Frequently Asked Questions

Waxing

Waxing removes hair by the root. Hair will grow back slower and finer than other hair removal techniques like shaving. A low-temperature wax is applied to the skin and is removed by the wax itself effectively removing the hair. Depending on the area, you can get waxed every 2-4 weeks.

What Type of wax do you use?

Bare Necessity Wax & Spa uses a special European blend of low-temperature hard waxes that are enriched with several active ingredients guaranteeing maximum effectiveness in the removal of all unwanted hair. Our wax not only leaves the skin soft and glowing but its shrink wrap technology eliminates pulling of the skin making the procedure much less painful than traditional wax methods. As we aim to win over the hearts of our clients with our quality service, we also know how important it is to use only the highest quality products we can find, especially in those oh so delicate areas such as the face, underarms, and bikini.

How long does the hair need to be?

The hair needs to be about 1/2 an inch in length. On average give yourself between 7 to 9 days after your last shave to be sure the hair is long enough.

Can the hair be too long?

If the hair is longer than 1/2 inch it can pull a little more and make it slightly more uncomfortable. We recommend trimming the hair before your appointment. The best way to trim the hair is by using a comb as your guide, comb the hair upwards and use scissors or clippers to trim off the hair that sticks out above the comb.

Can the hair be too short?

If the hair is shorter than 1/4 inch the wax will not be able to get the hair. We recommend waiting a few more days to let the hair grow a little longer.

How often do I need to get waxed?

For facial waxing services, you should be getting waxed every 2 to 3 weeks. For all other body waxing services, you should be coming in every 3 to 4 weeks.

Can I get a Brazilian wax when I am on my period?

Yes you can, however, keep in mind you are more sensitive prior to your period, so try to avoid coming in right before your cycle begins. If you come in during your cycle we just ask that you wear a tampon.

How can I prepare for my waxing appointment?

  • Avoid using anybody lotions, make-up, or oils prior to your hair removal service
  • Exfoliate the day of your appointment
  • NO sun exposure 24 hours before and after any hair removal service.
  • You can take a pain reliever/anti-inflammatory (like Ibuprofen) 30 mins before
  • You can also purchase “Prelude” our pre-wax serum that helps numb the skin apply 30 min before

Do I have to do anything after my waxing?

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 24 hours!
  • Use “Flawless” our ingrown hair serum daily
  • Wait 48 hours to begin exfoliating again
  • Moisturize daily and exfoliate 2-3 times a week!

Benefits

  • Retin-A or prescribed acne medication: Discontinue 7 days prior to treatment (please inform your technician so extra precautions can be taken)
  • Exfoliate the area being waxed the day of your appointment
  • Do not wear any heavy lotions or cremes prior to waxing

Contraindications

  • Accutane: Time on and time off
  • Must wait 7 days before and after any chemical peel or microdermabrasion to have any facial waxing service
  • Consult with your doctor before waxing if you have Diabetes type 1 or Lupus
  • Areas with severe acne cannot be waxed.
  • Sunburned, irritated areas or open skin cannot be waxed.NO sun/bed tanning TWO days before or after waxing (Extra precaution should be taken if using tanning accelerators)
  • Women may be extra sensitive up to a week prior to their cycle.
  • NO Botox injections within the last 24 hours
  • NO dermal-filler injections within the last seven days
  • Waxing cannot be performed if you have had a physician-administered peel within the past two years

Post Treatment Care

  • Applying Whish “Flawless” once daily helps improve the appearance of skin redness and helps minimize next day post wax bumping and ingrown hairs.
  • Wait to exfoliate the skin 2-3 days after the procedure.
  • Exfoliating regularly using exfoliating glove or Whish Sugar Scrub helps reduce ingrown hairs.
  • If irritation should occur Calendula ointment to keep the area continually moist, avoiding infection and scabbing.
  • Routine waxing helps the skin become accustomed to the procedure and will minimize irritation.
  • No sun for 24 hours, after two days you may use sunscreen with (at least SPF 30) as your skin will be much more sensitive.
  • Avoid heavy exercise or sweating for a minimum of 8 hrs following your appointment.
  • No hot baths, hot tubs, steam rooms, or saunas for 24 hours after
  • No chemical peels for one week after any facial waxing

Enzyme Peels

A chemical peel is a form of chemical exfoliation using an acid solution to remove dead and damaged skin to smooth and refine the skin, texture. A chemical peel can safely reduce wrinkles and correct skin tone. To see best results you will need to receive a series of 6-8 peels every 2-4 weeks.

Benefits

  • Restore a youthful, vibrant appearance to wrinkly, blotchy, sun-damaged skin.
  • Diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars
  • Triggers cell regeneration
  • Even out skin tone
  • Smooths and freshens skin texture
  • Helps products penetrate further into the skin increasing their efficacy.
  • Reduces and eliminates sun damaged skin and enlarged pores
  • Effective on irregular pigmentation and dark circles

Contraindications

  • Accutane: Time on and time off
  • Retin-A: Discontinue for 7- 10 days prior to treatment
  • Pregnant, Lactating or Rosacea – Evaluate
  • Allergy to Aspirin
  • Sunburned, compromised skin, active cold sores, history of Herpes Simplex or an active facial rash
  • Medications: Diabetes 2, Lupus
  • Serious medical condition: Heart condition/problem, Immunity disorder, Diabetes, etc.
  • Permanent cosmetics wait 7 days then cover with occlusive barrier
  • Immediately post lift or surgery needs doctor approval
  • Waxing requires a 7 day waiting period

Post Treatment Care

The initial -72 hours post-procedure is the most critical. Clients should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Use sunscreen daily! DO NOT go out (even on a cloudy day) without sun protection.
  • Avoid direct sun and extreme heat and cold.
  • Use the POSTTREATMENT KIT for the next 3-5 days.
  • Discontinue use of any AHA products.
  • A client may continue their regular skincare regime after 72 hours or when their skin is no longer flaking and peeling.
  • No scratching or peeling, limit exercise for first 24 hours, drink plenty of water and have a realistic expectation of the healing process.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a form of physical exfoliation using a surgical blade that removes layers of dead skin cells and vellus hairs (peach fuzz). Although you can dermaplane every 2 weeks, we strongly recommend a full 4 weeks for best results.

Benefits

  • Diminish the look of fine lines
  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars
  • Triggers cell regeneration
  • Even out skin tone
  • Smooths skin texture
  • Helps products penetrate further into the skin increasing their efficacy.
  • Especially effective on dry/mature/aging skin
  • Pregnancy and lactating safe
  • Removes facial hair (hair does not grow back thicker)

Contraindications

  • Although rare, small cuts or nicks can occur in treatment
  • Thick facial hair
  • Allergy to metal scalpel
  • Inflamed acne lesions
  • Cannot be taking Accutane
  • Discontinue use of prescription retinol the week before
  • Active cold sores
  • Open skin lesions
  • Skin cancer

Post Treatment Care

  • Redness and dryness can occur and can last up to 24hours.
  • Discontinue use of any prescription retinol or AHA products for 72 hours after treatment.
  • Do not scratch or peel flaky skin. Use sunscreen daily! Avoid direct sun, excessive heat and intense exercise.
  • Use hydrating reparative products to encourage new healthy cell growth.
  • Products such as Ormedic Antioxidant Serum, Max Stem Cell Serum, and Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum.
  • Drink plenty of water.