What is the difference between depilation and depilation?Two basic concepts that mean methods of getting rid of hair on the body - it's depilation and hair removal. Many mistakenly consider them to be equivalent, but this is not so. Depilation removes hair, but does not destroy the hair follicle. This, for example, shaving the hair, removing them with depilatory creams (with these methods, the hairs grow and begin to drip after only 1-3 days), as well as various methods of pulling out the hair. Epilation means the gradual destruction of the follicle responsible for hair growth. This possibility is provided by laser and photoepilation, but these procedures require long sessions and rather large investments.
That is why the greatest popularity has found it wax depilation. The wax applied to the skin tightly "grasps" the hairs and, when quickly torn from the skin, pulls them out. The effect of smoothness of the skin from wax depilation lasts two to four weeks, which relieves the woman from the need to shave off rapidly growing hairs every day. The price for this procedure is not high, which makes it available to most people.
Advantages and disadvantages of wax depilation
- Efficiency. Wax depilation, as a rule, maintains the smoothness of the skin for up to two to four weeks. This time is many times longer than the one that can give shaving, when the hairs begin to show off the next day after the procedure.
- Low price. Wax depilation is available to almost everyone: it does not take a lot of time and energy from the salon workers, and wax is quite a cheap cosmetic material.
- Speed. Since the hairs are removed not one at a time, but immediately with a whole strip of skin, then wax depilation speed approaches shaving.
- Available for any body location. When choosing certain types of wax and comfortable temperature, as well as gentle techniques, wax depilation is suitable even for the face and the bikini zone, which makes it a universal means of combating unwanted hair.
- Clean and hygienic. Wax depilation does not require the use of reusable tools, the wax is not reused, and skin damage in this procedure is virtually eliminated. All this makes wax depilation a very hygienic procedure.
- Soreness. Hair tearing causes pain, however, with professional use of wax it decreases. Also, a large volume of hair is removed at once, and not one by one, as when using the epilator, so the pain is reduced.
- Wax depilation can be carried out only on strongly overgrown hairs, otherwise the wax will not be able to capture them. Therefore, for wax depilation hairs have to "grow".
- Risk of skin inflammation or burns. Together with the hairs, the wax can also grab the upper layers of the dermis and damage them. Also, hot wax can burn the skin with inaccurate use, so clients with sensitive skin should carefully use this depilation method.
Pain management procedures
- The more professional and experienced a specialist, the easier and faster he will remove hair. Doing this at home and not having enough experience, you and have a much better chance of increasing pain.
- Before the wax depilation, use a body scrub. Removing the top layer of dead skin cells, you will simplify hair removal, since the wax will not grab the skin particles.
- Try not to use alcohol-containing body cosmetics before depilation. It makes the skin more dense and makes it difficult to remove hair. The alcohol can be used after depilation for the disinfection of the skin.
- The correct day for depilation can be selected, based on the menstrual cycle. In the first week after the menstrual procedure is most painless, but during the menstruation or in front of them can bring much more unpleasant sensations.
- Do not strain your muscles, breathe calmly and measuredly.
- Shortly before the procedure, you can use an anesthetic cream, which is quickly absorbed. This is especially true for cases with delicate areas - face, bikini, armpits.
- If you have a low pain threshold, use depilation with hot wax. Of all species, this method is the least painful.
- If it hurts, do not hesitate to tell the master about it. He will act more gently and, besides this, a conversation with the master will distract you from the pain.
Contraindications to wax depilation
Wax depilation is not recommended if:
- You are pregnant or nursing.
- You have a month or premenstrual period. At this time, the pain threshold significantly decreases, and the hairs on the contrary become more rigid, which complicates the procedure and increases the pain.
- You have epilepsy, diabetes (there may be problems with skin healing), hypophysea.
- You are allergic to wax or its ingredients.
- You have heart disease.
- You have bad blood clotting.
- You take Differin, Accutane, Retin-A and similar drugs that weaken the skin. This can lead to serious damage during depilation.
- You have a very low pain threshold or hypersensitive skin.
Wax depilation is prohibited in the following cases:
- If the skin has abrasions, burns, open wounds, scratches.
- If in the depilation zone there are birthmarks, papillomas, warts.
- In case of varicose veins.
- If there are infectious diseases, herpes, rashes, pimples, skin diseases, etc.
- In case of depilation, the bikini zone - if there are diseases of the female sexual sphere (including candidiasis, thrush, vaginitis).
What you need to know about wax depilation
- Wax depilation allows you to quickly remove unwanted hair for up to four weeks, but it is quite painful. This can be avoided by using hot wax and depilation anesthesia methods.
- The price of wax depilation is quite affordable, and the procedure is fairly fast and simple, so wax depilation is one of the most popular methods of hair removal.
- Hair for wax depilation should be grown for a couple of weeks. Too short hairs are not captured by wax and are not removed.
- In beauty parlors for depilation, warm and hot wax is used. When depilating with warm wax, it is removed from the skin using paper strips, hot wax is removed by hand. Depilation with hot wax is less painful, therefore for sensitive skin it is better to choose this option.
- Wax depilation treats equally well both with the zone of the shins and hands, and with delicate areas.
- Depilation with wax is best not done during the period of menstruation, during pregnancy and lactation, with allergies to wax, as well as in diseases that affect the coagulability of the blood and the strength of the skin.
- Waxing is prohibited for skin damage. Contraindicated warts, papillomas and moles in the depilation zone, and also it is impossible to carry out the procedure for infectious diseases and skin diseases.