Male waxing should always be a pleasant experience with very few side effects. However, due to various circumstances, it’s possible for patients to experience skin lifting during a treatment. With skin lifting, the skin may experience some redness and raise up, similar to when you get a scratch on the skin. The best way to help the discomfort and redness subside is to apply an ointment and it should go away in a matter of a few days. There are some chances for the skin lifting to turn into a scab and potential scarring, so caring for it right away is important. Now that you know what skin lifting is, here are a few of the reasons why it may happen during a waxing treatment.
Some medication and antibiotics can create skin sensitivity, which makes it more prone to skin lifting. Before we begin a full body wax for men, we always ask whether the person is on any medication and if they have been cleared by their medical professional. For best results and to minimize the risk of skin lifting during a male waxing treatment, it’s best to hold off on your treatment until you’ve been off of regular medication for several weeks.
The skin needs to be hydrated for best male waxing results. When the skin is dehydrated, the wax may pull off live skin as well as dead skin. This may lead to some discomfort and irritation, as well as the potential for a scab or scar. The best thing to keep in mind is to drink plenty of fluids and moisturize your skin frequently leading up to your male waxing session.
Wax Temperature is Too Hot or Too Cold
If the temperature of the wax is too hot, you’ll be able to tell your waxing professional right away because it will feel like your skin is getting slightly burned. Skin lifting is most common when the wax is too cold, which means it will be stickier and remove more skin than it is designed to. It’s always important to visit a waxing salon with many years of experience, so this won’t be an issue.
When the waxing professional pulls the strip upward instead of parallel with the skin, the potential for skin lifting increases significantly. Any experienced professional will know this, so it should not be a problem to worry about if you visit a reputable salon. However, people with minimal experience in administering waxing treatments increase the chances of you experiencing skin lifting.
Waxing 4 Men offers the best men’s waxing in San Francisco and our professionals always have great attention to detail. We understand everyone has different perceptions of waxing and may not feel comfortable for one reason or another. Our patients leave our office feeling great with no significant side effects due to our professionalism and experience. If you’re thinking about getting a waxing treatment and have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time.