A small percentage of women who brazilian wax for the first time may break out with tiny whitehead bumps along the bikini area. This is known as folliculitis and can be a source of irritation and aggrevation. Folliculitis occurs in about 1% of first time brazilian/bikini waxers and is easily treated.
After waxing, the hair follicle is open for about 24-48 hours and is suseptible to anything that may cause infection, even your own skins bacteria.
Folliculitis lasts 1 to 2 days if using PFB (a product that helps prevent rash/waxing bumps & ingrown hairs). On its own, folliculitis clears up in 5 to 6 days.
More about skin reactions to waxing: A small percentage of folks may have an allergic reaction to the wax. On top of getting folliculitis, a small percentage of folks my get red bumps, hives, serve irritation and even scabbing. Are you one of those folks? Well, we won't know until you wax.
At Wax Me Too we educate you on how to take care of your skin after waxing! Stay out of hot tubs and swimming pools and lakes...anything that can cause bacteria to get into the open hair follicle right after waxing for 24 hours!
At Wax Me Too we are committed to making your waxing service clean and hygienic. We promise, no double dipping into the wax pot. We will always wash our hands and put on gloves before touching your skin, the treatment beds are Cloroxed after every service and instruments that are not disposable are sterilized with hospital grade disinfectants.