Unfortunately, reactions to waxing can occur on sensitive areas. It’s very unlikely to be an allergy to the wax and most often it’s a histamine reaction (the body’s natural reaction to tissue injury) which will go away in 24 hours but sometimes the reaction can be an infection, which is much more serious. You must tell us if you are using any kind of retinol, peeling creams or have been taking antibiotics, as these may have an adverse effect on your wax. We will always provide nourishing healing creams for you to massage into your skin after a wax, but sometimes irritation can appear when you get home or even the next day.
If you bump up after a wax, call us! We will probably instruct you to apply a little cortisone or calendula cream on the area. In some cases, we’ll have you come into the clinic so we can treat the area. Again, we cannot emphasise how important it is to call us about this.