Wax Facts

WAXmd revolutionizes waxing with hard wax.  We use a special blend of hard wax from Spain and France.  Hard wax is a special polymer that “shrink wraps” the hair for ease of removal, particularly on difficult hair growths. It sticks to the hair and not the skin, allowing for a less sensitive waxing experience.

Do not tan or spray tan before your service – and definitely no sunburn! If you spray tan before you wax, waxing will remove the spray tan when it exfoliates the dead skin cells. Since your skin will be freshly exfoliated, you should get great results from a spray tan AFTER your waxing service.  Please wait 24 hours before and after for tanning of any kind.

There is no need for a pain reliever, and please don’t drink alcohol before your wax. Alcohol dehydrates you, and when you are dehydrated, your skin becomes more sensitive to pain. Numbing creams are also not recommended. They will cause you to feel the heat of the wax more intensely, as well as create a barrier that may stop the hair from properly adhering to the wax.  Please no caffeine 4 hours before a service as well.

Exfoliate to prepare your skin before your treatment, and keep it revitalized after your wax. We recommend that you exfoliate at least once a week to remove dead skin cells and to keep ingrown hairs at bay. If you are unsure and need product recommendations, stop in and speak to a member of our staff or pick up one of our products to help you prep for your service.

A good rule of thumb to use is, if you can pinch it, you can wax it. There has to be enough hair length for the wax to grab onto. For first time waxing enthusiasts, we recommend the hair to be a little longer, a quarter to half an inch. This will make your waxing experience more comfortable and we can more effectively remove all the hair and leave you with much smoother results. It is a myth that the longer the hair the more pain you will feel.  No need to trim you hairs.  Leave this to the experts.

Yes, it is perfectly safe to wax while you are pregnant. Women can and have been waxed right up to their due date. If you become pregnant, it is important to wax on a regular basis as waxing maybe be more uncomfortable while pregnant. The hormones of pregnancy make you more sensitive to pain. Waxing frequently will help to ease much of the pain. Remember though, every pregnancy is different and if you have concerns, you should consult your doctor before waxing.

The skin conditions eczema and psoriasis do not prohibit waxing, however, we do not apply wax over skin that is irritated.

Men can always have their eyebrows, ears, and nose waxed.  At WAXmd, we do not offer lip, chin, or any waxing of a man’s natural beard region.  Waxing hair in this area could cause damage to the skin, bleeding, and possibly permanent hair loss.

First time bikini and underarm waxing can sometimes cause minor bleeding, but it is nothing to worry about. Both are sensitive areas and if you have been shaving for a long time, the hair is very thick and coarse. When the hair is like this, it can bring a drop of blood up with it as it detaches from the follicle. It is completely normal and is nothing to be alarmed about. Over time with regular waxing, it should diminish and the hairs start to grow in finer and thinner.

Yes.  You CANNOT be waxed if you have been on Accutane within the past year.  Additionally, acne medications including Adapalene, Alustra, Avage, Avita, Differin, Isotetinoin, Renova, RetinA, Tazarotene, and Tretinoin should be avoided within 3 months of service.  You may wax (with caution) if you are currently using alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic/lactic), salicylic acid, or benzoyl peroxides in the area of treatment.

Yes. It is recommended that you wait one month after a skin peel or microdermabrasion to have a waxing procedure.