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waxing the whole face..anyone?


hey ladies

do any of you wax your whole face? I mean more than just the eyebrows and upper lippy ... cheeks, forehead, chin, etc?

is it true that if you wax once you have to keep doing it otherwise it grows back works than when you started? Also for those that do wax, how long until you have to rewax?

thanks :)
Dec 18, 2008 @ 10:18 am

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Face waxing

HI.. well.. I am doing that for about..hmm.. 5 years. I do my forehead, near my cheek-ear area, uper lip.I should say that it is really ok. You know it's not laser epilation.. you hair will come back after about 3-4 weeks. I ve noticed that now I have less hair to remove. But it depends on your skin.

And  also you can stop doing it anytime. you can always swich to any other hair removal.

But it's easy and really time saving. some 10-15 minutes procedure.
When I was living in Armenia I was doing that in salon. But now I've moved to Mauritius and I do it myself.. and it's really ok:)

Hope I helped you.
Jan 14, 2009 @ 06:44 am

Ive waxed evey pary of my body at some point...

Yup its true ive tryed waxing it all...my mom had the first day spa in montreal and i started waxing in my pre-teens- I learnt how to do even earlyer lol...

I waxed for a ng time and it is effective if done correctly, but there are sevral things i dont like about it: one wrong pll at that strip and your broken not removed all the heair in that area leaving you open to ingrowns and feeling like you just shaved...2 days ago! lol

My mom got rid of the waxing at the center when lazer was developed and we outsources our clients for that service...I did lazer for years and multipul parts of my body including half of my face- if you have any pigment in your skin at all- you run the risk of being burnt..and burnt I was over and over again:)

SOOOOOOOO my mother bought a machine that uses intence pulse light and this is is the best results ive had since starting on my hair remouval journey! Ive had less than 4 treatments on my face and body .

And I have sooo littlle hair growing back! not to mention the ones that are asre so fine even I can ignore them!
Jan 16, 2009 @ 12:01 pm


is the way to go!!! Trust me you won't regret it....laser isn't bad either...I've done both.
Jan 16, 2009 @ 05:27 pm

isn't electrolysis painful?

sorry i'm ignorant in this but isn't electrolysis or laser painful? guys... how about Nair? is it OK to nair the hair? :)

thanks all for your responses!!
Jan 18, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

The low down...

Electrolosis is ok for stray heairs but takes forever for larger areas. most people will get laser or IPL for the larger areas then finish it up with elecrtolosis.

Laser and Ipl are diffrent I pl stands for intense pulse light and lazer is- well lazer.

Laser is not suitable for darker or tanned complections as it has a high burn rate and yes it hurts like hell I dont care what people tell you , got the lazer to work it hurts otherwize it not strong enough and will take for ever.

IPL on the other hand is more suitable for darker and tanned skin tones has a lower burn rate and hurts alot less....The one my mother has is a combined technology that can be used on alll skin and hair colors and honest to god either dosent hurt at all (or on areas where pigment is darker and hair is thicker like the bikini) you feel a bit of a pinch like a light elastic band.

Electrolosis usu a small needle thats inserted into the pore and an electrical current is immited to "zap" the folicle weakning it over time...the problem is that you can only go one hair at a time where as with an IPL you can cover a minimum of one centimeter with one "zap" that is proven to weaken the folicles faster. It can hurt but its generally tolerable and the esthetician can adjust it.

Most people who dont like IPL are the victems of malprctice or havent been commited to going every 4 to8 weeks . If you dont do what your supose to or see a qualified and experianced pro with a track record of results...your going to be dissapointed and at worst you may even get burnt.

Bottom line : if you have a few stray hairs and a limited budget do the eletrolosis...BUT of you have any more than that find a good IPL commit to it and youll be happy when you never have to shave wax or nair again lol not to mention the technician will likely zap the stray hairs at a discount while your geting a larger area done:)

OH! and about nair : it simply desolves the hair SLIGHTLY bellow the serface of the skin...its better than shaving becouse the hairs arent cut blunt like with a razor so its not as rough...its a great option if your not looking for perminant results....just make sure your not alergic first!
Jan 19, 2009 @ 10:50 am


is perfect for the infamous lady's mustache, hair under the chin, sideburns and eyebrows....and I did it for two yrs....it is not that painful..

Before that I had tried laser on my face and even though it's a bit more painful I got a bad reaction (breakout)...which is why is switched to electrolysis. I haven't regretted one moment of it...you should seriously consider it....my face looks amazing!!!
Jan 19, 2009 @ 02:02 pm


how much does electrolysis cost? say just for the face? also can you recommend any good esthecian in toronto?

thank you everyone for all your replies :)
Jan 26, 2009 @ 11:50 am


Most places charge by the minute in montreal im not sure about evey where els...(usually one or 2 $ per minute depending on the rep of the esthetician)

Lazer and IPL charge by the are and it takes less time ...hinestly though forget lazer...and no matter what method you chose Avoid puting any creams (especially oil or pertolium based ) on your skin for 12 hours...youll break out.

Speaking of wich it seems like alot of hair removal places try to put al kinds of crap on your face after that only irritates the already irritated skin! if you want to saooth your skin fiind 100 pure aloe vera gel and an ice pack.
Jan 26, 2009 @ 10:12 pm


I forgot to mention that an electrolosys may usually chargers you a dollar or 2 for the needle ( it needs to be a clean personal one) and should always wair cloves as there is commonly a small amount of boold involved with some clients.dont be shy to demand both.
Jan 26, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

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