frequently asked questions
A: For women, a Brazilian wax is the removal of hair from the vagina, including the labia, to the anus. Not one hair is left standing! For men, a Brazilian wax, or “Manzilian”, is the removal of hair from the penis, the ball sac and the anus. Some men will experience an erection, but typically men because the service isn’t exactly a pleasurable experience. Don’t worry if you do have an erection, that’s when you can more easily wax the shaft.
A: It is a little uncomfortable when it comes to sensitive areas! But as soon as it is over…it is over. Ultimately, the amount of pain depends on each customer. Often, the anticipation is the worst but Monika will always talk with customers, keeping their minds busy with fun conversation. That way, they don’t concentrate on the pain.
A: Again, it all depends. If it is your first time receiving a body waxing, it can certainly be uncomfortable because after shaving for years, the hair grows extremely coarse. The good news is that the more frequently you receive body waxes the more the hair will begin to grow thinner and many customers experience very little pain at this point. Removing hair directly from the follicle is never comfortable but, since Monika is highly skilled, it is likely that your waxing experience will be more comfortable than most. If you are especially sensitive to pain or you are a first-time waxing client, you may want to take an anti-inflammatory (such as Ibuprofen) 1 hour before your appointment, or you can apply numbing cream 45 minutes prior to service.
A: After waxing, avoid tanning and extended sun exposure for 48 hours. You will want to avoid hot showers or baths, sauna and steam room use immediately following the service. Scented lotions, perfumes, or colognes should be avoided for 48 hours. Don’t allow direct heat on the skin for at least 24 hours after waxing: sunbathing, solarium, hot shower, sauna or steam room use. This can traumatize & burn new skin, as the dead skin layer has been removed with the hairs during waxing.
We also want the pores to close, not open. Use a tea-tree based oil on the waxed area – it is a natural antiseptic and will help reduce the likelihood of getting ingrown hairs & small pimples (follictilitus). Exfoliate with a pumice stone with organic scrub, but only when the skin has calmed down after waxing and the new growth begins to penetrate. This could take from 4 to 7 days. Don’t use deodorant, perfumes or alcohol-based products for at least 24 hours after waxing. It is recommended to use sun protection lotion for the 1st day after the waxing, to avoid hyper-pigmentation.
A: Before you begin the treatment, there are a few things you should tell your esthetician, if you:
Have varicose veins
Have thyroid condition
Are using products/medications that are contraindicated for waxing:
Accutane, Retine-A, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, Tazorac Avage, Differin, Strivectin, Renova, Proactive, Avita, benzoyl peroxide & salicylic acid.
These are only some of the products we are aware of that may cause a problem and new ones can come along daily. Your skin is important to you and us – so please check with your doctor if you have any doubts.
here are a few examples of pain management techniques that customers can use during a Brazilian waxing session:
Numbing cream: Topical numbing creams can be applied to the skin prior to waxing to reduce discomfort. These creams contain a local anesthetic that numbs the skin’s surface, making the waxing process less painful.
Relaxation techniques: Deep breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques can help customers manage pain during a Brazilian wax. Taking slow, deep breaths and focusing on relaxing the muscles can help reduce pain and tension.
Distraction: Many people find that distraction techniques, such as listening to music, chatting with the esthetician, or focusing on a specific object in the room, can help take their mind off the pain of waxing.
Pain medication: Over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can be taken before the waxing session to help reduce pain. However, it’s important to follow the recommended dosage and consult with a healthcare professional before taking any medication.
Cold compress: Applying a cold compress to the skin after waxing can help reduce inflammation and soothe the skin. This can be particularly helpful for people with sensitive skin or who experience a lot of discomfort during waxing.