The face – one of our most delicate areas to have hair removed because of the dense amount of vellus hair (peach fuzz).
Most clients have no problems but I can perform a patch test if you have had previous problems.
Vellus hair is a protective device used by the body to protect the skin. When you remove this hair every alarm bell in the nervous system is set off. The body produces histamines, which as you know cause itching, redness and swelling. In addition the body sends out white blood cells to protect the follicle from infection, results in small white spots. It is important to know that these breakouts are not product related or even technique problems. They are skin related.
If you suffer badly then you can take antihistamines prior to and after facial hair has been removed. (Always consult your GP before taking any medications).
Do not apply any creams, lotions, cleansers or make-up to this area for at least 12 hours after having a treatment.
To help with the healing you should apply a damp cotton pad onto the area with sea salt diluated in the water. Also an application of Hungarian Mud will also aid recovery. You can either ask me to do this immediately afterwards or do it yourself later that evening.