Is bikini wax painful?

bikini wax pain

Let’s just say…the quicker the appointment the better.

Bikini wax pain is a hard measurement to report since our pain tolerance varies. According to most clients, on a scale of 0-5, with 0 meaning no pain, and 5 meaning maximum pain, the average rating is a 3.5. If you prefer a hairless look without the pain, we recommend IPL Hair Removal. In comparison to waxing most clients report a 1. While its about twice the price per session, you only need 8-12 sessions to reach a permanent reduction/removal.

But never fear! If you prefer waxing, our technicians are trained in efficiency and customer care. This means that your service will be completed under 30 minutes with as little discomfort as possible, and a high regard for quality care. Less bikini wax pain!

Can i get a bikini wax if i am on my period?

Yes, we ask that you wear a tampon and the string is tucked away so that it doesn’t get pulled out with the wax. However, keep in mind that you may be more sensitive to pain during this time.

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How do I prepare for my first bikini wax?

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My first bikini wax

A tried and true form of pubic hair removal is waxing. Waxing is great because you get a smooth finish that lasts for weeks. Does it hurt? Well, let’s just say it’s the only spa service that you want to move along quickly! However, we have some tips on making your first bikini wax as pleasant as can be.

How do I prepare for my first bikini wax?

Our first tip is to make sure that your pubic hair is a good length for removal.

If the hair is too long it will cause unnecessary discomfort to an already uncomfortable service. If its longer than the first ridge on your pinky, that is where you are starting to get to the uncomfortable range.

On the other hand, if it’s too short it can increase the amount of hair that breaks. This results in more tweezing than necessary. If it’s under a quarter of an inch, then its most likely too short.

Course hair

If you have very course hair, using conditioner on that hair on the day of your waxing service helps to soften the hair. This conditioning makes the hair more flexible and less likely to break.

In addition, exfoliating a couple of days leading up to your spa appointment helps too. If there is hair that is just below the surface of the skin, exfoliation can help pop that up which we can tweeze during your visit.

What do I wear to a bikini wax?

We recommend wearing loose fitted bottoms including pants and underwear. Breathable fabrics, for example, cotton, help sooth after your service. Avoid items like thongs or g-strings, bring on the granny panties.


We hope you feel a little more prepared for your upcoming experience. Your service provider will take steps to ensure your comfort and care.

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What causes white spots on nails?

What is it?

White spots on nails are often referred to as Leukonychia. This condition appears as small dots or white spots on nails, or lines underneath the fingernail. The causes for this condition are many. One of the causes can be an allergic reaction to something that came in contact with your nails. For example, gel or acrylic polish, or even cleansers or detergents can cause this type of reaction.

Another cause can be an injury to the nail. For instance, after application of artificial nails or a manicure gone wrong. Albeit rare, funguses can sometimes be the cause and should be checked out if the spots start to grow.

Other causes could be hereditary, the use of certain medicines or vitamins, or mineral deficiencies. In addition, certain illnesses can cause this as well. Talk to your doctor if the condition persists long term.

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Treatment

There is not much aside from a nice manicure where we apply polish to mask and blend the spots. If the spots are covering 20% of the nail we recommend seeing a physician as it could be caused by something internal.


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How Do You Treat Bruised Nail Trauma?

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Hematoma

Bruised nail trauma is also known as a subungual hematoma. Some type of trauma or injury to the natural nail bed results in bleeding and creates a bruise under the nail.

Treatment

Bruised nail trauma may need medical attention. For example, when there is swelling or any type of inflammation, soreness or bruising from the nail. We recommend you see a doctor to have it drained and cleaned out.

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From there you are waiting for it to simply grow out. The fingernail takes about 6 months to fully restore itself. At that point you should have a fresh nail with a little bit of scarring, pitting, or grooves on it. A classic manicure can easily treat these imperfections.

This manicure service is ideal for hands in need of professional nail and cuticle grooming, detailing, and paint service. Your Service Provider will buff the tops of the nails to a smooth finish. A polish application (especially gel polish) helps to fill some of the ridges. Polish application is recommended as long as the nail is healthy. Thus no major bruising should be left behind or exposed on the nail bed.


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Why are my cuticles peeling?

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What is it?

Cuticles peeling can be a sign of overgrown cuticles. They are basically an overgrowth of the surrounding tissue of the nail bed and the cuticle. The overgrowth is typically caused by neglect/unkept nails. If you have overgrown cuticles you could be at risk of developing infections on or around the nails. Infections can occur due to the overgrowth causing hangnails. Hangnails cause the cuticles to split which opens the skin further to bacterial infections that can be painful.

Treatment

The treatment for peeling cuticles is a manicure. During our manicure service, we push the cuticles back and trim away any loose or dead tissue surrounding the nail bringing it back to a healthy length.

If you want to give yourself a manicure at home, be careful to not push the cuticles back too far. Pushing back too far can be painful and puts you at risk of infection.

Post care

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Using a nail brush to clean around the cuticle areas will help keep them at a manageable length. Also, try using hand cream and cuticle oil on a daily basis.

Regular manicures will help if you are prone to overgrown cuticles.

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Hangnail Treatment

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What is it?

A hangnail is a small torn piece of skin surrounding the nail on the hands and feet. It’s typically caused by really dry skin, cuts, or other little injuries around the nail. It can also be caused by nail biting.

Home Tips

Use milder soaps on the hands. Try to avoid antibacterial soaps because they can be really drying. Also, wearing gloves when you’re doing housework or handling chemicals or detergents helps. In addition, use hand cream as often as possible. Cuticle oils also helps.

Other tips you can follow at home to reduce hangnails include wearing cotton gloves at night. Gloves helps if you have excessively dry hands. Apply your lotion and then put your gloves on.

Hangnail Treatment

To treat hangnails, consider regular manicures that include a hand and nail massage followed by paraffin to help increase moisture on the hands.

Post care

Exfoliate suing a nail brush. Apply hand lotion, and cuticle oil to keep things moisturized.

Recommended Products: Barrier balm


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