At MINTS Medical, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad and his team offer Waxing. Give us a call or book a free consult online to schedule an appointment.
“Waxing” is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root.
We utilize the best waxing products on the market and our technicians are trained in the art of waxing. You can either utilize a hard wax or soft wax for certain skin and hair types. The technician pulls either the wax itself or a strip to remove hair from the follicle after trimming hair to desired ¼ inch length. The technician may also tweeze if necessary. There may be an extra charge for trimming or tweezing certain areas.
Yes, waxing is very safe as long as there are no contraindications. Contraindications are listed in the “how should I prepare for waxing question” below.
Areas safely waxed are:
Pulling hair out from the root is going to be painful whether you are waxing, plucking, epilating, sugaring or threading. Most of all it comes down to the individual’s pain threshold but also very importantly, the technician’s mastery of technique. When we are tired, run down and stressed, life in general can seem more ‘painful’. This is no different when having your hair removed. Also 3 days prior to menstruation, we are known to be more sensitive so take that into account.
The best way to make your waxing experience less painful is to be regular – you will find that having frequent sessions, every 4 weeks, will not only allow you to have a better overall effect but also it will be less painful.
This is not a permanent hair removal solution, you’ll need to keep coming to remove hair.
Waxing may cause redness and irritation but it usually only lasts a day at most.
You’ll have all hair removed that day, and you’ll need to wait until the hair is about ¼ inch long to come back for your next wax. You’ll want to come every 4 weeks to maintain.
No, other than mild redness, there should not be any effects. The area may feel tender and can be iced and soothing aloe can be applied.
You are NOT a candidate for waxing if one of any of the following apply:
WARNING: Waxing is never done on clients taking Accutane and is not recommended for clients taking Retin A, Renova, Differin or other types of skin thinning acne medications. Please read the label carefully and consult your dermatologist if you are taking any medication or using any topical cream that contains these medications. Individuals do react differently to these medications and sometimes waxing can be done if proper patch testing is completed.
CAUTION: If you are currently using any of the following, please inform your technician. These products can make the skin more sensitive. Thin, sensitive skin is more vulnerable to lifting and sensitivity during waxing.