of the hair follicle. Apply lotion to relieve the itchy sensation.


What are whiteheads?

A problem that can arise with the first waxing but after that no reaction usually occurs. Advise client to not touch them and use antiseptic lotion.


What are blood spots?

Occur when terminal hairs are removed form deep hair follicles such as the underarm or legs. Do the touch the area. It should be wiped over with a sterile antiseptic swab to remove bloody before any after care product.


What is folliculitis?

Inflammation of the hair follicle cause by the tearing of living tissue away from its living environment. Lasts from a few hours to couple of days. Client can take aspirin or use cortisone cream available from the chemist.


What is torn skin?

The surface layer of the epidermis may be removed during waxing and leave a red mark. May also develop hyper pigmentation if exposed to sunlight. This will gradually fade.


What is torn skin caused by?

• Too thick application of strip or hot wax
• Rough removal of wax
• Over waxing a specific area
• Waxing sunburnt or previously sunburnt skin
• Thinned skin - drugs such as Roaccutane
• Desensitised skin - diabetic complications
• Waxing around 'corners'


What is sensitive skin or irritation?

Redness that appear on the skin's surface. Sensitivity to products used.


What is bruising?

Dark purple/green and painful spot when touched causes by

• Too thick application of strip or hot wax
• Rough removal of wax
• Waxing around 'corners'
• Flicking up hot wax with finger nail
• Applying wax when it is too foo
• Removing the wax by applying the strip part way along the application of wax


What is Swelling?

Area becomes slightly swollen after removal of wax. Caused by:

• Too thick of application of strip or hot wax
• Rough removal of wax
• Over waxing or repeated waxing
• Waxing around 'corners'
• Removing wax by applying the strip part-way along the application of wax
• Normal skin trauma


What is distortion of the follicle?

Caused by removing the hair from the follicle against the angle of growth. Follicle lie at an unnatural angle, make the hair appear more visible. Electrolysis treatment effectiveness may be delayed.


What is the chicken pox effect?

Normal reaction to waxing that the empty follicles will appear red. Only temporary and will fade. Client should avoid the following:

• Hot baths or showers
• Sunbathing
• Sand
• Swimming in chlorine pools
• Activities which may stimulate excessive sweating.


What is slowing of regrowth?

Some hairs which are resting in the telogen and will not be visible for some time. Follicles may become traumatised resulting in bald patches.


What is thickening of the skin?

Underarm and bikini line focused. The result of the trauma effect in these areas. The skin protects itself by thickening, making it difficult for regrowths to break through. Regrowths may become ingrown and possibly infected.


How can we reduce the thickening of skin?

• Apply skin softeners after waxing e.g lotions containing tea tree oil
• Applications to reduce the 'bumps'
• Gentle exfoliation
• Combination of all three


How long should the hair be to be able to wax?

At least 1/2cm long.


What should the client avoid doing prior to a waxing appointment?

• Wear jeans or trousers for leg or bikini wax
• Wear make up for facial treatments
• Planning a social engagement immediately after treatment if waxing is on face
• Avoid prior sun exposure


What are some post treatment strategies?

• Wear loose clothing to avoid friction and irritation
• Do not sunbathe for 24 hours
• Do not swim for 24 hours
• Do not use deodorant under the arms or skin perfumes for 24 hours
• Do not use make-up for 4-12 hours
• Avoid hot baths/showers for a few hours
• Do not loofah for 2 days
• Avoid perfume soaps and moisturiser
• Use a hair retarder 4-5 days after treatment
• Avoid activities which may cause heavy perspiration
• Avoid sand


What are some home care products specific to waxing?

• Body exfoliant
• Body moisturiser
• Loofa or explicating mitt
• Hair retardant product
• Anti-ingrown hair product


Why is recommending products to client important after treatment?

To enhance the treatment provided or as part of a long-term maintenance program.


What does the frequency of waxing depend on?

The individual client's rate of hair growth, the season and lifestyle factors.


What are some alternative treatments that could be suggested if waxing is not for them?

Electrolysis, infusion of hair retarding products using infra-red light or IPL/Laser.


What is the recommended timeframe for the client's next appointment for leg wax?

4 - 6 weeks


What is the recommended timeframe for the client's next appointment for Underarm/bikini wax?

3-4 weeks


What is the recommended timeframe for the client's next appointment for face wax?

3-4 weeks


What should be recorded as part of the treatment details?

• Date and type of treatment
• Treatment outcomes
• Any adverse effects
• Future treatment recommendations
• Home care program and products purchased