What is Waxing?
Waxing is the most common of hair-removal techniques in spas today. In this treatment, cool or warm wax adheres to the hair and is pulled off in strips. There are two types of wax: hard and soft. Hard wax is usually better for more delicate areas like the face, underarms, and bikini because it is easier on the skin. Soft wax is good for the coarser hair on the legs, arms, back, and chest.
Who Can Benefit From Waxing?
Waxing reduces hair growth when performed at regular, 30-day intervals. While shaving crops the hair even with the skin, waxing pulls it out by the root, so it grows back softer, finer, and thinner. Waxing is great for those who are tired of the hassle of shaving several times per week—the more you wax, the less hair grows back. Waxing should not be performed if you have particularly sensitive skin because waxing pulls off a couple of layers of skin (along with hair) when it is removed and can cause tenderness and swelling. In addition, some medications will cause the skin to react badly to waxing. Don’t wax if you’re taking Retin-A, Accutane, or any type of acne prescription.
How Should I Prepare for Treatment?
Let the hair you want to have waxed grow out to about a half-inch above the skin. If hairs are left too short, the wax won’t be able to adhere to them strongly enough to pull them out. Also, refrain from taking a shower or bath before the treatment because soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective.
What Can I Expect During Waxing?
Usually, a preconditioning lotion for waxing is first applied to the area to be waxed. Then hot wax is poured onto the skin and strips of cloth are pressed into it. When the wax dries, the cloth is quickly removed. You may feel some discomfort when the wax is pulled off, but relaxing will help alleviate the sensation. The more you experience waxing, the less it hurts. Some suggest taking a couple of ibuprofen before treatment to reduce pain and swelling.
What About Home Care?
It’s important to care for the waxed area properly after treatment to prevent ingrown hairs, breakouts, or other reactions. Exfoliation, using a pumice stone or exfoliating gloves with a bath gel, will help keep this skin clear and less prone to blemishes. Avoid using a bar soap because it leaves a film on the body that could cause ingrown hairs. For breakout zones, defined as the face, back, and chest, use a more gentle exfoliant and an anti-breakout lotion. Do not go in the sun or use tanning booths directly after waxing, especially while the skin is still red from treatment, and only apply gentle moisturizers twenty-four hours after treatment. Try to avoid products with harsh chemicals, perfumes, or dyes.
Why Choose an Associated Skin Care Professionals Practitioner?
Your skin care treatments should be provided by a properly trained professional. Don’t hesitate to ask your skin care therapist about his or her background, training, and experience—especially as it relates to the treatment you are receiving.
Ultrasonic Cavitation for Fat & cellulite Reduction
Fat Cavitation is a high technology way of destroying fat in the areas of the abdomin, thighs, bottom, back and arms without the pain associated with other cosmetic treatments.
REDUCE FAT IN MINIMUM TIME
Ultrasonic cavitation enables concentrated energy to be directed at localized areas,create micro-cavities (bubbles) which expand and contract until they implode. After the breakdown of adipose tissue, the fat in the form of triglycerides is released into the interstitial fluid between the cells,where they are enzymatically metabolized to glycerol and free fatty acids. The released fatty acids are then cleared by normal body elimination processes.
SUITABLE FOR MEN AND WOMEN
The ultrasound slimming method is a secure and effective non-invasive system for body scuplting. It firms, lifts, and compacts the skin and molds the facial shape. With the effects of soothing, decompression and pain relief (such as joint pain, sciatica) it promotes the regular mechanical aerobic exercise of skin tissue, and rapidly relieves stress and fatigue.
What do I expect?
The ultrasound fat reduction treatment does not require any specific pretreatment. The treatment begins with circumference measurement of the target body area and then continues with circular movements of the ultrasound head applicator over the treatment site. Most of the clients can experience 2 to 9 cm circumference reduction after a single session with increasing results after each visit. The results may vary with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones.
How long does it take?
The treatment session is usually around 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size of the area an the thickness of the fat layer. 6 – 10 sessions in total with at least 4 day intervals or weekly are recommended in order to achieve the best result further subsequent treatments may be needed to attain your desired body shape.
How safe is it?
Studies have shown the treatment safe however the Ultrasound procedure is NOT to be used in clients with the following contraindications; an acute illness, compromised liver function, pacemakers, pregnancy, coagulation disorders, hearing aids, active bleeding, vascular disorders, epilepsy, tumors, heart disease, recent fractures, prostheses, and cancer. (Must be cancer free for 5 years). Your licensed technician will take a full history before any treatments will commence.
Results are long lasting, so long as you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. The fat cells are removed by your body during the course of your treatments. However, poor food choices will lead to further weight gain, so it is important to commit to a healthy diet and lifestyle to get the best long term benefits from your Ultrasonic Slimming Cavitation Treatments.
After treatment care
Following a treatment, you can return to your normal daily activities, there is no downtime. In the days following your treatment, it is recommended that you:
NO alcohol for 48 hours after treatment. Alcohol can prevent your liver from removing the fat cells from your body. The reason for this is because the liver will make it a priority to remove the alcohol from the blood before the fat cells.
Remember that your actions outside of your treatments make up 50% of your results. The better you eat and the more you stay hydrated, the better your results will be. Your changes in lifestyle will lead you to your incredible results!
No exercise the day before, day of, and day after your treatment. The reason for this is because your liver and kidney will overwork themselves and counteract what we do during treatments.
Drink 2 liters of water before and after treatment. Do NOT use infrared sauna on the same day of treatment as this can cause heart attacks.